Principal Investigator

Prof. Peter Nordlander
Prof. Peter Nordlander
(713) 348-5171
Office: Brockman Hall 308

Condensed Matter Theory, Electronic and Optical Properties of Nanoparticles, Electron Transfer and Transport in Nanostructures, Nanooptics, Nanophotonics, Plasmonics.

Research Scientists

Dr. Chizuko M. Dutta
Dr. Chizuko Matsubara Dutta
(713) 348-2506
Office: Brockman Hall 312

Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) Theory, Plasmon Hybridization Theory.

Dr. Manvir S. Kushwaha
Dr. Manvir Singh Kushwaha
(713) 348-2506
Office: Brockman Hall 312

Condensed Matter Physics: Theory. 

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Office: Brockman Hall 325 

Plasmonics, Heating Processes and Thermal Effects in Nanostructures, Electric and Magnetic Properties of Plasmonic Systems, Non-linear Effects in High Temperature Plasmonic Nanoparticles, Computational Electromagnetics.

Office: Brockman Hall 325 

Theoretical Quantum Nanoplasmonics, (Time-Dependent) Density-Functional Theory Atomistic Approaches, TDDFT-jellium Description of Nanoparticles, Quantum Mechanical Processes, Computational Classical Electrodynamics.

Graduate Students

Minhan Lou
(713) 562-4862
Office: Brockman Hall 327

Thermoplasmonics, Aluminum plasmonics.

Jian Yang
(713) 348-3541
Office: Brockman Hall 321

Nonlinear Generation in UV, Stretchable Plasmonics, Aluminum Plasmonics.

Xiao Yang
(713) 348-3580
Office: Brockman Hall 323

Plasmonic Tunable Nanoantennas for SERS/SEIRA Applications.
Ming Zhang
(713) 562-4862
Office: Brockman Hall 327

Mie Theory.

Runmin Zhang
(713) 348-3541 
Office: Brockman Hall 321 

Fano Resonances.
Hangqi Zhao
(713) 562-4862
Office: Brockman Hall 327

Computational Electromagnetics, Hot Electrons, Chiral Plasmonics.

Visiting Students

Andrea Schirato
(713) 348-3580
Office: Brockman Hall 323

Ultrafast Gold Plasmonics, Photo-induced Heat Transfer, Hybrid Plasmonic-Photonic Nanostructures..

Former Members 

  • Yue Zhang - now a research engineer at 
         - PhD thesis (2017) - Interacting Surface Plasmon with Electron Beam and Acoustic Vibration                                      - Linkedin:

  • Yao Cui - now a data scientist at KUKA. 
         - PhD thesis (2016) - Molecular Plasmonics.                                                                                                            -      - Linkedin:         
  • Jun Liu - now a research scientist at Xtal Inc. 
         - PhD thesis (2016) - Dynamics of Plasmon-Induced Hot Carriers in Metallic Nanoparticles.                                        
  • Dr. Hui Zhang now a seismic imaging analyst at CGG.  
    - Postdoctoral Research Associate (2014-2016) 
  • Thawda Aung - now a quantitative analyst at Invesco.
  • Vikram Kulkarni -  now a research staff member in cyber security at Institute for Defense Analyses.
         - PhD thesis (2015) - A First Principles Approach to Describing Novel Plasmonic Phenomena.
  • Yang Cao - now a geophysicist at CGG. 
         - PhD thesis (2015) - Optical properties of core-shell nanoparticles, Nanoring-based structures, and periodic nanostructures, EELS.
  • Lifei Liu - now a geophysicist at Shell. 
         - PhD thesis (2014) - Plasmonic properties of Aluminium Nanostructures.
  • Yumin Wang - now research scientist at Xtal Inc. 
         - PhD thesis (2014) - Plasmon Resonances in Metallic Nanostructures for Photodection and Signal Modulation.
  • Dr. Montacer Dridi
         - Postdoctoral Research Associate (2014)
  • Dr. Nicolas Large - now an assistant professor at UTSA.
         - Postdoctoral Research Associate (2012-2014)
         - website:
  • Dr. Ke Zhao - now Processing Geophysicist at Schlumberger
         - Postdoctoral Research Associate (2012-2013)