Dr. Junpeng Guo

Professor, ECE

Contact

301 Sparkman Drive
Optics Building
Room 400N
Huntsville, AL 35899
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256.824.2898
junpeng.guo@uah.edu

Biography

Prof. Junpeng Guo received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC, he made the first pixelated thin film micropolarizer array. The work stimulated and enabled the later development of the multi-billion dollar 3D display industry. After graduation from UIUC, he joined the Rockwell International Science Center in Thousand Oaks, California as a research scientist and later moved to the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico as a member of technical staff. He also held a research scholar appointment with the Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics at the Duke University. He joined the faculty of the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005. Now he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and a Professor of Optical Science and Engineering. Prof. Guo is the inventor of the surface plasmon resonance spectrometer sensor and the inventor of hybrid metal-dielectric low loss surface plasmon waveguides. He received the Alan Berman Research Publication Award in 2013, the ASEE- Naval Research Office Summer Faculty Fellowship, and the ASEE-Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2010. He was the only recipient of the University Distinguished Faculty Research Award in 2016 and one of two recipients of the Outstanding Engineering Faculty Research Award of UAH in 2016. He was also the only recipient of the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2007. Prof. Guo is a Fellow of SPIE-the International Society for Optics and Photonics. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of OSA Journal of Photonics Research, and also serves as an Associate Editor of SPIE Journal of Nanophotonics.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, SPIE-The International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017
  • University Outstanding Faculty Research Award of UAH, 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Award of UAH College of Engineering, 2016
  • Alan Berman Research Publication Award at NRL, 2013
  • ONR Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 2011
  • Senior Member of SPIE, 2011
  • Senior Member of OSA, 2010
  • AFOSR Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 2010
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2007

Recent Publications

  • C. You, M. Hong, N. Bhusal, J. Chen, M. A. Quiroz-Juárez, J. Fabre, F. Mostafavi, J. Guo, I. D. Leon, R. J. León-Montiel, O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, “Observation of the modification of quantum statistics of plasmonic systems,” Nature Communications 12, 5161 (2021). 

  • H. Guo and J. Guo, “Cavity-coupled conical cross-section gold nanohole array fiber tip localized surface plasmon resonance sensor,” J. of Nanophotonics 14(2), 026006 (2020).

  • E. M. Smith, J. Chen, J. R. Hendrickson, J. W. Cleary, C. Dass, A. N. Reed, S. Vangala, and J. Guo, "Epsilon-near-zero thin-film metamaterials for wideband near-perfect light absorption," Opt. Mater. Express 10, 2439-2446 (2020).

  • C. K. Dass, H. Kwon, S. Vangala, E. M. Smith, J. W. Cleary, J. Guo, A. Alù, and J. R. Hendrickson, "Gap-plasmon-enhanced second-harmonic generation in epsilon-near-zero nanolayers," ACS Photonics 7(1), 174-179 (2020). 

  • J. W. Cleary, E. M. Smith, E. D. Leedy, G. Grzybowski, and J. Guo, “Optical and electrical properties of ultra-thin indium tin oxide nanofilms on silicon for infrared photonics,” Optical Material Express 8(5), 1231-1245 (2018).

  • J. R. Hendrickson, S. Vangala, C. Dass, R. Gibson, J. Goldsmith, K. Leedy, D. E. Walker, J. W. Cleary, W. Kim, and J. Guo, “Coupling of epsilon-near-zero mode to gap plasmon mode for wideband perfect light absorption,” ACS Photonics 5 (3), 776-781 (2018).

  • J. S. Cetnar, S. Vangala, W. Zhang, C. Pfeiffer, E. R. Brown, and J. Guo, “High extinction ratio terahertz wire-grid polarizers with connecting bridges on quartz substrates,” Optics Letters 42  (5), 955-958 (2017).

  • A. Tareki, R. G. Lindquist, W. Kim, J. Guo, M. P. Hokmabadi, E. Rivera, P. Kung, S. M. Kim, and M. Heimbeck, “Terahertz transparent electrode using tripod metal aperture array,” IEEE-Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology 7 (1), 80-85 (2017).

  • J. S. Cetnar, S. Vangala, W. Zhang, C. Pfeiffer, E. R. Brown, and J. Guo, “High extinction ratio terahertz wire-grid polarizers with connecting bridges on quartz substrates,” Optics Letters 42 (5), 955-958 (2017).

  • J. Guo, Z. Li, and H. Guo, "Near perfect light trapping in a 2D gold nanotrench grating at oblique angles of incidence and its application for sensing," Optics Express 24 (15), 17259-17271 (2016).