"The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone."
Lao Tzu

Prof. Dentcho A. Genov
Associate Professor of Physics
Director of the Center for Applied Physics Studies
College of Engineering and Science
Louisiana Tech University

  • Office: Engineering Annex, Room 220
  • Phone: (318) 257-4190, Fax: (318) 257-2777
  • E-mail: dgenov@LaTech.edu





  • Electromagnetic properties of nano-structured complex media including: metal composites, rough surfaces, fractal aggregates, and ordered media
  • Solid state and condensed matter physics: geometrical phase transitions, scaling theory, classical and quantum wave localization
  • Nanophotonics and quantum optics, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy, quantum dots, nanoscopic lasers and optical elements
  • Artificial materials: metamaterials and negative index media, electric and magnetic plasmons, electromagnetic cloacking
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I am looking to hire determined PhD students who are seeking to pursue cutting edge research in a rapidly developing field of nano-scale photonics materials and optoelectronic devices. The students will be working on a new National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project. Computer and analytical skills are required as well as a strong background in Physics and Engineering.


Our paper on "Terahertz Optoelectronics with Surface Plasmon Polariton Diodes"was published in the January 2014 issue of Nature Scientific Reports magazine.

Our paper on "Repulsive Casimir force in magnetodielectric plate configurations", has been published in January 2014 issue of Physical Review B magazine.

Our paper on "Material- and geometry-independent multishell cloaking device" has been selected by the editors of the journal to be Editors' Suggestion(Physical Review B, vol. 85, pp. 045402 (2012))




Our paper on the first experimental recreation of a "Photonic Black Hole" in the lab was published in Nature Photonics magazine and was featured on the online news section of Nature magazine (2013).

Our paper on "Mimicking celestial mechanics in metamaterials" , was featured by numerous USA and foreign media. It is also featured on the cover of Nature Physics magazine .

Our paper on "Negative Index Metamaterials", published in Nature magazine magazine, has been cited more than 1430 times according to Google Scholar .




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