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Munday, Jeremy

Munday, Jeremy

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1201G IREAP
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BACKGROUND

 

Jeremy Munday received his PhD in Physics from Harvard in 2008, his BS in Physics from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003, and was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech until 2011 when he came to the University of Maryland. He is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with affiliate appointments in the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) and the Chemical Physics Graduate Program. His research endeavors range from near field optics, photonics, and plasmonics for solar energy conversion to quantum electromechanical phenomena (such as the Casimir effect) for actuating micro- and nano-mechanical devices. He has received a number of recognitions, including the NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Award.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018)
  • Clark School Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award (2017)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2016)
  • ONR YIP Award (2016)
  • Optical Society of America Alfred Lomb Medal (2015)
  • IEEE Young Investigators Award (2015)
  • SPIE Early Career Achievement Award (2014)
  • NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Award (2012)

 

 

  • Near field optics, photonics, and plasmonics for solar energy energy conversion
  • Quantum electromechanical pheomena for actuating micro- and nano-mechanical devices
  • Radiation pressure forces

Munday’s research aims to mitigate climate change through radiative cooling

Munday proposes an alternative geoengineering option that increases the emission of radiation from the Earth in order to cool it. 

Scientists revisit the cold case of cold fusion

Four academic laboratories partner with Google to explore how materials science can help make fusion more accessible.
 

2019 Hulka/Wells Energy Fellowships Awarded

Projects include energy harvesting and clean energy fuel production

Researchers make liquid crystals do the twist

UMD engineers and scientists measure previously unexamined tiny force.

Palm, Murray research featured on cover of ACS Photonics

Palm, Murray research featured on cover of ACS Photonics

Nanoscale reactions studied with new device made in Fab Lab

‘Complete picture’ of nano properties captured by ECE/IREAP group

Munday Receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. Munday’s research project seeks to advance the understanding of the quantum vacuum and its potential use for future technologies.

ECE and MSE Researchers' Work Featured on Cover of Advanced Optical Materials

Active control of light makes new semiconductor devices.

Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Awards Three Energy Fellowships

New innovations in sustainable energy storage and generation awarded

Spheres of attraction, brought together by quantum physics

Researchers use an atomic force microscope to measure the Casimir force between two spheres.