After the summer break, we have the pleasure to welcome a newcomer in the lab, Dr Kuidong Wang, for a postdoctoral position. He got his PhD from Shanghai Jiao Tong University under the supervision of Prof. Jie Chen. During his PhD time, he mainly focused on the enhancement of the ultrafast optical nonlinearities on nanostructures by plasmonic effects.
A new publication, resulting from a collaboration between our group and japanese colleagues has just been accepted in Nanoletters. Microcrystals of COPV’s (carbon-bridged oligo-phenylenevinylenes) have been prepared, with donor and acceptor characters, and used as optical resonators. Depending on the laser pumping intensity, either FRET or lasing was measured, with a control of the lasing wavelength through the doping level of the acceptor. This is a step towards the realization of organic solid FRET lasers with microcrystalline resonators. You will find the paper in the publications page.
Today, we welcome our last master student of the year, Bianca Patra who will stay 2 months among us. Bianca is romanian and followed the Physical Chemistry and Material Sciences Master here in Strasbourg before to join.
In addition, for the next three days, Dr Kenji Hirai, assistant professor from Hokkaido University, will be among us. If you wish to meet him, don’t hesitate to pass by.
After Jino George, this is the turn of Xiaolan Zhong, now assistant professor in Beihang University, Beijing, to visit the lab and to spend some time among us, welcome back !
“The E-MRS Anniversary Award recognizes the career contribution of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research.” It is attributed every five years and after Sir Richard Friend, Prof. Dan Schechtman and Sir John Pendry, the award has been attributed this year to … Prof. Thomas Ebbesen !
He will receive it during the E-MRS conference plenary session on Wednesday 20th June in Strasbourg, where he will deliver a presentation on
Light-Matter Interactions in a Material Science Perspective.
Next week, on June 18 and 19, and in the framework of the Chaire Annuelle d’Innovation Technologique Liliane Bettencourt, a colloquium organized by Thomas Ebbesen will take place in College de France, Paris, entitled
New QED Landscapes for Molecules and Materials
The speakers will be a mix of former or actual collaborators from our group and world recognized specialists in the field and the detailed program is visible here below.
A new publication resulting from a collaboration between our group and David Norris and Lisa Poulikakos, from OMEL group at ETH Zürich has just been accepted in Physical Review Letters. It demonstrates the trapping of single chiral nanoparticles and their in situ recognition via polarimetry measurements. You can find the as soon as publishable version in our publications page.
Our former postdoc Jino George, now assistant professor at IISER Mohali, arrived in Strasbourg last Friday and will stay two weeks among us. Welcome back !