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Viktor Podolskiy

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Viktor Podolskiy, Physics and Applied Physics

Professor, Assistant Chair
Olney Hall 125


Theoretical and Computational Photonics of Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals, and Complex Media

Research Interest

Computational and theoretical photonics and plasmonics in composites, metamaterials, and multi-scale systems.

Educational Background

B.S. (applied physics and mathematics), Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology; M.S. (computer science), Ph.D. (physics) New Mexico State University


Prof. Viktor Podolskiy earned his B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology in 1998, followed by M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Physics from New Mexico State University in 2001 and 2002 respectively.  Upon completion of Ph.D. program,  Podolskiy joined Electrical Engineering Department of Princeton University as Post Doctoral Research Associate. Between September 2004 and December 2009  Podolskiy worked at Physics Department of Oregon State University as Assistant Professor, and later as Associate Professor. In January 2010  Podolskiy joined University of Massachusetts Lowell where he is currently a Professor and Assistant Chair at the Department of Physics and Applied Physics. 

Podolskiy’s research is focused on theory and modeling of optical properties of nano- and micro-structured composites, metamaterials, metasurfaces, and plasmonic systems. He has presented over 30 invited talks, and co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, 60 conference proceedings, and 3 US patents. Prof. Podolskiy is a Fellow of The Optical Society of America (OSA).