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Dr. Kevin Santiago

Dr. Kevin Santiago
Assistant Professor
RTC 410C
Office Phone: (757) 823-8301
FAX: (757) 823-9185

Brief Biography

Dr. Kevin Santiago joined Norfolk State University in Fall 2019 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Dr. Santiago is a graduate of Norfolk State University, earning both B.S. and Ph.D. in Optical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, respectively. After earning his degree, Dr. Santiago joined as a Research Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Santiago’s research interests include dynamic infrared detector materials, Nanolayered heterogeneous thin films for infrared metamaterial applications, refractive index sensing using large area plasmonic surfaces, and many others. He has received research-related awards including the Thurgood Marshall Faculty Fellowship (TMFC) grant, and the distinguished Department of Defense (DoD) Faculty Fellowship award, in collaboration with the Army Research Lab. Currently, Dr. Santiago has a strong publication record in high-impact engineering as well as optics journals.

Detailed CV of Dr. Santiago

Research Interests

His research interests include:

  • Dynamic infrared detector materials
  • Nanolayered AZO/ZnO for infrared metamaterial applications
  • Refractive index sensing using large area plasmonic surfaces
  • Chemically enhanced substrates for Raman Scattering
  • Fano resonance plasmonics for biosensing applications
Recent Publications
  • N. Vanamala, Kevin C. Santiago, N. Das, AIP Adv., Vol. 9, issue 1 (2019) “Enhanced MWIR absorption of HgCdTe (MCT) via plasmonic metal oxide nanostructures”
  • Kevin C. Santiago, R. Mundle, C. White, M. Bahoura, and A. K. Pradhan, AIP Adv., Vol. 8, issue 3, (2018) “Infrared metamaterial by RF magnetron sputtered ZnO/Al:ZnO multilayers” - C. White, T. Skinner, Kevin C. Santiago, S. K. Pradhan, M. Bahoura, MRS Adv. (2018) “ Large Expansion of Operating Voltage Window in Polymer Based Flexible Solid State Supercapacitor”
  • B. Xiao, S.K. Pradhan, Kevin C. Santiago, G.N. Rutherford, and A. K. Pradhan, Nature Sci. Rep. 6, 24385 (2016) “Topographically Engineered Large Scale Nanostructures for Plasmonic Biosensing”
  • B. Xiao, S. K. Pradhan, Kevin C. Santiago, Gugu N. Rutherford & A. K. Pradhan, Nature Sci. Rep. 5, 10393 (2015) “Enhanced optical transmission and Fano resonance through a nanostructured metal thin film”
  • A. K. Pradhan, R. M. Mundle, Kevin C. Santiago, J. R. Skuza, Bo Xiao, K. D. Song, M. Bahoura, R. Cheaito & P. E. Hopkins, Nature Sci. Rep. 4, 6415 (2014) “Extreme tunability in aluminum doped Zinc Oxide plasmonic materials for near-infrared applications”
  • A. K. Pradhan, C. Samantaray, R. Mundle, T. Birdsong, Kevin C. Santiago, D. Biswal, V. Goornavar and G. T. Ramesh, J. Electrochem. Soc. volume 161, issue 2, B3023-B3027 (2014) “Self-Assembly of DNA Nanostructures on Electron Beam Lithographically Patterned Templates for Biomedical and Nanoelectronic Sensor Applications”
  • S. K. Pradhan, B. Xiao, J.R. Skuza, Kevin C. Santiago, R. Mundle, A.K. Pradhan, Opt Mat. Exp. (2014) May 19;22(10):12486-98. “Effects of dielectric thickness on optical behavior and tunability of one-dimensional Ag/SiO₂ multilayered metamaterials”
  • H. Dondapati, Kevin C. Santiago, and A. K. Pradhan, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 143506 (2013) “Influence of growth temperature on electrical, optical, and plasmonic properties of aluminum:zinc oxide films grown by radio frequency magnetron sputtering”
  • R. Mundle, H. S. Terry, Kevin C. Santiago, D. Shaw, M. Bahoura, A. K. Pradhan, K. Dasari, and R. Palai, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 31, 01A146 (2013) “Electrical conductivity and photoresistance of atomic layer deposited Al-doped ZnO films”
  • Kevin C. Santiago, R. Mundle, C. B. Samantaray, M. Bahoura, and A. K. Pradhan, Opt. Mat. Exp. Vol. 2, Issue 12, pp. 1743-1750 (2012) “Nanopatterning of atomic layer deposited Al:ZnO films using electron beam lithography for waveguide applications in the NIR region”