E. Johlin

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
M.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
B.Sc., California Institute of Technology, 2009

My Research Group

Dr. Eric Johlin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering department at Western. He received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena in 2009. He went on to do his Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees co-advised in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science departments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, finishing in 2014. His post-doctoral work was performed at AMOLF's Center for Nanophotonics in Amsterdam for three years following his PhD.

Research Interests

Dr. Johlin's group works on developing new devices, materials, and understanding of optoelectronics, particularly in relation to the creation of clean energy and photovoltaics. He specifically focuses on the use of nanostructures to both improve performance, as well as create new functionality otherwise not possible in nanophotonic devices. 

This work combines approaches of experiments, theory, and simulations, at length-scales ranging from atomistic modeling, to macroscopic device characterization. This is motivated by the importance of atomic-scale effects on full nanostructured devices, but also due to the great potential that computational and algorithmic design can bring to experimental device creation.