Dr. Joanna Ptasinski

Title: Visiting Scholar

Office: B604 Engineering Building Unit 1

Mailing Address:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0407
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

Email: jptasins@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-7208
Fax: (858) 534-1225

Ph.D.: University of California, San Diego, Electrical Engineering, 2014

M. S., Electrical Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, 2006

B. S., Electrical Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, 2001

Research Interests: Electromagnetic simulation, Nano-optics

Journal papers


  • J. Ptasinski, I. Khoo, and Y. Fainman, "Nematic Liquid Crystals for Temperature Stabilization of Silicon Photonics," in Advanced Photonics for Communications, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper JT3A.20.
  • Joanna N. Ptasinski, Sung W. Kim, Lin Pang, Iam Choon Khoo, Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Active electrical and optical tuning of silicon photonic devices with liquid crystals", in Liquid Crystals XVII, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8828 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2013), 882813.
  • Ptasinski, J.N.; Kim, W.; Lin Pang; Iam-Choon Khoo; Fainman, Y., "Optical tuning of nematic liquid crystal claddings for chip scale photonic circuits," Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference (AVFOP), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.63,64, 1-3 Oct. 2013
  • J. Ptasinski, L. Pang, P. C. Sun, B. Slutsky, and Y. Fainman, “Benefits of Differential Detection for Nanoplasmonics,” IEEE Winter Topicals 2011.
  • L. Pang, H. Chen, J. Ptasinski, P. C. Sun, and Y. Fainman, “Nanoplasmonic resonance integrated with optofluidics for biochemical sensing and identification,” SPIE 2011.