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Lu Lu, Raphaël Pestourie, Wenjie Yao, Zhicheng Wang, Francesc Verdugo, and Steven G. Johnson "Physics-informed neural networks with hard constraints for inverse design" (2021) [arXiv]
Lin, Zin, Charles Roques-Carmes, Raphaël Pestourie, Marin Soljačić, Arka Majumdar, and Steven G. Johnson. "End-to-end nanophotonic inverse design for imaging and polarimetry." Nanophotonics 1, 20200579 (2020). [DOI | arXiv]
R. Pestourie, Y. Mroueh, T. V. Nguyen, P. Das, S. G. Johnson, "Active learning of deep surrogates for PDEs: Application to metasurface design." npj Computational Materials 2020 (October 2020) [DOIarXiv | PDF]
E. Bayati*, R. Pestourie*, S. Colburn, Z. Lin, S. G. Johnson, and A. Majumdar, “Inverse designed metalenses with extended depth of focus,” ACS Photonics 2020 7 (4), 873-878  (March 2020). [ DOIarXiv ]
Z. Lin, V. Liu, R. Pestourie, and S. G. Johnson, “Topology optimization of freeform large-area metasurfaces,” Optics Express, vol. 27, pp. 15765–15775, May 2019. [ DOI | arXiv ]
R. Pestourie, C. Pérez-Arancibia, Z. Lin, W. Shin, F. Capasso, and S. G. Johnson, “Inverse design of large-area metasurfaces,” Optics Express, vol. 26, pp. 33732–33747, December 2018. [ DOI | arXiv ]
C. Pérez-Arancibia, R. Pestourie, and S. G. Johnson, “Sideways adiabaticity: Beyond ray optics for slowly varying metasurfaces,” Optics Express, vol. 26, pp. 30202–30230, November 2018. [ DOI | arXiv ]
PhD thesis:
My PhD thesis "Assume Your Neighbor is Your Equal: Inverse Design in Nanophotonics" will be available on Harvard University Library website after a two-year embargo in March 2022.


May 2021: I will be presenting on "Inverse Design of Complex Meta-Optics" on May 13th at the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonic Society. Thank you for the invitation!
April 2021: Our paper "Active learning of deep surrogates for PDEs", where we extend our work previous in active learning to mechanical elasticity equations, was accepted at ICLR 2021 Workshop on Deep Learning for Simulation! I am looking forward to sharing this work with the community on May 7th!
March 2021: Excited to give a seminar "Efficient inverse design for extreme applications in optics" in the Instituto de Ingeniería Matemática y Computacional at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile!

February 2021: Our paper "Physics-informed neural networks (PINN) with hard constraints for inverse design" is now available on arXiv. It presents PINN used in inverse design, especially enforcing the PDE constraint via an augmented Lagrangian method. The advantage of this approach is that the resulting designs are smoother.

December 2020: Our paper "End-to-end nanophotonic inverse design for imaging and polarimetry." is available ahead of print in Nanophotonics .
December 2020: Excited to have been invited to present my research "Inverse design and deep learning for optical metasurfaces" for the groups of Prof. Boubacar Kanté and Prof. Eli Yablonovitch at UC Berkeley.

October 2020: npj Computation Materials published my collaboration with MIT-IBM Watson AI lab Active learning of deep surrogates for PDEs: application to metasurface design on October 29, 2020.

October 2020: I presented the poster "Active learning of deep surrogates for PDEs: Application to metasurface design" at the AI for Materials: From Discovery to Production symposium organised by the New York Academy of Sciences, on October 6, 2020.
August 2020: I just put on arXiv this fantastic work on active learning for PDE surrogate models done in collaboration with MIT-IBM lab. Using our active-learning algorithm, we can find the training points that make the biggest difference with respect to model accuracy improvement, thus reducing the need for data by more than an order of magnitude! The surrogate model is 100x faster than solving the PDE directly. Active learning of deep surrogates for PDEs: Application to metasurface design
June 2020: We just pushed an exciting ground-breaking article on arXiv about new usage of large-scale optimization for inverse design in nanophotonics "End-to-End Inverse Design for Inverse Scattering via Freeform Metastructures"
March 2020: ACS Photonics published my collaboration with Elyas Bayati and Arka Majumdar from UW of an inverse-designed lens with extended depth of field in 2D.  Inverse designed metalenses with extended depth of focus
March 2020: L'Essentiel du Sup published an interview of me about the impact that multidisciplinarity has played in my student career as a dual degree student at ESSEC and École Centrale Paris (CentraleSupelec). Oser l'hybridation, de la théorie à la pratique
February 2020: I published a repository called fdfd_local_field on GitHub with julia code for embarassingly parallel simulations of Maxwell's equation in two dimensions. Github/rpestourie
January 2020: the 3rd Physics Informed Machine Learning Workshop in Santa Fe accepted my abstract "Active neural networks for electromagnetic surrogate models" about my current collaborative work with IBM Research. PIML 2020
December 2019: I defended my PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: "Assume Your Neighbor is Your Equal: Inverse Design in Nanophotonics" (available at Harvard University Library systems).
October 2019: Elyas Bayati and I pushed the first experimental application designed by my optimization framework-–a 2D lens with extended depth of field  on arXiv. Inverse designed metalenses with extended depth of focus
May 2019: I presented an extension of my large-scale optimization framework to three dimensional applications at 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization. NEMO 2019
May 2019: I was interviewed by Jennifer Chu from MIT News Office to vulgarize my research. Mathematical technique quickly tunes next-generation lenses
May 2019: Optics Express published the extension of my optimization framework to topology optimization. Topology optimization of freeform large-area metasurfaces
March 2019: I defended my PhD secondary field in Computational Science and Engineering: "Hybrid Maxwell’s equations solver and inverse design tool for metasurfaces".
January 2019: I was invited to present my paper "Inverse design of large-area metasurfaces" at the Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations in Concepción, Chile. WONAPDE 2019
December 2018: Optics Express published my seminal paper about large-scale optimization of metasurfaces based on the local periodic approximation. Inverse design of large-area metasurfaces
November 2018: Optics Express published a study that my colleague Carlos Pérez-Arancibia conducted with me and Prof Steven G. Johnson about a locally periodic approximation for continuous surfaces. Sideways adiabaticity: beyond ray optics for slowly varying metasurfaces