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James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maiken H. Mikkelsen is the James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. She received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Copenhagen in 2004, her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley before joining Duke University in 2012. Her research explores nanophotonics and new quantum materials to enable transformative breakthroughs for optoelectronics, quantum science, the environment, and human health.
Her awards include the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award from the American Physical Society, the NSF CAREER award, the Moore Inventor Fellow award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and young investigator program awards from the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Appointments and Affiliations
- James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Associate Professor of Physics
- Office Location: 2513 CIEMAS, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 660-0185
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Ph.D. University of California - Santa Barbara, 2009
Quantum nanophotonics, plasmonics, light-matter interactions in artificially structured nanoscale materials, hybrid molecular-scale materials and spin phenomena in the solid state
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2021
- Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research . 2017
- Early Career Achievement Award. SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics . 2017
- Maria Goeppert Mayer Award . American Physical Society. 2017
- Cottrell Scholar Award. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
- Young Investigator Program Award . Army Research Office . 2016
- Scialog Fellow. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
- CAREER Award . National Science Foundation . 2015
- Young Investigator Program Award . Air Force Office of Scientific Research . 2015
- Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award . Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2014
- Ph.D. Thesis prize, Quantum Electronics and Optics. European Physical Society. 2011
- ECE 524: Introduction to Solid-State Physics
In the News
- Duke Engineers Seek a Better Super Camera (Jul 7, 2022 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Picturing the Future of Food Sustainability (May 26, 2022 | Duke Science & Technology)
- With This Camera, One Snapshot Captures All of Light's Data (Mar 11, 2021)
- Taking Inexpensive Cameras Beyond Visible Light (Nov 25, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Mikkelsen Wins Moore Inventor Fellowship to Pursue Hyperspectral Cameras (Oct 16, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Trapping Light to Enhance Material Properties (May 4, 2017 | Duke Research Blog)
- Nanocubes Simplify Printing And Imaging In Color And Infrared (Dec 15, 2016)
- Mikkelsen Named 2016 Cottrell Scholar (Feb 29, 2016)
- New Technology Colors In the Infrared Rainbow (Nov 9, 2015)
- Researchers create light-emitting device that flashes 90 billion times per second (Jul 28, 2015 | Tech Times)
- Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record (Jul 27, 2015)
- Revving Up Fluorescence for Superfast LEDs (Oct 13, 2014)
- Superfast LEDs to improve light-based telecommunications (Oct 13, 2014 | NDTV)
- Two Win Powe Award from Oak Ridge (Jul 28, 2014)
- Energy Initiative Provides First Round of Research Seed Funding (Apr 16, 2014)
- Stewart, JW; Vella, JH; Li, W; Fan, S; Mikkelsen, MH, Ultrafast pyroelectric photodetection with on-chip spectral filters., Nature Materials, vol 19 no. 2 (2020), pp. 158-162 [10.1038/s41563-019-0538-6] [abs].
- Shen, Q; Hoang, TB; Yang, G; Wheeler, VD; Mikkelsen, MH, Probing the origin of highly-efficient third-harmonic generation in plasmonic nanogaps., Optics Express, vol 26 no. 16 (2018), pp. 20718-20725 [10.1364/oe.26.020718] [abs].
- Huang, J; Akselrod, GM; Ming, T; Kong, J; Mikkelsen, MH, Tailored Emission Spectrum of 2D Semiconductors Using Plasmonic Nanocavities, Acs Photonics, vol 5 no. 2 (2018), pp. 552-558 [10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01085] [abs].
- Wilson, WM; Stewart, JW; Mikkelsen, MH, Surpassing Single Line Width Active Tuning with Photochromic Molecules Coupled to Plasmonic Nanoantennas., Nano Letters, vol 18 no. 2 (2018), pp. 853-858 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04109] [abs].
- Sykes, ME; Stewart, JW; Akselrod, GM; Kong, X-T; Wang, Z; Gosztola, DJ; Martinson, ABF; Rosenmann, D; Mikkelsen, MH; Govorov, AO; Wiederrecht, GP, Publisher Correction: Enhanced generation and anisotropic Coulomb scattering of hot electrons in an ultra-broadband plasmonic nanopatch metasurface., Nature Communications, vol 8 no. 1 (2017) [10.1038/s41467-017-02106-x] [abs].