Lab News


Welcome, May!

posted Oct 12, 2018, 7:30 PM by Mikhail Kats   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 7:31 PM ]

A belated welcome to Hongyan Mei (who goes by May), a new PhD student in our group! May hails from Zhejiang University, where she received her BS in Optical Science and Engineering

Chancellor's Opportunity Fellowship

posted Oct 12, 2018, 7:29 PM by Mikhail Kats   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 7:29 PM ]

Jad Salman has been awarded the Chancellor's Opportunity Fellowship. Congratulations!

DoD SMART Scholarship

posted Jul 20, 2018, 1:42 PM by Mikhail Kats

Ray Wambold has been awarded the DoD Defense Science Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service, sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Congrats, Ray!

20 Under 40

posted Jul 19, 2018, 11:18 AM by Mikhail Kats

Mikhail has been recognized by ASEE Prism Magazine as one of the top 20 "Young Pacesetters" under 40 years of age!

Welcome back, Bryan!

posted Jul 18, 2018, 8:59 PM by Mikhail Kats

Bryan Rubio, a former undergraduate intern in the group, has just returned as a PhD student. Welcome back!

Giant optical anisotropy in a quasi-one-dimensional crystal

posted Jun 18, 2018, 11:47 AM by Mikhail Kats

Our new paper just came out in Nature Photonics, co-led by our group and the Ravichandran group at USC. We engineered and characterized a bulk material with record-breaking birefringence and dichroism

Welcome back, Michel

posted Jun 7, 2018, 8:32 PM by Mikhail Kats   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 8:32 PM ]

After half a year in Switzerland and Spain, Michel Frising returns to the group. Welcome back!

Sending off Brad

posted Jun 6, 2018, 8:13 PM by Mikhail Kats

Congratulations to Brad Gundlach, who is graduating with a MS and heading off to medical school at UCLA on a full ride!

Many preprints posted

posted Jun 6, 2018, 8:12 PM by Mikhail Kats

We've had a busy first half of 2018, with 5+ preprints posted on arxiv and in press or in review. Check out the publications page.

Cover article

posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:10 PM by Mikhail Kats   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 7:10 PM ]

Our paper, "Flat optical and plasmonic devices using area-selective ion-beam doping of silicon", is now featured on the inside cover of Advanced Optical Materials.

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