Joseph M Lukens

Research Scientist & Wigner Fellow

Purdue University

PhD, Electrical Engineering - 2015


The University of Alabama

BS, Electrical Engineering and Physics - 2011


2020: Research Accomplishment Award, UT-Battelle Awards Night
2020: Outstanding Scholarly Output Award, UT-Battelle Awards Night
2020: Third Place, IEEE Photonics Conference Student Paper Competition (as coauthor)
2019: Technology Commercialization Award UT-Battelle
2019: Research Featured in Optics and Photonics News, "Year in Optics"
2019: Early Career Award, US Department of Energy
2017: Technology Commercialization Award, UT-Battelle
2017: Significant Event Award, UT-Battelle, for ORNL’s first quantum technology license
2015: Paul Baran Young Scholar Award from the Marconi Society
2015: College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
2014: Finalist, Frontiers in Optics Emil Wolf Student Paper Competition (as coauthor)
2014: First Place, Siegman International School on Lasers Poster Competition
2013: Temporal Cloaking Research Featured in CLEO Press Luncheon
2012-2015: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
2011-2012: Meissner Fellowship
2011: Outstanding Senior Physics Major
2011: Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Senior Award
2011: First Place, IEEE Region 3 Southeastcon Student Paper Competition
2010: Fred R. Maxwell, Jr., Award for the Outstanding Junior Student in ECE
2007: National Merit Scholar


-J. M. Lukens, N. A. Peters, and R. C. Pooser, “Gain balanced nonlinear optical interferometer,”
US Patent 10,725,360 (2020).
-J. M. Lukens, N. A. Peters, and R. C. Pooser, “Nonlinear interferometer systems and methods,” US Patent 10,605,727 (2020).
-W. P. Grice, J. M. Lukens, and N. A. Peters, “Deterministic single-photon source based on spectral shift of a heralded photon,” US Patent 10,175,554 (2019).