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Dr. Luca Bursi


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Physics and Astronomy

luca.bursi@rice.edu 
(713) 348-2507
Office: Brockman Hall 325







Research interests:

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

Education:

  • PhD in Physics and Nano Sciences (cum laude), Department of Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics (FIM), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & Italian Institute of Nanoscience, CNR-NANO-S3, Modena, Italy, 2017.           Advisors: Dr. Arrigo Calzolari, Prof. Stefano Corni, Prof. Elisa Molinari.
    Ph.D. Thesis: Quantifying the plasmonic character of optical excitations at the nanoscale.

  • MSc in Physics (cum laude), Department of Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics (FIM), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, 2013.
    Master Thesis: Pi-conjugated carbon-based nanosystems: optical excitations and size-effects.

  • BSc in Physics (cum laude), Department of Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics (FIM), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, 2010.

Publications:

[4]    R. Zhang, L. Bursi, J. D. Cox, Y. Cui, C. M. Krauter, A. Alabastri, A. Manjavacas, A. Calzolari, S. Corni,
        E. Molinari, E. A. Carter, F. J. García de Abajo, H. Zhang, P. Nordlander,
        How to identify plasmons from the optical response of nanostructures
        ACS Nano DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03421 (2017)

[3]    L. Bursi, A. Calzolari, S. Corni, E. Molinari,
        Quantifying the plasmonic character of optical excitations in nanostructures
        ACS Photonics 3, 520-525 (2016)

[2]    F. J. García de Abajo, R. Sapienza, M. Noginov,
F. Benz, J. Baumberg, S. Maier, D. Graham,
 J. Aizpurua,
        T. Ebbesen, A. Pinchuk, J. Khurgin, K. Matczyszyn, J. T. Hugall, N. van Hulst, P. Dawson, C. Roberts, M. Nielsen,
        L. Bursi, M. Flatté, J. Yi, O. Hess, N. Engheta, M. Brongersma, V. Podolskiy, V. Shalaev, E. Narimanov, A. Zayats,
        Plasmonic and new plasmonic materials: general discussion
        Faraday Discuss. 178, 123-149 (2015)

[1]    L. Bursi, A. Calzolari, S. Corni, E. Molinari,
        Light-induced field enhancement in nanoscale systems from first-principles: the case of polyacenes
        ACS Photonics 1, 1049-1058 (2014)