CQuIC welcomes Professor Alejandro Manjavacas, of UNM Physics and Astronomy, as a Faculty Associate, effective July 1, 2018. Professor Manjavacas is a theoretical physicist working on light-matter interactions, particularly relating to quantum effects in plasmonics and nanophotonics. The research performed in his group is focused on understanding how nanostructures interact with light and using that knowledge to develop novel applications in photonics. His group is very interested in the study of phenomena arising from the quantum and thermal fluctuations of the electromagnetic field, such as Casimir interactions and radiative heat transfer. As an associate member of CQuIC, Professor Manjavacas looks forward to interactions and collaborations with the members of CQuIC. Graduate students of the Manjavacas group, Paul Gieri and Keith Sanders, will also participate in collaborations with CQuIC.