Joseph S. T. Smalley

Title: Post-doctoral scholar

Curriculum Vitae

Google Scholar

Office: B607 Jacobs Hall

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: jsmalley@eng.ucsd.edu
Cell: (814)602-8117 Fax: (858) 534-1225

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D., UC San Diego, Electrical Engineering, Nanoscale Devices & Systems, June 2016
  • M.S., UC San Diego, Electrical Engineering, Nanoscale Devices & Systems, June 2013
  • B.S., Penn State University, Engineering Science, with distinction and honors, May 2011

    Academic positions

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, June 2016-present
  • Visiting Researcher, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, June 2015-Sept 2015
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2012-2016

    Areas of interest

  • Nanophotonics: study and manipulation of the nanoscale interaction between light and matter for next generation sensing, communication, and computing platforms
  • Plasmonics: sub-diffraction limited optics for achieving ultra-fast, -compact, and energy-efficient photonic devices and circuits
  • Metamaterials: study and design of engineered composite materials with unique properties such as negative refraction and extreme polarization anisotropy
  • Active and Nonlinear Electromagnetics: fundamental studies of media with gain and nonlinearities and their application in integrated sources, modulators, and detectors
  • Smart Cities: applications of photonics to the Smart Cities paradigm, including lighting, communications, sensing, and signal processing
  • Complexity: study of complex dynamics in nonlinear physical and social systems

  • Peer-reviewed publications

    Conference Presentations

    (*presenting author)
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, S. Montoya, L. Ferrari, S. Shahin, C. T. Riley, B. Kanté, E. E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, Y. Fainman, "Extreme anisotropy, spectral modification, and intensity enhancement in luminescent hyperbolic metasurfaces," CLEO 2017, Symposium on Advances in Metaphotonic Devices I, paper JW1G.5, San Jose, CA May 17, 2017 (Finalist, Tingye Li Innovation Prize)
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, Y. Fainman, "Nanoscale polarimeter based on luminescent hyperbolic metasurfaces," OSA Biophotonics Congress, Bio-Optics: Design and Application, paper BoS2A.5, San Diego, CA, Apr 2, 2017
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, S. Montoya, L. Ferrari, S. Shahin, C. T. Riley, B. Kante, E. E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, Y. Fainman, "Extreme photoluminescence anisotropy in active hyperbolic metasurfaces," SPIE Optics & Photonics, paper 9918-71, San Diego, CA, Aug 31, 2016
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, S. Montoya, L. Ferrari, S. Shahin, C. T. Riley, B. Kante, E. E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, Y. Fainman, "Near-infrared meta-gain media based on hyperbolic metasurfaces," SPIE Optics & Photonics, paper 9920-44, San Diego, CA, Aug 30, 2016 (Finalist: Best student paper)
    • J. S. T. Smalley, F. Vallini*, S. Montoya, L. Ferrari, S. Shahin, C. T. Riley, B. Kante, E. E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, Y. Fainman, "Fabrication and characterization of InGaAsP/Ag luminescent hyperbolic metamaterials", SBMicro2016, paper 9920-44, Brazil, Aug 2016 (Winner: Best overall paper)
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, S. Montoya, L. Ferrari, S. Shahin, C. T. Riley, B. Kante, E. E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, Y. Fainman, "Active hyperbolic metasurfaces at telecommunication frequencies," Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium 2016, paper 160405142507, Shanghai, China, Aug 8, 2016
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, S. Montoya, L. Ferrari, S. Shahin, C. T. Riley, B. Kante, E. E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, Y. Fainman, "Light-emitting hyperbolic metasurfaces at telecommunication frequencies," OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, paper NoM3C.3 Vancouver, BC, July 18, 2016
    • F. Vallini*, S. Shahin, F. Monifi, J. S. T. Smalley, M. Rabinovich, Y. Fainman, "Solving optimization problems with coupled dynamical elements," IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting, Newport, CA, July 12, 2016
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, S. Montoya, E. E. Fullerton, Y. Fainman, "Practical realization of deeply subwavelength multilayer metal-dielectric nanostructures based on InGaAsP," SPIE Optics and Photonics, paper 9544-23, San Diego, CA, Aug 10, 2015
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, B. Kante, S. Shahin, C. T. Riley, Y. Fainman, "Gain-enhanced hyperbolic metamaterials at telecommunication frequencies," SPIE Optics and Photonics, paper 9544-13, San Diego, CA, Aug 9, 2015
    • M. W. Puckett*, J. Smalley, Y. Fainman. "Recent advancements of strained silicon as an optically nonlinear material", CLEO, 2014
    • M. W. Puckett*, J. Smalley, M. Abashin, A. Greico, Y. Fainman. "Analysis and characterization of optical nonlinearities induced in strained silicon", IPR, July 2014
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, F. Vallini, B. Kante, Y. Fainman, "General conditions for lossless propagation in near-infrared hyperbolic metamaterial waveguides," CLEO: 2015, paper FM3C.5, San Jose, CA, May 11, 2015pdf
    • J. S. T. Smalley, Q. Gu, M. Puckett, Y. Fainman, "Metal-clad subwavelength semiconductor lasers with temperature-insensitive spontaneous hyper-emission," CLEO June 2014, paper JTH2A.74 pdf
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, Q. Gu, M. Puckett, Y. Fainman, "Temperature dependences of metal-clad subwavelength semiconductor lasers (MCSELs): Geometric invariance and the spontaneous emission factor", SPIE Photonics West 2014, Paper 8980-81, pdf
    • J. C. Shane*, Q. Gu, F. Vallini, B. Wingad, J. S. T. Smalley, N. C. Frateschi, Y. Fainman, "Thermal considerations in electrically-pumped metallo-dielectric nanolasers," SPIE Photonics West 2014, Paper 8980-82
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, "Systematic Investigation of Morphology of Polymer:Bis-fullerene Blends for Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaics", 2011 Research Accomplishments, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, to be published.
    • J. S. T. Smalley*, "Characterization of Materials with Epitaxially Embedded Nanoinclusions for Thermoelectric Applications", 2010 Research Accomplishments, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, 108-109, 2011

    Awards and honors

    • Finalist, Tingye Li Innovation Prize, CLEO 2017
    • Best Overall Paper, Winner, SBMicro2016
    • Best Student Paper, Finalist, SPIE Active Photonic Materials Conference, 2016
    • Rapid Access Proposal, Winner, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratory, 2015
    • Student Leadership Scholarship, National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Access Networks, 2015
    • Best Poster, Second Prize, UC San Diego Optics Workshop, 2014
    • Departmental Fellowship, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego, 2011-2012
    • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention, April 2011
    • The Francis H. Fenlon Award - Most Outstanding Engineering Science Thesis, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State University, May 2011
    • The P.B. Breneman Best Portfolio Award, Honorable Mention, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State University, May 2011