Post-doctoral Research Scientist - University of Chicago (2012-2016)
Post-doctoral Research Scientist - Columbia University (2009-2012)
Ph.D - Trinity College Dublin (2005-2009)
Dr. Manna currently teaches PHY 102.
Our research aims at understanding optical phenomena on the nanometer scale.
To facilitate this, we take two-step approach. Firstly, we confine light by
classical means i.e. focus light using microscope objectives beyond the
paraxial approximation. Secondly, we use the confined light as a probe to
investigate resonance phenomena (electric and magnetic) in metal nanoparticle
based structures as well as study interaction of light with other nanoscale
systems (quantum dots, rare earth elements, etc.).
Department of Physics
Moulton Hall 311
Campus Box 4560 Normal,