OSE Seminar by Dr. Ganesh Subramania on Nanophotonics for Manipulating Nanoscale Behavior of Light

Departmental News

Dr. Ganesh Subramania

Posted: November 5, 2019

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 

Time:  12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Location:  CHTM, Room 101

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Dr. Ganesh Subramania

Sandia National Laboratories


Nanophotonic architectures such as photonic crystals and metamaterials have become key players in modern photonics. They offer hitherto unprecedented capabilities combined with great versatility to control various properties of light -propagation, polarization, emission and photon statistics. They have become increasingly important for chip-scale photonics. In this talk, I will present research carried out along with my colleagues in this area using photonic crystals and metamaterials at Sandia.


Dr. Ganesh Subramania is currently a staff member at Sandia National Laboratories at ABQ in the Semiconductor Materials and Device Sciences department. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. He obtained his Master’s in Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University in 1994. He obtained his Ph.D with Co-Majors in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2000 also at Iowa State University, following which he joined MIT as a postdoc. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2001.

Currently, his research interests encompasses experimental realization and study of nanoscale structures ( photonic crystals, metamaterials and plasmonics ) for enhancing light-matter interaction and quantum information science and topological photonics. He has published over 50 publications and scientific reports with over 1900 citations. Ganesh is an SPIE Senior member and serves as a Chair of the annual SPIE Conference Active Photonic Platforms. He is currently also an Associate editor of SPIE’s Journal of Nanophotonics.