Theoretical Nanophotonics & Plasmonics Group
We are a theoretical group conducting research in the exciting field of Nanophotonics and Plasmonics. Using electrodynamic calculations and a large variety of computational methods (such as FDTD, DDA, BEM, FEM, and Mie theory), we aim at investigating, designing, and understanding the optical properties of plasmonic-based, and nanophotonic systems. Our expertise goes from the modeling of electron energy-loss (EELS), cathodoluminescence (CL), optical, and surface-enhanced Raman (SERS) spectroscopies to the investigation of coupling mechanisms between elementary excitations (such as plasmon-exciton, plasmon-phonon, magneto-plasmon...) in hybrid nanostructures.



We are always looking for motivated students to join our research group. We strongly encourage students who have been admitted to UTSA to contact us quickly if they have an interest in joining our group.

Jan. 20 - New Group Members
The Computational Nanophotonics group is growing as two new undergraduate students join the group: Nelson Umanzor and Jospeh Garcia. Welcome!

Nov. 13 - New Group Member
The Computational Nanophotonics group is growing as we welcome José Luis Montaño Priede. Luis graduated from the Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico and is joining the group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Welcome Luis!

Nov. 08 - Scholarships | Awards
Congratulations to Emil who is the recipient of the inaugural Merle and Helen Converse Endowed Scholarship (photo) and of the Carlos and Malu Alvarez Special Opportunities Fund Fellowship.

Oct. 6 - Conference | Awards
Two members of the group have presented their work at the 9th UTSA College of Science Research Conference, Emil and Gesuri and both of them have been awarded the awards for the best undergraduate student presentation and best visiting graduate student presentation, respectively. Congratulations Emil and Gesuri!

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