Imperial College London

ProfessorStefanMaier

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Lee-Lucas Chair in Experimental Physics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6063s.maier Website CV

 
 
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Location

 

Huxley 903Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

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Professor Maier is the Lee-Lucas Chair in Experimental Physics and head of the nanoplasmonics group in the Condensed Matter Physics Section. He further serves as Head of the Experimental Solid State Physics Group and as Director of Postgraduate Studies 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.

You can watch a tutorial presentation on our research work, see a pictorial overview of our research areas, and an instructive review article on nanoplasmonics.

See an overview talk of our current research here!

News Flash

  • 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

    Large internal and external projects & collaborations

    Alumni

    • 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!

    Publications

    Journals

    Cortes, Xie W, Cambiasso, et al., 2017, Plasmonic hot electron transport drives nano-localized chemistry, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723

    Hou J, Bird D, George A, et al., 2008, Metallic mode confinement in microstructured fibres, Optics Express, Vol:16, Pages:5983-5990

    Braic L, Vasilantonakis N, Mihai A, et al., 2017, Titanium Oxynitride Thin Films with Tunable Double Epsilon-Near-Zero Behavior for Nanophotonic Applications, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:9, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:29857-29862

    Black NCG, Liu CG, Pearce R, et al., 2017, Graphene gas sensing using a non-contact microwave method, Nanotechnology, Vol:28, ISSN:0957-4484

    Patents

    Giannini V, Maier SA, Gomez-Rivas J, et al., Terahertz semiconductor plasmonic antennas

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