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Maiken Mikkelsen


James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of California - Santa Barbara, 2009

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

  • ECE 524: Introduction to Solid-State Physics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • 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].

Affiliate Topics in Materials Research