Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

Nordlander group 2014

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 27  -  Nano Lett.201616 (8), pp 5183–5190  Hot Electron Generation and Cathodoluminescence Nanoscopy of Chiral Split Ring Resonators” Y. Fang, R. Verre, L. Shao, P. Nordlander, and M. Käll

June 29  -  ACS Nano201610 (7), pp 6972–6979 "Plasmonic Heating in Au Nanowires at Low Temperatures: The Role of Thermal Boundary Resistance" P. Zolotavin, A. Alabastri, P. Nordlander, and D. Natelson

June 21  -  Patent (2016)  "Cross Antennas for Surface-enhanced Infrared Absorption (SEIRA) Spectroscopy of Chemical Moieties" L. V. Brown, K. Zhao, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander

June 20  -  PNAS, vol. 113 no. 32, 8916-8920  "Heterometallic antenna−reactor complexes for photocatalysis" D. F. Swearer, H. Zhao, L. Zhou, C. Zhang, H. Robatjazi, J. M. P. Martirez, C. M. Krauter, S. Yazdi, M. J. McClain, E. Ringe, E. A. Carter, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

June 3  -  Nature Communications, 7:11945 (2016)  "Quantum Mechanical Effects in Plasmonic Structures with Subnanometre Gaps"  W. Zhu, R. Esteban, A. G. Borisov, J. J. Baumberg, P. Nordlander, H. J. Lezec, J. Aizpurua, and K. B. Crozier