Sven Ebel - new PhD student in POLIMA
PhD with focus on the interaction of electron induced plasmonic excitations with 2D material heterostructures
Sven Ebel possesses an educational background in physics, with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics from Kiel University in Germany.
In his Master studies Sven has specialized in optics/photonics, solid-state physics and advanced quantum physics. During this time, He also visited the Center for Nano Optics at SDU and gained valuable expertise in nanofabrication and the design of nano optical systems. Back in Kiel his master thesis focused on exploring theoretically the possibilities of free space electron light interactions in electron microscopes. During that time, he developed an interest into electron beam excitations in nanophononics and gained expertise in theoretical and numerical methods in physics.
His Ph.D. research focusses on the interaction of electron induced plasmonic excitations with 2D material heterostructures. Emphasis will be put on the interactions with localized plasmonic excitations. The 2D material heterostructure under consideration may be constructed using 2D semiconductors and integrated with plasmonic components, such as plasmonic resonators, particles, or metasurfaces, enabling strong confinement of the optical field. The project's overarching goal is to advance our understanding of polaritonic interactions between light and matter while expanding our knowledge of localized plasmonic excitations. This knowledge will find applications in the fields of optoelectronics and quantum information.
Svens PhD position is funded by the POLIMA Center of Excellence grant from Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF).