Dr. Manna joined the Illinois State Physics department in Fall 2016. He graduated with a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Before arriving at Illinois State, he worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at the James Franck Institute at The University of Chicago and the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. His research interests are experimental nanophotonics, light-matter interactions at the nanoscale.
390Computational Research In Physics
Grants & Contracts
RUI: Unraveling Novel Nanophotonic Effects in Mid-Index Micro-Sized Dielectric Materials. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2022)
MRI: Acquisition of a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope to Advance Multidisciplinary Research and Education. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2021)
Optical Excitation of Nonradiating Nanosphere for Lossless Device. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2018)