Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

We are a theoretical group leading research in the field of nanophotonics and plasmonics. We use a wide range of numerical methods (FDTD, FEM, BEM, DDA, Mie, TDDFT) to investigate the optical properties of metallic, semiconductor, and graphene nanostructures, plasmonic, excitonic, and hybrid systems.

Postdoctoral Positions Available


July 13  -  ACS Nano (Just Accepted 2017)  Oblique Colloidal Lithography for the Fabrication of Nonconcentric Features" Z. Zhao, Y. Cao, Y. Cai, J. Yang, X. He, P. Nordlander, and P. S. Cremer

June 30  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  "Aluminum Nanocrystals: a Sustainable Substrate for Quantitative SERS-based DNA Detection" S. Tian, O. Neumann, M. J. McClain, X. Yang, L. Zhou, C. Zhang, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

June 26  -  ACS Nano (Just Accepted 2017)  "How to Identify Plasmons from the Optical Response of Nanostructures" R. Zhang, L. Bursi, J. D. Cox, Y. Cui, C. M. Krauter, A. Alabastri, A. Manjavacas, A. Calzolari, S. Corni, E. Molinari, E. A. Carter, F. J. Abajo, H. Zhang, and P. Nordlander

June 21  -  Nature Communications, 8:27 (2017)  "Plasmon-induced Selective Carbon Dioxide Conversion on Earth-abundant Aluminum-cuprous Oxide Antenna-reactor Nanoparticles" H. Robatjazi, H. Zhao, D. F. Swearer, N. J. Hogan, L. Zhou, A. Alabastri, M. J. McClain, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

June 19  -  PNAS, vol. 114 no. 27, 6936-6941  Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation for off-grid water purification" P. D. Dongare, A. Alabastri, S. Pedersen, K. R. Zodrow, N. J. Hogan, O. Neumann, J. Wu, T. Wang, A. Deshmukh, M. Elimelech, Q. Li, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas