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


Sept 5  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  "Two-Dimensional Active Tuning of an Aluminum Plasmonic Array for Full-Spectrum Response" M. L. Tseng, J. Yang, M. Semmlinger, C. Zhang, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Aug. 10  -  Nano Lett., 2017, 17(9), pp5646-5652  Quantifying Remote Heating from Propagating Surface Plasmon Polaritons" C. I. Evans, P. Zolotavin, A. Alabastri, J. Yang, P. Nordlander, and D. Natelson

Aug. 8  -  Nano Lett., 2017, 17(9), pp5768-5774  "Nanogapped Au Antennas for Ultrasensitive Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy" L. Dong, X. Yang, C. Zhang, B. Cerjan, L. Zhou, M. L. Tseng, Y. Zhang, A. Alabastri, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

July 13  -  ACS Nano, 2017, 11(7), pp6594-6604  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., 2017, 17(8), pp5071-5077   "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