Nick Vamivakas

Nick Vamivakas

  • Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics

PhD, Boston University, 2008

101 Wilmot Annex
(585) 275-2089


Short Biography

Nick Vamivakas studied electrical engineering at Boston University and received his PhD degree in 2008.  During this time he developed high resolution microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to study the electro-optic properties of individual nanostructures.  Following his PhD, he was a post-doc from 2007-2011 in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Nick joined the Institute of Optics in 2011 and currently is an associate professor.

Research Overview

Professor Vamivakas’ research efforts center on light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. He is particularly interested in using optics to interrogate and control both artificial and naturally occurring solid-state quantum emitters. Potential applications range from optical metrology to quantum information science.