Bio


Leland is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Professor Kunal Mukherjee's group and the Geballe Lab for Advanced Materials. His research involves investigating the potential for utilizing IV-VI alloys as plasmonic materials in the mid-infrared, and subsequently demonstrating plasmonic IV-VI optoelectronic structures and devices for light emission, detection, and modulation. Prior to his Stanford appointment, Leland was a graduate student in Professor Dan Wasserman's group at The University of Texas at Austin. In Professor Wasserman's group Leland worked on the design, growth, fabrication, and characterization of state-of-the-art III-V ultra-thin plasmonic infrared detectors and emitters.

Honors & Awards


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University (2021-2023)
  • Graduate School University Continuing Graduate Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin (2020-2021)
  • Thrust 2000 - Jeff Heller Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2020-2021)
  • Dr. Brooks Carlton Fowler Endowed Presidential Graduate Fellowship in ECE, The University of Texas at Austin (2017-2020)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation (2017)
  • H. George Apostle Prize in Physics, Grinnell College (2016)
  • Noyce Intel Grant, Grinnell College (Summer 2015)

Professional Education


  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2021)
  • MSE, The University of Texas at Austin, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2019)
  • BA, Grinnell College, Physics (2016)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • All-epitaxial guided-mode resonance mid-wave infrared detectors APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Kamboj, A., Nordin, L., Petluru, P., Muhowski, A. J., Woolf, D. N., Wasserman, D. 2021; 118 (20)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/5.0047534

    View details for Web of Science ID 000651189100009

  • All-epitaxial long-range surface plasmon polariton structures with integrated active materials JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS Nordin, L., Petluru, P., Muhowski, A. J., Shaner, E. A., Wasserman, D. 2021; 129 (11)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/5.0041509

    View details for Web of Science ID 000630454300001

  • Interface structure and luminescence properties of epitaxial PbSe films on InAs(111)A JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A Haidet, B. B., Nordin, L., Muhowski, A. J., Vallejo, K. D., Hughes, E. T., Meyer, J., Simmonds, P. J., Wasserman, D., Mukherjee, K. 2021; 39 (2)

    View details for DOI 10.1116/6.0000774

    View details for Web of Science ID 000629844400001

  • Reflecting metagrating-enhanced thin-film organic light emitting devices APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Xu, X., Kwon, H., Finch, S., Lee, J., Nordin, L., Wasserman, D., Alu, A., Dodabalapur, A. 2021; 118 (5)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/5.0034573

    View details for Web of Science ID 000630487300002

  • InSb pixel loaded microwave resonator for high-speed mid-wave infrared detection INFRARED PHYSICS & TECHNOLOGY Wang, Y., Dev, S., Yang, F., Nordin, L., Wang, Y., Briggs, A., Allen, M., Allen, J., Tutuc, E., Wasserman, D. 2020; 109
  • All-Epitaxial Integration of Long-Wavelength Infrared Plasmonic Materials and Detectors for Enhanced Responsivity ACS PHOTONICS Nordin, L., Kamboj, A., Petluru, P., Shaner, E., Wasserman, D. 2020; 7 (8): 1950-1956
  • Mid-infrared electroluminescence from type-II In(Ga)Sb quantum dots APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Briggs, A. F., Nordin, L. J., Muhowski, A. J., Petluru, P., Silva, D., Wasserman, D., Bank, S. R. 2020; 116 (6)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5134808

    View details for Web of Science ID 000525300500001

  • Enhanced emission from ultra-thin long wavelength infrared superlattices on epitaxial plasmonic materials APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Nordin, L., Li, K., Briggs, A., Simmons, E., Bank, S. R., Podolskiy, V. A., Wasserman, D. 2020; 116 (2)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5132311

    View details for Web of Science ID 000518029800006

  • Electrical modulation of degenerate semiconductor plasmonic interfaces JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS Dong, Z., Vinnakota, R. K., Briggs, A. F., Nordin, L., Bank, S. R., Genov, D. A., Wasserman, D. 2019; 126 (4)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5108905

    View details for Web of Science ID 000478840600055

  • Probing polaritons in the mid- to far-infrared JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS Folland, T. G., Nordin, L., Wasserman, D., Caldwell, J. D. 2019; 125 (19)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5090777

    View details for Web of Science ID 000472057400003

  • Monochromatic Multimode Antennas on Epsilon-Near-Zero Materials ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS Dominguez, O., Nordin, L., Lu, J., Feng, K., Wasserman, D., Hoffman, A. J. 2019; 7 (10)
  • Mid-infrared epsilon-near-zero modes in ultra-thin phononic films APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Nordin, L., Dominguez, O., Roberts, C. M., Streyer, W., Feng, K., Fang, Z., Podolskiy, V. A., Hoffman, A. J., Wasserman, D. 2017; 111 (9)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.4996213

    View details for Web of Science ID 000408751500005