In the News

Vote YES on General Obligation Bond C

Vote yes on General Obligation Bond C for New Mexico higher education
October 24, 2016
Bond C for Higher Education will provide more opportunity for New Mexico students in a global economy, create local jobs and provide communities around the state an economic boost, all without raising taxes. If Bond C is approved by voters, a new Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science Center (PAIS) could be completed on UNM main campus by 2019. Read More ...

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation awards $2.2 million grant to UNM Center for Quantum Information and Control
October 24, 2016
The grant makes CQuIC a Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics, one of only two in the United States. CQuIC was formed in 2009 and is based at UNM with an extension at the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Read More ...

Nader Engheta

OSE Distinguished Lecture Series, Nov. 2-4, to feature award-winning nanophotonics expert
October 13, 2016
University of Pennsylvania award-winning researcher Nader Engheta has made significant contributions to the fields of optics, photonics, nanomaterials, and miniaturized antennas. HIs UNM presentations will be geared toward a wide audience of working professionals in technical fields. NOW REGISTERING. Read More ...


UNM optical physicists record lowest temperature ever in solids using laser cooling
October 5, 2016
Optical physicists at UNM are using lasers to generate cold temperatures instead of heat. The technology will be utilized to build solid-state cryocoolers to be used in a variety of applications. Read More ...

Professor Victor Acosta

CHTM Research Profile: Nanophotonic magnetic resonance spectroscopy
September 30, 2016
Victor Acosta's research group, the Quantum Nanophotonic and Biosensing team at CHTM, conducts applied physics research at the intersection of atomic physics, biomedical imaging, and condensed matter nanotechnology. Read More ...

In the Know

OSE Distinguished Lecture Series

Nader Engheta
H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences; University of Pennsylvania

Wed., Nov. 2, 3 pm - 4 pm
Thurs., Nov. 3, 3 pm - 4 pm
Fri., Nov. 4, 9 am - 10 am
CHTM Room 101 - All students, faculty, staff and industry partners are encouraged to attend.

All attendees must register in advance. REGISTER ONLINE here.

Professor Engheta has earned many awards in his career, including the 2015 SPIE Gold Medal, 2015 NSSEFF from the Department of Defense and a 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award. • Faculty Profile • Research Group

OSE Seminar Series - Fall 2016

"Sub-10-nm Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Probes and sensors," with Dr. Stefano Cabrini, Nanofabrication Facility Director, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Thursday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
CHTM Room 103 (Map & directions here)

Bio & Seminar Abstract PDF
Research Interests: Experience in micro-nano-fabrication, electron-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, nanoimprinting, thin-film deposition and plasma etch. Experience in nanophotonics, plasmonics fabrication and characterization, and the development of new lithographic tools and processes.