MacArthur Fellow; associate professor, Department of Physics
areas of expertise: nonlinear optics, nanophotonic, wireless power transfer, physics
Marin Soljacic has been an assistant professor of physics at MIT since September 2005, and an associate professor of physics at MIT since July 2010.
He received a BsE degree in physics and electrical engineering from MIT in 1996, and earned his PhD in physics at Princeton University in 2000. In September 2000, he was named an MIT Pappalardo Fellow in Physics, and in 2003 was appointed a principal research scientist in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT.
His main research interests are in electromagnetic phenomena, focusing on nanophotonics, nonlinear optics, and wireless power transfer. He is a co-author of 97 scientific articles and 18 patents, and has given more than 70 invited talks at conferences and universities around the world. He is the recipient of the Adolph Lomb medal from the Optical Society of America (2005), and the TR35 award from Technology Review (2006). The work on wireless power transfer that he spearheaded has been singled out as one of the most important technological developments of 2007 by The New York Times, BBC News, Scientific American, Technology Review, and Discover magazine. In 2008, he was awarded a MacArthur fellowship grant.
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