Research projects

This page provides a list of on-going and completed research projects, by funding agency and period.

On-going projects:

  • 3D plasmonic nanostructures in complex surroundings (Swiss NSF, 2011-2014)
  • Non-invasive continusou monitoring of the interaction between nanopraticles and aquatic microorganisms (Swiss NSF, within the National Research Programme NRP64 "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" and in collaboration with Prof. Vera Slaveykova (Geneva University) and Dr. Paul Bowen (EPFL), 2011-2014)
  • Nonlinear plasmonics: modelling and experiments (Swiss NSF, 2010-2013)
  • SPEDOC: Surface plasmon early detection of circulating heat shock proteins and tumor cells (European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research, 2010-2013) Project website
  • Nanobiosensors based on plasmon resonance energy transfer for intracellular monitoring of individual living cells (Swiss NSF, in collaboration with Dr. Juillerat, University Hospital Lausanne, 2010-2013)
  • Light harvesting using plasmonic nanostructures (NCCR Nanoscale Science, Swiss NSF, 2009-2013)
  • Compound plasmonic nanostructures (Indo-Swiss joint project, 2009-2012)
  • Plasmonic components and devices (COST Action, 2008-2012)

Completed projects:

  • Zero-order optical devices (CCMX, 2009-2011)
  • Plasmon resonances of 3D nanoparticles (Swiss NSF, 2008-2011)
  • Engineering radiative and non-radiative interactions using plasmonic nanostructures (EPFL-STI seed fund, 2008-2009)
  • Plasmonic antennas (NCCR Nanoscale Science, Swiss NSF, 2008-2009)
  • Tunable titanium Sapphire Laser (Swiss NSF R'Equip, 2008)
  • Optical trapping in plasmonic systems (Swiss NSF, 2006-2009
  • Phase extraction of 3D interferometric signals (Swiss NSF, 2005-2009)
  • OLLA: High Brightness OLEDs for ICT ∧ next generation lighting applications (FP6 IP, 2004-2008)
  • Surface plasmon nanodevices: Towards sub-wavelength miniaturization of optical interconnects and photonic components (FP6 Network of Excellence, 2004-2007)
  • Light manipulation at the nanoscale using surface plasmons propagating on metallic strips(NCCR-QP, 2004-2007)
  • Single biomolecule detection in confined lightfields (Swiss NSF, 2004-2006)
  • Characterization and optimization of batch-roduced microfabricated near-field optical probes (CTI, 2002-2004)
  • Theoretical and experimental study of left-handed media (ETHZ, 2001-2004)
  • Left-handed metamaterials for air borne applications (Air Force)
  • Interaction of the electromagnetic field with low dimensionsystems: propagation, scattering, confinement and resonances (Swiss NSF, 2001-2002)
  • Electromagnetic scattering in layered media (Swiss NSF, 2000-2003)
  • Electromagnetic interactions in mesoscopic systems (Profil II, Swiss NSF, 2000-2003)
  • Light stamps for high resolution opitcal lithography: A theoretical and exmperimental study (Swiss NSF, 1999-2002)
  • Aktion Bonus 29 (ETHZ, 1999)
  • Light-coupling masks for optical lithography (IBM Research Division, 1998-2001)
  • Electromagnetic interactions in confined geometries (NFP 36 phase II, 1998-2000)
  • Electromagnetic interactions in mesoscopic systems (Profil, Swiss NSF, 1997-2000)
  • Resonances of arbitrary shape particles (Swiss NSF, 1997-2000)
  • Electromagnetic interactions in confined geometries (NFP 36 phase I, 1996-1998)
  • Interaction du champ électromagnétique dans des systèmes anisotropes (Swiss NSF, 1995-1997)