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Daniel Lopez

Liang Professor of EECS


  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

N-321 Millennium Science Complex


Research Areas:

Electronic Materials and Devices; Integrated Circuits and Systems; Optical Materials, Devices, and Systems




  • Ph D, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 1996


Journal Articles

  • Daniel Lopez, 2023, "A universal metasurface transfer technique for heterogenous integration", Nanophotonics, 12, (8), pp. 1633
  • Daniel Lopez, 2022, "A MEMS-based optical scanning system for precise, high-speed neural interfacing", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
  • Daniel Lopez, 2022, "Open-loop control of electrostatic levitation actuators to enhance the travel-range of optical switches", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, p.113453 (2022).
  • Daniel Lopez, 2022, "Persistent nonlinear phase-locking and non-monotonic energy dissipation in micromechanical resonators", Phys. Rev. X 12, 041025 (2022).
  • Daniel Lopez, 2022, "Controllable branching of robust response patterns in nonlinear mechanical resonators", Nature Commun 14, 161 (2022)
  • Cem Yalcin, Nathan Tessema Ersumo, George Bocchetti, Mohammad Meraj Ghanbari, Nick Antipa, Sina Faraji Alamouti, Laura Waller, Daniel Lopez and Rikky Muller, 2021, "A MEMS-Based Dynamic Light Focusing System for Single-Cell Precision in optogenetics", IEEE Solid State Circuit, 64, pp. 290--292
  • James A Dolan, Haogang Cai, Lily Delalande, Xiao Li, Alex BF Martinson, Juan J De Pablo, Daniel Lopez and Paul F Nealey, 2021, "Broadband liquid crystal tunable metasurfaces in the visible: liquid crystal inhomogeneities across the metasurface parameter space", ACS photonics, 8, (2), pp. 567--575
  • Xu Zhang, Lior Medina, Haogang Cai, Vladimir Aksyuk, Horacio D Espinosa and Daniel Lopez, 2021, "Kirigami engineering nanoscale structures exhibiting a range of controllable 3D configurations", Advanced Materials, 33, (5), pp. 2005275
  • Pice Chen, Il Woong Jung, Donald A Walko, Zhilong Li, Ya Gao, Tim Mooney, Gopal K Shenoy, Daniel Lopez and Jin Wang, 2021, "Optics-on-a-chip for ultrafast manipulation of 350-MHz hard x-ray pulses", Optics Express, 29, (9), pp. 13624--13640
  • Haogang Cai, James A Dolan, George SD Gordon, Taerin Chung, Lopez and Daniel (OVL5064), 2021, "Polarization-insensitive medium-switchable holographic metasurfaces", ACS photonics, 8, (9), pp. 2581--2589
  • Daniel Lopez, 2020, "A micromirror array with annular partitioning for high-speed random-access axial focusing", Nature Light: Science and Applications, 9, (1)
  • Daniel Lopez, 2020, "Inverse design of metasurfaces with non-local interactions", Nature Computational Materials, 6, (1)


  • Jin Wang, Donald A Walko, Pice Chen, Il Woong Jung and Daniel Lopez, 2021, "Ultrafast photonic micro-systems"
  • Daniel Lopez, , "Design and fabrication for atomic vapor cell"

Research Projects

  • October 2020 - August 2021, "," (Sponsor: DARPA).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Chairperson, Quantum Devices Faculty position, Quantum devices, October 2021
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Chairperson, General Chair of 2 search committees, October 2021
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Committee Member, COE/ARL Faculty Search Committee, CoE and ARL, COE/ARL Faculty Search Committee, January 2021 - July 2021
  • Committee Work, Member, EE Advisory Committee, July 2021
  • Committee Work, Member, EE Undergrad Committee, August 2021
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Panelist, MIT EECS Academic Career Fair, November 2021
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Committee Member, EE DEpartment Head search committee, November 2021 - 2022
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Committee Member, Control Systems Faculty Position, July 2021 - September 2021

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in Community Affairs, Committee Member, Visiting Committee, Boston University, October 2021
  • External Evaluator for Promotion and/or Tenure, Committee Member, Thesis Defense, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June 2020 - June 2020
  • Administrative Support Work, Committee Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Boston University, November 2020 - November 2020