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Nan Marie Jokerst

Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Dr. Nan Marie Jokerst is the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, and the Executive Director of the Duke Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility, a Duke shared cleanroom and characterization facility. She received her BS in Physics from Creighton University in 1982, and her MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1984 and 1989, respectively. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served as an elected member of the IEEE LEOS Board of Governors, and as the VP for Conferences and as the VP Technical Affairs. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and has served as Chair of the OSA Engineering Council. Her awards include an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, an IEEE Third Millenium Medal, the IEEE/HP Harriet B. Rigas Medal, and the Alumni in Academia Award for the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. She currently serves on the National Academies Board on Global Science and Technology. She has published over 200 refereed journal and conference publications, and has 6 patents.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the Pratt School of Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, 1989
  • M.S.E.E. University of Southern California, 1984
  • B.S. Creighton University, 1982

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellows. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2003
  • Fellows. Optical Society of America. 2001

Courses Taught

  • ECE 340L: Optics and Photonics
  • ECE 449: Sensors and Sensor Interface Design
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • PHYSICS 320L: Optics and Photonics
  • VMS 325L: Optics and Photonics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Ohiri, U; Shields, CW; Han, K; Tyler, T; Velev, OD; Jokerst, N, Reconfigurable engineered motile semiconductor microparticles., Nature Communications, vol 9 no. 1 (2018) [10.1038/s41467-018-04183-y] [abs].
  • Lariviere, B; Garman, KS; Ferguson, NL; Fisher, DA; Jokerst, NM, Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy endoscopic sensing with custom Si photodetectors., Biomedical Optics Express, vol 9 no. 3 (2018), pp. 1164-1176 [10.1364/BOE.9.001164] [abs].
  • La Riviere, B; Jokerst, NM, Custom Thin Film Si photodiode arrays for endoscopic spatially resolved diffuse reflectance measurements, 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings, vol 2017-January (2017), pp. 1-2 [10.1364/CLEO_SI.2017.AW1A.3] [abs].
  • Miller, DM; Jokerst, NM, Flexible silicon sensors for diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of tissue., Biomedical Optics Express, vol 8 no. 3 (2017), pp. 1512-1524 [10.1364/BOE.8.001512] [abs].
  • Nichols, BS; Llopis, A; Palmer, GM; McCachren, SS; Senlik, O; Miller, D; Brooke, MA; Jokerst, NM; Geradts, J; Greenup, R; Ramanujam, N, Miniature spectral imaging device for wide-field quantitative functional imaging of the morphological landscape of breast tumor margins., Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol 22 no. 2 (2017) [10.1117/1.JBO.22.2.026007] [abs].