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Research Pavilion, Room 475 (NanoScience Technology Center)


On the first part of this talk, I will review some of my active research areas. Then, on the second part, I will discuss recent results on long-wave infrared coherent thermal emission by microparticle arrays. In particular, I will analyze the thermal emission properties of periodic multilayer arrays of subwavelength particles made of Silicon Carbide embedded in a Zinc Selenide host medium. A unique interplay between the intrinsic phonon-polariton resonance of the single particle and the field thermally emitted from the different arrays of particles gives rise to a comb of highly coherent absorption/emissivity lines around 10.6µm, ensuing ideal conditions to achieve long-wave infrared coherent sources.


Giuseppe D’Aguanno received his Ph.D. in Applied Electromagnetism and Electro-Physical Sciences from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy) in 2000. From 2001 to 2003, he was a research associate with the National Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM-Italy) and temporary professor at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” where he taught undergraduate and graduate level electromagnetism, classical mechanics, and thermodynamics. From 1999 to 2002, he was also a visiting scholar at U.S. Army, AMRDEC, Redstone Arsenal. From 2003 to 2005, he was a research physicist for Time Domain Corporation in Huntsville-Alabama. From 2005 to 2009, he was a U.S. National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences) senior research associate at the Charles M. Bowden Laboratory of the U.S. Army (Redstone Arsenal). From 2009 to 2014, he was a senior research scientist for AEgis Technologies (Huntsville-Alabama). He is currently a visiting associate research professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

His research interests include nonlinear optics, photonics plasmonics, metamaterials, computational electromagnetics, and acoustics. Dr. D’Aguanno is the coauthor of more than 200 publications, including peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings, has 5 book contributions, and also holds 4 patents in the field of nano-photonics and metamaterials. He is a member of the Optical Society of America. In 2013, he passed the Italian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research qualification exams to function as full professor in experimental matter physics and in theoretical matter physics, and as associate professor in electromagnetic fields.


Giuseppe D’Aguanno, Ph.D.

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland


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