Professor Maier is the Lee-Lucas Chair in Experimental Physics and head of the Hybrid Nanosystems Research Group in the Condensed Matter Physics Section. He further served as Head of the Experimental Solid State Physics Group (2016–2018) and as Director of Postgraduate Studies (2014–2018) for the department.
The group conducts a wide variety of fundamental and applied research in nanoplasmonics, nanophotonics, and metamaterials, ranging from unravelling light/matter interactions on the nanoscale, to the development of highly efficient optical biosensors, light harvesting nanostructures for photovoltaics, and the development of new materials and devices for photonic nanotechnology.
See an overview talk of our current research here!
- Press release about our hot electron nanochemistry work
- congratulations to Yahya for passing his PhD viva!
- congratulations to Michael and Frederik for passing their PhD vivas!
- congratulations to Gustavo for obtaining a Marie Curie Fellowship!
- welcome new group members: Harriet, Monica, Sabrina and Paul!
- congratulations to David for submitting his PhD thesis!
Most recent presentations
- Presentation at Plasmonica 2017, Lecce
- Presentation in our dielectric nanophotonics work at Dinamo 2017, Iceland
- Presentation on current research at LMU Munich, February 2017
- Watch Stefan's tutorial presentation on plasmonic and dielectric nanoantennas at the KTH Winter School in Romme, Sweden
Large internal and external projects & collaborations
- Kostas Daskalakis, now postdoc at Aalto University
- Tyler Roschuk, now Senior Thin Film Engineer at Raytheon Elcan Optical Technologies
- Giuliana Di Martino, now postdoc in Cambridge
- Yoshito Tanaka, now research staff scienist at Kwansei Gakuin University
- Mark Tame, now professor at University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Yannick Sonnefraud, now CNRS permanent staff member at Institute Neel, Grenoble
- Stephane Kena-Cohen, now professor at Polytechnique Montreal
- Roberto Fernandez-Garcia, now staff member at Seagate
- Ye Xiao, now at Aetha Consulting (Cambridge)
- Nicolas Hylton, now postdoc with our colleague Ned Ekins-Daukes
- Aeneas Wiener, co-founder of Cytora
- Toby Basey-Fisher, now postdoc with our colleague Norbert Klein
- Dangyuan Lei, now professor at Hong Kong Poly
- Ai Leen Koh, now staff member at Stanford
- Susannah Heck, now staff member at Oclaro
- Xiaofeng Li, now professor at the Institute of Modern Optical Technologies, Soochow University, China
- Hong Yoon, now staff member at Samsung Corning Precision Materials
Other Significant Activities
As an introduction into the exciting new field of nanoplasmonics I have written the following introductory monograph:
Plasmonics - Fundamentals and Applications (Springer, NY 2007)
In 2007, it was one of the top-twenty best-selling books in physics, according to a ranking by Library Journal!
et al., 2019, Thermodynamic loss mechanisms and strategies for efficient hot-electron photoconversion, Nano Energy, Vol:55, ISSN:2211-2855, Pages:164-172
et al., 2018, Sub-20 fs All-Optical Switching in a Single Au-Clad Si Nanodisk., Nano Lett
et al., 2018, Nanofocusing in SOI-based hybrid plasmonic metal slot waveguides, Optics Express, Vol:26, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:30634-30643
et al., 2018, Interaction of an Archimedean spiral structure with orbital angular momentum light, New Journal of Physics, Vol:20, ISSN:1367-2630
et al., 2018, Sensitive and Reproducible Immunoassay of Multiple Mycotoxins Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Mapping on 3D Plasmonic Nanopillar Arrays, Small, Vol:14, ISSN:1613-6810