Dr. Henry O. Everitt

Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Optical Sciences

Dr. Everitt is a member of the DoD senior executive service, the Army’s senior technologist (ST) for optical sciences, serving at the Aviation & Missile Center where he chaired the senior technical steering group, managed the basic research portfolio, and led a collaborative research group. While at the Army Research Office, he pioneered the Army’s programs in photonic crystals, nanotechnology, and quantum computing.
Army DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center 2005-Present
Senior Technologist (Optical Sciences), Technology Development Directorate
Army Research Office 1991-2005
Chief Scientist (2003-2005), Physics Div. Chief (2001-2003), PM (1991-2001)
Duke University 1994-Present
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Rice University 2014-Present
Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University Ph.D. 1990 Physics (NASA GSRP Fellow)
Duke University B.S. 1985, Physics and Mathematics
Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Physics Department Honors
Recognition and Service
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016), American Physical Society (2010), Optical Society of America (2004), Army Research Laboratory (Emeritus)
- Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Analysis Award (2008).
- Army RDA Award for Leadership Excellence (2005).
- Organizer of 43 scientific planning workshops.
- More than 90 invited and 130 contributed scientific presentations.
- Founding and sustained member of Editorial Board for Quantum Information Processing.
- Mentored 30 undergraduate researchers, 40 graduate students, and 20 post-doctoral scholars.
Selected Publications
1. M. S. Heimbeck, H. O. Everitt, “Terahertz Digital Holographic Imaging,” Adv. Opt. Phot. 12(1), 1-59 (2020).
2. P. Chevalier, A. Armizhan, F. Wang, M. Piccardo, S. G. Johnson, F. Capasso, H. O. Everitt, “Widely Tunable Compact Terahertz Lasers”, Science 366, 856-860 (2019)
3. A.T. Roberts, J. Yang, M.E. Reish, A. Alabastri, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, H.O. Everitt, “Plasmonic Nanoparticles Concentrate Heating and Accelerate Curing of Epoxies,” Materials Today, (2018).
4. F. Wang, J. Lee, D. J. Phillips, S. G. Holliday, S.L. Chua, J. Bravo-Abad, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic, S. G. Johnson, H. O. Everitt, “A high-efficiency regime for gas phase terahertz lasers,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., (2018).
5. X. Zhang, X. Li, M. E. Reish, D. Zhang, N. Q. Su, Y. Gutierrez, F. Moreno, W. Yang, H. O. Everitt, J. Liu, “Plasmon-Enhanced Catalysis: Distinguishing Thermal and Non-Thermal Effects,” Nano Lett. 18, 1714 (2018).
6. Xiao Zhang, Xueqian Li, Du Zhang, Neil Qiang Su, Weitao Yang, Henry O. Everitt, Jie Liu, “Product Selectivity in Plasmonic Photocatalysis for Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation,” Nat. Comm. 8, 14542 (2017).
7. A. M. Watson, X. Zhang, R. A. de la Osa, J. M. Sanz, F. González, F. Moreno, G. Finkelstein, J. Liu, and H. O. Everitt, “Rhodium Nanoparticles for Ultraviolet Plasmonics,” NanoLetters 15, 1095-1100 (2015).
8. M. W. Knight, N. S. King, L. Liu, H. O. Everitt, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, “Aluminum for plasmonics,” ACS Nano 8, 834-840 (2013).
9. J.M. Sanz, D. Ortiz, R. Alcaraz de la Osa, J.M. Saiz, F. González, A. S Brown, M. Losurdo, H.O. Everitt, F. Moreno, “UV Plasmonic Behavior of Various Metal Nanoparticles in the Near-and Far-Field Regimes: Geometry and Substrate Effects,” J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 19606-19615 (2013).
10. Y. Yang, J.M. Callahan, T.H. Kim, A.S. Brown, H.O. Everitt, “UV nano-plasmonics: A demonstration of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence, and photo-degradation using gallium nanoparticles,” NanoLett 13, 2837 (2013).
11. M. W. Knight, L. Liu, Y. Wang, L. Brown, S. Mukherjee, N. S. King, H. O Everitt, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, “Aluminum Plasmonic Nanoantennas,” NanoLetters 12, 6000–6004 (2012).
12. A. Neogi, C.W. Lee, H. O. Everitt, T. Kuroda, A. Tackeuchi, E. Yablonovitch, “Enhancement of Spontaneous Emission in a Quantum Well by Resonant Surface Plasmon Coupling”, Phys. Rev. B, 66, 153305 (2002).