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Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia


The Charles Godfrey Binder (Endowed) Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Professor, Graduate Program in Materials

Mailing Address
212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802-6812, USA

Phone
(814) 863 4319

Fax
(814) 865 9974

E-Mail
akhlesh at psu.edu

CV (pdf): October 12, 2013

Education, Awards, Research Interests, Publications, Etc.

Bioreplication: Emerald Ash Borer


Journal of Bionic Engineering (2013) Fabrication of Polymeric Visual Decoys for the Male Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)



Penn State Live


About.com


Bio-medicine


Futurity


Nanowerk


Plantwise

NEW BOOKS in 2013

17. J.A. Polo, Jr., T.G. Mackay & A. Lakhtakia, Electromagnetic Surface Waves: A Modern Perspective, at press


18. A. Lakhtakia & R.J. Martín-Palma (Editors), Engineered Biomimicry, at press

A. Lakhtakia and J.A. Todd Controlled chaos for photonics innovation, SPIE Professional (January 2013). Alternatively, press here.

Fingermark Development


PBS Nova Program (2012) Video



Review

Nano-resurfacing of Bones


Penn State Live



Eureka Alert


Futurity


Health Canal


Medical News Today


Medical Xpress


MyScienceAcademy


Nanowerk


Science Daily

Bioinspired Waveplates


Nature Communications (2011) Biologically inspired achromatic waveplates for visible light



Video: Mejorar la calidad técnica de la tecnología de discos ópticos gracias a los ojos de un crustáceo


Penn State Live and Picture


Asian Scientist


Eureka Alert


MaterialsToday.com


MSNBC.com


Nanowerk


OSA Optics and Photonics News


US News & World Report

Mass Replication of Biotemplates


Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (2010) Corneas of insects and Lab Talk



CNN Interview (2010): Video and Transcript


Penn State Live and Picture Album


Materials Research Institute


A to Z of Materials


Daily Tech


Discovery News


El Mundo


Forced Green


MaterialsToday.com


Physics World


Servicio de Información y Noticias Cientificas


Smart Planet ; also see a video of Pres. Obama catching a fly


Wired Science

Fingermark Development


Journal of Forensic Sciences 2011


Journal of Nanophotonics 2011



Penn State Live


Video: New forensic fingerprinting approach retrieves elusive prints


Video: WJAC-TV Johnstown, PA (Newsitem)


Forensic Magazine


Police Professional


Medical News Today


Slideshare

Top-10 Most Cited Papers (2009-2010)

The following two papers were rated third and tenth in the list of the top-10 most cited papers published in the international journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics during the period 2009-2010.

3. A. Lakhtakia, R.J. Martín-Palma, M.A. Motyka, and C.G. Pantano, Fabrication of free-standing replicas of fragile, laminar, chitinous biotemplates Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 4:034001, 2009.

10. F. Chiadini, V. Fiumara, A. Scaglione, and A. Lakhtakia, Simulation and analysis of prismatic bioinspired compound lenses for solar cells Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 5:026002, 2010.

Top-10 Most Cited Papers (2009)

The following paper was rated third in the list of the top-10 most cited papers published in the Proceedings A of the Royal Society in 2009.

3. J. A. Polo Jr. and A. Lakhtakia, On the surface plasmon polariton wave at the planar interface of a metal and a chiral sculptured thin film Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 465:87-107, 2009.

Top-10 Most Cited Papers (2009)

The following paper was rated second in the list of the top-10 most cited papers published in the Journal of Modern Optics in 2009.

2. J. Han and A. Lakhtakia, Semiconductor split-ring resonators for thermally tunable terahertz metamaterials J. Modern Opt., 56:554-557, 2009.

Top-10 Most Cited Papers (2008-2010)

The following two papers were rated first and third in the list of the top-10 most cited papers published in the international journal Electromagnetics during the period 2008-2010.

1. I. Abdulhalim, M. Zourob, and A. Lakhtakia, Surface plasmon resonance for biosensing: A mini-review Electromagnetics, 28:214-242, 2008.

3. S.R. Nelatury, J.A. Polo Jr., and A. Lakhtakia, Electrical control of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a linear electro-optic material and an isotropic dielectric material Electromagnetics, 28:162-174, 2008.

Top-10 Most Cited Papers (2007-2009)

Earlier, these papers had been rated first and fourth, respectively, in the list of the top-10 most cited papers published in the same journal during the period 2007-2009.

