Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

We are a theoretical group performing 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.


We are now searching to fill two postdoctoral openings in theoretical nanophotonics!  Please find details here or email nordland@rice.edu.

Image: Peter Nordlander and Naomi Halas receive the prize medals from the president of the Italian republic, Sergio Mattarella. 

New Publications:

May.16 - J. Phys. Chem. C, 2024 May 16. "Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: from the Few-Analyte Limit to Hot-Spot Saturation." Oara Neumann, Jingyi Zhou, Yilong Ju, et al.

Mar.5 - PNAS, 2024 Mar. 5. "Tailoring the Aluminum Nanocrystal Surface Oxide for All-Aluminum-Based Antenna-Reactor Plasmonic Photocatalysts." Aaron Bayles, Catherine J. Fabiano, Chuqiao Shi, et al.

Feb.26 - Adv. Optical Mater, 2024 Feb. 26. "Golden Plasmophores with Tunable Photoluminescence and Outstanding Thermal and Photothermal Stability." Mustafa Gharib, A.J. Yates, Stephen Sanders, et al.

Dec.29 - Nano Lett., 2023 Dec. 29. "A Quasi-Bound States in the Continuum Dielectric Metasurface-Based Antenna-Reactor Photocatalyst." Lin Yuan, Yage Zhao, Andrea Toma, et al.

Dec.8 - ACS Nano, 2023 Dec. 8. "Combined Surface-Enhanced Raman and Infrared Absorption Spectroscopies for Streamlined Chemical Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Derived Compounds." Andrés B. Sánchez-Alvarado, Jingyi Zhou, Peixuan Jin, et al.

Nov.1 - ACS Nano, 2023 Nov. 1. "Identifying Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectra with a Raman Library Using Machine Learning." Yilong Ju, Oara Neumann, Mary Bajomo, et al.