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Last updated: 7 May 2016

Curriculum Vitae

Employment history

  • Feb 2012 – present: Research Scientist (from Dec 2012); Research Associate @ Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jan 2008 – Feb 2012: Research Associate @ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Department of Chemistry, Boston University

  • May 2005 – Dec 2007: Senior Research Scientist @ School of Radiophysics, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

  • Jan 2000 – Mar 2005: Research Fellow; Royal Society / NATO Postdoctoral Fellow @ School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK

  • Nov 1997 – Jan 2000: Junior Researcher & Teaching Assistant @ School of Radiophysics, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

Education

Professional service

  • Adviser and Chair, Optical Society of America Technical Group "Optics for Energy", 2014-2016
  • Topical Editor, IOP Journal of Optics, Scattering & Diffraction, 2015-2018

  • Advisory Committee Member, OSA Optics and Photonics News, 2016-2019

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Singular Optics & Topological Photonics, Journal of Optics, 2015-2016

  • Guest Editor, Focus Issue on Control of Radiative Processes for Energy Conversion and Harvesting, Optics Express, 2015
  • Co-organizer, Symposium at the MRS Spring 2016 Meeting on “Emerging materials and phenomena for solar energy conversion,” March, 2016

  • Member, Technical Program Committee, OSA Sensors Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2015

  • Member, Technical Program Committee, OSA Meeting on Novel Optical Materials and Applications (NOMA), Boston, MA, June 2015 

  • Member, Technical Program Committee, OSA Meeting on Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV), Suzhou, China, Nov. 2015

  • Member, Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Photonics, Optics, and Laser Technology (PHOTOOPTICS 2016), Rome, Italy, Feb. 2016

  • Lead Host, OSA Incubator "Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion", Washington DC, Nov. 2014

  • Member, Technical program committee of META-15 Conference, New York, NY, 2015

  • Organizer and Chair, Panel Discussion Session "Optics for Energy", CLEO Conference, San Jose, CA, June 2014

  • Editor, ‘Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics,’ Pan Stanford Publishing, 2012-2014

  • Manager, LinkedIn Groups "Plasmonics", "Photonic Atoms & Molecules" & "Photonics for Renewable Energy", total membership ~2000

  • Member, Technical program committee of NANOMETA Conference, 2013

  • Guest Editor, Focus Issue of Optics Express "Collective phenomena in photonic, plasmonic & hybrid structures", 2011

  • Organizer and Chair, Special Session on Microresonators and Photonic Molecules at ICTON International Conference, Nottingham, UK, 2006; Rome, Italy, 2007; Athens, Greece, 2008; Azores, Portugal, 2009, Munich, Germany, 2010; Stockholm, Sweden, 2011; Coventry, UK, 2012; Cartagena, Spain, 2013; Graz, Austria, 2014

  • Organizer and Chair, Special Session on Advances in Simulation and Design of Photonic Micro- and Nano-Structures at PIERS'08 Symposium, Cambridge MA, USA, 2008 

  • Chair, OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Medal Award Committee, 2007

  • Faculty Advisor, V. Karazin Kharkiv National University SPIE Student Chapter, 2007

  • Chair, Young Researchers Career Development Workshop, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 2006, 2007 

  • Member, OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Medal Award Committee, 2006

  • Faculty Advisor, V. Karazin Kharkiv National University OSA Student Chapter, 2005-2007

  • Member, OSA Member and Educational Services Council, 2003-2005

  • Member, Local Organizing Committee of the International Workshop on Optical Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modeling, Nottingham, UK, 2002

  • TPC Secretary and Proceedings Editor, 1998; Local Organizing Committee Member, 1994, 2006, Int. Conf. on Mathematical Methods for Electromagnetic Theory (MMET), Ukraine

  • Co-founder and lecturer, ISSEP Foundation-funded Advanced School for children interested in pursuing careers in science and education, 1996-1997

  • Member, School of Radiophysics Student Council, Kharkiv National University, 1990-1995

  • Reviewer for Nature Photonics, Scientific Reports, LIght: Science and Applications, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Journal of the Optical Society of America A&B, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Journal of Optical and Quantum Electronics, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Electronics Letters, Optical and Quantum Electronics

Invited conference presentations

  • S.V. Boriskina, "Hybrid optoplasmonic platforms for sensing and spectroscopy: from new physics to new functionalities," European Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors, Limerick, Ireland, May 2016 (INVITED).
  • S.V. Boriskina, J. Tong, Y. Tsurimaki, B. Liao, Y. Huang, V.N. Boriskin, A. Semenov, M I. Ayzatskiy, and G. Chen, "Topological darkness of Tamm plasmons for high-sensitivity singular-phase optical detection and tunable thermal emission" META'16, Malaga, Spain, July 2016 (INVITED)
  •  S.V. Boriskina, "Hybrid optical-thermal nanoantennas for enhanced light focusing and radiative cooling," (INVITED) META-15, New York, NY, Aug. 2015