Multiple Surface-Plasmon-Polariton Waves


Journal of Nanophotonics Sculptured nematic thin films


Electronics Letters Chiral sculptured thin films



Penn State Live


Nanotechnology Now


Nanowerk Spotlight and Nanowerk News


Sensors Insights


SPIE Newsroom


Voice of Progress

Replication of Biotemplates


Nanotechnology (2008) Eyes of flies


Applied Physics Letters (2008) Wings of butterflies


Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (2009) Wings of butterflies


Optics and Photonics News (2011) Insect eyes and solar cells



Penn State Live and Picture Album


Research at Penn State and 2008 Annual Report of Research Activity


Electronics For You (2011)


Video and Servicio de Información y Noticias Cientificas; English translation


Interview on Radio Murcia


Ceramic Industry


Cordis


BioOptics World


Laser Focus World


MRS Materials News and MRS Bulletin


Nanowerk Spotlight


Nanotechweb.org and Optics.org


Photonics.com


Physorg.com


SPIE Newsroom

Mediums with Negative Phase Velocity


The following overview paper is available: A. Lakhtakia, M.W. McCall, W.S. Weiglhofer, J. Gerardin and J. Wang, 'On mediums with negative phase velocity: a brief overview,' Proc. SPIE 4806 (July 7-11, 2002). Download Preprint physics/0205027
Negative phase velocity in outer space: T.G. Mackay and A. Lakhtakia, 'Negative refraction in outer space?,' Current Science, 86, 2004, 1593. Download Preprint physics/0405103
Negative refraction by vacuum: A. Lakhtakia and T.G. Mackay, 'Negative refraction of light by vacuum,' August 2004. Download Preprint physics/0408021

  • Articles and Press Releases on Negative Refraction (August 2004--)

  • Article in New Scientist
    Illusions of a starry, starry night

  • Article in IEEE Spectrum
    Could simple mixed materials make flat lenses cheap?
  • Negative-Real Refractive Index of Silver Columnar Thin Films


    Optics Express (2009) Vapor-deposited thin films with negative real refractive index in the visible regime


    Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A (2010) Negative real parts of the equivalent permittivity, permeability, and refractive index of sculptured-nanorod arrays of silver



    Physics World


    Optics.org


    Optical Futures


    Technology Review (MIT)


    Voice of Progress

    Summary of a July 2004 report from the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering: Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies: Opportunities and Challenges


    Quicktime video (Research Unplugged; Nov. 10, 2004): Nanotechnology: Issues and Obstacles


    Whither Nanotechnology? (Oct 27, 2005): USinfo.state.gov


    Just-in-time Education Proposal:

  • Taking Nanotechnology to Schools
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Priming Pre-University Education for Nanotechnology
  • Article in April 2006 Issue of ASEE's Prism Magazine
  • Remarks on informal science education (Dec. 5, 2008; 2008 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference)

  • Nano 50 Award (2005) for Sculptured Thin Films (Technology)


    Nano 50 Award (2006) for Akhlesh Lakhtakia (Innovator)

  • Meet Metamaterials
  • Sculptured Thin Films


    Nano 50 Award (2005) for Sculptured Thin Films

    A succinct account of the development of Sculptured Thin Films, spanning the years 1959 to 1997, is available in the following review:

    A. Lakhtakia, 'Dali's dalliances: sculptured thin films,' Proceedings of Bianisotropics '97, Glasgow, June 5 - 7, 1997.

    Download:
    postscript file



    A review of Sculptured Thin Films, spanning the years 1998 to 2000, is also available:

    A. Lakhtakia, 'Filamentary, my dear Watson!,' Proceedings of Bianisotropics 2000, Lisbon, September 27 - 29, 2000.

    Download:
    postscript file

    New directions in research on sculptured thin films (2006):

    A. Lakhtakia, Presentation at Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, UNAM, Mexico City, May 26, 2006

    Download:
    pdf

    February 2007


    Journal of Nanophotonics launched.


    Publisher: SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


    The Journal of Nanophotonics is covered in the following Thomson Reuters databases, beginning with Volume 1 (2007): Science Citation Index Expanded, including the Web of Science; Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; and Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology.


    2009 2-Year Impact Factor = 1.256


    2010 2-Year Impact Factor = 1.854

    March 2008
    Taylor and Francis' Electromagnetics
    Special Issue on Surface Waves and Complex Mediums (Vol. 28, No. 3)
    Guest Editors: John A. Polo Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia

    August 2005
    IoP's New Journal of Physics
    Focus on Negative Refraction
    Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Martin McCall

    July 2005
    Taylor and Francis' Electromagnetics
    Special Issue on Exotic Electromagnetics (Vol. 25, No. 5)
    Guest Editor: Akhlesh Lakhtakia
    James Clerk Maxwell


    Updated on: October 17, 2013. Designer: Natalya S. Lakhtakia