People

GROUP LEADER

JAIME GOMEZ RIVAS

e-mail:  j.gomez.rivas at tue.nl

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FQZGvQoAAAAJ&hl=en

I received my PhD in 2002 from the University of Amsterdam for his work on light transport in disordered media. From 2002 until 2005, I worked as postdoctoral researcher at the RWTH technical University in Aachen (Germany) on THz spectroscopy, pioneering the field of semiconductor THz plasmonics. In 2005, I became project leader at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), leading the group Surface Photonics. This group was partially located at Philips Research in Eindhoven, in order to bring blue sky research into applications. The group introduced the concept of plasmonics and nanoantennas for solid state lighting. In 2010, I became part-time professor at TU/e and group leader at AMOLF. After 10 years of fruitful collaboration with Philips, the group moved in 2015 to the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) and in 2018 it moved completely to TU/e, where I am full professor. I have received several prestigious grants and awards, such as ERC starting and Proof of Concept grants, NWO-VICI, 3 FOM-IPPs and a Facebook Academy Award. I have been also panel member of important funding agencies, such as ERC and NWO. I also work as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Physics, a leading journal of the American Institute of Physics.

 

RESEARCHERS and RESEARCH SUPPORT

MATTHIJS BERGHUIS

e-mail: A.M.Berghuis AT tue.nl

In May 2017 I joined the group Surface Photonics. The project I am working on focuses on exciton-polariton transport in organic semiconductors. Before coming to Eindhoven I studied applied physics at the University of Groningen, where I did my master graduation project in the Photophysics and Opto-Electronics group about water splitting by organic-inorganic hybrid photocathodes. During my master I did an internship at Polyera Corporation in Chicago about the influence of molecular conjugation length on charge transport in organic electronics. In my free time I like to play the bass.

 

POSTDOCS

WILSON WEI

e-mail: j.c.wei AT tue.nl

JIE JI

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e-mail: j.jie AT tue.nl

Jie obtained her PhD degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2019. During the PhD, she focused on THz light interaction with ferroelectric thin films, as well as artificial metamaterials for applications in THz tunable devices. Jie joined Prof. Peter Bøggild’s group in Technical University of Denmark as postdoctor. She extended her research into THz study of 2D materials,  exploring ultrafast carrier dynamics,  plasmonics, and nonlinear THz response of 2D materials and Nano-/Micro-structured 2D metasurfaces. Starting from May 2023, Jie extended her research on THz metasurfaces in the Surface Photonics Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

SIMRJIT SINGH

e-mail: s.j.singh AT tue.nl

I started working in the Surface Photonics group as a Marie Curie (EuroTech) postdoctoral research fellow in February 2022. I received my PhD in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi (India), where I worked on nano engineered ferroelectric materials and devices for solar hydrogen generation applications. After that, I moved to University of New South Wales (Australia) and continued my research work on solar water splitting using hybrid halide perovskites. In Dec. 2019, I was awarded Fulbright Postdoctoral Research fellowship by (USIEF) IIE, Washington to carry out research work on 2D materials-based interlayer excitons and electrically tunable valleytronic devices for quantum information processing applications at the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), USA. My current research work at TU/e mainly focuses on designing engineered tandem devices combining 2D-3D materials for solar hydrogen generation and studying in-situ terahertz spectro-electrochemistry. I am also working on 2D Heterostructures and plasmonic nanostructures for valleytronic applications.

MINPENG LIANG

e-mail: m.liang1 AT tue.nl

Minpeng is a Postdoc in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics (PSN) Group at Eindhoven university of Technology (TU/e). He is currently working on strong coupling based on 2D materials and biosensing combined with bound states in the continuum. Minpeng had obtained his master degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong university in 2017. Then he Joined Prof. Jinanting Ye’s group for PhD in the University of Groningen. He was studying plasmonics and photonics based on 2D materials and metastructures. From 2022, he continued his research in the Surface Photonics Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

 

PHD STUDENTS

FRANCESCO VERDELLI

e-mail: f.verdelli AT tue.nl

Before joining the Surface Photonics group as PhD student, I obtained my Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Trento in Italy. Later, I continued my studies in Enschede at the University of Twente, obtaining a Master degree in Applied Physics. I did a six-months internship at CERN in the Atlas Magnets group, where I worked with superconductors tapes designing a super small coil.  My current research is focused on investigating strong coupling between molecular bonds and light. In particular, I am investigating the effect of vibrational strong coupling on the kinetics of chemical reactions.

MOHAMED ABDELKHALIK MOHAMED

e-mail: m.m.s.abdelkhalik.mohamed AT tue.nl

Before joining the group Surface Photonics as a Ph.D. student in November 2019, I received my bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Mansoura University (Egypt). After graduation, I joined Zewail City of Science and Technology (Egypt) as a research engineer with an interest in microfabrication and millimeter-wave applications. I continued my studies for a master’s degree at Aix-Marseille University (France) and Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) (Germany) with an orientation in optoelectronics applications. In addition, I completed my master’s thesis in the OMEGA Lab KAUST (Saudi Arabia) where I optimized transparent top electrodes for transparent organic photovoltaics. My current research mainly focuses on integrating nanophotonics in commercial LEDs to achieve ultra-high brightness and compact LEDs, the project in close cooperation with Lumileds Holding B.V.

