Dr. Mikhail Belkin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
He received his B.S. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1998 and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 he worked in Federico Capasso’s group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, first as a postdoctoral fellow and later as a research associate. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2008.
Dr. Belkin’s research interests are in the areas of mid-infrared and THz photonics, optoelectronics, and nonlinear optics. Current projects include the investigation of exotic linear and nonlinear optical effects in metamaterials and low-dimensional structures, development and application of compact room-temperature THz sources and detectors based on quantum cascade laser technology, tunable plasmonic devices, integrated mid-infrared photonics systems, and sub-wavelength resolution vibrational spectroscopy.
Dr. Belkin has co-authored over 150 journal and conference papers. His recent awards include the NSF CAREER Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award, and the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program Award for Young Investigators from the state of Texas, as well as a number of best paper awards. Dr. Belkin has also been selected as 2014 Tour Speaker for the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. He is the chair of the Central Texas chapter the IEEE Photonics Society.