Maiken Mikkelsen

Mikkelsen

James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Maiken H. Mikkelsen is the James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. She received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Copenhagen in 2004, her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley before joining Duke University in 2012. Her research explores nanophotonics and new quantum materials to enable transformative breakthroughs for optoelectronics, quantum science, the environment, and human health.

Her awards include the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award from the American Physical Society, the NSF CAREER award, the Moore Inventor Fellow award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and young investigator program awards from the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Physics

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009

Research Interests

Quantum nanophotonics, plasmonics, light-matter interactions in artificially structured nanoscale materials, hybrid molecular-scale materials and spin phenomena in the solid state

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2021
  • Early Career Achievement Award. SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics . 2017
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer Award . American Physical Society. 2017
  • Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research . 2017
  • Scialog Fellow. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Army Research Office . 2016
  • Cottrell Scholar Award. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • CAREER Award . National Science Foundation . 2015
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Air Force Office of Scientific Research . 2015
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award . Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2014
  • Ph.D. Thesis prize, Quantum Electronics and Optics. European Physical Society. 2011

Courses Taught

  • ECE 891: Internship
  • ECE 524: Introduction to Solid-State Physics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Stewart, JW; Vella, JH; Li, W; Fan, S; Mikkelsen, MH, Ultrafast pyroelectric photodetection with on-chip spectral filters., Nature materials, vol 19 no. 2 (2020), pp. 158-162 [10.1038/s41563-019-0538-6] [abs].
  • Shen, Q; Hoang, TB; Yang, G; Wheeler, VD; Mikkelsen, MH, Probing the origin of highly-efficient third-harmonic generation in plasmonic nanogaps., Optics express, vol 26 no. 16 (2018), pp. 20718-20725 [10.1364/oe.26.020718] [abs].
  • Huang, J; Akselrod, GM; Ming, T; Kong, J; Mikkelsen, MH, Tailored Emission Spectrum of 2D Semiconductors Using Plasmonic Nanocavities, ACS Photonics, vol 5 no. 2 (2018), pp. 552-558 [10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01085] [abs].
  • Wilson, WM; Stewart, JW; Mikkelsen, MH, Surpassing Single Line Width Active Tuning with Photochromic Molecules Coupled to Plasmonic Nanoantennas., Nano letters, vol 18 no. 2 (2018), pp. 853-858 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04109] [abs].
  • Sykes, ME; Stewart, JW; Akselrod, GM; Kong, X-T; Wang, Z; Gosztola, DJ; Martinson, ABF; Rosenmann, D; Mikkelsen, MH; Govorov, AO; Wiederrecht, GP, Publisher Correction: Enhanced generation and anisotropic Coulomb scattering of hot electrons in an ultra-broadband plasmonic nanopatch metasurface., Nature communications, vol 8 no. 1 (2017) [10.1038/s41467-017-02106-x] [abs].