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Munday, Jeremy

Munday, Jeremy

Adjunct Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering



Jeremy Munday received his PhD in Physics from Harvard in 2008, his BS in Physics from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003, and was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech until 2011 when he came to the University of Maryland. He is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  His research endeavors range from near field optics, photonics, and plasmonics for solar energy conversion to quantum electromechanical phenomena (such as the Casimir effect) for actuating micro- and nano-mechanical devices. He has received a number of recognitions, including the NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Award.




  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018)
  • Clark School Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award (2017)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2016)
  • ONR YIP Award (2016)
  • Optical Society of America Alfred Lomb Medal (2015)
  • IEEE Young Investigators Award (2015)
  • SPIE Early Career Achievement Award (2014)
  • NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Award (2012)



  • Near field optics, photonics, and plasmonics for solar energy energy conversion
  • Quantum electromechanical pheomena for actuating micro- and nano-mechanical devices
  • Radiation pressure forces

Scientists revisit the cold case of cold fusion

Four academic laboratories partner with Google to explore how materials science can help make fusion more accessible.

Researchers make liquid crystals do the twist

UMD engineers and scientists measure previously unexamined tiny force.

Spheres of attraction, brought together by quantum physics

Researchers use an atomic force microscope to measure the Casimir force between two spheres.

Sunbeams at the Nano-scale: the Next Generation of Solar Cells

Marina Leite and her team of researchers tackle hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites based on methylammonium lead.

Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold

Scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a novel method for altering the light reflected or absorbed by a material by match-making combinations of gold, silver, and copper into various mixtures of metals, or alloys.

Hu and Munday Win Young Investigator Award

Liangbing Hu and Jeremy Munday win the 2016 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

Diagnosing Better Efficiencies for Solar Cells

New UMD imaging technique could yield more efficient solar cells

UMD Researchers’ New Nanoscale Solar Cells Could Revolutionize Solar Industry

Can nanostructured solar cells exceed the Shockley-Queisser limit?

Jeremy Munday selected for NASA Smallsat Technology Partnership Award

ECE professor to develop reconfigurable solar sails

Munday Named 2015 OSA Lomb Medal Recipeint

Professor Jeremy Munday wins highest honor for young researchers from the Optical Society of America.

Munday Wins IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor recognized for photonics research.

Adding Lithium Boosts Transparency and Conductivity of Graphite

New material designed to boost performance of solar cells, displays, and electronics published in Nature Communications.

Munday Awarded SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

Asst. Professor Jeremy Munday recognized for early career achievement in optics and photonics.

Munday Wins NASA Early Career Award

Electrical and computer engineering professor's solar sail proposal one of 10 selected for inaugural award.