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Master’s degree awarded to Niels van Hoof

Niels van Hoof got awarded his master’s degree. He did his master’s thesis project in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group of TU/e, in collaboration with our group, and worked on nanowire solar cells.


February 24, 2016 0

PhD defense Giorgios Georgiou

Giorgios Georgiou successfully defended his PhD thesis ‘Photo-generated Terahertz devices’ at the TU/e.


February 2, 2016 0

Said Rodriguez receives the FOM Physics Thesis Award 2015 from the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science

The FOM Physics Thesis Award 2015 goes to AMOLF alumnus Said Rodriguez for his thesis Coupling light and matter in metallic nanoparticle arrays.Rodriguez  received the prize from Minister Jet Bussemaker in January 2016 at the annual conference Physics @ FOM Veldhoven. The prize consists of a 10.000 euro payment. In September 2014 Said Rodriguez completed…
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January 23, 2016 0

Symposium in honor of Jaime Gómez Rivas

This summer Jaime Gómez Rivas left AMOLF to start a new research group at FOM Institute DIFFER. On December 10th AMOLF organized a symposium ‘Lighting the way’ in honor of the departing group leader to mark this transition. The group of Gómez Rivas was actually based at the High Tech Campus of Philips Research where…
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November 11, 2015 0

The nanowire antenna for light: controlling the direction of light leaving a nanowire

Optoelectronic components are getting smaller and smaller. Lasers and light emitting devices (LEDs) are no exception to this shift and are getting to be at the nanometer scale. Working on this scale introduces various challenges, one of them is that the manipulation of the light emission from these devices becomes increasingly difficult. Researchers from AMOLF,…
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February 7, 2015 0

Jaime Gómez-Rivas moves Surface Photonics research from AMOLF to DIFFER

On July 1st 2015, the research group in Surface Photonics lead by Jaime Gómez Rivas, will officially become part of FOM Institute DIFFER. The group will continue its unique mix of applied and fundamental research to focus on integrated photonics and apply THz spectroscopy to study charge dynamics in materials for solar fuels. The Surface…
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February 3, 2015 0

ERC Proof of Concept grant to develop a new THz instrument

Jaime Gómez Rivas, group leader of the Surface Photonics group, has been awarded with a European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept grant of 150 k€ to develop a new instrument consisting of an optically pumped THz near-field microscope and a far-field spectrometer. This instrument will enable the researchers to measure the ultra-fast response of…
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February 3, 2015 0