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Amit Agrawal

Amit Agrawal is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Nanofabrication Research Group and John E. and Patricia Breyer Professor in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.  He received a B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University in India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. His graduate research work on terahertz plasmonic metamaterials and guided-wave devices was supported by the University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship, IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship, and the D. J. Lovell Scholarship from SPIE.  Prior to joining the faculty at Syracuse University, Amit was a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group, where he worked with Henri Lezec developing measurement methods for studying the electromagnetic properties of plasmonic nanostructures for applications in switching and sensing.  He is currently working with Henri Lezec on the design and characterization of electrochromic optical modulators, as well as on measuring the opto-mechanical properties of plasmonic metamaterials. 


Selected Publications
  • An integrated electrochromic nanoplasmonic optical switch, A. Agrawal, C. Susut, G. Stafford, U. Bertocci, B. McMorran, H. J. Lezec, and A. A. Talin, Nano Letters 11, 2774-2778 (2011).
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  • Electron vortex beams with high quanta of orbital angular momentum, B. J. McMorran, A. Agrawal, I. M. Anderson, A. A. Herzing, H. J. Lezec, J. J. McClelland, and J. Unguris, Science 331, 192 -195 (2011).
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  • Engineering the dielectric function of plasmonic laticies, A. Agrawal, Z.V. Vardeny, and A. Nahata, Optics Express 16, 9601 - 9613 (2008).
  • Transmission resonances through aperiodic aperture arrays, T. Matsui, A. Agrawal, A. Nahata, and Z.V. Vardeny, Nature 446 , 517 - 521 (2007).
  • Time-domain analysis of enhanced transmission through a single subwavelength aperture, A. Agrawal, H. Cao, and A. Nahata, Optics Express 13, 3535 - 3542 (2005).
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CNST Visiting Fellow
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.E. Electronics and Telecommunications - Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India

M.S. Electrical Engineering - University of Utah

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering - University of Utah


Phone: 301-975-4726