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


May 18  -  ACS Photonics (Just Accepted 2017)  "Plasmonic Coupling of Multipolar Edge Modes and the Formation of Gap Modes" E. P. Bellido, Y. Zhang, A. Manjavacas, P. Nordlander, and G. A. Botton

May 8  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  "Balancing Near-Field Enhancement, Absorption, and Scattering for Effective Antenna-Reactor Plasmonic Photocatalysis" K. Li, N. J. Hogan, M. J. Kale, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, and P. Christopher

April 20  -  J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, pp2060-2067  "Hot Hole Photoelectrochemistry on Au@SiO2@Au Nanoparticles" A. E. Schlather, A. Manjavacas, A. Lauchner, V. S. Marangoni, C. J. DeSantis, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

March 28  -  ACS Photonics, 2017, 4(4), pp963-970  Doped Silicon Nanocrystal Plasmonics" H. Zhang, R. Zhang, K. S. Schramke, N. M. Bedford, K. Hunter, U. R. Kortshagen, and P. Nordlander

March 23  -  US Patent Application  "Plasmonic Pixels" J. Olson, L. Liu, A. Manjavacas, W-S. Chang, B. Foerster, N. S. King, M. W. Knight, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, S. Link, T. Basu