Congratulations Dr. Matricardi


Nanopto group has a new graduate: Dr. Cristiano Matricardi.

Last 21st of February Cristiano defended his thesis entitled ‘Hybrid plasmonic-photonic nanostructures for enhanced spectroscopy’. Congratulations!!


In this link you can find more photos and an interview of Cristiano. Please don’t miss it!


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The possibility to play with light at the nanoscale, control its property, mold its flow and concentrate its electric filed in nanometric volumes has led to the arising of a new field of science: nanoplasmonics. This field is constantly growing at a high pace and, along with nanotechnology, is driving the development of next-generation optoelectronic devices. These new research fields have a broad impact from medicine to energy harvesting hence the interest in studying this filed seeking more affordable nanofabrication techniques which will allow the scale-up of plasmonic devices.

This work is dedicated to the nanofabrication, characterization, and application of complex plasmonic nanostructures with engineered optical properties. Large-area and homogeneous asymmetric plasmonic crystals were fabricated combining thermal nanoimprint lithography (top-down) with tilted thermal evaporation (bottom-up) while the merger of nanoimprint lithography and nanoparticle self-assembly have led to the fabrication of long-range homogeneous nanoparticles supercrystals. Both systems have been characterized in order to engineer their optical response and finally tested for surface-enhanced fluoresce and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.



  • Agustín Mihi, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Serge Ravaine, Université Bordeaux, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal
  • Secretary: Anna Roig, Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Vocal:  Gabriel Lozano, Multifunctional Optical Materials Group, Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla, CSIC


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