Maiken Mikkelsen

Electrical and Computer Engineering

James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Maiken  Mikkelsen Profile Photo
Maiken Mikkelsen Profile Photo

Research Interests

Quantum nanophotonics, plasmonics, light-matter interactions in artificially structured nanoscale materials, hybrid molecular-scale materials and spin phenomena in the solid state

Bio

Maiken H. Mikkelsen is the James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. She received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Copenhagen in 2004, her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley before joining Duke University in 2012. Her research explores nanophotonics and new quantum materials to enable transformative breakthroughs for optoelectronics, quantum science, the environment, and human health.

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Her awards include the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award from the American Physical Society, the NSF CAREER award, the Moore Inventor Fellow award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and young investigator program awards from the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009

Positions

  • James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Physics

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2021
  • Early Career Achievement Award. SPIE u2013 the international society for optics and photonics . 2017
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer Award . American Physical Society. 2017
  • Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research . 2017
  • Scialog Fellow. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Army Research Office . 2016
  • Cottrell Scholar Award. Research Corporation for Science Advancement . 2016
  • CAREER Award . National Science Foundation . 2015
  • Young Investigator Program Award . Air Force Office of Scientific Research . 2015
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award . Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2014
  • Ph.D. Thesis prize, Quantum Electronics and Optics. European Physical Society. 2011

Courses Taught

  • ECE 891: Internship
  • ECE 524: Introduction to Solid-State Physics