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.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by Ashkan Vakil and Alok Vasudev (GRS Conference Chair & Co-chair)|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Address|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Mark W. Knight (Rice University)|
"Hot Electron Plasmonics"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Sensing and Detection|
|Discussion Leader: Esther Wertz (University of Michigan)|
|7:30 pm - 7:48 pm||Toon Coenen (FOM Institute AMOLF)
"Probing plasmonic field components at the nanoscale"
|7:48 pm - 7:54 pm||Discussion|
|7:54 pm - 8:12 pm||Edward Barnard (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
"Plasmonic near-field antenna probing of defects in thin film photovoltaic materials"
|8:12 pm - 8:18 pm||Discussion|
|8:18 pm - 8:36 pm||Faustin Carter (Yale University)
"Plasmonic antennas for superconducting near-IR single-photon detectors"
|8:36 pm - 8:42 pm||Discussion|
|8:42 pm - 8:50 pm||Aftab Ahmed (University of Victoria)
"Single Molecule Detection by Nanoantennas using Bi-Analyte Raman Scattering Experiments"
|8:50 pm - 8:56 pm||Discussion|
|8:56 pm - 9:24 pm||Zheyu Fang (Rice University)
"Plasmon-Heated Steam Generation: Direct Characterization of Nano and Micro-bubble Formation"
|9:24 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Metamaterials and Metasurfaces|
|Discussion Leader: Pengyu Fan (Stanford University)|
|9:00 am - 9:18 am||Ashwin Atre (Stanford University)
"A three-dimensional negative index metamaterial designed via transformation optics"
|9:18 am - 9:24 am||Discussion|
|9:24 am - 9:42 am||Xingjie Ni (Purdue University)
"Broadband Light Bending with a Plasmonic Meta-Surface"
|9:42 am - 9:48 am||Discussion|
|9:48 am - 10:06 am||Yang Zhao (University of Texas at Austin)
"Plasmonic Metasurfaces: Route to Manipulate Light Polarization at the Nanoscale"
|10:06 am - 10:12 am||Discussion|
|10:12 am - 10:30 am||Aaswath Raman (Stanford University)
"A Complete Photonic Band Structure Formalism for Plasmonics: Understanding Optical Loss, Sensing, Modulators & Solar Cells"
|10:30 am - 10:36 am||Discussion|
|10:36 am - 10:54 am||Sean Murphy (University of Notre Dame)
"Charge-Transfer and Surface Interactions: Metal Nanoparticle-Porphyrin and Graphene-Metal Nanoparticle-Porphyrin Composites"
|10:54 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Career 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 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|