Lab News in 2016

  • August 9, 2016: Prof. Guo gave an invited talk on surface plasmon spectrometer sensors in the nanophotonic devices session of the 37th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) in Shanghai, China.
  • August 8, 2016: Jinnan Chen presented a talk on perfect solar light absorbers in the 37th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) in Shanghai, China.
  • August 2, 2016: Prof. Guo was granted a U.S. patent (U.S. Patent no. 9,404,861) on integrated surface plasmon spectroscopy and sensing.
  •  August 1, 2016: Jinnan Chen and Sadra Mirshafieyan received the prestigious Alabama Graduate Research Scholarship among six Ph.D. students at UAH.
  • June 8, 2016: Prof. Guo visited the US Department of Agriculture Eastern Research Center in Philadelphia, PA.
  • April 12, 2016: Prof. Guo received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award of College of Engineering.
  • April 12, 2016: Kareem J. Garriga was honored as the Outstanding Undergraduate Student of Optical Engineering at UAH.
  • March 28, 2016:  Kareem received  a Department of Education GAANN Scholarship.
  • March 24, 2016: Prof. Guo received Charger Innovation Award from UAH.
  • March 20, 2016: Kareem received  a National GEM Consortium Fellowship.
  • February 25, 2016: Wonkyu Kim received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAH and was honored in the National Engineers Week event in Huntsville. 
  • February 16-18, 2016:  Prof.  Guo gave an invited talk in the SPIE Photonics West Meeting in San Francisco, California.

Lab News in 2015

  • October 21, 2015: Prof. Guo was invited to have a dinner meeting with his former students and alumni of UAH working in the silicon valley. He was very impressed and pleased by the roles of his former students in the photonic industry in silicon valley.

  • October 18, 2015: Prof. Guo was interviewed by OSA during the OSA Frontiers in Optics Annual Conference in San Jose, California for celebration of the OSA centennial.

  • September 21-22, 2015: Prof. Guo attended the DOE Office of Science Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) user meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • September 16, 2015: Wonkyu’s paper, “Localized and nonlocalized plasmon resonance enhanced light absorption in metal-insulator-metal nanostructures," published earlier this year, is among the most downloaded articles in August from Journal of the Optical Society of America B.

  • August 15, 2015: Sadra Mirshafieyan and Zhitong Li received the prestigious Alabama Graduate Student Research Scholarship Award for the year of 2015-2016.

  • August 9-13, 2015: Hong Guo received the SPIE Graduate Student Leadership Travel Grant to attend the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference in San Diego. Hong also presented a paper on optical antennas in the meeting.

  • August 10, 2015: Prof. Sen Han gave a SPIE travel lecture to the SPIE Student Chapter at UAH.

  • July 21, 2015:  Wonkyu’s paper titled “Localized and nonlocalized plasmon resonance enhanced light absorption in metal-insulator-metal nanostructures", was published by J. of the Optical Society of America B vol. 32 (8), 1686-1692 (2015).

  • July 12-15, 2015: Prof. Guo attended the 7th International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP) in Nanjing, China. He presented a paper and chaired a session in the conference.

  • July 6-9, 2015: Prof. Guo attended the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) conference in Prague, Czech Republic. He organized and chaired a session on ultra-thin structure plasmonic photonics and presented three papers in the PIERS conference.

  • June 15, 2015:  Wonkyu’s paper titled “Subwavelength metal grating metamaterial for polarization-selective optical antireflection coating,” was published by J. of the Optical Society of America B vol. 32 (7), 1392-1398 (2015).

  • May 15, 2015: Kareem J. Garriga received an RCEU Undergraduate Scholarship to conduct nanophotonics research as an undergraduate researcher in Prof. Guo’s lab at UAH for the summer of 2015.

  • May 12, 2015: Prof. Guo gave a SPIE travel lecture to the SPIE Student Chapter of Shanghai University of Science and Technology in Shanghai.
  • April 15, 2015: Prof. Guo received the Individual Investigator Distinguished Research Award from UAH.
  • March 28, 2015: Prof. Guo received Charger Innovation Award from UAH.
  • March 24, 2015: Sadra's paper on silicon color filters was featured in media.

