Stuart Earl (PhD) and Panji Achmari (MPhil) recently received confirmation of successfully completing their degrees. Their citations read:
Stuart … studied the interaction of light with metallic nanoparticles coupled to semiconductor films. He found that their optical properties could be switched by location on temperature-controllable materials, and their presence modified light emission by quantum dots. His studies will inform the development of new ultra-compact optical devices and light sources;
Panji … studied the interaction of focussed optical beams with nanostructured surfaces tailored to have specific electromagnetic properties. He has shown that it is possible to excite their elusive dark modes and subsequently investigated their sensitivity to different illumination strategies. His work will influence future optical sensors and imaging systems.
Congratulations and all the best for bright futures!