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Recent progress of nanotechnology has led to the possibility to generate, control and manipulate with electromagnetic fields on the nanoscale. Nanophotonics has revealed new optical phenomena, which open novel and rapidly developing fields of plasmonics, photonic crystals and metamaterials. The last decades have seen explosive growth in the field, from fundamental research to applications exploiting unique optical properties.

At the Nanophotonics research group at SDU NanoSYD, the emphasis is given to basic research as well as development of key nanophotonic technologies for hybrid high-performance and industry-ready opto-electronic devices. This includes state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization techniques such as Helium ion microscopy and laser scanning microscopy/spectroscopy.

Funded projects:

TORCH- Technological enlightenment to preserve and explore regional Cultural Heritage
Interreg 6a programme
Project period: May 2024 - April 2027
Partners: Newtec A/S, Conservation Centre Vejle, CAU, Museum Schloss Gottorf

NanoCHEM - Ultrahigh resolution chemical characterization

Nationalt Udvalg for Forskningsinfrastruktur (NUFI)

Project period: 2023 - 2028

Partners: SDU, DTU, AAU


FORMAT:SMV Formidling Og Realisering af MATerialeviden for Små og Mellemstore Virksomheder

Project period: Jan 2024 - Dec 2025


AutoSPAN - AUTOmatic water sample collection for distributed Monitoring and ANalysis of organo-chemical pollution
Den Syddanske Udviklingspulje
Project duration: 1 Jan 2024 .- 31 dec 2024
Project partners: VandCenter SYD, Copenhagen Nanosystems

SCC Elite Center

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage (SOLEN)
Project duration: 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2026

PlastTrack –Technological platform for micro- and nanoplastics tracking, Interreg Deutschand-Danmark
Project duration: 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2026
Project partners: University of Southern Denmark, GEOMAR Kiel, AWI Helgoland, NEWTEC A/S, CLEAN Cluster

Climate change resilience: Monitoring emerging pathogens in Arctic permafrost
Project duration: 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024
Project partners: University of Southern Denmark, McMaster University and Wilfried Laurier University

Paanee – Photons and AI for Aquifer monitoring Needs: A cyber-physical system for monitoring groundwater quality
Innovation Fund Denmark
Project Duration: 2021-2024
Project Partners: University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen Nanosystems and IIT Bombay

NanoTrain: programmable colloidal nanomachine
Project duration: 2021-2023
Project partners: University of Southern Denmark

AdCON: Advancing Conservation, EU/Interreg 5A

Project duration: 06/2021 – 05/2022

Project partners: University of Kiel, Conservation Centre Vejle

Development of sensors for Vinyl Chloride detection in water,  DigitaliseringsBoost
WaterCare Guard and Copenhagen Nanosystems

Plasmonic gas sensors
Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond
Project Duration: 2016-2017

Checknano: a nano safety fast test, Interreg Deutschand-Danmark
Project duration: 2018 – 2021
Project partners: University of Southern Denmark, GEOMAR Kiel, AWI, NEWTEC A/S

Compact Integrated Terahertz Sources DFF FTP 2
Project duration: 2016 – 2019
Project partners: University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University, Århus University


People in the Nanophotonics group:

Jacek Fiutowski, Associate Professor, Group leader
Till Leissner, Associate Professor
Roana Melina de Oliveira Hansen, Associate Professor
Casper Kunstmann, Assistant Professor
Ayoub Laghrissi
, Postdoc
Marco Antonio Gonzales, Postdoc
Tatiana Lisboa Marcondes – Industrial Postdoc
Lawrence Nsubuga – PhD student
Fateme Sadat Mirsafi, PhD student
Max Mundy – Student assistant
Oliver Daniel Tuteja - Student assistant 

Former members:
Jost Adam, Associate Professor
Prince Gupta, Postdoc
Elzbieta Sobolewska, PhD student
Pawel Cielecki, PhD student
James Hoyland, Assistant Professor
Oksana Kostiucenko, PhD student
Arther Blaser, Student Assistant
Gabriel-Ioan Dudas, Student Assistant
Deborah Curtis, Instructor & Student Assistant

Mads Clausen Institute University of Southern Denmark

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Last Updated 01.02.2024