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**Raphaël Pestourie**(raphael.pestourie ατ gmail.com) is a postdoctoral researcher who received his PhD in applied mathematics at Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Raphaël's research is about optimization and machine-learning methods applied to design in nanophotonics. - ⇦
**Mohammed Benzaouia**(medbenzaouia ατ gmail.com) is a graduate student in electrical engineering at MIT. He works on theoretical analyses of photonic systems, such as upper bounds on wave-matter interactions, foundations of surface-emitting lasers, and optical filters. Office: 8-309. - ⇨
**Wenjie Yao**(jayyao ατ mit.edu) is a graduate student in electrical engineering at MIT. He is currently working on problems involving light emission bounds. Office: 8-311, x3-5482. - ⇦
**Zin Lin**(zinlin.zinlin ατ gmail.com) is a postdoctoral research associate who received his PhD in 2017 from Harvard SEAS with Marko Loncar, co-advised by Prof. Alejandro Rodriguez at Princeton. He is working on topology optimization methods for large-scale photonics devices. Office: 8-313.

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**Wenchao Ma**(mawc ατ mit.edu) is a graduate student in chemistry at MIT, working on optical metasurface inverse design. - ⇦
**Mo Chen**(mochen ατ mit.edu) is a graduate student in applied mathematics at MIT, working on PDE-constrained optimization.

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**Sophie Fisher**(sefisher ατ mit.edu) is a graduate student in electrical engineering at MIT, working on coupled-wave methods for optical metasurfaces.

**Gaurav Arya**(aryag ατ mit.edu) is a first-year undergraduate at MIT working on sensitivity analysis for nesting compressed sensing in end-to-end photonics optimization.**Luke Qi**(lukeqi7 ατ mit.edu) is a fourth-year undergraduate physics/EE major at MIT working on numerical methods for electromagnetic scattering through variable surface-impedance structures.

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**Raphaël Pestourie**(raphael.pestourie ατ gmail.com). Ph.D. Applied Mathematics (Dec 2019), Harvard.*Assume Your Neighbor Is Your Equal: Inverse Design in Nanophotonics.*Currently a postdoc at MIT. - ⇦
**Fan Wang**(fwangmit ατ gmail.com). Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Aug 2019), MIT. New modeling of compact, high-efficiency, and widely-tunable gas-phase terahertz lasers. Currently at Tencent. - ⇨
**Adi Pick**(pick.adi ατ gmail.com). Ph.D. Physics (Aug 2017), Harvard University. Spontaneous Emission in Nanophotonics. Currently a postdoc at Technion with Prof. Nimrod Moiseyev. - ⇦
**Yoon Kyung "Eunnie" Lee**(eunnie12 ατ alum.mit.edu). Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (June 2017), co-advised by Prof. Nicholas X. Fang. Optimal wavefronts and subwavelength structures: Computer-agided design for optics and acoustics. Currently a JD Candidate at Harvard Law School. - ⇨
**David Liu**(xdavidliu ατ gmail.com), PhD Physics (Sep 2015): Nonlinear Design in Nanophotonics. Currently at Google. - ⇨
**Xiangdong Liang**(xdliang ατ gmail.com), PhD Mathematics (Feb 2013): Modeling of Fluids and Waves with Analytics and Numerics. Currently a Senior Software Engineer at Instacart. - ⇦Hila Hashemi (hila ατ math.mit.edu), PhD Mathematics (Jan 2012): Geometric Manipulation of Light: From Nonlinear Optics to Invisibility Cloaks. Currently a data scientist at FICO.
- ⇨Alexander McCauley (mccauley ατ mit døt edu), PhD Physics (August 2011): Novel applications of Maxwell's equations to quantum and thermal phenomena. Currently at WayMo.
- ⇦Ka Yan Karen Lee (kylkaren ατ mit.edu), PhD Electrical Engineering (May 2011): Understanding new regimes for light-matter interactions. Currently lecturer at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- ⇨M. T. Homer Reid (homer ατ homerreid.com) PhD Physics (Dec 2010), co-advised by Prof. Jacob White: Fluctuating surface currents: a new algorithm for efficient prediction of Casimir interactions among arbitrary materials in arbitrary geometries".
- André Kurs (andrekurs ατ gmail.com) PhD Physics (Dec 2010), co-advised by Prof. Marin Soljacic: Novel resonance-assisted electromagnetic transport phenomena. Currently a software engineer at Waymo.
- ⇦Alejandro W. Rodriguez, PhD Physics 2010: Fluctuation-Induced Interactions and Nonlinear Nanophotonics. Currently: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University.
- ⇨Ardavan Oskooi, ScD Materials Science and Engineering 2010: Computation & Design for Nanophotonics. Currently an engineer at Google X.
- ⇦Lei Zhang, PhD Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2010 (co-advised with Prof. Jacob White): A Boundary Element Method with Surface Conductive Absorbers for 3-D Analysis of Nanophotonics. Currently at UBS Investment Bank.

