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


March 16  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  "Opto-mechanics of Single Aluminum Nanodisks" M-N. Su, P. Dongare, D. Chakraborty, Y. Zhang, C. Yi, F. Wen, W-S. Chang, P. Nordlander, J. E. Sader, N. J. Halas, and S. Link

March 14  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  "Diverse Applications of Nanomedicine" B. Pelaz et al

Feb 22  -  ACS Nano, (Just Accepted 2017)  "Multicolor Electrochromic Devices Based on Molecular Plasmonics" G. J. Stec, A. Lauchner, Y. Cui, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Nov 22  -  Nature Review Materials 2, 16088 (2016)  "Plasmonic Colour Generation" A. Kristensen, J. K. W. Yang, S. I. Bozhevolnyi, S. Link, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, and N. A. Mortensen

Nov 21  -  ACS Energy Lett., 20172 (1), pp 8–13  Combining Solar Steam Processing and Solar Distillation for Fully Off-grid Production of Cellulosic Bioethanol” O. Neumann, A. D. Neumann, S. Tian, C. Thibodeaux, S. Shubhankar, J. Mueller, E. Silva, A. Alabastri, S. W. Bishnoi, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas