Stefan holds the Chair in Hybrid Nanosystems in the Faculty of Physics of LMU Munich, established 2018. He also has a part-time position at Imperial College London, where he holds the Lee-Lucas Chair in Experimental Physics.
In addition to research in fundamental and applied plasmonics, nanophotonics, energy conversion and optoelectronics, he focuses very much on people development. While in his group, seven postdocs obtained Marie-Skłodowska-Curie fellowships, three Imperial College Junior Research Fellowships, and one a Royal Society Research Fellowship. He currently hosts two LMU Research Fellows, one Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, and one Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellow.
Eighteen alumni of the group went directly on to faculty positions, at École Polytechnique Montréal, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Imperial College London, Hong Kong Poly, Soochow University, IPTH Jena, University of KwaZulu-Natal, CNRS Grenoble, King's College London, University of Oman, University of Birmingham, LMU Munich, Universidad de Santander, Shenzhen University, the University of Lisbon, University College London, and the University of Buenos Aires.
A graduate from Caltech, Stefan was awarded the Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences and the Paterson Medal of the Institute of Physics. He held a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and is a fellow of the IoP and the Optical Society of America. He further is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in 2018. For more information see his full curriculum vitae.
Part of his research group is also at Imperial College London.
Emiliano holds a W2 tenure-track professorship at the Physics Department in LMU Munich and is the academic lead of the Plasmonic Chemistry Group. He is also a visiting researcher at the Chemistry Department, University College London, UK, and at the Physics Department, Imperial College London, UK.
His research interests lie at the interface between chemistry and physics, and focus on the development of novel nanomaterials and techniques, specifically for applications in energy conversion.
Emiliano studied chemistry at the National University of La Plata in Argentina. He was one of the founders of Nanodetection, a start-up company based on plasmonic sensing. He was also a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at Imperial College London. In 2018, he was awarded with the ERC Starting Grant from the European Commission for his project CATALIGHT.
Yi is an LMU Research Fellow and leads the subgroup on nano-confined photonic and fluidic systems.
Andreas leads the subgroup on mid-infrared nanophotonics for sensing and spectroscopy.
Administrative and technical support
Martina Edenhofer provides us with administrative and secretarial support.
Reinhold Rath supports our clean room and general lab facilities, and is also in charge of safety.
Rodrigo's research focuses on phonons and photonic modes in dielectric materials.
Haoran is a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow working on metasurfaces for optoelectronics.
Julián works on colloidal plasmonics and surface-enhanced processes.
Yao-Ting works on the theory of topological systems, in our sub-group at Imperial College London.
Changxu is an LMU Research Fellow working on complex nanophotonics.
Matias is working in the design and synthesis of novel plasmonic photocatalysts.
Simone develops new optical methods to monitor photocatalytic reactions.
Andrea's interests lie in the application of scanning near-field optical microscopy to nanophotonics.
Monica works on quantum light/matter interactions in hybrid nanomaterials at Imperial College London.
Xiaofeit studies the plasmonic properties of structures with plasmonic and dielectric elements in our London sub-group.
Lin is studying novel plasmonic electrocatalytic materials and methods.
Nikolas studies electrical excitation of nanoscale optoelectronic devices at Imperial College London.
Daniel rsearches hybrid semiconductor/metal complexes for catalysis at Imperial College London.
Harriet develops innovatives techniques for the deposition of nanomaterials in London.
Paul works on the fundamental quantum properties of plasmonic systems in our London subgroup.
Matthew investigates plasmonic systems with topological features at Imperial College London.
Wolf researches the application of dielectric nanoantennas for photocatalysis.
Linda develops nanofabrication strategies based on plasmonic hot electrons and applies them to photovoltaic energy conversion.
Florian investigates the thermal properties of hybrid nanomaterials and interfaces.
Joong Bum Lee
JB is finishing his PhD at KAIST, Korea and will be working with us for 12 months on surface chemistry.
Jay is a PhD student from POSTECH, visiting us for two months on a DAAD fellowship. He works in our metasurfaces team.
Kassim obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) in the Environmental Nanoscience group. He is visiting us for two months in order to study titanium dioxide complexes for catalysis and mining waste conversion.
Alumni and their destinations
Thomas Brick, patent attorney at Haseltine Lake LLP
Susannah Heck, Oclaro, now Compound Semiconductor Technologies
Yoon Hong, Samsung Research
Viktoryia Shautsova, University of Oxford
Themistokles Sidiropoulos, ICFO
David Mack, Imperial College London
Michael Nielsen, UNSW
Ngoc Nguyen, Oliver Wyman
Toshihiko Shibamuna, JX Nippon Oil & Energy
Roberto Fernandez Garcia
Binghao Ng, Data Storage Institute A*Star, Singapore
Chris Gubbin, University of Southampton
Paloma Aroyo-Huidobro, University of Lisbon
Sylvain Gennaro, Sandia Labs
Nicola Black, National Physical Laboratory
Evagelina Pensa, TU Munich
Javier Cambiasso, Morgan Stanley
Michael Nielsen, University of New South Wales
Sabrina Simoncelli, King’s College London
Stéphane Kéna-Cohen, École Polytechnique Montréal
Antonio Fernández-Domínguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Vincenzo Giannini, Imperial College London
Xiaofeng Li, Soochow University
Markus Schmidt, IPTH Jena
Mark Tame, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Yannick Sonnefraud, Institut Néel, it was an honour to have you with us Yannick
Sasha Rakovich, Kings College London
Yahya Al Saleh, Sultan Qaboos University of Oman (download thesis)
Stephen Hanham, University of Birmingham
Miguel Navarro-Cía, University of Birmingham
Emiliano Cortés, LMU München
Zhuo Wang, Shenzhen University
Pablo Albella, Universidad de Santander
Konstantinos Daskalakis, Aalto University
Nicolas Hylton, Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London
Alex Mellor, Senior Technologist at Naked Energy
Takayuki Matsui, Toyota Research Labs
Giuliana Di Martino, University of Cambridge
Tyler Roschuk, Apple
Worawut Khunsin, L'Oreal Research Labs
Gustavo Grinblat, University of Buenos Aires
Brock Doiron, Blockchain Researcher and Consultant, nchain