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Lab tour with high school students

December, 2016. The Ladies in Mechanical and Electrical Studies association of AMIV (www.amiv.ethz.ch/limes) organized an information day for female high school students from all over Switzerland. People from OMEL showed our labs and presented demonstration experiments to the students.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephan J. Kress for winning the Silver Medal of ETH Zurich

November, 2016. Congratulations to Stephan Kress for receiving the ETH Medal for his outstanding doctoral thesis. This award is reserved for the top 8% of dissertations at ETH Zurich.

OMEL Welcomes Marianne Aellen

November, 2016. OMEL welcomes Marianne Aellen as a new Ph.D. student. Marianne recently obtained her Master’s degree in Micro and Nanosystems from ETH Zurich. For her Master’s thesis, entitled “Contrast Enhancement in the SWIR Wavelength Regime“, she worked with the group of Prof. Moungi Bawendi in the Chemistry Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (USA).

OMEL Welcomes Nolan Lassaline

November, 2016. OMEL welcomes Nolan Lassaline as a new Ph.D. student. Nolan recently graduated with his Master's degree in Micro and Nanosystems from ETH Zurich. He completed his Master's thesis, entitled "Accurate Placement of Quantum Dots on Patterned Plasmonic Surfaces with Three-Dimensional and Single-Dot Control" here at OMEL under the supervision of Prof. David J. Norris.

OMEL Welcomes Ario Cocina

Oktober, 2016. OMEL welcomes Ario Cocina as a new Ph.D. student. Ario recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich. He completed his Master’s thesis, entitled “ Polarization-Resolved Spectroscopy using Multiresonant Plasmonic Structures ”, at OMEL under the supervision Prof. David J. Norris at the Mechanical Engineer department of ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

OMEL Welcomes Robert Keitel

August, 2016. OMEL welcomes Robert Keitel as a new Ph.D. student. Robert recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Materials Science from ETH Zurich. He completed his Master’s thesis, entitled “Thermal stability and thermoelectric properties of PbS nanocrystals”, with the group of Prof. William Tisdale in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (USA).

Lisa Poulikakos is selected as Chair of the 2018 Gordon Research Seminarn Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

July 2016. Congratulations to Lisa Poulikakos, who was selected to chair the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics in 2018 (www.grc.org)! The GRS "is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists (…) to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas." Her responsibilities will include “developing a rigorous, forward-looking scientific program", inviting mentors from academia and industry, attracting a diverse audience of participants and raising funds.

Lisa Poulikakos Wins MaP Graduate Symposium Poster Prize

June 2016. Congratulations to Lisa Poulikakos, whose poster entitled “The Optical Chirality Flux as a Useful Far-Field Probe of Chiral Near Fields” was selected as one of three poster prize winners at the MaP Graduate Symposium 2016 (www.map.ethz.ch). The three winners held a flash poster presentation (photo) (JPEG, 6.6 MB) for all symposium participants.

OMEL Welcomes Raphael Brechbuehler

May, 2016. OMEL welcomes Raphael Brechbuehler as a new Ph.D. student. Raphael recently obtained his Master’s degree in Micro and Nanosystems from ETH Zurich. For his Master’s thesis “Towards Integrated Photo-Rechargeable Silicon Nanowires Based Micro-Supercapacitors”, he worked with the group of Prof. Roya Maboudian in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

Congratulations to Dr. Boris le Feber for Winning Rubicon Fellowship

April, 2016. Congratulations to Dr. Boris le Feber for receiving a Rubicon Fellowship! The Rubicon fellowship is awarded by the Dutch Science Foundation "NWO" to researchers who recently obtained their PhD degree in any field of science. Boris will investigate the possibility of using magnetically doped quantum dots to direct surface plasmon polaritons.

Dr. Freddy T. Rabouw Wins Rubicon Fellowship

January, 2016. Congratulations to Freddy for receiving a Rubicon Fellowship! The Rubicon fellowship is awarded by the Dutch Science Foundation "NWO" to researchers who recently obtained their PhD degree in any field of science. The award is based on a peer-reviewed research proposal.

Recent Publications

Optical Chirality Flux

Optical Chirality Flux as a Useful Far-Field Probe of Chiral Near Fields

Lisa V. Poulikakos, Philipp Gutsche, Kevin M. McPeak, Sven Burger, Jens Niegemann, Christian Hafner and David J. Norris

                         ACS Photonics, 2016, 3 (9), pp 1619–1625

Wedge Waveguides and Resonators for Quantum Plasmonics

S. J. Kress, F. V. Antolinez, P. Richner, S. V. Jayanti, D. K. Kim,
F. Prins, A. Riedinger, M. P. Fischer, S. Meyer, K. M. McPeak,
D. Poulikakos, D. J. Norris

    Nano Letters, 15.9 (2015): 6267-6275.

Plasmonic films can easily be better: Rules and recipes

Kevin M. McPeak, Sriharsha V. Jayanti, Stephan J.P. Kress, Stefan Meyer, Stelio Iotti, Aurelio Rossinelli and David J. Norris

ACS Photonics, 2.3 (2015): 326-333.

Low-temperature enhancement of plasmonic performance in silver films

S. V. Jayanti, J. H. Park, A. Dejneka, D. Chvostova, K. M. McPeak, X. S. Chen, S. H. Oh, and D. J. Norris

                         Optical Materials Express, 5.5 (2015): 1147-1155.

Futher publications

 
 
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