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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Gururaj Naik
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
e-mail:guru@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2013) Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • B.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2006) Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India
  • M.E. Microelecttronics (2008) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
 
Primary Department
   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Websites
 The Naik Lab
 
Research Areas
 Nanophotonics – the science and technology of extreme control of light and heat using nanotechnology. While discovering new scientific phenomena, his group addresses global challenges in energy and healthcare by developing new technologies for efficient renewable energy harvesting, smart imaging and chemical sensing.
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

C. F. Doiron, and G. V. Naik "Semiconductors for high selectivity thermal emitters." Journal of Optics (Invited to the special issue on Nanophotonic materials)Submitted

 
 

D. M. Wu, M. L. Solomon, G. V. Naik, A. Garcia-Etxarri, A. Salleo, and J. A. Dionne "Chemically-tunable optical materials exhibiting unity-order change in index." Advanced Materials (in press)Accepted

 
 

D. M. Wu, M. L. Solomon, G. V. Naik, A. Garcia-Etxarri, A. Salleo, and J. A. Dionne "Chemically-tunable optical materials exhibiting unity-order change in index." Advanced Materials (in press)Accepted

 
 

G. V. Naik, A. Welch, J. A. Briggs, M. L. Solomon, and J. A. Dionne "Hot-Carrier-Mediated Photon Upconversion in Metal-Decorated Quantum Wells ." Nano Letters, 17 (8) (June 29 2017) : 4583-4587.

 
 

J. A. Briggs, G. V. Naik, Y. Zhao, T. A. Petach, K. Sahasrabuddhe, N. A. Melosh, and J. A. Dionne "Temperature-dependent optical properties of titanium nitride." Applied Physics Letters, 110 (March 2017) : 101901.

 
 

J. A. Briggs, G. V. Naik, T. A. Petach, B. K. Baum, D. Goldhaber-Gordon,and J. A. Dionne "Fully CMOS-compatible titanium nitride nanoantennas." Applied Physics Letters, 108 (5) (February, 2016) : 051110.

 
 

J. Kim, A. Dutta, G. V. Naik, A. V. Kildishev, A. J. Giles, F. J. Bezares, C. T. Ellis, J. G. Tischler, O. J. Glembocki, A. M. Mahmoud, H. Caglayan, J. D. Caldwell, A. Boltasseva, and N. Engheta "The Role of Epsilon-Near-Zero Substrates in the Optical Response of Plasmonic Antennas." Optica, 3 (3) (2016) : 339-346.

 
 Book chapters
 

G.V. Naik "'Alternative Plasmonic Materials’ chapter in ‘Plasmonics and Metamaterials’ section of Encyclopedia of Modern Optics II." Encyclopedia of Modern Optics II

 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

"Plasmonic hot carrier mediated photon upconversion in GaN/InGaN quantum wells (in proceedings of SPIE)." SPIE Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (August, 2016)

 
 Invited Talks
 

"High Temperature Optical Properties of Semiconductors for Thermophotovoltaics." APS March Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March 2017) With Chloe Doiron

 
 

"Photon upconversion in metal/semiconductor heterostructure mediated by plasmonic hot carriers." ACS Southwest Regional Meeting, Galveston, TX. (November, 2016) With A. J. Welch, J. A. Briggs, and J. A. Dionne

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"Hot Nanophotonics for Clean Energy." Smalley-Curl Institute 2017 Transdisciplinary Symposium,, Houston, TX. (February 9, 2017)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"Hot nanophotonics: From hot carriers to hot thermal emitters." Physics Colloquium, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande Valley, TX. (November 17, 2017)

 
 

"A GOLDEN TIME FOR CLEAN ENERGY! – BROUGHT TO YOU BY NANOPHOTONICS." Corporate Affiliates Day, Rice University, Houston, TX. (March 31, 2017)

 
 

"Hot Nanophotonics: From Hot Carriers To Hot Thermal Emitters." University of Houston, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., Houston, TX. (October 27, 2017)

 
 

"Smalley-Curl Institute seminar speaker." Smalley-Curl Institute, (September 2016)

 
 

"Hot Plasmonics: From hot carriers to hot thermal emitters." Physics Colloquium, University of New Mexico Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Albuquerque, NM. (November 4, 2016)

 
Editorial Positions
 Editor for Special Issue, Materials. MDPI. (2016 - 2016)

 Other, Science Advances. AAAS. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Fundamentals and Applications. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Photonic and Nanostructures. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, New Journal of Physics. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Journal of Physics: D. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Applied Surface Sciences. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, JOSA: B. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Optics Letters. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Optics Express. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Applied Physics Letters. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Scientific Reports. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Nano Letters. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Nature Communications. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Physical Review Letters. (2017 - 2017)

 Other, Journal of Optics. (2017 - 2017)