Costas Soukoulis

Ames Laboratory Associate and Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University
Address
A519 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-2816
Fax 515-294-0689
Email soukoulis@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

Development of theoretical understanding of the properties of disordered systems, with emphasis on electron and photon localization, photonic crystals, random lasers, metamaterials, left-handed materials, random magnetic systems, nonlinear systems, and amorphous semiconductors. The theoretical models developed are often quite sophisticated to accurately reflect the complexity of real materials.


        Project Affiliations:
        Metamaterials
        Photonic Systems

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago, 1978
  • M.S. Physics, University of Chicago, 1975
  • B.S. Physics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1974

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2007 - present Frances M. Craig Endowed Chair, Iowa State University
  • 2005 - present Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University
  • 1990 - present Senior Scientist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1990 - 2005 Professor, Department of Physics and Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1986 - 1990 Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1984 - 1986 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1981 - 1984 Research Physicist, Exxon Corporate Research Laboratories
  • 1978 - 1981 Visit. Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Univ. of Virginia

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2005 Descartes Prize for Research, European Union
  • 2002 Energy 100 Award and Science 100 Award, U. S. DOE., Humboldt Senior Research Award
  • 2002 Fellow, Optical Society of America
  • 2002 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2001 Iowa State University Outstanding Achievement in Research
  • 2000 LAS Excellence in Research Award, Iowa State University
  • 1992, 1995, 2000 Director of NATO ASI on Photonic Crystals
  • 1992 Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics, DOE
  • 1991 Fellow, American Physical Society

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2008
Penciu R S; Aydin K; Kafesaki M; Koschny T; Ozbay E; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2008. Multi-gap individual and coupled split-ring resonator structures. Optics Express. 16:18131-18144. abstract
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2007
Guven K; Cakmak A O; Caliskan M D; Gundogdu T F; Kafesaki M; Soukoulis C M; Ozbay E . 2007. Bilayer metamaterial: analysis of left-handed transmission and retrieval of effective medium parameters. Journal of Optics a-Pure and Applied Optics. 9:S361-S365. abstract
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Dolling G; Wegener M; Soukoulis C M; Linden S . 2007. Design-related losses of double-fishnet negative-index photonic metamaterials. Optics Express. 15:11536-11541. abstract
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Foteinopoulou S; Kenanakis G; Katsarakis N; Tsiapa I; Kafesaki M; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2007. Experimental verification of backward wave propagation at photonic crystal surfaces. Applied Physics Letters. 91:214102. abstract
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Katsarakis N; Kafesaki A; Tsiapa I; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2007. High transmittance left-handed materials involving symmetric split-ring resonators. Photonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications. 5:149-155. abstract
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Kafesaki M; Koschny T; Zhou J; Katsarakis N; Tsiapa I; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2007. Electromagnetic behaviour of left-handed materials. Physica B-Condensed Matter. 394:148-154. abstract
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Foteinopoulou S; Kafesaki M; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2007. Backward surface waves at photonic crystals. Physical Review B. 75:245116. abstract
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Kafesaki M; Tsiapa I; Katsarakis N; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M; Economou E N . 2007. Left-handed metamaterials: The fishnet structure and its variations. Physical Review B. 75:235114. abstract
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Soukoulis C M; Linden S; Wegener M . 2007. Negative refractive index at optical wavelengths. Science. 315:47-49. abstract
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Dolling G; Wegener M; Soukoulis C M; Linden S . 2007. Negative-index metamaterial at 780 nm wavelength. Optics Letters. 32:53-55. abstract
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