Professor Junpeng Guo


Junpeng Guo, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Optics
Plasmonics and Metamaterials Laboratory
412 Optics Building
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama 35899
Telephone: (256)824-2421
Fax: (256)824-2856


Dr. Guo's research is in the area of nanostructure surface plasmon photonics and metamaterials. The major thrust of the research activities is to explore novel metal-dielectric-semiconductor plasmonic nanostructures to engineer and control plasmon-polaritons in the mesoscopic nanoscale, a scale between the atomic scale and the diffraction limit of light. Engineered nanostructure plasmonic photonics materials have novel electromagnetic properties which do not exist in nature. One of the examples is that plasmonic nanostructure materials can completely trap photons and function as perfect light absorbers for energy applications.

Plasmonic metal-dielectric nanostructures can also confine photons to the deep sub-wavelength nanoscale at designed optical frequencies for sensor applications. Nanostructure plasmonic devices potentially enable sensors for extremely low concentration chemicals and biomolecules.

Dr. Guo worked on nanophotonics, photonic crystals, micro-resonators, femtosecond laser, and high-speed semiconductor lasers at Sandia National Laboratories, Rockwell Science Center, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Prof. Junpeng Guo received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. At the University of Illinois, he made the first thin film micropolarizer array. Now micropolarizer arrays are widely used for flat panel 3D displays and polarimetric imaging. After receiving his Ph.D. degree, he joined the Rockwell International Science Center in Thousand Oaks, California as a Research Scientist to work on nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, and optical signal processing. In 2002, he joined the Sandia National Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff, where he worked on nanophotonics, integrated optics, and micro-resonators. In 2005, he joined the faculty of University of Alabama in Huntsville as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. Now he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Optics and a principal investigator of plasmonics and metamaterials researches at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Prof. Guo received an Alan Berman Research Publication Award at NRL in 2013, an ASEE-Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2010, and an ASEE-Naval Research Office Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2011. He was the sole recipient of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in the College of Engineering in 2007. He is a senior member of OSA (The Optical Society of America) and SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics).


EE/Physics 451 Optoelectronics
EE/Physics 542 Physical Optics
EE 454 Optical Fiber Communications
EE 609 Electromagnetic Field Theory
EE 710 Nonlinear Optics
EE 710 Surface Plasmonics and Metamaterials
EE 710 Optics of Layer Structures and Photonic Crystals
EE 383 Analytical Methods for Discrete Time Systems


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