Prof. Akhlesh Lakhtakia has published more than 700 journal articles; has contributed 20 chapters to research books and encyclopedias; has edited, co- edited, authored or co-authored 16 books and 12 conference proceeding; has reviewed for 122 journals.

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Prof. AKHLESH LAKHTAKIA


NAME




AKHLESH LAKHTAKIA


DATE AND PLACE OF


July 01, 1957; Lucknow, India

BIRTH


SEX





Male


MARITAL STATUS

Married; Spouse: Mercedes N. Lakhtakia 1
child: Natalya S. Lakhtakia


CITIZENSHIP



USA (since May 19, 1995)

India (1957

1995)


PRESENT RANK

The Charles Godfrey Binder (Endowed)
Professor of Engineering Science &
Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University


PRESENT ADDRESS

Department of Engineering Science &
Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State
University, University

Park, PA 16802
(USA).



ACAEDEMIC BACKGROUND


Banaras Hindu University




B.Tech. (Electronics Engg.)


1979

University of Ut
ah




M.S. (Electrical Engg.)


1981

University of Utah




Ph.D. (Electrical Engg.)


1983

Banaras Hindu University




D.Sc. (Electronics Engg.)



2006


Prof. Akhlesh Lakhtakia has published more than 700 journal articles; has
contributed 20 chapters to research books and encyclopedias; has edited, co
-
edited, authored or co
-
authored 16 books and 12 conference pr
oceeding; has
reviewed for 122 journals.


APPOINTMENTS


2006


Editor
-
in
-
Chief, Journal of Nanophotonics

2003
-
2006


Distinguished Professor, Penn State

1997
-
2003

Professor, Penn State

1991
-
97

Associate Professor, Penn State

1988
-
91

Assistant Professor, Penn State

1984
-
88

Assistant Professor (Fixed Term), Penn State


Five Publications Related to Project


1.

T.G. Mackay and
A. Lakhtakia
,
Electromagnetic Anisotropy and Bianisotropy: A Field
Guide
, Singapore: World Scientific (2010).

2.

T.G. Mackay &

A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Negatively

refracting chiral metamaterials: a review,’
SPIE Reviews
,

Vol. 1, art. no. 018003 (2009).

3.

A. Lakhtakia

(Editor),
Selected Papers on Linear Optical Composite Materials
,
Milestone Volume No. 120, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Optical Engineering Press (1996).

4.

J.A. P
olo, Jr. &
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Surface electromagnetic waves: A review,’
Laser and
Photonics Reviews
, Vol. 5, pp. 234


246 (2011).

5.

A. Lakhtakia
,
Beltrami Fields in Chiral Media
, Singapore: World Scientific (1994).


Five Other Publications


1.

A. Lakhtakia

and R.
Messier,
Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and
Optics
, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2005).

2.

O.N. Singh and
A. Lakhtakia

(Editors),
Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional
Materials and Structures
, New York: Wiley (2000).

3.

R.J. Martín
-
Palma and

A. Lakhtakia
, Nanotechnology: A Crash Course
, Bellingham,
WA: SPIE Press (2010).

4.

W.S. Weiglhofer and
A. Lakhtakia

(Editors),
Introduction to Complex Mediums for
Optics and Electromagnetics
, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2003).

5.

M. Faryad and
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘On surface plasmon
-
polariton waves guided by the
interface of a metal and a rugate filter with sinusoidal refractive
-
index profile,’
Journal of
the Optical Society of America B
, Vol.

27, pp. 2218


2223 (2010).


He has published more than 690 journal ar
ticles; has contributed 21 chapters to research books
and encyclopedias; has edited, co
-
edited, authored or co
-
authored 16 books and 12 conference
proceedings; and has reviewed for 113 journals.


