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Professional Memberships:• IEEE (senior member)
• IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
• American Physical Society
• SPIE (senior member)
• Optical Society of America (senior member)
- Ph.D., Queen Mary, University of London
- M.Sc., The University of Manchester
- Diploma, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
I am currently seeking several PhD students to join my recently established group. If you are an exceptional candidate with an interest in electromagnetics, plasmonics, metamaterials or photonics please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous experience in computational electromagnetic simulation codes (FDTD, FEM) or software packages (COMSOL, Lumerical, CST) is highly desired. Several fellowships exist to support your studies with funds provided by different sources.
Research Opportunities (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
Linear and nonlinear plasmonics and nanophotonics, metamaterials and their applications, antenna design, transformation electromagnetics, photonics, active, tunable and reconfigurable metadevices, acoustic/thermal metamaterials, microwave/mm-wave/THz engineering, novel optical interconnects, thermal emission from plasmonic structures, graphene nanophotonics, novel energy harvesting devices and computational electromagnetics.
Ultra-broadband Absorption in PV Cells Using Plasmonic Patterned Metasurfaces, International Patent, Provisional Application No. P57423WO/MWG.
About Christos Argyropoulos
Christos Argyropoulos received the Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2006). He holds a M.Sc. degree in Communication Engineering from the Microwaves and Communication Systems group of the University of Manchester, UK (2007) and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group of the Queen Mary, University of London, UK (2011). After completion of his PhD studies (2011), he accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Next (2013), he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, USA. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Electrical Engineering.
He has published over 180 technical papers in highly ranked journals and refereed conference proceedings, including 6 book chapters. He has received several travel and research awards, such as 2019 ONR Young Investigator Award, 2017 Young Scientist Award from URSI, 2017 ONR Summer Faculty Fellowship, Junior Researcher Award of the 2013 Raj Mittra Travel Grant, EPSRC Research Scholarship, Royal Academy of Engineering international travel grant and twice the Marie Curie Actions Grant to attend the European School of Antennas. He has given several invited talks and seminars to different conferences and universities.
2020 - present Tenured Associate Professor
2014 - 2020 Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Research on metamaterials, metasurfaces, plasmonics, nanophotonics and novel antennas.
9/2013-8/2014 Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, USA
Worked under the supervision of Prof. David Smith on analytical, computational and experimental aspects of nonlinear plasmonic and metamaterial structures, tunable and reconfigurable metadevices.
2011-Aug 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electronical and Computer Engineering, Metamaterials and Plasmonics research group, USA
Worked under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Alu on linear and nonlinear plasmonics, thermal emitters, energy harvesting devices and metamaterials.
2009-present Reviewer in ACS Nano Letters, Applied Physics Letters Optics Express, Optics Letters, Nanophotonics, JOSA A, JOSA B, Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications, PIER, IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Radio Science, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Advanced Electromagnetics, Chinese Physics B, EPJ Applied Metamaterials, FERMAT and numerous conferences.
Honors and Awards
7 Mar 2014 Invited to chair session titled "Plasmonics and Metamaterials" at the American Physical Society March Meeting, March 3-7, 2014, Denver, Colorado, USA.
April / 2013 Junior Researcher Award of the 2013 Raj Mittra Travel Grant, IEEE
Competitive and prestigious award based upon the candidate's potential or demonstrated aptitude for research in the areas of electromagnetics, antennas and propagation. Awarded to one postdoctoral junior scientist each year to attend the major conference in the field of antennas and propagation (IEEE APS 2013).
8 Feb 2013 Invited seminar talk
Title: Nonlinear plasmonic devices and ultrabroadband light concentrators/absorbers
Invited seminar talk at a colloquium organized by University of Heriot Watt, Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems in Edinburgh, UK.
2007- 2010 Full-time EPSRC Research Scholarship
Antennas & Electromagnetics Group, Queen Mary, University of London
Covers tuition fees and living expenses.
Sept / 2010 Spotlight on Optics: highlighted articles from OSA journals
Our paper: “FDTD analysis of the optical black hole,” has been selected for Spotlight on Optics by Optical Society of America.
May / 2010 International Travel Grant, The Royal Academy of Engineering
Competitive and prestigious grant. Awarded to attend a major conference in the field of electrical engineering (IEEE APS 2010).
Oct / 2009 Marie Curie Actions Grant, EuropeanSchool of Antennas
Awarded to limited number of graduate students to attend the course: Artificial EBG Surfaces and Metamaterial for Antennas.
 G. M. Akselrod, C. Argyropoulos, T. B. Hoang, C. Ciracì, C. Fang, J. Huang, D. R. Smith, M. H. Mikkelsen, “Probing the mechanisms of large Purcell enhancement in plasmonic nanoantennas”, Nature Photonics, vol. 8, pp. 835–840, 2014.
 C. Argyropoulos, P.-Y. Chen, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, “Temporal soliton excitation in an ε-near-zero plasmonic metamaterial”, Optics Letters, vol. 39, pp. 5566-5569, 2014.
 J. Lee, M. Tymchenko, C. Argyropoulos, P.-Y. Chen, F. Lu, F. Demmerle, G. Boehm, M.-C. Amann, A. Alù, and M. A. Belkin, “Giant nonlinear response from plasmonic metasurfaces coupled to intersubband polaritons”, Nature, vol. 511, pp. 65–69, 2014. (press coverage by Phys.org, nanowerk)
 C. Argyropoulos, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, “Giant second harmonic generation efficiency and ideal phase matching with a double e-near-zero cross-slit metamaterial”, Physical Review B, vol. 89, pp. 235401, 2014.
 C. Argyropoulos, N. M. Estakhri, F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Negative refraction, gain and nonlinear effects in hyperbolic metamaterials”, Optics Express, Focus Issue on Hyperbolic Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, vol. 21, No. 12, pp. 15037-15047, 2013.
 C. Argyropoulos, C. Ciracì, and D. R. Smith, “Enhanced tunability and optical nonlinearity with film-coupled plasmonic nanoantennas,” Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics: Manipulating Light Matter Interaction at the Nanoscale, Sunday River Resort, Newry, ME, USA, July 6-11, 2014.
 C. Argyropoulos, C. Ciracì, and D. R. Smith, “Enhanced Nonlinear Optical Effects with Extremely Coupled Plasmonic Systems,” META 2014, the 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, Singapore, May 20-23, 2014.
 C. Argyropoulos, “Tunable and nonlinear film-coupled plasmonic nanoantennas,” Materials Meet Metamaterials, AFOSR Workshop, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, April 24, 2014.
 C. Argyropoulos, C. Ciracì, and D. R. Smith, “Enhanced nonlinear optical processes with film-coupled plasmonic nanoantennas,” APS March Meeting 2014, Denver, CO, USA, March 3-7, 2014.
 C. Argyropoulos, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, “Nonlinear Optical Effects in Epsilon-Near-Zero Plasmonic Waveguides and Metamaterials,” Frontiers in Optics 2013, Orlando, FL, USA, October 6-10, 2013.