Jacob Trevino, Ph.D., joined the ASRC as the director of its NanoFabrication Facility in September 2013. In that role, he works closely with CUNY faculty researchers as well as external researchers to fully develop the ASRC cleanroom’s state-of-the-art core facilities. He also leads outreach efforts to the public, academic institutions and industrial collaborators.

From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Trevino worked as a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Engineer at Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. in Ypsilanti, MI. There he worked with various MEMS devices, including wireless, battery-less pressure sensors for cardiac and intracranial pressure monitoring and micro-coriolis mass flow sensors for density and concentration applications. From 2007 to 2009 served as a senior process engineer at the Micromachined Products Division of Analog Devices in Cambridge, MA. Here he utilized cutting-edge micro- and nano-fabrication techniques to bring new MEMS products into high-volume manufacturing.

At Boston University, Dr. Trevino’s doctoral research involved the design of complex nanostructures for enhanced light-matter interactions in planar optical devices. Specifically, his work targeted the enhancement of light emitting diodes, thin-film solar cells, and optical beams carrying orbital angular momentum.

Research Interests

Dr. Trevino focuses on engineering the fundamental interaction between light and matter and applying this understanding to create novel photonic and plasmonic structures for light trapping, energy collection and extraction, communications, and sensors. He is also interested in developing and implementing new nanofabrication strategies to build, orient, and pattern nanostructures into new materials and devices.



  • J. Trevino, X.A. Fu, M. Mehregany, C.A. Zorman, Doped Polycrystalline 3C-SiC Films with Low Stress for MEMS, J. Micromech. Microeng., 2014, 24, 065001
  • A. Casadei, E.F. Pecora, J. Trevino, C. Forestiere, D. Rueffer, E. Russo-Averchi, F. Matteini, G. Tutuncuoglu, M. Heiss, A. Fontcuberta i Morral, L. Dal Negro, Photonic-Plasmonic Coupling of GaAs Single Nanowires to Optical Nanoantennas, Nano Lett., 2014, 14, 2271-2278
  • J. Trevino, G.F. Walsh, E.F. Pecora, S.V. Boriskina, L. Dal Negro, Photonic–Plasmonic Coupled Nanoantennas for Polarization-Controlled Multispectral Nanofocusing, Opt. Lett., 2013, 38, 4861-4863
  • J. Trevino, C. Forestiere, G. Di Martino, S. Yerci, F. Priolo, and L. Dal Negro, Plasmonic-Photonic Arrays with Aperiodic Spiral Order for Ultra Thin-Film Solar Cells, Opt. Express, 2012, 20, A418-A430
  • J. Trevino, H. Cao and L. Dal Negro, Circularly-Symmetric Light Scattering from Nanoplasmonic Spirals, Nano Lett., 2011, 11, 2008-2016


Job History

  • 2013 - Current : NanoFabrication Facility Director, ASRC
  • 2009 - 2013 : PhD, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • 2007 - 2009 : Senior Process Engineer, Analog Devices Inc., Cambridge, MA
  • 2004 - 2007 : MEMS Engineer, Integrated Sensing Systems Inc., Ypsilanti, MI
  • 2002 - 2004 : MS, Case Western University