MAIRA PEREZ SOSA

e-mail: m.b.perez.sosa AT tue.nl

MASOUMEH GOUDARZI

e-mail: m.goudarzi AT tue.nl

 

JO DE WIT

e-mail: j.m.m.de.wit.smulders AT tue.nl

I studied Applied Physics at the Hogeschool Eindhoven (1983-1987). After that I worked continuously in optics (pre-) development, first in optical recording (CD, DVD and Blu Ray) and after that in metrology at ASML. Since November 2022 I work at ASML Research. In all these years I acquired extensive knowledge in optics, more specific: optics design, ray-tracing, aberration theory, polarization, metrology, interferometry, imaging, optics simulations). Recently I expanded my expertise to small optics (<1mm diameter) and metalenses.   

 

DJERO PEETERS

e-mail: d.b.l.peeters AT tue.nl

JOOST SCHEERS

e-mail: j.m.scheers AT tue.nl

Before joining the Surface Photonics group in August 2022, I received my bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology. As part of the master’s program, I did a 3 month internship at Teranova B.V. on neuromorphic computing of nanophotonic structures. My graduation research consisted in designing resonant arrays to achieve vibrational ultra-strong coupling to enhance reaction rates in chemical reactions.

FRANCESCA CUSSIOL

e-mail: f.cussiol AT tue.nl

BRAM HEIJNEN

e-mail: b.j.heijnen AT tue.nl

 

ANASTASIA GUDZENCHUK

 

I joined the Surface Photonics group as a Ph.D. researcher, focusing on the multi-scale description of structural color in inks in collaboration with the Soft Matter & Biological Physics group of the Applied Physics department of TU/e and Canon. My academic background includes an international master’s degree in applied computer science (color science) from multiple universities, including the University of Jean Monnet in Lyon (France), the University of Granada (Spain), and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway). I started my Ph.D. research in color characterization utilizing AI instruments at NTNU (Norway) and accumulated seven years of experience, working as a computer scientist and researcher. During this period, I contributed to projects at HP Inc (Barcelona), specializing in the development of color pipelines for dye sublimation printers, and at Color Concepts (Rotterdam), where I focused on creating color solutions.

 

VISITING SCIENTISTS

SHIHAB AL-DAFFAIE

DOOK VAN MECHELEN

 

ALAA JUMAAH

HONGGUANG DONG

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e-mail: h.dong1 AT tue.nl

TERANOVA B.V.

TeraNova b.v is a start-up company founded in 2019 by the Surface Photonics group. TeraNova b.v. develops and commercializes metrology instruments for the purposes of scatterometry and semiconductor characterization using optical and terahertz radiation. These instruments provide critical information about the quality of the wafers fabricated for photonics and quantum applications. Although TeraNova b.v. operates independently from the group, we host some of the activities. Also, TeraNova b.v. is formed by former group members.

MOHAMMAD RAMEZANI

Phone: +31 40-247 5639

e-mail: m.ramezani AT teranova.nl

Prior to joining the group Surface Photonics as a PhD student, I received my bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran (Iran). I continued my studies in master degree at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in Materials Science and Engineering, with the orientation of semiconductor and optoelectronics materials. I did six-month internship at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) at the department of Photonics Materials and Devices, where I worked on plasmonic metasurfaces for solid-state lighting in the group Surface Photonics. My graduation thesis was awarded as the best of my promotion on Materials Science and Engineering at EPFL. On April 2019, I obtained the PhD degree with the thesis “Coherent Light-Matter Interaction in Arrays of Plasmonic Structures”.  My PhD research involved studying strong light-matter interaction in proximity of resonant metallic nanostructures and investigating the nonlinear behavior of such systems at room temperature. In 2019, I co-funded TeraNova b.v. where I work full time since 2022 as CEO.

GABI CASTELLANOS GONZALEZ

Phone: +31 40-247 5639

e-mail: g.w.castellanos.gonzalez AT tue.nl

I joined the Surface Photonics group in November 2017 after doing an internship at DIFFER where I discovered about the research done by the Surface Photonics group. Prior to that I received my bachelor degree in Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and my master at the University of Utrecht. My PhD research focused on the coupling (weak and strong) of excitons in organic materials and arrays of nanoparticles. I graduated in 2022, joining TeraNova b.v. as development engineer.

ALUMNI

Former PhD students:

  • Stan ter Huurne, Business Controller bij Collin Crowdfund
  • Gabriel Castellanos Gonzalez, research engineer at TeraNova b.v.
  • Ping Bai, postdoc at Westlake University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Matthijs Berghuis (Postdoc at Surface Photonics)
  • Niels van Hoof, working at ASML (Veldhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Mohammed Ramezani (CEO of TeraNova B.V.)
  • Arkabrata Bhattarchya, working at ASML (Veldhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Dick van Dam, Patent attorney at NLO (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Giorgios Georgiou, Lecturer in Microarchitectures for Quantum Engineering (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  • Martijn Schaafsma, working at ASML (Veldhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Giuseppe Pirruccio, scientist at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Said Rodriguez, group leader at AMOLF (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Grzegorz Grzela, working at ASML (Veldhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Yingqian Zhang, working at ASML (Veldhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Silke Diedenhofen, Project Officer NWO (The Hague, The Netherlands)

Former Postdocs (since 2018):

  • Aleks Vaskin (Researcher at Sony, Germany)
  • Shaojun Wang (Elite Associate Professor, School of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China)
  • Quynh Le Van (Assistant Professon at Vin University, Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Alexei Halpin (Researcher at Council of Canadian Acedemies, Canada)