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Alexandra Boltasseva

Chairman, Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board; Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center Purdue University

Alexandra Boltasseva is a Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University and the editor-in-chief for The Optical Society's Optical Materials Express journal. She moved to the Technical University of Denmark for her PhD studies in nanophotonics and nanofabrication. Her research focuses on plasmonic metamaterials, using surface plasmons to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. Her team specializes in nano and quantum photonics, plasmonics, optical metamaterials, optical materials, and nanofabrication to develop new platforms for low-loss, tunable, reconfigurable, semiconductor-compatible devices for various applications.

Major awards:

- R.W.Wood Prize (2023) - Fellow of the SPIE
- International Society for Optical Engineers (2017)
- Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) (2015)
- Daniela Pucci Prize at NanoPlasm Conference (2014)