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Dr. Ian Burgess

Ian was born in Montreal, Canada. He received his BSc with honors in Mathematical Physics with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) in 2008. In June 2012, he sucessfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "Wetting in Color" in the department of Applied Physics at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA). His PhD work was supervised by Prof. Marko Lončar, and in close collaboration with Prof. Joanna Aizenebrg's group. In July 2012, he formally joined the Aizenberg group as a Wyss Technology Development Fellow. His research focuses on the development of dynamic optical materials based on structural color. Before coming to Harvard, he held research internships at l’Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Varennes, QC, Canada), McMaster University (Hamitlon, ON, Canada), and the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, ON). Outside of the lab, Ian enjoys playing hockey and golf as well as banging on one of his drum kits.

Awards and honors

R&D 100 Award (Invention: W-Ink) form R&D Magazine (2013)

Wyss Technology Development Fellowship, Wyss Institute (2012)

3rd Place, Best Student Poster Presentation Competition, PECS-X conference, Santa Fe, NM (2012)

Canadian Delegate at the 60th Meeting of the Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany (2010).

National Science and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (NSERC-PGS, Canada)

Ian's publications in the Aizenberg group:
Color from hierarchy: Diverse optical properties of micron-sized spherical colloidal assemblies
N. Vogel, S. Utech, G.T. England, T. Shirman, K.R. Phillips, N. Koay, I.B. Burgess, M. Kolle, D.A. Weitz, and J. Aizenberg
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (2015)   pdf
Hierarchical structural control of visual properties in self-assembled photonic-plasmonic pigments
N. Koay, I. Burgess, T. Kay, B. Nerger, M. Miles-Rossouw, T. Shirman, T. Vu, G. England, K. Phillips, S. Utech, N. Vogel, M. Kolle, and J. Aizenberg
Opt. Express 22 (2014)   pdf
Directional Wetting in Anisotropic Inverse Opals
K.R. Phillips, N. Vogel, I.B. Burgess, C.C. Perry, J. Aizenberg
Langmuir (2014)   pdf
Creating bio-inspired hierarchical 3D–2D photonic stacks via planar lithography on self-assembled inverse opals
I.B. Burgess, J. Aizenberg, M. Loncar
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 8 (2013)   pdf
Photo-tuning of Highly Selective Wetting in Inverse Opals
T.A. Singleton, I.B. Burgess, B.A. Nerger, A. Goulet-Hanssens, N. Koay, C.J. Barrett, J. Aizenberg
Soft Matter 10 (2014)   pdf
Structural Colour in Colourimetric Sensors and Indicators
I.B. Burgess, M. Loncar, and J. Aizenberg
J. Mater. Chem. C 1 (2013)   pdf
Secrets revealed - Spatially selective wetting of plasma-patterned periodic mesoporous organosilica
W. Wang, I.B. Burgess, B.D. Hatton, J. Alvarenga, J. Aizenberg
Can. J. Chem. 90 (2012)   pdf
Combinatorial Wetting in Colour: An Optofluidic Nose
K.P. Raymond, I.B. Burgess, M.H. Kinney, M. Loncar, J. Aizenberg
Lab on a Chip 12 (2012)   pdf
Colloidal co-assembly route to large-area high-quality phototonic crystals
L. Mishchenko, B.Hatton. I.B. Burgess, S. David, K. Sandhage, J. Aizenberg
Proc. SPIE 7946 (2011)   pdf
Wetting in Color: Colorimetric Differentiation of Organic Liquids with High Selectivity
I.B. Burgess, N. Koay, K.P. Raymond, M. Kolle, M. Loncar, and J. Aizenberg
ACS Nano 6 (2012)   pdf
Encoding complex wettability patterns in chemically functionalized 3D photonic crystals
I.B. Burgess, L. Mishchenko, B.D. Hatton, M. Kolle, M. Loncar, J. Aizenberg
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (2011)   pdf

Ian's publications in other groups:
Single particle detection in CMOS compatible photonic crystal nanobeam cavities
Q. Quan, D.L. Floyd. I.B. Burgess, P.B. Deotare, I.W. Frank, S.K.Y. Tang, R. Ilic, M. Loncar
Optics Express 21, 32225-32233, (2013)  
Injection-locked diode laser current modulation for Pound-Drever-Hall frequency stabilization using transfer cavities
C. E. Liekhus-Schmaltz, R. Mantifel, M. Torabifard, I. B. Burgess, J. D. D. Martin
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 29, 1394-1398, (2012)  
Integrated TiO2 resonators for visible photonics
J.T. Choy, J.D.B. Bradley, P.B. Deotare, I.B. Burgess, C.C. Evans, E. Mazur, M. Loncar
Optics Letters 37 (4), 539-541, (2012)  
High-Q, low index-contrast polymeric photonic crystal nanobeam cavities
Q. Quan, I.B. Burgess, S.K.Y. Tang, D.L. Floyd, M. Loncar
Optics Express 19 (22), 22191-22197, (2011)  
Space-time bullet trains via modulation instability and nonlocal solitons
M. Peccianti, I.B. Burgess, G. Assanto, R. Morandotti
Optics Express 18, 5934-5941, (2010)  
Design of an efficient terahertz generation in triply resonant nonlinear photonic crystal microcavities
I.B. Burgess, Y. Zhang, M.W. McCutcheon, A.W. Rodriguez, J. Bravo-Abad, S.G. Johnson, M. Loncar
Optics Express 17, 20099-20108, (2009)  
Ultra-high-Q TE/TM dual-polarized photonic crystal nanocavities
Y. Zhang, M.W. McCutcheon, I.B. Burgess, M. Loncar
Optics Letters 34, 2694-2696, (2009)  
Difference-frequency generation with quantum-limited efficiency in triply-resonant nonlinear cavities
I.B. Burgess, A.W. Rodriguez, M.W. McCutcheon, J. Bravo-Abad, Y. Zhang, S.G. Johnson, M. Loncar
Optics Express 17, 9241-9251, (2009)  
Accessible Light Bullets via Synergetic Nonlinearities
I.B. Burgess, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, R. Morandotti
Physical Review Letters 102, 203903, (2009)  
Spontaneous formation of 3-D optical and structural lattices from two orthogonal and mutually incoherent beams of white light propagating in a photopolymerisable material
I.B. Burgess, M.R. Ponte, K. Saravanamuttu
Journal of Materials Chemistry 18, 4133-4139, (2008)  
Photophysical Properties of Commercial Red Dyes in Polymer Films
I.B. Burgess, P. Rochon, N. Cunningham
Optical Materials 30, 1478-1483, (2008)  
Spontaneous Pattern Formation Due to Modulation Instability of Incoherent White Light in a Photopolymerizable Medium
I.B. Burgess, W.E. Shimmell, K. Saravanamuttu
Journal of the American Chemical Society 129, 4738-4746, (2007)  

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