– Nano-optical systems and transducers, interaction of photons with nanostructures, surface plasmon polaritons, surface plasmon resonances.
– Heat assisted magnetic recording, magnetic and optical data storage, inductive thin film recording devices, magnetoresistive read heads and sensors.
– Electromagnetic theory and applications, computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic scattering and radiation problems.
– Heat transfer modeling, thermal analysis, heat-sink design, and thermal management in magnetic and magneto-optical recording.