Awards & Honors


2010


SPIE Technical Achievement Award

200
9


(elected) Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

2008


PSES Premier Engineering Research Award, Penn State

2007


University Distinguished Alumnus, University of Utah

2006


Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award for Innovation

2005


PSES
Outstanding Engineering Advising Award, Penn State

2005


Outstanding Faculty Scholar Medal, Penn State

2005


Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award for Technology

1996


(elected) Fellow, SPIE

International Society for Optical Engineering

1996


PSES Outstanding Engi
neering Research Award, Penn State

1996


(elected) Fellow, Institute of Physics (UK)

1994


Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE EMC Society

1994


Novel Engineering Applications Award (ANNIE '94)

1992


(elected) Fellow, Optical Society of America

1982


Univers
ity of Utah Graduate Fellowship

1974


National Science Talent Search Award, India



Synergistic Activities


He

co

developed an undergraduate course on Green Engineering (1994

2001), an under
graduate
course on Fundamentals

of Engineering Design for pre

serv
ice schoolteachers (1998

2000), and
a graduate course on Informal Engineering Education (2003

2008). He was the Engineering
Faculty Coordinator, Weiss Graduate Program in Engineering and Liberal Arts (1998

2002).


Collaborators & Other Affiliations


(last
48 months)




Ph.D. Students

(graduated):

J. B. Geddes III (UIUC),

F. Wang (Micron, Inc.), F. Zhang
(Cree, Inc.)




M.S. Students (graduated):


R.

J. Carey(???), M. Dixit (PNNL), W. Luo (Penn State), M.

A.
Motyka (Penn State), D.

P. Pulsifer (Penn State), J.

W. Rogers (???), B.

M. Ross (UC
Berkeley), K.

E. Weaver (Boston Univ.)




Ph.D. Advisor:

M.

F. Iskander (University of Hawaii)


Total number of graduate students sponsored


:
29

Total number of Post
-
Doctoral Scholars sponsored

:
2




RESEARCH EXPERIENCE /
EMPLOYMENT RECORD


Sept 1979

March 1983

Graduate Research Assistant,


Department of Electrical Engineering,

University of
Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.


Apr 1983

June 1983



Post

Doctoral Research Associate,

Department of Electrical Engineering,

University
of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.


July 1983

June 1984



Post

Doctoral Scholar,

Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics,

Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, PA 16802, USA.


July 1984

Aug 1984



Research Assistant,

Department of Engineering
Science & Mechanics,

Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, PA 16802, USA.


Aug 1984

June 1988



Research Assistant Professor,

Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics,

Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, PA 16802, USA.


July 198
8

June 1991



Assistant Professor,

Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics,

Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, PA 16802, USA.


July 1991

June 1997



Associate Professor,

Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics,

Pennsylvania State

University,

University Park, PA 16802, USA.


1994






Granted tenure


July 1997







Professor,

Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics,

5

Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, PA 16802, USA.


December 2003


October 2005

Distinguished Professor of Engineering Science

&
Mechanics,

Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, PA 16802, USA.


November 2005



The Charles Godfrey Binder (Endowed) Professor

of
Engineering Science & Mechanics,

Pennsylvania
State University,

U
niversity Park, PA 16802, USA.


NEW COURSES DEVELOPED
:

1. E SC 497A: Computational Techniques of Engineering Boundary Value Problems

Pennsylvania State University (Spring 1990).

2. Optics of Biot's Solutions

Universidad de Buenos Aires (May 1990).

3. Topic
s in Optics and Electromagnetic Scattering

Universidad de Buenos Aires (May 1992).

Sponsored by: International Commission for Optics

4. E SC 597A: Electromagnetics of Material Continua

Pennsylvania State University (Spring 1993).

5. E SC 297B / STS 297D: Waste Reduction Seminar (with C.E. Bakis)

Pennsylvania State University (Fall 1993).

6. E SC 497B: Materials for Waste Reduction (with C.E. Bakis)

Pennsylvania State University (Fall 1993).

7. E SC 497A: Materials in Design for Gre
en Engineering (with C.E. Bakis)

Pennsylvania State University (Fall 1994, Fall 1996, Spring 1998).

8. ENGR 497F: Science, Technology and Engineering Design (with T. Dana)

Pennsylvania State University (Fall 1998, Spring 1999)

9. E SC 124S: Green Engineeri
ng (with C.E. Bakis)

Pennsylvania State University (Spring 2001, Spring 2002).

