Our work on Observation of unconventional edge states in 'photonic graphene' in collaboration with researchers at Technion, Israel and other places was published in Nature Material (Impact factor 35.7): http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nmat3783.html.
Our work on Colloidally Trapped Light Needles was published in Phys. Rev. Lett. and featured in Physics/Synopsis: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v111/i21/e218302 & http://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.218302
Our work on "Nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber Accelerating Beams" was published in PRL, and featured in the coverpage as one of the PRL highlighted articles. Our work was featured in Synopsis in Physics, OPN magazine, and on PRL cover.
Our work on "Rotating Beads and Bacteria with Moiré-based Optical Tweezers" was featured in "Optics in 2012" by Optics & Photonics News.
Our group member Alex Miller won the NSF GRFP fellowship and got accepted by Berkeley, Columbia, UCSB, UCLA and several other top schools. She is the second winner from our group following Daniel Shuldman (now a PhD canidate at Berkeley).
Dr. C. Clark (NIST) and former OSA President Dr. T. Baer visited OSA Student Chapter at SFSU.
Our group member Daniel Hernandez has won the First Place and Alexandra Miller has won Honorable Mention of SFSU Student Research Competition.
Our former group member Daniel Shuldman (now as a PhD candidate @ UC Berkeley) has won the NSF GRFP fellowship and DOE SCGF fellowship.
Our work on Photonic Superlattices featured in OPN special issue "Optics in 2009".