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.


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

New Publications:

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.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.

April.3 - Nano Lett., 2023 April 3. "Energy Transfer to Molecular Adsorbates by Transient Hot Electron Spillover." Mirko Vanzan, Gabriel Gil, Davide Castaldo, et al.