10. E SC 598G: Laser Optics Fundamentals

Pennsylvania State University (Fall 2004)

11. E SC 597A: Multidisciplinary Informal Engineering Education Seminar

Pennsylvania State Uni
versity (Fall 2003/2004/2005/2006/2007)


EDITORIAL WORK FOR JOURNALS

1. American Editor (1991

1992),

Speculations in Science and Technology

2. Editor

in

Chief (1993

1996),

Speculations in Science and Technology

3. Editorial Board Member (March 1994

2000),

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

4. Editorial Board Member (April 1997

),

Microwave and Optical Technology Letters

5. Editorial Board Member (March 1998


),

Optik

6. Editorial Board Member (February 2003


July 2006),

AEÜ International
Journal of Electronics & Communications

7. Editorial Board Member (April 2003


),

Electromagnetics

8. Editorial Board Member (January 2004

December 2005),

SPIE Nanotechnology E
-
Bulletin

9. Advisory Board Member (April 2006


)

Optics Communications

10. Edit
or

in

Chief (August 2006


),

Journal of Nanophotonics (SPIE)


TECHNICAL REVIEWER FOR JOURNALS

1.

Applied Optics (Optical Society of America)

2.

Optics Letters (Optical Society of America)

3.

Optics Express (Optical Society of America)

4.

Journal of Modern Optics (Tayl
or and Francis)

5.

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

6.

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

7.

Journal of Nanophotonics (SPIE)

8.

Optical Engineering (SPIE)

9.

Optics Communications (Elsevier)

10.

Optik (Elsevier)

11.

Journal of Lightwave Technology (OSA+IEEE)

12.

Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics (IoP),
later renamed
Journal of Optics

13.

Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (Wiley)

14.


Optical Materials (Elsevier)

15.


Optical Materials Express (Optical Society of America)

16.


Journal of Biomedical Optics (SPIE)

17.


Advances in Optical Technologies (Hindawi)

18.


Radio Science (URSI)

19.


The Radioscientist Bulletin (URSI)

20.


IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

21.


IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

22.


IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sens
ing

23.


IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters

24.


IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

25.


IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

26.


Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

27.


––
Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation

27. International Journal of Appl
ied Electromagnetism and Materials (IoS Press)

28. Electromagnetics (Taylor & Francis)

29. Waves in Random Media (Waves in Random & Complex Media)

30. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications

31. International Journal of Electronics (Taylor &
Francis)

32. Journal of Quantum Electronics (IEEE)

33. Electronics Letters (IET)

34. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Journal (South Korea)

35. Archiv für Elektronik und Übertrangungstechnik (Elsevier)

36. International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices &


Fields

37. International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves (Springer)

38. Journal of Electrostatics

39. Journal of Mathematical Physics

40. Journal of Appli
ed Physics

41. Applied Physics Letters

42. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

43. Chemical Physics Letters

44. Europhysics Letters

45. New Journal of Physics

46. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & General (IOP)

47. Journal of Physics D: Applied
Physics (IOP)

48. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (IOP)

49. Physical Review A

50. Physical Review B

51. Physical Review E

52. Physical Review Letters

53. Physics of Plasmas

54. Physics Letters A

55. Physics Essays

56. Physica B

57. physica s
tatus solidi (a)

58. physica status solidi (b)

59. Physica Scripta

60. Foundations of Physics

61. Foundations of Physics Letters

62. Pramana

Journal of Physics

63. Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics

64. Journal of International Academy of
Physical Sciences

65. Journal de Physique III France

66. Australian Journal of Physics

67. Canadian Journal of Physics

68. Chinese Physics Letters

69. European Physical Journal Applied Physics

70. European Physical Journal E Soft Matter

71. Acta Phy
sica Polonica A

72. Journal of Computational & Theoretical Nanoscience

73. Crystal Growth and Design (ACS)

74. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier)