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**Rasmus Christiansen**(raelch ατ mek.dtu.dk) was a visiting postdoctoral researcher in 2019. Currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). - ⇨
**Wonseok Shin**was a postdoc and applied-math instructor from 2015-2018, who received is PhD in 2013 from Stanford with Shanhui Fan. Currently at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. - ⇨Owen Miller (owen.miller ατ yale.edu), postdoctoral researcher 2012–2016, is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at Yale.
- Liang Jie Wong (liangjie.wong ατ ntu.edu.sg) postdoctoral researcher 2013–2014, currently Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University.
- Jean-Christophe Nave, postdoctoral researcher 2009–2010, currently Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.
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**Zhuanfang Bi**(bizhuanfang ατ gmail.com) was a visiting PhD student in 2010–2011 from Shandong University working on the design and fabrication of nonlinear-optical devices (resulting in this paper), who received her PhD from Shandong in 2012. Currently a lecturer at Beihang University.

**Andy Xu**was a first/second-year MIT math major who worked on Gaussian quadrature schemes for Matsubara summation.**August Trollbäck**was a junior at MIT in mathematics and electrical engineering, working on a UROP project involving evaluation of exponential integrals and continued fractions; the results were merged into the Julia SpecialFunctions package.**Jerrell Cockerham**from Colorado College mathematics worked on an MSRPx project involving slowly varying approximations for optical metasurfaces in summer 2020.**Nolan Reilly**worked on methods for improving Cwikel's bound in Schrodinger problems.**Beatrice Nash**worked on nonlinear eigensolver methods in fall 2017.**Patrick Ledwidth**was an undergraduate UROP student working on monotonicity theorems for dispersion relations and spectral inequalities in Maxwell equations in 2016.**Felipe Hernández**worked on numerical methods for Jordan chains (published here) in 2015–2016.**Sandeep Silwal**was an undergraduate UROP student working on numerical methods for special functions in fall 2015.**Aryan Khojandi**was an undergraduate math major working on fluid instabilities in extensional multilayered capillary flows in summer 2013 – spring 2014.**Amyas Chew**was an undergraduate physics major working on optical "billiard-ball" chaos, in collaboration with Prof. Yidong Chong at NTU in summer 2014.**Erin Tomlinson**worked on nonequilibrium Casimir forces (published here) in summer/fall 2014.**Songtai Li**, MIT physics, worked on phase-insensitive cylindrical "cloaking" in spring 2014.**Alejandro Garcia**(acgarcia ατ mit.edu) worked on a UROP project involving integral-equation solvers and low-loss THz mirrors in fall 2012.**Amy Guyomard**(amyguyomard ατ mit.edu), MIT mathematics, worked on computational modeling of fluid instabilities in capillaries with strong thermal gradients in fall 2012 (published here).**Rodrigo Muñoz**(rodmk ατ mit.edu), MIT computer science, worked on a UROP project involving the Pochoir compiler project for cache-oblivious stencil algorithms.**Noam Buckman**worked on "wagon-wheel" optical resonantors in summer/fall 2013.**Thanard Kurutach**(kurutach ατ mit.edu), MIT mathematics and EECS, working on a UROP project involving nonlinear eigenproblems arising in integral-equation formulations of electromagnetic scattering problems.**Rolando La Placa**(laplaca ατ college.harvard.edu), an undergraduate physics major at Harvard, worked on light extraction for spontaneous emission.**Jorge Perez**, MIT physics, worked on the computational modelling of Casimir forces in nanostructured geometries.**David Ramirez**(d_ram ατ mit døt edu), MIT physics, worked on a UROP project involving intra-cavity nonlinear frequency conversion, co-advised by Prof. Marin Soljacic, resulting in this paper. Currently a graduate student in physics at Stanford.**Thomas Alcorn**, MIT physics, worked on Casimir forces in glide-symmetric geometries and four-wave mixing in cavities (published here) in fall 2011 and summer 2012.**Katherine Rudolph**, MIT Math, worked on nonequilibrium corrections to Casimir levitation in summer 2011.- ⇨
**Jaime Varela**, MIT physics, worked on a UROP project involving multi-body Casimir interactions in fluids, resulting in this paper. Currently a graduate student in physics at Berkeley. - ⇦
**Amy Zhang**, MIT EECS, worked on a UROP project involving perfectly matched layer (PML) absorbing boundaries. **Issac Buenrostro**, worked on adaptive mesh-refinement for integral-equation Casimir-force computations. Currently at Stanford.**Arthur Parzygnat**, an undergraduate at Queen's college (class of 2010) who spent the summer of 2009 working on a project involving rigorous conditions for localization in band gaps, resulting in this paper.- ⇨
**Thanasin Nampaisarn**is an undergraduate physics/math student at MIT from Thailand who worked on a summer project involving simultaneous localization of light and sound by simultaneous three-dimensional phononic and photonic band gaps. **Nathan Lachenmyer**is an undergraduate in the physics department who worked on a summer UROP project involving quantum Casimir torques.- ⇨Bryn Waldwick (waldwick ατ mit døt edu) worked on a UROP project involving bending losses in hollow-core Bragg fibers. He is also on the MIT golf team, and enjoys playing basketball as well as the saxophone and guitar.
- ⇦Ruitian Lang (percyl ατ mit døt edu) worked on a UROP project involving adiabatic theorems in discrete (or discretized) systems in fall 2007.
- ⇦ Xuancheng Shao (zero ατ mit.edu) worked on UROP projects in 2006 and 2007 involving minimal-arithmetic algorithms for discrete cosine and sine transforms (published here and here).
**Alejandro Rodriguez**worked on effects of disorder on photonic-bandgap confinement (published here) and nonlinear thermal radiation (fall 2004 to spring 2006).

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