An ultra-dark material developed in Saudi Arabia is no mere fashion statement: its ability to soak up the rays promises to boost solar-cell efficiency. Silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) solar panels have a maximum theoretical absorption capacity of about 30 percent,...
“One of the principal objects of research in any department of knowledge is to find the point of view from which the subject appears in its greatest simplicity.“
J. Willard Gibbs, Letter accepting the Rumford medal, USA, 1881
We research on new energy harvesting processes for light trapping and energy storage, solar production of chemical fuels, solar desalination, solar steam generation, and carbon negative technologies.
We research on complex materials that control broadband light at the nanoscale with applications in perfect black-body absorbers, structural coloration, and light wavefront engineering.
Exotic states and AI Photonics
We research on exotic light states and a new generation of artificial intelligent light-powered devices, including optical neurophotonics integrated chips.
We research on complex bio-imaging devices with applications ranging from enhanced surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and high resolution multicellular spectroscopy.
We research on new scalable and CMOS compatible optical platforms for information security via perfect secrecy, i.e., unbreakable cryptography, in ultrafast classical systems.