Ognjen Ilic

Ognjen Ilic on Scholar's Walk

Ognjen Ilic

Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Room 213
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

Graduate Faculty Member: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Education

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2016-2019, Department of Applied Physics and Material Science, California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 2015, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A.B. 2009, Physics, Harvard University

Biography


Lab
Laboratory for Nano Optics & Mechanics — ME 373

ME Research Areas
Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
Materials & Mechanics

ME Impact Areas
Energy Transition
Environment & Sustainability
Next-Gen Manufacturing

Research Interests
  • Heat transfer and radiative energy harvesting and storage
  • Light-matter interactions in nanoscale devices and materials
  • Electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Nanophotonics
  • Thermal-Infrared optics and photonics
Selected Publications
  • Ognjen Ilic and Harry Atwater "Self-stabilizing photonic levitation and propulsion of nanostructured macroscopic objects," Nature Photonics, 13(4), p.289 (2019).
  • Ognjen Ilic, Nathan Thomas, Thomas Christensen, Michelle Sherrott, Marin Soljačić, Austin Minnich, Owen Miller, and Harry Atwater "Active radiative thermal switching with graphene plasmon resonators," ACS Nano, 12(3), p.2474 (2018).
  • Harry Atwater, Artur Davoyan, Ognjen Ilic, Deep Jariwala, Michelle Sherrott, Cora Went, William Whitney, Joeson Wong "Materials challenges for the Starshot lightsail," Nature Materials, 17, p.861 (2018).
  • Ognjen Ilic, Ido Kaminer, Bo Zhen, Owen Miller, H. Buljan, and Marin Soljačić "Topologically enabled optical nanomotors," Science Advances, 3(6), e1602738 (2017).
  • Ognjen Ilic, Marinko Jablan, John D. Joannopoulos, Ivan Celanovic, and Marin Soljačić "Overcoming the black body limit in plasmonic and graphene near-field thermophotovoltaic systems," Optics Express, 20, A366-A384 (2012).