Joshua Caldwell

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt engineering professor Joshua Caldwell elected Optica fellow

    Joshua Caldwell, a professor of mechanical engineering and director of Vanderbilt’s Interdisciplinary Materials Science (IMS) graduate program, has been elected to the 2024 Fellow Class of the Optica Society. Optica, formerly the Optical Society of America, is the preeminent professional society in the field of optics and photonics, with… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Caldwell, Landman win Chancellor’s Award for Research

    L-R, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Professor Bennett Landman, Professor Joshua Caldwell, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Faculty Senate Chair Rebecca Swan. Engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Bennett Landman won a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the 2022 Fall Faculty Assembly. Vanderbilt faculty marking 25… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    International research collaboration reveals new possibilities in nanophotonics

    Joshua Caldwell Joshua Caldwell, Flowers Family Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering and associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Joseph Matson, a graduate student in Caldwell’s lab, have contributed to an international study that has discovered a new type of light-matter coupling. The work has long-term implications for… Read More

    Mar. 3, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Breakthrough measurements/theory of vibrating atoms in nanostructures ushers in new class of technology

    Vanderbilt researchers Sokrates Pantelides and Joshua Caldwell are part of an international collaboration that has demonstrated a new way to manipulate and measure subtle atomic vibrations in nanomaterials. This breakthrough could make it possible to develop customized functionalities to improve on and build… Read More

    Jan. 26, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Novel advanced light design and fabrication process could revolutionize sensing technologies

    Vanderbilt and Penn State engineers have developed a novel approach to design and fabricate thin-film infrared light sources with near-arbitrary spectral output driven by heat, along with a machine learning methodology called inverse design that reduced the optimization time for these devices from weeks or months on a multi-core computer… Read More

    Oct. 21, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Photonics discovery portends dramatic efficiencies in silicon chips

    Researchers devised a hybrid, hyperbolic-silicon photonic waveguide platform that transmits mid-IR and near-IR light at the same time, on the same chip, demonstrating dual-band optical processing.  Illustration: Caldwell Lab A team led by Vanderbilt engineers has achieved the ability to transmit two different types of optical signals across a single chip… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Researchers develop unique process for producing light-matter mixture

    Discovery provides insight for developing next generation optoelectronic and infrared devices In groundbreaking new research, an international team that includes a Vanderbilt engineer has developed a unique process for producing a quantum state that is part light and part matter. The discovery provides fundamental new insights for more efficiently developing… Read More

    Dec. 7, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Caldwell, Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

    Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early… Read More

    Apr. 27, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Caldwell is 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow

    Vanderbilt professor Joshua D. Caldwell has been selected as a 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow. The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the society’s spring meeting in Phoenix in April. Joshua Caldwell The fellowship recognizes Caldwell for pioneering contributions to the understanding and utilization of polar semiconductors for power electronics… Read More

    Feb. 21, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Phase change materials may free up valuable real estate for optical data transmission

    New research into the phase-changing capabilities of vanadium dioxide and infrared properties of hexagonal boron nitride holds promise for faster, more efficient optical data transmission, particularly in big data “farms” where thousands of computers must communicate to provide answers. Joshua Caldwell A team composed of researchers from Vanderbilt University, the… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2018