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Chad Ropp

Chad Ropp is a is a PML/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D research focused on the nanofluidic positioning of single colloidal quantum dots to couple with nanophotonic structures. His more recent research has investigated the use of optical fields to drive self-organization phenomena in random media and magnetic fields to perform variable-field NMR measurements. Chad is currently working with Vladimir Aksyuk to design free-space mode converters at visible wavelengths and to develop an integrated platform for addressing atomic vapor using on-chip photonics.

Selected Publications

  • Dissipative self-organization in optical space, Chad Ropp, Nicolas Bachelard, David Barth, Yuan Wang, and Xiang Zhang. Nature Photonics 12, 739–743 (2018).
  • Emergence of an enslaved phononic bandgap in a non-equilibrium pseudo-crystal, Nicolas Bachelard, Chad Ropp, Marc Dubois, Rongkuo Zhao, Yuan Wang, and Xiang Zhang. Nature Materials 16, 808–813 (2017).
  • Nanoscale probing of image-dipole interactions in a metallic nanostructure, Chad Ropp, Zachary Cummins, Sanghee Nah, John T. Fourkas, Benjamin Shapiro, and Edo Waks. Nature Communications 6, 1–8 (2015).
  • Nanoscale imaging and spontaneous emission control with a single nano-positioned quantum dot, Chad Ropp, Zachary Cummins, Sanghee Nah, John T. Fourkas, Benjamin Shapiro, and Edo Waks. Nature Communications 4, 1–8 (2013).
  • Positioning and Immobilization of Individual Quantum Dots with Nanoscale Precision, Chad Ropp, Zachary Cummins, Roland Probst, Sijia Qin, John T. Fourkas, Benjamin Shapiro, and Edo Waks. Nano Letters 10, 4673–4679 (2010).
Created December 8, 2019, Updated April 20, 2020