75. Journal of American Ceramics Society

76. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals

77. Solar En
ergy Materials and Solar Cells

78. The Astrophysical Journal

79. Nuclear Instruments and Methods B

80. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics

81. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications

82. Applied Mathematics Letters

83. ZAMP
––

Zeitschrift fü
r Angewandte Mathematik und Physik

84. Mathematical Problems in Engineering (Hindawi)

85. ASME Journal of Heat Transfer

86. ASME Journal of Vibrations, Acoustics, Stress, and Reliability in Design

87. Applied Acoustics

88. Journal of the Acoustical
Society of America

89. Journal of Sound and Vibration

90. Journal of Vibration and Control

91. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

92. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica

93. Mathematical Geology

94. International Journal of Engineering Scie
nce

95. International Journal of Solids and Structures

96. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

97. Philosophical Magazine Letters

98. Nano Letters

99. ACS Nano

100. Materials Chemistry and Physics

101. Mechanics of Materials

102.

Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids

103. Journal of Composite Materials

104. Journal of Composites Technology and Research

105. Cement and Concrete Research

106. Journal of Porous Materials

107. Thin Solid Films

108. Soft Matter

109. Materia
ls Science and Engineering C

110. Measurement

111. Computers and Graphics (Pergamon)

112. Leonardo (International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology)

113. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

114. Computers in Physics (American Institute

of Physics)

115. Symmetry (VCH, New York)

116. Speculations in Science and Technology

117. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy A

118. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series A

119. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

120. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

121. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research

122. Science in China F

123. Journal of Wave

Material Interaction (Penn State, CEEAM)

124. International Journal of Engine
ering Education

125. Nature

126. Nature Physics

127. Nature Photonics


REVIEWER OF RESEARCH PROPOSALS

1. US National Science Foundation

2. Center for International Security Affairs, Los Alamos National Laboratory

3. Medical Research Council of Canada

4. National Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada

5. Israel Science Foundation

6. German

Israel Foundation for Scientific Research & Development

7. Czech Research Foundation

8. Academia Europae

9. Science and Technology Center of Ukraine

10. US Civilian Research and Development Foundation

11. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong


REVIEWER OF BOOKS and BOOK PROPOSALS

1. Cambridge University Press, American Branch

2. Richard D. Irwin, Inc., Stewartsville, NJ

3. World Scientific
Publishing Company, Singapore

4. SPIE

International Society for Optical Engineering

5. John Wiley and Sons

6. Oxford University Press, United Kingdom

7. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL

8. ASME Press

9. Springer, New York, NY


REVIEWER OF BOOKS

1. Optics &

Photonics News (Optical Society of America)

2. Speculations in Science and Technology

3. Materials Research Bulletin

4. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine

5. Archiv für Elektronik und Übertragungstechnik

6. Optik

7. Journal of Nanophotonics


AUTHORED BOOKS

1.
A. Lakhtakia
, V.K. Varadan & V.V. Varadan,
Time

Harmonic Electromagnetic

Fields in Chiral Media
, Lecture Notes in Physics

335, Berlin, Heidelberg and New

York: Springer

Verlag (1989); 121 pages; ISBN: 3

540

51317

5 and 0

387

51317

5.

2.
A
. Lakhtakia
,
Beltrami Fields in Chiral Media
, Singapore: World Scientific

Publishing Co. (1994); 530 pages; ISBN: 981

02

1403

0.

3.
A. Lakhtakia
& R. Messier,
Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and

Optics
, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2005);
300 pages + CD; ISBN: 0

819

45606

3.

4. T.G. Mackay &
A. Lakhtakia
,
Electromagnetic Anisotropy and Bianisotropy: A Field

Guide
, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. (2010); 236 pages; ISBN: 978

981


4289

61

0.

5. R.J. Martín
-
Palma &
A. Lakhtakia
,
Nan
otechnology: A Crash Course
, Bellingham,

WA: SPIE Press (2010); 158 pages; ISBN: 978

081

9480

75

0.


EDITED BOOKS

1.
A. Lakhtakia
(Editor),
Selected Papers on Natural Optical Activity
, Milestone

Volume No. 15, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Optical Engineering Press

(1990); 600 pages;

ISBN: 0

8194

0435

7 and 0

8194

0436

5.

