Research Interests

Research in the Laboratory for Nano and Micro Photonics (LaNMP) can be best summarized as exploration of light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. The main research focus areas are development of structures that confine light to enhance the strength of light-matter interaction such as nanocavities and artificially engineered optical materials such metamaterials and hybrid excitonic materials that display optoelectronic properties that surpass naturally occurring materials. These focus areas are motivated by the quest to develop next generation computing technologies including those that exploit the quantum property of light, ultrasensitive sensors, and high efficiency energy harvesting systems.



  • X. Liu, T. Galfsky, Z. Sun, F. Xia, E-C. Lin, Y-H Lee, S. Kena-Cohen, and V. M. Menon, Strong light-matter coupling in two-dimensional atomic crystals, Nature Photonic, 2015, 9, 30
  • T. Galfsky, H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, W. Newman, E. E. Narimanov, Z. Jacob., and V. M. Menon, Active hyperbolic metamaterials: enhanced spontaneous emission and light extraction, Optica, 2015, 2, 62
  • M. Slootsky, X. Liu, V. M. Menon and S. R. Forrest, Room temperature Frenkel-Wannier-Mott hybridization of degenerate excitons in a strongly coupled microcavity, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2014, 112, 076401
  • G. M. Akselrod, P. B. Deotare, N. J. Thompson, J. Lee, W. A. Tisdale, M. A. Baldo, V. M. Menon and V. Bulovic, Visualization of Exciton Transport in Ordered and Disordered Molecular Solids, Nature Comm., 2014, 5, 3646
  • H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar and V. M. Menon, Topological transitions in metamaterials, Science, 2012, 336, 205


Job History

  • 2014 - Current : Professor of Physics, The City College of New York & CUNY Graduate Center
  • 2012 - 2013 : Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
  • 2004 - 2014 : Assistant/Associate Professor, Queens College & CUNY Graduate Center
  • 2001 - 2004 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, NJ
  • 2001 : Ph.D, University of Massachusetts, MA