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. Thirteen 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, and LMU Munich.
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 and is the academic lead of the Plasmonic Chemistry Group. Previously he was a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at Imperial College London.
Yi is an LMU Research Fellow and leads the subgroup on nano-confined photonic and fluidic systems.
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.
Viktoryia studies the dynamics of hybrid plasmonic-graphene systems.
Alumni and their destinations
- 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
- More coming soon …