2. V.V. Varadan,
A. Lakhtakia
& V.K. Varadan (Editors),
Field Representations and

Introduction to Scattering
, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers (1991); 355 pages;

ISBN: 0

444

89100

5.

3.
A. La
khtakia
(Editor),
Essays on the Formal Aspects of Electromagnetic Theory
,

Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. (1993); 800 pages; ISBN: 981

02

0854

5.

19

4.
A. Lakhtakia
(Editor),
Selected Papers on Linear Optical Composite Materials
,

Milestone Volum
e No. 120, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Optical Engineering Press (1996);

696 pages; ISBN: 0

8194

2152

9.

5.
A. Lakhtakia
(Editor),
Models and Modelers of Hydrogen
, Singapore: World

Scientific Publishing Co. (1996 and 2001); 424 pages; ISBN: 981

02

2302

1.

6. O.N.

Singh &
A. Lakhtakia
(Editors),
Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional

Materials and Structures
, New York: Wiley

Interscience (2000); 489 pages; ISBN: 0


471

36356

1.

7. W.S. Weiglhofer &
A. Lakhtakia
(Editors
), Introduction to Complex Mediums for

Optics and Electromagnetics
, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2003); 757 pages: ISBN: 0

819

44947

4.

8.
A. Lakhtakia
(Editor),
Nanometer Structures: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
,

Handbook of Nanotechnology, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2004); 475 pages: ISBN
:

0

819

45186

X. (Copublished by ASME Press; ISBN: 0

791

80215

9.)

9. F. Wang &
A. Lakhtakia
(Editors),
Selected Papers on Nanotechnology
––

Theory

and Modeling
, Milestone Volume No. 182, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2006); 516

pages; ISBN: 0

8194

6354

X.

1
0. M. Zourob &
A. Lakhtakia
(Editors),
Optical Guided
-
Wave Chemical and

Biosensors I
, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer (2010); 250 pages; ISBN: 978
-
3
-
540
-

88241
-
1.

11. M. Zourob &
A. Lakhtakia
(Editors),
Optical Guided
-
Wave Chemical and

Biosensors II
, Heidelb
erg, Germany: Springer (2010); 316 pages; ISBN: 978
-
3
-
642
-

02826
-
7.


JOURNAL EDITORIALS

1.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Welcome to the Journal of Nanophotonics,’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,
1
, 2007,
019901 [doi:10.1117/1.2519031].

2.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘A manual for
Journal of Nanophotonics
authors,’
Journal of

Nanophotonics
,
1
, 2007, 019902 [doi:10.1117/1.2802052].

3.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Preparing for a nanotechnological future,’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,

2
, 2008, 029901 [doi:10.1117/1.2937230].

4.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Commentaries,’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,
2
, 2008, 029902 [doi:

10.1117/1.2953243].

5.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Special Section Editorial: Russell Messier's Lifetime of Nanomorphology,’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,
2
, 2008, 021999 [doi:10.1117/1.3006418].

6.
A. Lak
htakia
, ‘Is the editor my peer?,’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,
3
, 2009, 039901

[doi:10.1117/1.3110901].

7.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘False erudition’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,
3
, 2009, 039902 [doi:

10.1117/1.3227827].

8.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Special Section Editorial: Felic
itations to Craig Frederick Bohren on

his 70th birthday,’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,
4
, 2010, 041599 [doi:10.1117/1.3356211].

9.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Sustainability research and sustainable research,’
Journal of

Nanophotonics
,
4
, 2010, 049901 [doi:10.1117/1.3430
111].

10.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘Very unique omelet concocted by a head chef is a revolutionary

breakthrough,’
Journal of Nanophotonics
,
4
, 2010, 049902 [doi:10.1117/1.3502564].

11.
A. Lakhtakia
, ‘The longitude of technoscientific progress,’
Journal of

Nanophotonics
,
5
, 2011, 059901 [doi:10.1117/1.3590944].