Yaroslav A. Urzhumov

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Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Urzhumov is Adjunct Assistant Professor of ECE at Duke University, and also a Technologist at the Metamaterials Commercialization Center of Intellectual Ventures. Previously a research faculty at Duke, he works on applied and theoretical aspects of metamaterials, nanomaterials and microstructured media. His main focus at Duke is on engineering technologically-relevant electromagnetic and acoustic properties of such media across the spectrum, and designing device prototypes based on metamaterials. His demonstration of all-dielectric cloaking at Duke (2013), and the theoretical proofs of metamaterial promise for wireless power transfer and hydrodynamic wake suppression (2011), are recognized worldwide as the starting points for novel industry-relevant metamaterial ideas. Dr. Urzhumov developed homogenization theories and numerical techniques for effective material property predictions, and continues to work on efficient numerical optimization methods for micro- and nanostructured media. He has interest in materials science aspects of metals, semiconductors, phonon-polaritonic and other plasmonic media, dielectrics and their micro/nanostructured forms, in particular their electromagnetic, electronic and phononic properties. While his pre-Duke works are mostly in plasmonic metamaterials, here he expanded his research into the mechanics, dynamics and acoustics of fluid, solid and hybrid metamaterials, with emphasis on underwater acoustics. Dr. Urzhumov’s expertise is in cross-disciplinary, multi-physics analysis of complex structures and systems, which require unprecedented computational efficiency.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: West Campus, Fciemas 2581, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-8259
  • Email Address: yaroslav.urzhumov@duke.edu
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Education:

    Curriculum Vitae
    Research Interests:

    Urzhumov's main focus at Duke is on engineering technologically-relevant electromagnetic and acoustic properties of such media across the spectrum, and designing device prototypes based on metamaterials. His demonstration of all-dielectric cloaking at Duke (2013), and the theoretical proofs of metamaterial promise for wireless power transfer and hydrodynamic wake suppression (2011), are recognized worldwide as the starting points for novel industry-relevant metamaterial ideas. Dr. Urzhumov developed homogenization theories and numerical techniques for effective material property predictions, and continues to work on efficient numerical optimization methods for micro- and nanostructured media. He has interest in materials science aspects of metals, semiconductors, phonon-polaritonic and other plasmonic media, dielectrics and their micro/nanostructured forms, in particular their electromagnetic, electronic and phononic properties. While his pre-Duke works are mostly in plasmonic metamaterials, here he expanded his research into the mechanics, dynamics and acoustics of fluid, solid and hybrid metamaterials, with emphasis on underwater acoustics. Dr. Urzhumov’s expertise is in cross-disciplinary, multi-physics analysis of complex structures and systems, which require unprecedented computational efficiency.

    Specialties:

    Metamaterials
    Computational Electromagnetics
    Computational Materials
    Plasmonics
    Materials
    Wireless networking

    Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

    • Senior Member of SPIE, SPIE

    Courses Taught:

      Representative Publications: (More Publications)
        • Urzhumov, Yaroslav and Smith, David R., Metamaterial-enhanced coupling between magnetic dipoles for efficient wireless power transfer, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol 83 no. 20 (2011), pp. 205114 [doi] [abs].
        • Poutrina, E. and Huang, D. and Urzhumov, Y. and Smith, D. R., Nonlinear oscillator metamaterial model: numerical and experimental verification, OPTICS EXPRESS, vol 19 no. 9 (2011), pp. 8312--8319 [doi] [abs].
        • Urzhumov, Yaroslav A. and Kundtz, Nathan B. and Smith, David R. and Pendry, John B., Cross-section comparisons of cloaks designed by transformation optical and optical conformal mapping approaches, JOURNAL OF OPTICS, vol 13 no. 2 (2011), pp. 024002 [doi] [abs].
        • Urzhumov, Yaroslav A. and Smith, David R., Transformation Optics with Photonic Band Gap Media, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol 105 no. 16 (2010), pp. 163901 [doi] [abs] (Selected for the cover of October 15 issue of Phys. Rev. Lett..) .
        • Hill, Ryan T. and Mock, Jack J. and Urzhumov, Yaroslav and Sebba, David S. and Oldenburg, Steven J. and Chen, Shiuan-Yeh and Lazarides, Anne A. and Chilkoti, Ashutosh and Smith, David R., Leveraging Nanoscale Plasmonic Modes to Achieve Reproducible Enhancement of Light, NANO LETTERS, vol 10 no. 10 (2010), pp. 4150--4154 [doi] [abs].
      Professional Society Service:
      • Since 2013: IEEE
      • Since 2011: Materials Research Society (MRS)
      • Since 2007: Optical Society of America (OSA)
      • Since 2006: SPIE
      • Since 2003: American Physical Society (APS)