  • March 10, 2015: Prof. Guo received a US patent titled “Nanostructure diffraction gratings for integrated spectroscopy and sensing,” US Patent No. 8976359.

  • January 31, 2015: Sadra Mirshafieyan received the second place award for his poster presentation in the Ph.D. student research poster competition held in the 2015 Alabama EPSCoR Science and Technology Open House Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • January 15, 2015: Hong Guo’s work on hybrid plasmon photonics crystal spectrometer biosensor was published in Optics Letters, vol. 40, issue 2, pp. 249-252 (2015).

  • January 9, 2015: Sadra's paper on  silicon color filters was highlighted in the January issue of Laser Focus World Magazine. Laser Focus World Magazine is a popular optical and photonics technology magazine that reports new technologies with significant potential impact.

  • Lab News in 2014

  • December 18, 2014: Boyang’s thesis work on metasurface anti-reflective coating was published in Applied Physics Letters, vol.105, issue 24, p. 241113 (2014). 

  • December 17, 2014: Prof. Guo visited Prof. David Brady at Duke University and also visited Prof. Wei You at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • December 12, 2014: Sadra Mirshafieyan’s work on silicon color filters was published in Optics Express, vol. 22, issue 25, 31545-31554 (2014). Laser Focus World Magazine approached immediately to highlight the work in January’s issue.

  • December 8, 2014: Hong Guo’s work on hybrid plasmon photonics spectrometer sensor was published online in Optics Letters.

  • December 1, 2014: Prof. Yunlong Sheng of University of Laval gave an invited SPIE travel lecture at UAH. The SPIE Student Chapter hosted Prof. Sheng's visit.

  • November 21, 2014: Prof. Elliott Brown, Ohio State Scholar Endowed Chair Professor, gave a Faculty Senator Distinguished Lecture at UAH on terahertz device technologies upon the invitation of Dr. Guo.

  • November 6, 2014: The OSA’s Board of Editors approved the nomination of Dr. Guo to serve as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Photonics Research.

  • October 30, 2014: Prof. Guo was invited to serve in the proposal review committee for the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) of the US Department of Energy.

  • October 28, 2014: Prof. Guo was invited to serve in a two-day NSF program review panel. He took a tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial after the NSF panel.

  • October 23, 2014: Hong Guo presented a talk on diabolo optical antennas in the OSA Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Prof. Guo attended the meeting and met with Prof. Robert Magnusson and Prof. Thomas Gaylord.

  • August 21, 2014: Wonkyu Kim received a student travel grant from the SPIE and attended the SPIE Optics and Photonics Annual Conference in San Diego, California. He presented his work on plasmonic gap-mode resonance absorbers in the conference.

  • August 17, 2014: Prof. Guo gave an invited talk on integrated surface plasmon resonance spectrometer biosensors in the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference in San Diego, California.

  • July 18, 2014: A party was held to celebrate Boyang's graduation. Boyang was hired to work for OmniVision Technologies in California.

  • July 17, 2014: Former American astronaut, Dr. Jan Davis, visited our lab.

  • June 16-20, 2014: Prof. Guo and his graduate students, Hong Guo, Wonkyu Kim, Sadra Mirshafieyan, and Xueli Tian, hosted the NSF Nano-optics Outreach Summer Camp for K-12 students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • May 23, 2014: Prof. Guo presented a talk in the 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals, and Plasmonics held at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He also visited a research group of Prof. George Barbastathis at the National University of Singapore.

  • April 25, 2014: Prof. Qing H. Liu from Duke University gave a Faculty Senator Distinguished Lecture on multi-scale computational electromagnetics at UAH upon the invitation of Prof. Guo.

  • April 11, 2014: Dr. Ting S. Luk from the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) of the US Department of Energy gave a Faculty Senator Distinguished Lecture at UAH upon the invitation of Prof. Guo.

  • February 28, 2014: Dr. H. Philip Stahl, President of the SPIE, gave an invited lecture to the SPIE and OSA Student Chapters at UAH. After the lecture, Dr. Stahl had a tour of our lab and had good conversations with students.

  • February 8, 2014: Hong Guo received the third place award for his poster presentation in the Ph.D. student research poster competition held in the 2014 Alabama EPSCoR Science and Technology Open House Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.