Date of Award

January 2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Industrial Engineering

First Advisor

Gary J. Cheng

Committee Member 1

Gary J. Cheng

Committee Member 2

Peide Ye

Committee Member 3

Joseph Irudayaraj

Committee Member 4

Ramses V Martinez

Committee Member 5

Yi Xuan


Laser shock imprinting (LSI) is proposed and developed as a novel ultrafast room-temperature top-down technique for fabricating and tuning of plasmonic nanostructures, and processing of one-dimensional semiconductor nanowires and two-dimensional crystals. The technique utilizes a shock pressure generated by laser ablation of sacrificial materials. Compared with conventional technologies, LSI features ambient condition, good scalability, low cost and high efficiency.