Applied Micro/Nano Electromagnetics Research Laboratory
Welcome to our group website!
The Applied Micro/Nano Electromagnetics Research Laboratory, hosted at the University of California, Davis and headed by Prof. J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz, focuses on multidisciplinary areas of electromagnetic wave propagation and radiation from microwaves and terahertz frequencies to the infrared band, non-reciprocal and nonlinear phenomena, plasmonics, sensing, 2D and reconfigurable materials, as well as metamaterials/metasurfaces. In particular, our group is interested in the efficient control and manipulation of electromagnetic waves in unprecedented ways, aiming to overcome the limitations of current sensing technology and communication systems in terms of dynamic reconfiguration, integration and miniaturization while simultaneously boosting their performance and functionalities.
If you are interested in our research, please feel free to contact me.
August 2023: Dr. Gomez-Diaz received the 2023 UC Davis Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award.
July 2023: Dr. Gomez-Diaz has been promoted to Professor in the ECE Department at UC Davis.
June 2023: Our proposal "ACED fab: On-chip CMOS-MEMS Infrared Spectroscopy Systems" in collaboration with Prof. Jane Gu and Prof. Huei Wang (NTU, Taiwan) has been selected for funding. More information can be found here.
June 2023: Our recent NIH grant has been highlighted by UC Davis news!
June 2023: Our work on "Integrating MEMS and Metasurfaces for IR Sensing" has been selected to receive the best ECEXPO'23 poster award! Congratulations to Matthew, Melisa, and Ryan for their great work!
May 2023: Dr. Nayan K Paul has received the ECE Anil Jain Memorial Award for his dissertation "Nano-Optical Plasmonic Tweezers based on Engineered Hyperbolic and Nonreciprocal Metasurfaces". Congratulations Nayan, very well deserved!
May 2023: Our proposal "Graphene and Van de Walls photonic devices for telecommunication and application in space telescopes" has been awarded by The Arab Fund Fellowship Program and will fund a 1-year visit of Dr. M. Almokhtar Abdel Mola to our laboratory.
April 2023: Our paper "Giant and Broadband THz and IR Emission in Drift-biased Graphene-Based Hyperbolic Nanostructures", in collaboration with Prof. J. Hihath, has been accepted in Applied Physics Letters.
March 2023: Our R01 NIH proposal "A miniaturized neural network enabled nanoplasmonic spectroscopy platform for label-free cancer detection in biofluids" in collaboration with Prof. Randy Carney has been awarded!
March 2023: Our paper "In-Plane Circularly-Polarized Light Enhancement using Surface Lattice Resonances " has been accepted as an oral contribution to the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. Congratulations Damia!
March 2023: Our paper "Experimental study of the origin of nonlinear damping in very high frequency contour mode resonators" in collaboration with Yi Chang and Jeronimo Segovia, has been accepted as an oral contribution to the 22nd International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems.
February 2023: Damia and Matthew passed their preliminary PhD. examination. Congratulations!
February 2023: Dr. Gomez-Diaz has been selected as a Chancellor's Fellow.
January 2023: Dr. Swati Parmar joins our group as a visiting post-doc. Welcome!
January 2023: Our paper "Lateral recoil optical forces on nanoparticles near nonreciprocal surfaces" has been published in Physical Review B. Congratulations Nayan!
January 2023: Dr. Gomez-Diaz presented our recent advances on IR sources based on Cherenkov radiation at the URSI conference (Boulder, Colorado, US).
December 2022: Our paper "Tunable optical traps over nonreciprocal surfaces" has been published in Optic Express. Congratulations Nayan!
December 2022: Congratulations to Luqi! He was awarded with the Quantum Technologies Initiative Scholarship from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
November 2022. Dr. Gomez-Diaz has delivered an invited talk at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Cruz. Thank you Prof. McGuide and Prof. Schmidt for the invitation!
November 2022: Our paper "Fused Raman spectroscopic analysis of blood and saliva delivers high accuracy for head and neck cancer diagnostics", in collaboration with the research group of Prof. Randy Carney, has been published in Scientific Reports.
November 2022: Gabriel has received the Richard and Joy Dorf Engineering Fellowship for MS students. Congratulations!
September 2022: Damia Casas i Casajuana joins our group as a PhD student. Welcome!
September 2022: Dr. Samaneh Patniyak joins our group as a post-doc. Welcome!
September 2022: Sergiton David has successfully defended his MSc. Congratulations, and all the best for the future!
August 2022: Dr. Gomez-Diaz has delivered an invited talk at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center (Sacramento). Thank you Prof. Lam for the invitation!
August 2022: Congratulations to Melisa! She was awarded the SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship.
August 2022: Congratulations to Melisa! She was awarded the a travel grant from SPIE.
August 2022: Melisa presented her work on IR sensing based on MEMS at the Semiconductor Research Corporation – TECHCON Conference, Austin (USA).
July 2022: Luqi presented his work on THz and IR sources at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Denver (USA).
July 2022: Damia has successfully defended his BSc Thesis at UPC (Barcelona). Congratulations!
July 2022: Nayan K. Paul has successfully defended his PhD. He developed a fantastic body of work! Congratulations, and all the best for the future!
July 2022: Trevor Pollack has successfully defended his MSc. Great job! Congratulations, and all the best for the future!
June 2022: Our paper "In-plane optical phonon modes of current-carrying graphene", in collaboration with the group of Prof. G. Hanson, has been published in Physical Review B.
June 2022: Our paper "Time-modulated patch antennas with tunable and nonreciprocal polarization response" has been published in IEEE Access.
May 2022: Dr. Gomez-Diaz delivered a keynote talk in the 8th International conference on Antennas and Electromagnetic Systems, Marrakech (Morocco)
May 2022: Dr. Gomez-Diaz presented our work on IR sources based on Cherenkov radiation at the 3rd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting, Gran Canaria (Spain),
May 2022: Our proposal to convert electron beams into visible photons has been awarded by the Molecular Foundry - Lawrance Berkeley National Laboratory.
March 2022: Nayan has received the UC Davis Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations!
January 2022: Our team, in collaboration with Prof. Hihath (Arizona State University), has been awarded a grant from the Keck Foundation!
January 2022: Our paper "A novel low-pass filter based on dielectric impedance inverters to enhance the multipactor breakdown threshold", in collaboration with the group of Prof. Alvarez-Melcon, has been published in the AEU-International Journal of Electronics and Communications.
September 2021: Nayan presented an invited talk in the XXXVI Simposium Nacional de la Union Cientifica Internacional de Radio (URSI), Vigo (Spain).
August 2021: Melisa presented her work on hyperbolic metamaterials at the VI International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, Tbilisi (Georgia).
June 2021: Trevor Pollack has been selected as an Outstanding Senior Award in Electrical Engineering. Congratulations!