Maiken H. Mikkelsen will join Duke University starting in September 2012 as an Assistant Professor of ECE and Physics. She received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2004 and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Before joining Duke, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include experimental studies of spin dynamics in solid state systems, light-matter interactions in nanostructures, plasmonics, and quantum information science. In 2011 she received the European Physical Society’s Ph.D. Thesis prize from the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division. She has published articles in journals including Science, Nature Physics, and Nature Materials.
T. Zentgraf, Y. Liu, M. H. Mikkelsen, J. Valentine & X. Zhang, Plasmonic Luneburg and Eaton lenses, Nature Nanotechnology. 6, 151–155 (2011).
J. Berezovsky, M. H. Mikkelsen, N. G. Stoltz, L. A. Coldren, D. D. Awschalom, Picosecond Coherent Optical Manipulation of a Single Electron Spin in a Quantum Dot, Science. 320 (5874), 349-352 (2008).
M. H. Mikkelsen, J. Berezovsky, N. G. Stoltz, L. A. Coldren & D. D. Awschalom, Optically detected coherent spin dynamics of a single electron in a quantum dot, Nature Physics 3, 770 - 773 (2007).
J. Berezovsky, M. H. Mikkelsen, O. Gywat, N. G. Stoltz, L. A. Coldren, D. D. Awschalom, Nondestructive Optical Measurements of a Single Electron Spin in a Quantum Dot, 314 (5807), 1916-1920, (2006).