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Professor Alexandra Boltasseva

Chairman of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center Purdue University

Professor Boltasseva graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and undertook her PhD studies at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She pursued an academic career at DTU before moving to the Purdue University in 2008. 

Prof. Boltasseva specializes in nanophotonics, optical materials and nanotechnology focusing on materials for plasmonics and nanophotonic technologies, nanoscale optics, plasmonics, optical metamaterials, nanolithography, nanofabrication and material growth. The central theme of Boltasseva’s research is to find new ways for realization of plasmonic and nanophotonic devices - from material building blocks to advanced designs and demonstrations. 

Prof. Boltasseva’s team aims at developing new technological platforms to unlock properties of nanophotonic structures in previously unavailable designs and wavelength regimes and to enable new generations of low-loss, tunable, reconfigurable, semiconductor-compatible devices for applications in on chip optics and optoelectronics, information processing, data recording/storage, nanoscale light manipulation, sensing, medical imaging and therapy, and energy conversion. 

Major Awards:

  • R.W.Wood Prize (2023)
  • Fellow of the SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineers (2017)
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) (2015)
  • DANIELA PUCCI prize at NanoPlasm Conference (2014)