People

GROUP LEADER

JAIME GOMEZ RIVAS

Phone: +31 40-247 2669

e-mail:  j.gomez.rivas@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.

 

GUESTS

SHUNSUKE MURAI

Phone: +31 (0)40 3334 927

e-mail: s.murai@tue.nl

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.jp/citations?user=YS5iWkQAAAAJ&hl=en

I became an assistant professor in the middle of my phD course at Kyoto University, Japan (2004), and received my PhD in 2011 for my research on light scattering in disordered media and random lasers. In 2011, I joined the Surface Photonics group at AMOLF and Philips Research, as a guest researcher for 1 year.  During the stay, I carried out experimental studies on plasmonic nanoantenna for solid-state-lighting, which was quite successful thanks to the collaboration between physics (AMOLF), fabrication (Philips) and materials (myself). Since then, I was working on the fabrication of nanoantennas and coupling them with light emitters. In 2019, I came back to the Surface Photonics group, now at TU/e, to explore strong light-matter coupling with a special interest in photoluminescence and lasing.

 

POSTDOCS

MOHAMMAD RAMEZANI

Phone: +31 40-247 5639

e-mail: m.ramezani@tue.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 current research mainly involves studying strong light-matter interaction in proximity of resonant metallic nanostructures and investigating the nonlinear behavior of such systems at room temperature. I am also co-funder and director of a new start-up company “TeraNova B.V.” that develops THz technology.

ALEKS VASKIN

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Phone: +31 40-247 5639

e-mail: a.vaskin@tue.nl

 

PHD STUDENTS

NIELS VAN HOOF

Phone: +31 40-247 5638

e-mail: n.j.j.hoof@tue.nl

I started in the Surface Photonics group in April 2016 after doing a Master in the PSN group at the Eindhoven Univeristy of Technology. My master graduation project was focused on the application of semiconductor nanowires for use in photovoltaic solar cells. I am currently working on strongly coupled systems in the THz regime. In the free time I like do sports: running and field hockey, and one of my passions is traveling.

MATTHIJS BERGHUIS

Phone: +31 40-247 5638

e-mail: A.M.Berghuis@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.

STAN TER HUURNE

Phone: +31 40-247 5638

e-mail: S.E.T.T.Huurne@tue.nl

I joined the surface photonics group in February 2018, after completing my master graduation project in the same group. My research is focused on using THz microscopy to investigate photo-conductivity and strongly coupled systems. Before I started at the Surface Photonics group I was in Copenhagen for an internship and received my master degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
In my free time I enjoy cycling and reading.

GABI CASTELLANOS GONZALEZ

Phone: +31 40-247 5639

e-mail: g.w.castellanos.gonzalez@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 current research focuses in the coupling (weak and strong) of excitons in 2D-semiconductors (transition metal dichalcogenides) with photonic modes in nanoparticle arrays. In my free time I like to cook, reading and traveling.

 

PING BAI

Phone: +31 (0)687129673

e-mail: p.bai@tue.nl

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eS04wlQAAAAJ&hl=en

I joined the surface photonics group in October 2018 as a PhD student. My current research mainly focuses on the strong light-matter coupling on nanoparticle arrays and nanohole arrays and low-threshold polariton lasers. Prior to that, I received my master’s degree in physics from Soochow University in China. I worked in the research group Waves in Complex Media at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia for one year as a visiting student. I enjoy cooking, running, bicycling in my free time.

 

FRANCESCO VERDELLI

Phone: +31 40-247 5638

e-mail: f.verdelli@tue.nl

 

MOHAMED ABDELKHALIK MOHAMED

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Phone: +31 40-247 5639

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

ALUMNI

Former PhD students:

  • Mohammed Ramezani (Postdoc at Surface Photonics and 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, postdoc at NÉEL – CRNS (Grenoble, France)
  • 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):

  • 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)