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Our work on engineered photon recycling appears on the cover of Advanced Optical Materials

From solar cells for power generation to microprocessors and laser pointers, semiconductor materials are a key ingredient in modern technology. However, the color of light that gets absorbed or emitted by these materials is usually fixed, placing limitations on their

Lisa receives Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Lisa Krayer, who has been awarded the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship.

Lisa’s paper on hot carrier photodetectors is featured on the cover of ACS Photonics

Graduate student Lisa Krayer’s paper on Near-IR Imaging Based on Hot Carrier Generation in Nanometer-Scale Optical Coatings is on the cover of the February issue of ACS Photonics. Congratulations, Lisa!

Sarvenaz receives Harry K. Wells Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Sarvenaz, who was selected for the 2018 Harry K. Wells Graduate Fellowship. More information can be found here.

Our measurement of the Casimir force between two spheres is published in PRL

Our latest work revealing the Casimir force between two spheres is published in Physical Review Letters and is featured in APS’s Physic Synopsis and at UMD in ECE, Engineering, and Physics. Congratulations to first author Joe Garrett!

Prof. Munday gives invited talk at the 39th PIERS in Singapore

Prof. Munday gives a talk about the latest hot carrier work from the Munday lab at the 39th PIERS in Singapore. Thanks to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) for hosting the conference and Amit Agrawal and Cheng Zhang for the invitation!

Cole selected as Senior Marshal for UMD graduation

Congratulations to Cole for being selected as the Senior Marshal for his upcoming graduation. The Senior Marshal position has existed at UMD since 1991 to recognize students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to academics and distinctive campus and community leadership

Jeremy gives seminars at Caltech and UCLA

Thanks to Harry and Ben for their invitations to visit and give seminars. I had a great time at UCLA and Caltech.

Our latest work enhancing the Casimir torque is published in Physical Review Letters

Quantum fluctuations of electromagnetic waves can result in a torque between two optically anisotropic materials. In David’s recent paper (entitled “Casimir-Lifshitz Torque Enhancement by Retardation and Intervening Dielectrics”), we show that a full calculation of this phenomenon taking into account

Munday lab participates in 2017 Conference for Undergraduate Underrepresented Minorities in Physics

Jeremy and Kevin show off the lab to undergraduates as part of the Conference for Undergraduate Underrepresented Minorities in Physics.