Research

Welcome to our research page! This is the most exciting place to start navigating our webpage. It has detailed information on all our scientific endeavors.  Please send Prof. Zubin Jacob an email if you have questions or comments zjacob {at} purdue {dot} edu

Our research spans two major themes (I) Thermal Science and Engineering as well as (II) Quantum Science and Engineering. We take a unique theory-driven-experimental approach in all our projects. We have theory offices as well as three laboratories (thermal, quantum and spin) in the Birck Nanotechnology Center. Our group uses the Scifres Nanofab facility at Purdue University for materials innovation and device fabrication. Even though our explorations are driven by curiosity, our final goal is real-world technology that can impact society in the short term. You can read a short summary about the various projects over here and take a deeper dive about each sub-topic by navigating through the menu.

  • Thermal Science and Engineering
    • Extreme materials
    • Controlling thermal radiation with engineered materials
    • Adaptive quantum-thermal imaging
  • Quantum Science and Engineering
    • Quantum causality
    • Atomistic topological electrodynamics
    • Vacuum fluctuations in matter
    • Spin qubits and photonic spin density
    • Dipole-dipole interactions in nanophotonics

Here is a summary of our research highlights (downloadable pdf) and a snapshot of the table of contents below.

Research Highlights (2010-2020)

Table of contents

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