ME Impact Areas Energy Transition Environment & Sustainability Next-Gen Manufacturing
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
Publications & Awards
Honors and Awards
McKnight Land-Grant Professor
Air Force Young Investigator Program (AFOSR YIP) Award
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
Materials Research Society (MRS) Bulletin Prize
M. Stein, S. Keller, Y. Luo, O. Ilic”Shaping Contactless Radiation Forces Through Anomalous Acoustic Scattering,” Nature Communications 13, 6533 (2022).
O. Ilic and H. Atwater "Self-stabilizing photonic levitation and propulsion of nanostructured macroscopic objects," Nature Photonics, 13(4), p.289 (2019).
O. Ilic“Nanophotonic Materials for Space Applications,” MRS Bulletin, 45(9), 769 (2020).
Y. Shi, O. Ilic, H. Atwater, J. Greer “All-day Fresh Water Harvesting by Microstructured Hydrogel Membranes,” Nature Communications, 12, 2797 (2021).
O. Ilic, N. Thomas, T. Christensen, M. Sherrott, M. Soljačić, A. Minnich, O. Miller, and H. Atwater "Active radiative thermal switching with graphene plasmon resonators," ACS Nano, 12(3), p.2474 (2018).
O. Ilic, P. Bermel, G. Chen, J.D. Joannopoulos, I. Celanovic, M. Soljačić “Tailoring High Temperature Radiation and the Resurrection of the Incandescent Source,” Nature Nanotechnology, 11, 320-324 (2016).
H. Atwater, A. Davoyan, O. Ilic, D. Jariwala, M. Sherrott, C. Went, W. Whitney, J. Wong "Materials challenges for the Starshot lightsail," Nature Materials, 17, p.861 (2018).
O. Ilic, I. Kaminer, B. Zhen, O. Miller, H. Buljan, M. Soljačić "Topologically enabled optical nanomotors," Science Advances, 3(6), e1602738 (2017).