To start the new year, we have the pleasure to welcome Dr Samuel Albert as a new postdoctoral researcher. Samuel did his phD about glass transition in CEA Saclay and defended in 2016. Then he did a first postdoc in ENS Lyon about Casimir forces. Welcome to him !
Dr Yantao Pang, assistant professor, in Shandong Jianzhu University, in Jinan (China) arrived in Strasbourg two days ago. He already spent one year in our lab in 2005 then came back for a shorter stay in 2012. This time, he is back again for one year and will be located in office 109. Welcome back to him !
We are pleased to announce the PhD defense of Oussama Sentissi on Friday, December 7. His work, entitled Étude du mouvement Brownien sous champ de force externe et diffusion anormales (Study of brownian motion under an external force field and anomalous diffusion), has been performed under the supervision of Dr. Genet. The defense will take place in the Salle de Conférence of ISIS, at 2pm.
A pot de thèse will follow at the 6th floor of ISIS (Espace Vasconi).
We have the pleasure to welcome James Hutchison for a few days in the lab, till November 29. He will stay in room 107 during his visit. His 18 months secondment in Melbourne turned into a 4 years “Future fellow” position so he will fly back to Australia soon…
The idea was born around a beer after a conference in Paris a few months ago : we decided to create an Alumni list with all former phD’s, postdoctoral researchers and associate researchers who worked with Thomas Ebbesen. A first (imperfect) list was written on the corner of the table… and a few months later, we are happy to announce the creation of the Alumni page, that we finally restricted to former collaborations within the Laboratoire des Nanostructures only.
Of course, any new information and corrections are welcome !
Since a few days, we are welcoming in the team a new phD student from China, Yaowei Hu, who studied physics in Changchun University of Science and Technology.
Moreover, Jérôme Gautier is staying with us after his master training and started a phD on strong-coupling with chiral structures and materials.
Welcome to both of them !
Thomas Ebbesen has been granted the grand prix de la fondation Maison de la Chimie 2018, for his recent research on polaritonic chemistry, or how to modify matter properties (conductivity, chemical reactivity for example) by playing on strong light-matter interactions. This prize is attributed every two years and he is the third to obtain it in Strasbourg, after Guy Ourisson and Jean-Pierre Sauvage. He will receive it, together with Susumu Kitagawa also awarded this year, the 13th of February 2019 in Paris, at la Maison de la Chimie. Here is a short article about it on the website of Strasbourg University and a longer one on the website of Maison de la chimie. Congratulations !
Source image : Maison de la Chimie
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.
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 !