Nick Vamivakas

Nickolas A. Vamivakas

  • Marie C. Wilson and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Optical Physics
  • Professor of Optics
  • Professor of Physics
  • Dean of Graduate Education and Post-Doctoral Affairs

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.

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.

Research Interests

  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Physics