Halas Research Group

Nanoengineered Photonics and Plasmonics

Rice University

Recent news:

Group victory in 2021 SCI summer research colloquium! Many awards for oral presentations and posters!

Latest Publications:

Hot carrier multiplication in plasmonic photocatalysis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. , 2021, 118, 20.

Our group is focused on four principal missions:

    1. to design new optically active nanostructures driven by function

    2. to develop and implement new nanofabrication strategies to build, orient, and pattern these nanostructures into new materials and devices

    3. to characterize and understand the physical properties of these optically active nanostructures, devices and materials

    4. to prototype the use of optically active nanostructures in applications of potential technological and broad societal interest

A major goal of our research program is to produce PhD research scientists with significantly expanded skill sets and expertise who can develop new solutions to research and engineering problems beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. For more information, click on the links in the sidebar.