Stefan holds the Chair in Hybrid Nanosystems in the Faculty of Physics of LMU Munich, and the Lee-Lucas Chair in Experimental Physics at Imperial College London.
In addition to research in fundamental and applied plasmonics and nanophotonics, he focuses very much on people development. While in his group, seven postdocs obtained Marie-Skłodowska-Curie fellowships, three junior research fellowships, and one a Royal Society Research Fellowship. Fifteen 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, and Shenzhen University.
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. For more information see his full curriculum vitae.
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
Yi is an LMU Research Fellow and leads the subgroup on nano-confined photonic and fluidic systems.
Administrative and technical support
Martina Edenhofer provides us with administrative and secretarial support.
Paloma is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in theoretical nanophotonics and topology.
Eva specializes in plasmonic electrochemistry.
Gustavo is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in dielectric nanophotonics.
Sabrina's research focuses on super-resolution imaging.
Javier researches light/matter interactions with a focus on quantum nanophotonics.
Julián works on colloidal plasmonics and surface-enhanced processes.
Michael studies non-linear processes in nanoplasmonics.
Sylvain works on non-linear nanophotonics and plasmonics.
Alex's research focuses on photovoltaics of nanostructured solar cells.
Yao-Ting works on the theory of topological systems.
Alberto works on innovative trapping and spectroscopy methods of nanomaterials.
Brock studies hot electron dynamics in plasmonic materials.
Daniel investigates plasmonic nanochemistry with a focus on surface-enhanced phenomena.
Ludwig focuses on surface-enhanced catalysis mediated via highly confined photonic modes.
Harriet develops innovatives techniques for the deposition of nanomaterials.
A joint student with NUS, Ibrahim studies the fundamental properties of 2D materials.
Matthew investigates plasmonic systems with topological features.
A joint student with NPL, Nicola studies the microwave properties of graphene for sensing.
Rodrigo's research focuses on phonons and photonic modes in dielectric materials.
Xiaofeit studies the plasmonic properties of structures with plasmonic and dielectric elements.
Monica works on quantum light/matter interactions in hybrid nanomaterials.
Nikolas studies electrical excitation of nanoscale optoelectronic devices.
Thomas works on the interplay between fields, heat and charge transfer in nanomaterials.
Ngoc's researches semiconductor waveguides incorporating optical gain.
Paul works on the fundamental quantum properties of plasmonic systems.
Andrea's interests lie in the application of scanning near-field optical microscopy to nanophotonics.
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.
Alumni and their destinations
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
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, Naked Energy
Takayuki Matsui, Toyota Research Labs
Giuliana Di Martino, University of Cambridge
Tyler Roschuk, Apple
Worawut Khunsin, L'Oreal Research Labs