  • S.V. Boriskina, V. Chiloyan, J. Tong, P. Sambegoro, Y. Huang, and G. Chen "Exploring and Tailoring Near-Field Thermal Radiation at Extreme Separations," (INVITED) META-15, New York, NY, Aug. 2015

  • S.V. Boriskina, J.K. Tong, Y. Huang, L.A. Weinstein, W.-C. Hsu, G. Chen, W. Ahn, Y. Hong, B.M. Reinhard, "Hybrid optoplasmonic structures and materials: from new physics to new functionalities," (INVITED) OSA Advanced Photonics Congress - NOMA'15, Boston, MA, June 2015

  • S.V. Boriskina, "Hybrid optical-thermal nanoantennas for enhanced light focusing and radiative cooling," (INVITED) SPIE Optics and Photonics Congress - Active Photonic Materials VII Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2015

  • S.V. Boriskina, "Limiting efficiencies of photo-detection and solar energy conversion via internal emission of hot electrons and hot holes," (INVITED) SPIE Optics and Photonics Congress - Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIII Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2015.

  • S.V. Boriskina, Probing the Limits of Non-Isothermal Conversion: Material Challenges to Reaching High Efficiency in Hot-Carrier Energy Converters,” (INVITED) OSA Incubator on Fundamental Limits on Optical Energy Conversion, Nov. 2014, Washington, DC

  • S.V. Boriskina, V. Chiloyan, J. Tong, P. Sambegoro, Y. Huang, and G. Chen, "Probing and tailoring near-field thermal radiation at extreme separations" (INVITED) 13th International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics and Related Techniques, NFO13, Snowbird, Utah, Sept. 2014

  • S.V. Boriskina and G. Chen, "Pushing the limits of photovoltaic efficiency: thermal upconversion and enhanced trapping of twisted light," (INVITED) Winter Colloquium on Physics of Quantum Electronics , PQE'2013, Snowbird, Utah, Jan. 2013

  • S.V. Boriskina, W. Ahn, Y. Hong, B.M. Reinhard, "Hybrid optoplasmonic elements for ultra-sensitive detection and information processing on the nanoscale," (INVITED) SPIE Photonics West 2012, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 2012

  • S.V. Boriskina, W. Ahn, Y. Hong, B.M. Reinhard, "Hybrid optoplasmonic microresonators and networks," (INVITED) IEEE Photonics 2011 Conference (IPC11) , Arlington, VA, Oct. 2011

  • S.V. Boriskina, A. Gopinath, S. Lee, and L. Dal Negro, "Quasi-Localized Coupled-Cavity Modes in Deterministic Aperiodic Photonic Structures: Theory and Applications," (INVITED) SPIE Photonics West 2009, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2009.

  • S.V. Boriskina, C. Forestiere, G. Walsh, A. Gopinath, S. Lee, and L. Dal Negro, "Spectral Engineering of Deterministic Aperiodic Structures for Controllable Light Scattering, Localization and Enhancement," (INVITED) INPRA’09, Honolulu, USA, July 2009.

  • S.V. Boriskina, A. Gopinath, and L. Dal Negro, “Rigorous Theoretical Study of Local Density of States and Mode Localization in Two-Dimensional Aperiodic Photonic Structures,” (INVITED) PIERS 2008, Cambridge, USA, July 2008.

  • S.V. Boriskina, T.M. Benson, and P. Sewell, “Photonic Molecules Made of Matched and Mismatched Microcavities: New Functionalities of Microlasers and Optoelectronic Components,” (INVITED) SPIE Photonics West 2007, San Hose , CA ; Proc. SPIE, vol. 6452, 2007.

  • S.V. Boriskina, “Control of Modes Coupling, Selection and Enhancement in Wavelength-Scale Optical Microcavity Structures: Applications to Microlasers and Biosensing,” (INVITED), LFNM Int. Conference, Kharkov , Ukraine , June 2006.

  • A.I. Nosich and E.I. Smotrova, S.V. Boriskina, T.M. Benson and P. Sewell, "Chaos-Free Mathematical Framework for Linear Optical Modelling of Microcavities and Microlasers," (INVITED), ICTON’06 Int. Conference, Nottingham, UK, June 2006.

