Ghazaleh Kafaie Shirmanesh

Ghazaleh Kafaie Shirmanesh is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Microdevices Laboratory (MDL) at JPL, where she works on the integrated photonics. She received her PhD from the California Institute of Technology, where she worked on electro-optically tunable metasurfaces capable of providing wavefront shaping functions used in applications such as LiDARs, Li-Fis, holographic displays, and 3-D printers. 


Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2020
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2014
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2012

Research Interests: 
  • Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
  • Integrated photonics
  • Plasmonics

Professional Experience: 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Sharif University of Technology


Selected Publications: 
  1. G. Kafaie Shirmanesh, R. Sokhoyan, P. C. Wu, H. A. Atwater, “Electro-optically tunable multifunctional metasurfaces,” ACS Nano 14, 6912–6920 (2020).
  2. P. Thureja*, G. Kafaie Shirmanesh*, K. T. Fountaine, R. Sokhoyan, M. Grajower, H. A. Atwater, “Array-level inverse design of beam steering active metasurfaces,” ACS Nano 14, 15042–15055 (2020).
  3. P. C. Wu, R. A. Pala, G. Kafaie Shirmanesh, W. H. Cheng, R. Sokhoyan, M. Grajower, M. Z. Alam, D. Lee, H. A. Atwater, “Dynamic beam steering with all-dielectric electro-optic III-V multiple-quantum-well metasurfaces,” Nat. Commun.10 (2019).
  4. A. Forouzmand, G. Kafaie Shirmanesh, R. Sokhoyan, H. Mosallaei, H. A. Atwater, “Tunable all-dielectric metasurface for modulation of the phase of the reflected and transmitted light via permittivity tuning of indium tin oxide,” Nanophotonics 8, 415-427 (2019).
  5. G. Kafaie Shirmanesh, R. Sokhoyan, R. A. Pala, H. A. Atwater, “Dual-gated active metasurface at 1550 nm with wide (>300°) phase tunability,” Nano lett. 18, 2957-2963 (2018).
  6. Y. -J. Lu, R. Sokhoyan, W. -H. Cheng, G. Kafaie Shirmanesh, A. R. Davoyan, R. A. Pala, K. Thyagarajan, H. A. Atwater, “Dynamically controlled Purcell enhancement of visible spontaneous emission in a gated plasmonic heterostructure,” Nat. Commun. 8 (2017).

 

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