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Maiken H. Mikkelsen, PhD Assistant Professor, Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics

Friday, April 26, 2013

Maiken MikkelsenMaiken H. Mikkelsen is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at Duke University. She received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2004 and her MA and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007 and 2009, respectively. She did her PhD in the group of Prof. David Awschalom on experimental studies of single electron spins in semiconductor quantum dots. Before joining Duke, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Xiang Zhang at the University of California, Berkeley doing research in the area of nanophotonics. In 2011 she received the European Physical Society’s PhD Thesis prize from the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division. Her research interests include experimental studies of spin dynamics in solid state systems, light-matter interactions in nanostructures, nanophotonics, metamaterials, and quantum information science.