Professor Marin Soljacic is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received the B.S.E. from MIT in 1996, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1998 and 2000 respectively. From 2000 to 2003, he returned to MIT as a Pappalardo Fellow in the Department of Physics. From 2003 to 2005, he was Principal Research Scientist in RLE. He joined the MIT faculty in the Department of Physics in 2005.
Professor Soljacic’s research interests focus on exploring the physical phenomena revealed by the new levels of control of materials structure at length-scales smaller than the wavelength of light. The unique properties of these new artificially created materials have already enabled a wide range of very important applications (e.g. in medicine, telecommunications, defense, etc.) and are expected to do even more so in the future. In addition, Professor Soljacic is also interested in various topics in nonlinear optical physics, and also wireless power transfer