Nan Marie Jokerst


J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Nan Marie Jokerst is the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, and the Executive Director of the Duke Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility, a Duke shared cleanroom and characterization facility. She received her BS in Physics from Creighton University in 1982, and her MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1984 and 1989, respectively. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served as an elected member of the IEEE LEOS Board of Governors, and as the VP for Conferences and as the VP Technical Affairs. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and has served as Chair of the OSA Engineering Council. Her awards include an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, an IEEE Third Millenium Medal, the IEEE/HP Harriet B. Rigas Medal, and the Alumni in Academia Award for the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. She currently serves on the National Academies Board on Global Science and Technology. She has published over 200 refereed journal and conference publications, and has 6 patents.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the Pratt School of Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, 1989
  • M.S.E.E. University of Southern California, 1984
  • B.S. Creighton University, 1982

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellows. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2003
  • Fellows. Optical Society of America. 2001

Courses Taught

  • ECE 340L: Optics and Photonics
  • ECE 391: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 449: Sensors and Sensor Interface Design
  • ECE 496: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • PHYSICS 320L: Optics and Photonics
  • VMS 325L: Optics and Photonics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Everitt, HO; Tyler, T; Caraway, BD; Bingham, CM; Llopis, A; Heimbeck, MS; Padilla, WJ; Smith, DR; Jokerst, NM, Strain Sensing with Metamaterial Composites, Advanced Optical Materials, vol 7 no. 9 (2019) [10.1002/adom.201801397] [abs].
  • Dighe, A; Jokerst, NM, Integrated Thin Film Silicon Detectors for Fluorescence Sensing, Proceedings of Ieee Sensors, vol 2018-October (2018) [10.1109/ICSENS.2018.8589547] [abs].
  • Ohiri, U; Han, K; Shields, CW; Velev, OD; Jokerst, NM, Propulsion and assembly of remotely powered p-type silicon microparticles, Apl Materials, vol 6 no. 12 (2018) [10.1063/1.5053862] [abs].
  • Ohiri, U; Shields, CW; Han, K; Tyler, T; Velev, OD; Jokerst, N, Reconfigurable engineered motile semiconductor microparticles., Nature Communications, vol 9 no. 1 (2018) [10.1038/s41467-018-04183-y] [abs].
  • Lariviere, B; Garman, KS; Ferguson, NL; Fisher, DA; Jokerst, NM, Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy endoscopic sensing with custom Si photodetectors., Biomedical Optics Express, vol 9 no. 3 (2018), pp. 1164-1176 [10.1364/BOE.9.001164] [abs].