Harald Giessen: Coupling optical angular momentum and plasmonics for practical devices

The 4th Physics Institute at University of Stuttgart concentrates on research in the field of ultrafast nano-optics and plasmonics.

27 February 2017

Harald Giessen graduated from Kaiserslautern University with a diploma in physics and obtained his MS and PhD in optical sciences from the University of Arizona (USA) in 1995 as J.W. Fulbright scholar. After a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart he moved to Marburg as assistant professor. From 2001-2004, he was associate professor at the University of Bonn.

Since 2005, he has been a full professor and holds the Chair for Ultrafast Nanooptics in the Department of Physics at the University of Stuttgart. He is also co-chair of the Stuttgart Center of Photonics Engineering, SCoPE. He was guest researcher at the University of Cambridge, and guest professor at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Sydney, at A*Star, Singapore, as well as at Beijing University of Technology. He is an associated researcher at the Center for Disruptive Photonic Technologies at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.

Giessen received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2012 for his work on complex nanoplasmonics. He was co-chair (2014) and chair (2016) of the Gordon Conference on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics. He is on the advisory board of the journals Advanced Optical Materials, Nanophotonics: The Journal, ACS Photonics, and ACS Sensors. He is a topical editor for ultrafast nanooptics, plasmonics, and ultrafast lasers and pulse generation of the journal Light: Science & Applications from the Nature Publishing Group.

His research interests include ultrafast nano-optics, plasmonics, metamaterials, 3D printed micro- and nano-optics, novel mid-IR ultrafast laser sources, applications in microscopy, biology, and sensing.

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