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Plasmonics (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Light-Matter Interaction at the Nanoscale
Note: This conference is currently known as "Plasmonics and Nanophotonics (GRS)".


June 9-10, 2012


Colby College
Waterville, ME


Ashkan Vakil

Associate Chair:
Alok Vasudev

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Plasmonics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is on recent advances in science and engineering of plasmonic optics and its applications in the design of novel devices and components. The impacts of plasmonic phenomena on other disciplines such as chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering will also be discussed.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Plasmonics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by Ashkan Vakil and Alok Vasudev (GRS Conference Chair & Co-chair)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Address
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmMark W. Knight (Rice University)
"Hot Electron Plasmonics"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSensing and Detection
Discussion Leader: Esther Wertz (University of Michigan)
7:30 pm - 7:48 pmToon Coenen (FOM Institute AMOLF)
"Probing plasmonic field components at the nanoscale"
7:48 pm - 7:54 pmDiscussion
7:54 pm - 8:12 pmEdward Barnard (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
"Plasmonic near-field antenna probing of defects in thin film photovoltaic materials"
8:12 pm - 8:18 pmDiscussion
8:18 pm - 8:36 pmFaustin Carter (Yale University)
"Plasmonic antennas for superconducting near-IR single-photon detectors"
8:36 pm - 8:42 pmDiscussion
8:42 pm - 8:50 pmAftab Ahmed (University of Victoria)
"Single Molecule Detection by Nanoantennas using Bi-Analyte Raman Scattering Experiments"
8:50 pm - 8:56 pmDiscussion
8:56 pm - 9:24 pmZheyu Fang (Rice University)
"Plasmon-Heated Steam Generation: Direct Characterization of Nano and Micro-bubble Formation"
9:24 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMetamaterials and Metasurfaces
Discussion Leader: Pengyu Fan (Stanford University)
9:00 am - 9:18 amAshwin Atre (Stanford University)
"A three-dimensional negative index metamaterial designed via transformation optics"
9:18 am - 9:24 amDiscussion
9:24 am - 9:42 amXingjie Ni (Purdue University)
"Broadband Light Bending with a Plasmonic Meta-Surface"
9:42 am - 9:48 amDiscussion
9:48 am - 10:06 amYang Zhao (University of Texas at Austin)
"Plasmonic Metasurfaces: Route to Manipulate Light Polarization at the Nanoscale"
10:06 am - 10:12 amDiscussion
10:12 am - 10:30 amAaswath Raman (Stanford University)
"A Complete Photonic Band Structure Formalism for Plasmonics: Understanding Optical Loss, Sensing, Modulators & Solar Cells"
10:30 am - 10:36 amDiscussion
10:36 am - 10:54 amSean Murphy (University of Notre Dame)
"Charge-Transfer and Surface Interactions: Metal Nanoparticle-Porphyrin and Graphene-Metal Nanoparticle-Porphyrin Composites"
10:54 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmCareer opportunities in the field of Plasmonics
Discussion Leader: Jonathan Scholl (Stanford University)
Panel Members: Andrea Alu (University of Texas at Austin), Henri Lezec (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Michelle Povinelli (University of Southern California)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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