Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Physics (Secondary)
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).
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
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, p. 98. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0349-y. Full Text