Vladimir Shalaev

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Vladimir M. Shalaev
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Born (1957-02-18) February 18, 1957 (age 59)
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Residence United States
Citizenship United States, Russia
Institutions Purdue University
Alma mater Krasnoyarsk State University, Russia

Vladimir Shalaev (born February 18, 1957) is an American physisist of Russian descent known for his work in the field of nanophotonics , plasmonics , and optical metamaterials.[1][2][3] V. Shalaev is currently the Robert and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,[4] Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering [5] and Professor of Physics [6] at Purdue University. Prof. Shalaev also serves as Scientific Director for Nanophotonics at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center.[7]


Prof. Shalaev's research interests lie in the area of physics of light-matter interaction, including nanophotonics, plasmonics, non-linear and quantum optics, development of new optical metamaterials and their applications.[8][9][10] He made significant contributions to

  • optics of fractal and percolation composites [11][12] and their applications for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS),[13]
  • the field of optical metamaterials, including first experimental observation (collectively with his research team at Purdue University) of negative refractive index in the optical frequency range [14][15] and magnetic response across the entire visible range,[14][16]
  • development of new material platforms for plasmonics aimed at enabling plasmonic applications requiring mechanical and thermal resiliency of constituent materials and their compatibility with modern semiconductor technologies.[17][18][19][20]

Awards and honors[edit]

Prof. Shalaev received a number of awards for his research and leadership in the field of nanophotonics and metamaterials, including

  • The 2015 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award “for seminal contributions both to the theoretical framework and to the ground‐breaking experimental realization of optical metamaterials”,[3]
  • 2015 Rolf Landauer International ETOPIM Association Medal. According to the ETOPIM website, "the medal is awarded to honour senior scientists with pioneering contributions in the study of inhomogeneous media".[21]
  • The 2012 UNESCO Medal for the Development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies,[1]
  • The 2010 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics "for pioneering studies of optical metamaterials and plasmonic nanostructures",[2]
  • The 2010 Optical Society of America Max Born Award "for seminal contributions to both the theoretical framework and the experimental realization of optical metamaterials",[22]
  • Honorary Doctorate from University of Southern Denmark.[23]

V. Shalaev is a Fellow of


Prof. V. Shalaev co-/authored three- [29][30][31] and co-/edited four [32][33][34][35] books in the area of his scientific expertise. According to Prof. Shalaev's website, over the course of his career he contributed 28 invited chapters to various scientific anthologies and published a number of invited review articles, over 400 publications in total, including 277 research papers in refereed journals.[9] He is also a co-inventor in 20 patents,[9] and he made over 300 invited presentations at International Conferences and leading research centers, including a number of plenary and keynote talks.[36][37]


  1. ^ a b 2012 UNESCO Medal for the Development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
  2. ^ a b The 2010 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics
  3. ^ a b The 2015 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award
  4. ^ People, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  5. ^ People, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
  6. ^ People, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
  7. ^ Professor Vlad Shalaev appointed Scientific Director for Nanophotonics at Birck Nanotechnology Center
  8. ^ Prof. V. Shalaev's short CV
  9. ^ a b c List of Prof. V. Shalaev's website: Publications
  10. ^ List of Prof. V. Shalaev's publications on Google Scholar
  11. ^ R.J. Gehr, R.W. Boyd, Optical Properties of Nanostructured Optical Materials, Chemistry of Materials, 1996, v.8, pp.1807–1819 (1996).
  12. ^ V.M. Shalaev, Nonlinear Optics of Random Media - Fractal Composites and Metal-Dielectric Films, Springer 2000.
  13. ^ M. Moskovits, Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy - a brief retrospective, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, v.36, pp.485-96 (2005).
  14. ^ a b J.A. Schuller et al., Plasmonics for extreme light concentration and manipulation, Nature Materials v.9, p.193–204 (2010).
  15. ^ V.M. Shalaev et al., Negative index of refraction in optical metamaterials, Optics Letters, v.30, pp.3356-3358 (2005).
  16. ^ W. Cai et al., Metamagnetics with rainbow colors, Optics Express, v.15, pp.3333-41 (2007)
  17. ^ M.L. Brongersma, Introductory lecture: nanoplasmonics, Faraday Discussions, v.178, pp.9-36 (2015)
  18. ^ Plasmonic ceramic materials key to advances in nanophotonics for extreme operational conditions, Purdue University News, March 19, 2015
  19. ^ High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation, Purdue University News, April 17, 2014
  20. ^ A. Boltasseva, V.M. Shalaev, All that glitters need not be gold, Science, v.347, pp.1308-10 (2015)
  21. ^ Rolf Landauer International ETOPIM Association Medal
  22. ^ The 2010 Optical Society of America Max Born Award
  23. ^ Professor Vladimir Shalaev receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from University of Southern Denmark, Purdue, Engineering, ECE, Homepage Spotlights, November 5, 2015
  24. ^ APS Fellow Archive
  25. ^ Complete List of SPIE Fellows
  26. ^ 2003 OSA Fellows
  27. ^ 2015 MRS Fellows
  28. ^ IEEE Fellows Directory
  29. ^ W. Cai, V. Shalaev, Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, Springer, 2010
  30. ^ A.K. Sarychev, V.M. Shalaev, Electrodynamics of Metamaterials, World Scientific, 2007
  31. ^ V. M. Shalaev, Nonlinear Optics of Random Media: Fractal Composites and Metal-Dielectric Films, Springer, 2000
  32. ^ S. Kawata, V.M. Shalaev (editors), Tip Enhancement, Elsevier, 2007
  33. ^ S. Kawata, V.M. Shalaev (editors), Nanophotonics with Surface Plasmons, Elsevier, 2007
  34. ^ V.M. Shalaev (editor), Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media, Springer, 2002
  35. ^ V.M. Shalaev, M. Moskovits (editors), Nanostructured Materials: Clusters, Composites, and Thin Films, American Chemical Society, 1997
  36. ^ Prof. V. Shalaev's website: Conference Talks
  37. ^ Prof. V. Shalaev's website: Invited Lectures