The awards committee of the Engineering Council has recognized Professor Toussaint with a 2017 Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence.
Professor Toussaint has agreed to serve a 2-year term as a member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports.
Prof. Toussaint is a co-investigator on a multi-university NSF grant to add socio-economic diversityin science and engineering.
Professor Toussaint has received a cooperative award through the Department of Energy’s $9M SunShot Initiative to develop next-generation optics for solar thermal energy.
The PROBE Lab’s article “Towards do-it-yourself planar optical components using plasmon-assisted etching” published in Nature Communications.
PROBE article “Experimental demonstration of two-photon Mueller matrix second-harmonic generation microscopy” appears in the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
Professor Toussaint was one of 30 US participants selected to attend the National Academies’ 3rd Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine last December at KAUST in Saudi Arabia. More details can be found here.
The June edition of Optics and Photonics News (OPN) features a cover story on plasmonic nanoantennas from PROBE Lab members.
Prof. Toussaint is part of a team of researchers at UIUC that have received funding from the Carver Trust to build a novel optomechanical microscope that combines MEMS technology, nanoindentation, and multiphoton microscopy. Further details can be found here.