Nan Jokerst

2D and 3D Metamaterials: Physical Realization and Heterogeneous Integration

Nan Jokerst, Duke University

Abstract: The physical realization of metamaterials offers tremendous opportunities to create new materials with unprecedented functionality. However, the fabrication and integration issues that accompany practical implementation of metamaterials are challenging, and include controlling losses, shrinking feature size with decreasing wavelength of operation, planarization for 3D structures, and yield. This presentation will focus on the practical implementation of 2D metamaterials in a waveguide format, as well as metamaterials designed to be addressed in a surface normal format, including multilayer 3D metamaterials. Often, substrate losses interfere with the operation of metamaterials, and thus, the heterogeneous integration of thin film materials and structures onto lower loss host substrates can be key to low loss operation of metamaterials. Heterogeneous integration techniques, 2D and 3D fabrication techniques, and yield investigations for metamaterials will be presented.

Biosketch: Nan Marie Jokerst is the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. She received PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1989. She was named a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2000, received an IEEE Third Millenium Medal in 2000, was a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator in 1990, a DuPont Young Professor in 1989, a Newport Research Award winner in 1986, and a Hewlett Packard Fellow in 1983. She received the University of Southern California Alumni in Academia award from the Viterbi School of Engineering in their 100th anniversary year, 2006. She joined the Duke faculty in 2003 after 14 years on the faculty at Georgia Tech. She has also been recognized for her teaching accomplishments, which include the Harriet B. Rigas IEEE Education Society/Hewlett Packard Award in 2002. Her research work focuses on the fabrication, integration, and application of thin film semiconductor optoelectronic and high speed electronic devices for integrated nano and micro systems, optical interconnections, planar lightwave integrated circuits, chip scale integrated sensors and sensing systems, metamaterials, and plasmonics. She has 6 patents, and over 250 journal and conference publications.