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Natalia Litchinitser

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2537 Ciemas Building, 101 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Nanophotonics; Photonic Metamaterials; Nonlinear Optics; Fiber Optics; Photonic Crystal Fibers

Selected Grants


MRI: Track 2 Acquisition of the Thermo Fischer Cryogenic Helios 5 CX DualBeam for Materials Science

EquipmentPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

Magnetic Resonances in Nonlinear Dielectric Nanostructures: New Light-Matter Interactions and Machine Learning Enhanced Design

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

metasuRfacE baSed Platforms fOr devices aND pErsonnel pRotection (RESPONDER)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Brescia · 2023 - 2026

High Photon Density Spatiotemporal (OAM+SAM) Vector Beams for Maritime Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Clemson University · 2020 - 2025

Topological states of light and darkness

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2023 - 2024

MRI: Track 2 Acquisition of the Thermo Fischer Cryogenic Helios 5 CX DualBeam for Materials Science

EquipmentPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

Magnetic Resonances in Nonlinear Dielectric Nanostructures: New Light-Matter Interactions and Machine Learning Enhanced Design

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

metasuRfacE baSed Platforms fOr devices aND pErsonnel pRotection (RESPONDER)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Brescia · 2023 - 2026

High Photon Density Spatiotemporal (OAM+SAM) Vector Beams for Maritime Environments

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Clemson University · 2020 - 2025

Topological states of light and darkness

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2023 - 2024

Optical Approaches to Computing Convolutions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by MetaCept, Inc. · 2022 - 2023

Supersymmetry in Linear and Nonlinear Optics

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Research Office · 2018 - 2023

Chalcogenide Photonic Quasicrystalline Metastructures: New Approaches to Phase-matching Engineering

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2019 - 2022

Manipulating light-matter interactions in bulk anisotropic metamaterials

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2021

External Relationships


  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

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