B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, 2017
Tanya Das received her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Light-matter interactions at the nanoscale depend on both properties of the illuminating light, and properties of the nanostructure under consideration. To better understand these interactions, Tanya studies the effects of illumination engineering on multipolar resonances in sub-wavelength particles. Of particular interest are the spectral response and radiative properties of sub-wavelength structures, as well as the selective excitation of individual multipolar resonances through beam engineering. Tanya established a "local field theory" approach to understanding the multipolar resonances of spherical nanoparticles, and has used this to develop novel computation time-saving techniques for running FDTD electromagnetics simulations.