Research Interests

Professor Genack’s research group studies microwave and optical propagation, localization and lasing in random and periodic structures, band-edge lasing and photonics of planar and fiber chiral structures. Recent research has focused on the description of wave propagation and focusing inside random media in terms of modes and transmission eigenchannels



  • M. Davy, Z. Shi, J. Wang and A.Z. Genack, Transmission Eigenchannels and the Densities of States of Random Media, arXiv:1403.3811., 2014, ,
  • Z. Shi, J. Wang, and A.Z. Genack, Microwave Conductance in Random Waveguides in the Crossover to Anderson Localization and Single Parameter Scaling, PNAS, 2014, 111, 2926-2930
  • M. Davy, Z. Shi, J. Wang, and A.Z. Genack, Transmission Statistics and Focusing in Single Disordered Samples, Opt. Exp., 2013, 21, 10367-10375
  • Z. Shi and A. Z. Genack, Transmission Eigenvalues and the Bare Conductance in the Crossover to Anderson Localization, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2012, 108, 043901
  • J. Wang and A. Z. Genack, Transport through Modes in Random Media, Nature, 2011, 471, 345-348
  • V.I. Kopp and A.Z. Genack, Chiral Fibres: Adding Twist, Nature Photonics, 2011, 5, 470


Job History

  • 1994 - Current : Distinguished Professor, Queens College
  • 1984 - 1994 : Professor, Queens College
  • 1975 - 1977 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, IBM, San Jose
  • 1973 - 1975 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, CCNY
  • 1973 : PhD, Columbia University