Photonics for Energy news

September 3, 2018
Photonics for Energy group moves to TU/e
Starting September 2018, the DIFFER group Photonics for Energy, headed by prof. Jaime Gómez Rivas, will become a full part of Eindhoven University of Technology. The group studies the interaction of electromagnetic waves and matter in a broad range of frequencies and at different temporal and spatial scales . This research covers also applications from light harvesting and energy transport in  materials to light emitting materials. Photonics for Energy was part of the Solar Fuels division of DIFFER from 2015 to 2018 and continues its frontier work as the Surface Photonics group in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics capacity group of the Applied Physics department of TU/e .
April 20, 2018
Vibrant atmosphere during SCOM workshop
From April 16th till April 18th, a packed Senaatszaal at Eindhoven University of Technology listened to 38 lectures by international researchers about the latest developments in the study of the strong coupling involving organic molecules and optical cavities. The workshop was opened by photonics researcher Jaime Gómez Rivas (TU/e and DIFFER), who proudly stated that this second edition of the workshop attracted about 125 people from Europe, Japan and the US, indicating the increasing interest in this emerging field.
October 11, 2017
The prize was given for his “unique capacity to study fundamental physical phenomena at the highest level, giving rise to remarkable results and the ability of obtaining relevant applications from his research”. Gabriel was a postdoc in our group at AMOLF and Philips from 2011 until 2014. During this period he investigated the application of plasmonics for solid state lighting. His research was published in highly cited articles and led to several patent applications. We congratulate Gabriel with this excellent prize.
October 11, 2017
Our former PhD student Said Rodriguez has been appointed as project leader at the NWO Institute AMOLF to start the group “Interacting Photons”. Said got his PhD (‘Cum Laude’) at TU Eindhoven, having worked at AMOLF and Philips. His PhD thesis was awarded with the FOM Prize for the best Physics PhD thesis in 2015 and got an special mention at the Christiaan-Huygens prize. Next to his PhD thesis he worked at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies (France) as a Marie-Curie fellow. We congratulate Said for his appointment and wish him a lot of excellent results at AMOLF.