Invited lectures and seminars

  • "Losses in plasmonics: strategies to bypass, mitigate, or - if nothing else works - embrace them"," OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group Webinar, May 2016

  • "Tailoring optical darkness for light focusing, signal processing, and emission shaping," Boston College, Department of Physics Colloquim, Mar 2015

  • Singular Nano-Photonics: Hydrodynamics-Inspired Light Trapping And Routing” for the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society, Lincoln Lab, MIT, Sept 2013

  • “Harnessing collective effects in photonic-plasmonic structures for ultrasensitive detection and spectroscopy,” Physics colloquium, UMass Boston, MA, Nov 2012

  • “Taming optical tornadoes on a chip: hydrodynamics-inspired plasmonic nanocircuit design” MIT MechE Micro Nano Seminar, Oct. 2012

  • “Taming optical tornadoes on a chip: hydrodynamics-inspired plasmonic nanocircuit design,” Graduate Center of the City University of New York Colloquium, New York, NY, Mar 2012

  • “Superlenses for optoplasmonic nanocircuits,” Boston University ECE Department Seminar, Boston, MA, Nov. 2011

  • "Plasmonically integrated optical tornadoes: from vortex nanogears to phase-operated plasmonic machinery," University of Massachusetts Lowell, Oct. 2011

  • "Spying on molecules through optoplasmonic superlenses," Pchem Seminar, Boston University, Sept. 2011

  • "Molding light flow, trapping and escape in coupled microdisk photonic molecules and CROWs," Yale University, New Haven, CT, Apr 2008

  • ICO-ICTP Award Lecture, 2007 ICTP Winter College on Fibre Optics, Fibre Lasers and Sensors, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, Feb 2007

  • “Spectral engineering of electromagnetic and photonics components with boundary-integral-equations techniques”, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland, Nov 2006

  • “Electromagnetic theory in the shrinking world of modern technology: what does it take to go to nanoscale?” 5th Kharkov Young Scientists Conference, Inst. of Radiophysics & Electronics, Dec 2005

  • “Nanophotonics: Current Trends and Research at the University of Nottingham. WGM Dielectric Resonators and Novel-Shape Waveguides for WDM Applications”, East Ukraine IEEE Chapter Meeting, Kharkov, Ukraine, Dec 2001

  • “Full-Vectorial Analysis of Bound, Leaky and Complex Modes of Arbitrary-Shaped Optical Fibers”, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK, Nov 2001

  • “Applications of Integral Equations and the Method of Analytical Regularization in Wave Scattering and Eigenvalue Problems”, Department of Mathematics, University of Dundee, Scotland, Feb 2000

  • “Numerical Modeling of a Reflector Antenna Radiation near an Interface. Complex Source - Dual Series Approach”, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, July 1996

Professional societies memberships

 

Since 2009:     Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)

Since 2005:     Member, The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

Since 2012:     Senior Member; 2000-2012: Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)

Since 2006:     Senior Member; 2000-2006: Member; 1996-1999: Student Member, AP, MTT and LEO Societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

 

Teaching & course development

 

Kharkiv National University (Kharkov, Ukraine):

  • Numerical methods of computational electrodynamics” (1999)

  • “Electromagnetic theory on micro- and nano-scale” (awarded a 2006 SPIE Educational Grant for “potential long-range contribution to the field of optics and photonics”) (2005-2007)

Boston University (Boston, MA):

  • Selected lectures in “Nano-optics”, “Lasers” and “Waveguides” (2008-2010)

MIT (Cambridge, MA):

  • Post-doc short course “Fundamentals and applications of plasmonics" (2012)

Students supervision

 

Svetlana V. Pishko, KNU, B.Sc. in Radiophysics & Electronics from KNU, June 2006, M.Sc. in Radiophysics & Electronics expected in June 2007. Thesis title: ”Optical energy transfer through bends of finite-size coupled-cavity photonic and plasmonic waveguides

Dmitry Mizuch, V. Karazin Kharkov National University, M.Sc. in Biophysics from KNU, June 2006. Thesis title: “Spectrally-designed resonators and photonic molecules as biochemical sensors”.

Eugene Derevyanko, KNU, B.Sc. in Radiophysics & Electronics from KNU, June 2006, M.Sc. in Radiophysics & Electronics expected in June 2007. Thesis title: “Effect of substrate properties on characteristics of optical waveguides: applications to planar waveguides, photonic wires and fiber-on-glass structures”.

Alexey Galan, School of Radiophysics KNU. 2-nd year research project title: “Directional emission from coupled-microdisk photonic molecules: TE vs TM polarization”.