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Dr. Uttam Manna

Associate Professor of Physics
Moulton Hall - MLT 313C
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Uttam Manna has joined the Illinois State faculty as an Assistant Professor of Physics in Fall 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics 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.

Current Courses

390.018Computational Research In Physics

270.001Experimental Physics

270.002Experimental Physics

102.002Atoms To Galaxies

102.003Atoms To Galaxies

102.004Atoms To Galaxies

240.001Electricity And Magnetism I

240.002Electricity And Magnetism I

Journal Article

Manna, U., Sugimoto, H., Eggena, D., Coe, B., & Fujii, M. Selective Excitation and Enhancement of Multipolar Resonances in Dielectric Nanosphere Using Cylindrical Vector Beams. No. Journal of Applied Physics 127 (2020): 033101.
Parker, J., Sugimoto, H., Coe, B., Eggena, D., Fujii, M., Scherer, N., Gray, S., & Manna, U. Excitation of Electrodynamic Anapole Modes in Dielectric Nanospheres. Physical Review Letters 124 (2020): 097402.


Excitation of Dark Mode in High-Index Silicon Oligomer Nanostructures using Cylindrical Vector Beams. ISU Research Symposium. (2021)
Excitation of dark mode in high-index dielectric oligomer nanostructures. APS March Meeting 2021. (2021)
Mie Scattering from single Silicon Nanoparticles. ISU Research Symposium. (2021)
Resonance Coupling between Optical Anapoles and Quantum Emitters in Silicon Nanosphere J-Aggregate Heterostructures. ISU Research Symposium. (2021)
All-Dielectric Nanophotonics Research Involving Undergraduates at Illinois State University. APS March Meeting. (2020)
All-dielectric nanophotonics: Selective excitation of multipolar resonances and the case of optical anapoles. SPIE Proceedings - 2020. (2020)
Dielectric Nanophotonics as an alternative to Nanoplasmonics. Department Seminar at Bidhan Chandra College. Bidhan Chandra College, West Bengal, India. (2020)
Dielectric Nanophotonics as an alternative to Nanoplasmonics. Seminar for Electronic Society of India. Electronic Society of India. (2020)
Excitation of non-radiating anapoles in dielectric nanospheres. APS March Meeting. (2020)
Excitation of optical anapoles in dielectric nanospheres. SPIE Proceedings - 2020. (2020)

Grants & Contracts

Optical Excitation of Nonradiating Nanosphere for Lossless Device. National Science Foundation. Illinois State University. (2018)