Office: Brockman Hall 308
Condensed Matter Theory, Electronic and Optical Properties of Nanoparticles, Electron Transfer and Transport in Nanostructures, Nanooptics, Nanophotonics, Plasmonics.
Office: Brockman Hall 312
Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) Theory, Plasmon Hybridization Theory.
Office: Brockman Hall 312
Condensed Matter Physics: Theory.
Postdoctoral Research Associates
now a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Utah
now a research associate at Wuhan University
an algorithm engineer at trip.com group
now a postdoctoral research associate at Rice University
now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Texas, TX, US
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2017-2019)
now a quantitative analyst at Squarepoint
PhD thesis (2018) - A First Principles Approach to Understand Plasmonic Phenomena in Physical Systems
Dr. Alessandro Alabastri
now a visiting professor at Rice University
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2015-2018)
Mattin Urbieta Galarraga
now a PhD candidate at University of the Basque Country.
now a data scientist at Visa Inc.
PhD thesis (2017) - Hot Carrier Generation in Nanostructures for Efficient Photocatalysis and Photodetection
Master thesis (2015) - A Comparison of Plasmon-induced and Photoexcited Hot Carriers in Metallic Nanostructures
now an undergraduate student at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
now a quantitative analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
PhD thesis (2017) - Extraordinary Light-Induced Local Field, Angular Momentum and Force near Metallic Nanoparticles
now a research engineer at JD.com.
PhD thesis (2017) - Interacting Surface Plasmon with Electron Beam and Acoustic Vibration
Master thesis (2015) - Tunable Charge Transfer Plasmon
now a data scientist at KUKA.
PhD thesis (2016) - Molecular Plasmonics
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)
now a quantitative analyst at Invesco.
Dr. Alejandro Manjavacas
now an assistant professor at UNM.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2013-2015)
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.
now a geophysicist at CGG.
PhD thesis (2015) - Optical properties of core-shell nanoparticles, Nanoring-based structures, and periodic nanostructures, EELS.
now a geophysicist at Shell.
PhD thesis (2014) - Plasmonic properties of Aluminium Nanostructures.
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)
Dr. Ke Zhao
now Processing Geophysicist at Schlumberger
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2012-2013)
now Seismic Imager at CGG Veritas
PhD thesis (2013) - Plasmonic properties and applications of metallic nanostructures.
MS thesis (2011) - Optical Properties of Pd Nano-particles with Monomer and Dimer Cavities.
Heidar Sobhani Khakestar
now Trainer at CGG Veritas
PhD thesis (2012) - Plasmonics Manipulation of Light for Sensing and Photovoltaic Applications.
MS thesis (2009) - Subradiant, superradiant and Fano resonances in dimer and ring/disk nanocavities.
now at CGG Veritas
PhD thesis (2012) - Manipulation of energy propagation, redirection, and dissipation by tunable plasmonic nanostructures.
MS thesis (2011) - Angle- and spectral-dependent light scattering from plasmonic nanocups.
now Processing Geophysicist at Shell
PhD thesis (2012) - Plasmon hybridization in real metals.
MS thesis (2009) - Fano resonances in plasmonic nanoparticle aggregates.
now Risk Manager for an insurance company, Mexico
PhD thesis (2011) - Quantum plasmonics: A first-principles investigation of metallic nanostructures and their optical properties.
MS thesis (2009) - Quantum description of the plasmon resonances of a nanoparticle dimer.
Tamer A. Ali
now Assistant Professor at Cairo University, Egypt
PhD thesis (2010) - Optical and plasmonic properties of metallic tip/surface junctions.
now Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
PhD thesis (2009) - Plasmonic properties of metallic nanostructures.
MS thesis (2005) - Numerical renormalization group studies of the Anderson-Holstein model.
now Advance Research Geophysicist at TGS
PhD thesis (2009) - Plasmon hybridization in complex nanostructures.
MS thesis (2006) - Plasmonic coupling between a metallic nanosphere and a thin metallic wire.
now Associate at KCG Holdings Inc.
PhD thesis (2009) - Plasmonic properties of metallic nanostructures with reduced symmetry.
MS thesis (2005) - Plasmon hybridization in nonconcentric nanoshells.
now Scientist at Baker Hughes Inc.
PhD thesis (2008) - Plasmonic properties of nanoparticle-film systems and periodic nanoparticle arrays.
MS thesis (2005) - Plasmons in the metallic nanoparticle-film system as a tunable impurity problem.
Ali I. Goker
now Associate Professor at Sheikh Edebali Bilecik University, Turkey
PhD thesis (2007) - Kondo effect in quantum dots: A non-crossing approximation study.
MS thesis (2005) - Optical properties of a spherical 2D electron gas in the presence of a uniform magnetic field.
Daniel W. Brandl
now Automation Engineer at NNE Pharmaplan, Morrisville, NC
PhD thesis (2007) - Plasmon hybridization in generalized metallic nanostructures.
MS thesis (2005) - Plasmon hybridization in nanoshell dimers.
now at Exxon Mobil Corporation
PhD thesis (2005) - Finite-Difference Time-Domain studies of the optical properties of metallodielectric nanostructures.
MS thesis (2002) - Interaction of xenon Rydberg atoms with a metal surface in an electric field.
now Associate Professor at Department of Physics, Yeshiva University
PhD thesis (2003) - Theoretical investigation of the electronic structure and optical properties of metallic nanoshells.
John A. Wolfgang
now Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD thesis (2000) - Electron dynamics and impurity scattering on gold nanoshell surfaces.
MS thesis (2000) - Inelastic ion scattering from semiconductor surfaces.
Hilary C. Akpati
now Therapeutic Radiologic Physicist
PhD thesis (1997) - A theoretical study of the effects of an external electric field on adsorbate-surface systems.
MA thesis (1996) - A theoretical study of cluster reactivity and the effects of electric field on atom-surface interaction.
Jason P. Modisette
now at Pipeline Simulation Interest Group, ATMOS International Ltd
PhD thesis (1997) - Wavelets in electronic structure calculations.
MA thesis (1995) - A theoretical study of CN on alkalihalide and alkali metal surfaces using density functional theory.