Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Professor in Experimental Physics: Photon-assisted Energy Conversion (W2 tenure-track) at the Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt (LMU), Munich, Germany.

Academic lead of the Plasmonic Chemistry Group at LMU Munich, Germany. 

Awarded ERC Starting Grant 2018.

Visiting researcher at the Chemistry Department, University College London, UK

Interests: Nanoplasmonics/Nanophotonics/Nanochemistry/Photocatalysis

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Cortes E, Besteiro L, Alabastri A, et al., 2020, Challenges in Plasmonic Catalysis, ACS Nano, Vol:14, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:16202-16219

Lee JB, Walker H, Li Y, et al., 2020, Template Dissolution Interfacial Patterning of Single Colloids for Nanoelectrochemistry and Nanosensing, ACS Nano, Vol:14, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:17693-17703

Lee S, Hwang H, Lee W, et al., 2020, Core-Shell Bimetallic Nanoparticle Trimers for Efficient Light-to-Chemical Energy Conversion, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:5, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:3881-3890

Bell SEJ, Charron G, Cortes E, et al., 2020, Towards Reliable and Quantitative Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS): From Key Parameters to Good Analytical Practice, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:59, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:5454-5462

Gargiulo J, Berte R, Li Y, et al., 2019, From optical to chemical hot spots in plasmonics, Accounts of Chemical Research, Vol:52, ISSN:0001-4842, Pages:2525-2535

Cortes E, 2018, Activating plasmonic chemistry, Science, Vol:362, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:28-29

Cortes, Xie W, Cambiasso, et al., 2017, Plasmonic hot electron transport drives nano-localized chemistry, Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723

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