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Raju Mundru, Ph.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 

Pictured is Raju Mundru, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical engineering. | Photo by John AltdorferCONTACT INFORMATION

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
  • Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Communication Electronics
  • Programming for Engineering Technology
  • Physics I (algebra based)

BACKGROUND

Image of Journal of Optics_Jan. 2014 cover Raju Mundru, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Point Park University. Prior to joining Point Park, Mundru was an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University. Before that, he was a visiting lecturer at Louisiana Tech University. Mundru also served as a lecturer at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India.

His research interests include electromagnetic properties of nano-structured complex media, optical and quantum scattering and artificial materials. Mundru has received numerous awards for his areas of expertise and has given several conference presentations throughout the United States.

CURRICULUM VITAE


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Electromagnetic properties of nano-structured complex media including: metal composites, rough surfaces, fractal aggregates and ordered media
  • Optical and quantum scattering, nanophotonics and quantum optics, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy, quantum dots, nanoscopic lasers and optical elements
  • Artificial materials: metamaterials and negative index media, electric and magnetic plasmons, electromagnetic cloaking

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • "Repulsive Casimir force in magnetodielectric plate configuations," Physical Review B, 2014.
  • "Quasi-effective medium theory for multilayered magneto-dielectric structures," Journal of Optics, cover story, 2013.
  • "Material-and geometry-independent multishell cloaking device," Physical Review B, 2012.
  • "Generic Cloaking Device," SPIE Opitics+Photonics Conference, San Diego, Calif., August 2012.
  • "Multishell Generic Cloaking Device" and "Casmir force reversal using metamaterials,"  Mardi Gras Computational Materials and Biosystems Conference, Louisiana State University, February 2012.
  • "Analytical and numerical analysis of a generic cloaking device," American Physical Society, Dallas, Texas, March 2011.
  • "Mathematical theory and design of a generic cloaking device," Louisiana Academy of Sciences 85th Annual Meeting, Monroe, La., February 2011.

Honors and Awards

  • "Quasi-effective medium theory for multilayered magneto-dielectric structures," cover story selected by Journal of Optics for its exclusive "Highlights of 2014" research collection 
  • "Material-and geometry-independent multishell cloaking device," paper selected by the editors of Physical Review B to be an editors' suggestion
  • SPIE Optics+Photonics graduate student travel grant, 2012
  • Louisiana Optical Network Initiative graduate fellowship, 2011
  • South Eastern American Physical Society Meetings travel grant, 2010

Professional Memberships

  • SPIE — the international society for optics and photonics 
  • American Physical Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Optical Society of America