Svetlana V. Boriskina, PhD

     Research Scientist & MechE Communication Lab Manager, MIT            












Teaching & mentoring

Special issues & sessions



Last updated: 25 Oct 2018

Teaching & Mentoring

Teaching & Course Development

Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, 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)
  • MIT IAP Winter Session Course "Making Impressions with Light: from Stonehenge to Vermeer to Fiber Optics Art"

OSA Webinar: Losses in Plasmonics: strategies to bypass, mitigate, or - if nothing else works - embrace them

In the OSA Nanophotonics webinar, I discussed approaches to reduce plasmonic losses, such as modification of optical powerflow on the nanoscale, hybrid photonic-plasmonic integration, and radiative cooling. I also gave an overview of emerging applications of thermoplasmonics, which include thermocatalysis, solar water treatment, cancer therapy, material spectroscopy, nanofabrication, nanomanipulation, and magnetic recording. The recorded presentation together with the slides is now available here.

Meche Communications Lab

As the MechE Communication Lab Manager, I mentor and supervise a team of Mechanical Engineering Communication Fellows, who provide resources and guidance to MechE students, post-docs, and faculty in communicating their research to the world and advancing their careers in technical fields.

Faculty Advisor for OSA & SPIE Student Chapters @ Kharkiv National University