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Vladimir Aksyuk

Vladimir Aksyuk is a Project Leader in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University. Following research as a Member of Technical Staff and then Technical Manager at Bell Labs, he joined the research staff at NIST. Vladimir's research focuses on the design and fabrication of novel optical MEMS systems. He holds more than 30 patents, and has published over 40 papers. In 2000 he received the Bell Labs President's Gold Award, in 2005 was named among MIT Technology Review magazine's TR35, and in 2008 received a Distinguished Alumni award for Early Career Accomplishments from Rutgers Graduate School. He is currently developing multiple projects in the use of optical MEMS and NEMS to address fundamental problems in nanomanufacturing.

Selected Programs/Projects


Selected Publications

  • Strong Casimir force reduction by metallic surface nanostructuring, F. Intravaia, S. T. Koev, I. W. Jung, A. A. Talin, R. Decca, V. A. Aksyuk, P. S. Davids, D. A. Dalvit, and D. Lopez, Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3515, (2013).
  • Nanoscale imaging of plasmonic hot spots and dark modes with the photothermal-Induced resonance technique, B. Lahiri, G. Holland, V. Aksyuk, and A. Centrone, Nano Letters 13, 3218–3224 (2013).
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  • An efficient large-area grating coupler for surface plasmon polaritons, S. Koev, A. Agrawal, H. Lezec, and V. Aksyuk, Plasmonics 7, 269–277 (2012).
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  • A microelectromechanically controlled cavity optomechanical sensing system, H. Miao, K. Srinivasan, and V. Aksyuk, New Journal of Physics 14, 075015 (2012).
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  • Optomechanical transduction of an integrated silicon cantilever probe using a microdisk resonator, K. Srinivasan, H. Miao, M. T. Rakher, M. Davanco, and V. Aksyuk, Nano Letters 11, 791-797 (2011).
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  • Beam-steering micromirrors for large optical crossconnects, V.A. Aksyuk, F. Pardo, D. Carr, D. Greywall, H. B. Chan, M.E. Simon, A. Gasparyan, H. Shea, V. Lifton, C. Bolle, S. Arney, R. Frahm, M. Paczkowski, M. Haueis, R. Ryf, D.T. Neilson, J. Kim, R. Giles, and D. Bishop, Journal of Lightwave Technologies 21, 634-642, (2003).
  • Quantum mechanical actuation of microelectromechanical systems by the Casimir force, H. B. Chan, V.A. Aksyuk, R. N. Kleiman, D. J. Bishop, F. Capasso, Science 291, 1941-1944, (2001).
  • Wavelength add-drop switching using tilting mirrors, J. E. Ford, V.A. Aksyuk, D. J. Bishop, and J. A. Walker, Journal of Lightwave Technology 17, 904-911, (1999).
  • Observation of mesoscopic vortex physics using micromechanical oscillators, C. A. Bolle, V. Aksyuk, F. Pardo, P. L. Gammel, E. Zeldov, E. Bucher, R. Boie, D. J. Bishop and D. R. Nelson, Nature 399, 43-46 (1999).
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Project Leader
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Physics - Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Ph.D. Physics - Rutgers University


Phone: 301-975-2867