Joseph S. T. Smalley

Title: Post-doctoral scholar

Curriculum Vitae

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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. 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

    • 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