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Amit Agrawal

Amit Agrawal is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Energy Research Group and an Associate Research Scientist at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics of the University of Maryland. He received a B.E. with Honors in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. His doctoral research focused on developing 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. He was then 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 then joined the faculty of Syracuse University, where he was the John E. and Patricia Breyer Professor in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and continued his work on designing and characterizing of electrochromic optical modulators, as well as measuring the opto-mechanical properties of plasmonic metamaterials. Amit is developing time-resolved optical spectroscopy and microscopy techniques in the visible, mid-infrared and terahertz ranges for applications in devices for energy conversion and storage.

Selected Publications
  • All-angle negative refraction and active flat lensing of ultraviolet light, T. Xu, A. Agrawal, M. Abashin, K. J. Chau, and H. J. Lezec, Nature 497, 470–474 (2013).
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  • Optics of photonic quasicrystals, Z. V. Vardeny, A. Nahata, and A. Agrawal, Nature Photonics 7, 177–187 (2013).
  • Electrolyte stability determines scaling limits for solid-state 3D Li-ion batteries, D. Ruzmetov, V. P. Oleshko, P. M. Haney, H. J. Lezec, K. Karki, K. H. Baloch, A. K. Agrawal, A. V. Davydov, S. Krylyuk, Y. Liu, J. Huang, M. Tanase, J. Cumings, and A. A. Talin, Nano Letters 12, 505-511 (2011).
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  • 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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  • Transmission resonances through aperiodic aperture arrays, T. Matsui, A. Agrawal, A. Nahata, and Z.V. Vardeny, Nature 446 , 517 - 521 (2007).
Staff Photo - A. Agrawal


CNST Visiting Fellow
Energy 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: 301-975-4633
Email: amit.agrawal@nist.gov