Research in nanophotonics and energy conversion in the heart of Munich
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who we are

 

Our Team

 

 
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Stefan Maier

 

Stefan holds the Chair in Hybrid Nanosystems in the Faculty of Physics of LMU Munich, established 2018.

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. He currently hosts one LMU Research Fellow and one Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow.

Sixteen 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, and the University of Lisbon.

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.

Part of his research group is also at Imperial College London.

contact: Stefan.Maier@physik.uni-muenchen.de

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Emiliano Cortés

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

contact: Emiliano.Cortes@physik.uni-muenchen.de

Subgroup leaders

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Yi Li

Yi is an LMU Research Fellow and leads the subgroup on nano-confined photonic and fluidic systems.

contact: Li.Yi@physik.uni-muenchen.de

 
 

Administrative and technical support

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Martina Edenhofer provides us with administrative and secretarial support.

contact: M.Edenhofer@physik.uni-muenchen.de

 
 

Postdocs

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Paloma Arroyo-Huidobro

Paloma is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in theoretical nanophotonics and topology.

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Haoran Ren

Haoran is a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow working on metasurfaces for optoelectronics.

contact: Haoran.Ren@physik.uni-muechen.de

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Gustavo Grinblat

Gustavo is a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in dielectric nanophotonics.

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Julián Gargiulo

Julián works on colloidal plasmonics and surface-enhanced processes.

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Rodrigo Berté

Rodrigo's research focuses on phonons and photonic modes in dielectric materials.

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Sylvain Gennaro

Sylvain works on non-linear nanophotonics and plasmonics.

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Alberto Lauri

Alberto investigates hybrid nanoantennas for light emission and particle trapping.

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Yao-Ting Wang

Yao-Ting works on the theory of topological systems.

 

PhD students

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Brock Doiron

Brock studies hot electron dynamics in plasmonic materials.

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Daniel Glass

Daniel rsearches hybrid semiconductor/metal complexes for catalysis.

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Ludwig Hüttenhofer

Ludwig focuses on surface-enhanced catalysis mediated via highly confined photonic modes.

contact: Ludwig.Huettenhofer@physik.uni-muenchen.de

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Matthew Proctor

Matthew investigates plasmonic systems with topological features.

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Simone Ezendam

Simone develops new optical methods to monitor photocatalytic reactions.

contact: Simone.Ezendam@physik.uni-muenchen.de

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Xiaofei Xiao

Xiaofeit studies the plasmonic properties of structures with plasmonic and dielectric elements.

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Harriet Walker

Harriet develops innovatives techniques for the deposition of nanomaterials.

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Monica Mota

Monica works on quantum light/matter interactions in hybrid nanomaterials.

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Nikolas Gusken

Nikolas studies electrical excitation of nanoscale optoelectronic devices.

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Matías Herran

Matias is working in the design and synthesis of novel plasmonic photocatalysts.

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Lin Nam

Lin is studying novel plasmonic electrocatalytic materials and methods..

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Paul Dichtl

Paul works on the fundamental quantum properties of plasmonic systems.

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Andrea Mancini

Andrea's interests lie in the application of scanning near-field optical microscopy to nanophotonics.

contact: A.Mancini@physik.uni-muenchen.de

Masters students

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Wolf Knöller

Wolf researches  the application of dielectric nanoantennas for photocatalysis.

contact: wolf.knoeller@physik.uni-muenchen.de

Linda Hädrich

Linda develops nanofabrication strategies based on plasmonic hot electrons and applies them to photovoltaic energy conversion.

contact: Linda.Haedrich@physik.uni-muenchen.de

Benjamin Tilmann

Benjamin studies dielectric nanoantennas for their ultrafast optical properties.

contact: B.Tilmann@physik.uni-muenchen.de

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Florian Goschin

Florian investigates the thermal properties of hybrid nanomaterials and interfaces.

contact: f.goschin@physik.uni-muenchen.de

Visitors

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Joong Bum Lee

JB is finishing his PhD at KAIST, Korea and will be working with us for 6 months on surface chemistry.

contact: J.Lee@physik.uni-muenchen.de

Alumni and their destinations

  • Thomas Brick, patent attorney at Haseltine Lake LLP

  • Susannah Heck, Oclaro, now Compound Semiconductor Technologies

  • Antonio Lupi

  • Yoon Hong, Samsung Research

  • Aleksandr Perevedentsev

  • Viktoryia Shautsova, University of Oxford

  • Aeneas Wiener

  • Yi Xiao

  • Toby Basey-Fisher

  • Alexey Bak

  • Themistokles Sidiropoulos, ICFO

  • Tarik Abdelmoula

  • Kyle McEnergy

  • David Mack, Imperial College London

  • Matthias Kraft

  • Michael Nielsen, UNSW

  • Krystallo Hadjicosti

  • Frederick Dieleman

  • Ngoc Nguyen, Oliver Wyman

  • Toshihiko Shibamuna, JX Nippon Oil & Energy

  • Roberto Fernandez Garcia

  • Enrico Massa

  • Binghao Ng, Data Storage Institute A*Star, Singapore

  • Yan Francescato

  • Chris Gubbin, University of Southampton

  • Ngoc Nguyen

  • Ibrahim Abdelwahab

  • Zhijie Ma

  • 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

  • Dangyuan Lei, Hong Kong Poly (download thesis)

  • 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

  • Heykel Aouani

  • Giuliana Di Martino, University of Cambridge

  • Tyler Roschuk, Apple

  • Worawut Khunsin, L'Oreal Research Labs