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Photonics expert Jaime Gómez Rivas wins prestigious Vici grant

February 17th 2017 Jaime Gómez Rivas, group leader at DIFFER and professor at the Applied Physics faculty of Eindhoven University of Technology, has won one of the 34 prestigious Vici grants of NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The 1.5 million euro Vici grants is intended for premier scientists in their fields, to set…
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February 17, 2017 0

International Workshop on Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules (SCOM-16).

Jaime Gomez Rivas organizes, together with Javier Aizpurua, Bill Barnes and Francisco Garcia Vidal, the first International Workshop on Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules (SCOM-16). The workshop was held in San Sebastian (Spain) from 19-21 October, 2016. This workshop brought together researchers from different disciplines including: Photonics, Quantum Optics, Materials, Chemistry and Condensed Matter Physics…
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December 19, 2016 0

Said Rodriguez receives honourable mention for the 2016 Christiaan Huygens Prize.

Said Rodriguez (center) receives from the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, an honorable mention for the 2016 Christiaan Huygens Prize in recognition of his doctoral thesis work in the Photonics for Energy group. Read more at

October 17, 2016 0

Niels van Hoof guest in Dutch TV show ‘Proefkonijnen’

Niels van Hoof (PhD student in Photonics for Energy) had a guest appearance in the popular-scientific program ‘Proefkonijnen’ broadcast on the national television (BNN/NPO3). You can watch the full item here:

August 31, 2016 0

Prize for our outstanding publication in Light Science & Applications

Jaime Gomez Rivas has received a prize for our outstanding publication “Plasmonics for solid-state lighting : enhanced excitation and directional emission of highly efficient light sources”. This article has been ranked in the top 10 citation papers in 2015 published between 2013 and 2014 in Light: Science & Applications. The prized was awarded during the…
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July 27, 2016 0

Dick van Dam wins Young Speaker Contest at Fysica 2016

Dick van Dam (guest PhD student in our group) has won the Young Speakers Contest at the annual congress of the Dutch Physical Society (NNV), for his presentation entitled ‘Better solar cells by nanostructuring’.

April 8, 2016 0

Gespleten lichtgolf schakelt nanoversterkers licht aan en uit (Dutch)

Onderzoekers van de FOM-instituten AMOLF en DIFFER hebben, in samenwerking met Philips Lighting, een manier gevonden om de antennewerking van metalen nanodeeltjes aan en uit te schakelen. Nanoantennes zijn gevoelige ontvangers en versterkers van licht, met toepassingen van medische sensoren en verlichting tot betere zonnecellen. In Physical Review Letters beschrijft de onderzoeksgroep van Jaime Gomez-Rivas…
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March 10, 2016 0

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