Natalia Litchinitser

Natalia Litchinitser

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Overview

Litchinitser holds a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her primary focus is on metamaterials that manipulate the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Litchinitser began her work with metamaterials as a research scientist at the University of Michigan, and joined the faculty at the University of Buffalo in 2008. Over the next decade, she became one of the leading experts in optical metamaterials. Currently, Litchinitser’s research focuses on topological photonics, which seek to direct light around tight corners using tiny waveguides that prevent photons from scattering. She is Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology 1997

Selected Grants

Chalcogenide Photonic Quasicrystalline Metastructures: New Approaches to Phase-matching Engineering awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Manipulating light-matter interactions in bulk anisotropic metamaterials awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Manipulating light-matter interactions in bulk anisotropic metamaterials awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Supersymmetry in Linear and Nonlinear Optics awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Shalaev, Mikhail I., et al. “Robust topologically protected transport in photonic crystals at telecommunication wavelengths..” Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 31–34. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0297-6. Full Text

Shalaev, Mikhail I., et al. “Author Correction: Robust topologically protected transport in photonic crystals at telecommunication wavelengths..” Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0349-y. Full Text