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


Oct. 16  -  PNAS (Just Accepted 2017)  "Vibrational Coupling in Plasmonic Molecules" C. Yi, P. D. Dongare, M-N. Su, W. Wang, D. Chakraborty, F. Wen, W-S. Chang, J. E. Sader, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, and S. Link

Oct 3  -  J. Phys. Chem. C (Just Accepted 2017)  "Environmental Symmetry Breaking Promotes Plasmon Mode Splitting in Gold Nanotriangles" K. W. Smith, J. Yang, T. M. Hernandez, D. F. Swearer, L. Scarabelli, H. Zhang, H. Zhao, N. A. Moringo, W.-S. Chang, L. M. Liz-Marzan, E. Ringe, P. Nordlander, and S. Link

Sept 25  -  ACS Nano (Just Accepted 2017)  "Transition Metal Decorated Aluminum Nanocrystals" D. F. Swearer, R. K. Leary, R. Newell, S. Yazdi, H. Robatjazi, Y. Zhang, D. Renard, P. Nordlander, P. A. Midgley, N. J. Halas, and E. Ringe

Sept 5  -  Nano Lett., 2017, 17(10), pp6034-6039  "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