Mark Brongersma

  • International Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Stanford University
  • @brongersma

Mark Brongersma is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He leads a research team of ten graduate students and four postdocs. Their research is directed towards the development and physical analysis of new materials and structures that find use in nanoscale electronic and photonic devices. His most recent work has focused on Si nanocrystals and wires, optical micro-resonators, and metallic nanostructures that mold the flow of light at the nanoscale. Si nanostructures are efficient light emitters whose emission can be tuned over the entire visible wavelength range by exploiting quantum confinement effects. They can be grown using standard chemical vapor deposition methods. For these reasons, they are ideal candidates for Si-compatible, on-chip light sources. By placing these emitters into high quality and small modal volume optical cavities their emission properties can be further engineered. Most recently, it was found that nanometallic (i.e. plasmonic) cavities offer entirely new ways for radiative decay engineering as they allow for the excitation of surface plasmon-polariton modes. By exploiting the properties of such cavities, our group aims to develop high efficiency single photon sources and new solid state lighting strategies. Brongersma has given over 50 invited presentations in the last 5 years on the topic of nanophotonics and plasmonics. He has also presented 6 tutorials at international conference on these topics. He has authored\co-authored over 125 publications and holds a number of patents in the area of Si microphotonics and plasmonics. Dr. Brongersma received his PhD in Materials Science from the FOM Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1998. From 1998-2001 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

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