Maiken Mikkelsen

Maiken Mikkelsen

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, 2009

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Early Career Achievement Award. SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics . 2017
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer Award . American Physical Society. 2017
  • Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research . 2017
  • Cottrell Scholar Award. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • Scialog Fellow. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Army Research Office . 2016
  • CAREER Award . National Science Foundation . 2015
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Air Force Office of Scientific Research . 2015
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award . Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2014
  • Ph.D. Thesis prize, Quantum Electronics and Optics. European Physical Society. 2011

Courses Taught

  • ECE 340L: Optics and Photonics
  • ECE 494: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • PHYSICS 151L9D: Introductory Mechanics (Discussion Component)
  • PHYSICS 320L: Optics and Photonics
  • PHYSICS 491: Independent Study: Advanced Topics
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 495: Thesis Independent Study
  • VMS 325L: Optics and Photonics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Hoang, TB; Akselrod, GM; Yang, A; Odom, TW; Mikkelsen, MH, Millimeter-Scale Spatial Coherence from a Plasmon Laser., Nano Letters, vol 17 no. 11 (2017), pp. 6690-6695 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02677] [abs].
  • Sykes, ME; Stewart, JW; Akselrod, GM; Kong, X-T; Wang, Z; Gosztola, DJ; Martinson, ABF; Rosenmann, D; Mikkelsen, MH; Govorov, AO; Wiederrecht, GP, Enhanced generation and anisotropic Coulomb scattering of hot electrons in an ultra-broadband plasmonic nanopatch metasurface., Nature Communications, vol 8 no. 1 (2017) [10.1038/s41467-017-01069-3] [abs].
  • Stewart, JW; Akselrod, GM; Smith, DR; Mikkelsen, MH, Toward Multispectral Imaging with Colloidal Metasurface Pixels., Advanced Materials, vol 29 no. 6 (2017) [10.1002/adma.201602971] [abs].
  • Huang, J; Hoang, TB; Ming, T; Kong, J; Mikkelsen, MH, Temporal and spatial valley dynamics in two-dimensional semiconductors probed via Kerr rotation, Physical Review B, vol 95 no. 7 (2017) [10.1103/PhysRevB.95.075428] [abs].
  • Boyce, AM; Stewart, JW; Wheeler, V; Mikkelsen, MH, Actively-tunable plasmonic metasurfaces using a phasechange material, Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, vol Part F42-CLEO_QELS 2017 (2017) [10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2017.FM2H.7] [abs].