ORC Seminar Series

"Surface Plasmon Generation, Concentration and Detection"


Speaker biography: Professor Albert Polman

Professor Polman is a scientific group leader and director of the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), a research laboratory of the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

His main research interest is nanophotonics, the study of optical interactions in materials made using nanoscale fabrication technologies. His research program includes the study of energy transfer in metallo-dielectric plasmonic structures, control of optical modes and spontaneous emission in photonic crystals and microresonators, and light emission from silicon using rare earth ions or silicon nanostructures. He also studies the fundamentals of ion-solid interactions. His group has published over 129 articles in international journals, 45 conference proceedings, holds four patents, and has given over 55 invited talks at international conferences. Polman's articles received more than 3600 citations; his average number of citations per journal article is 27 and his field-averaged citation impact factor is 3.18.

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