Xuerong Xiao (13 E SC and May 2013 ESM Student Marshal), is recognized in the January issue of SPIE Professional magazine for her work in engineering surface-plasmon-polariton waves.

Under the advisement of postdoctoral scholar Muhammed Faryad and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, the Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in ESM, Xiao authored a study recently published in the Journal of Nanophotonics. The study, "Multiple trains of same-color surface-plasmon-polaritons guided by the planar interface of a metal and a sculptured nematic thin film. Part VI: Spin and orbital angular momentums," was Xiao's senior thesis.

Read the article here.