Theory of Plasmonics and Mematerials

Welcome to my homepage

Here you will find some details about my research interests and publications. I am currently based in Lisbon where I hold a research fellowship funded by FCT, the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology.

We are moving!

After receiving a Ramón y Cajal fellowship in 2022, Paloma will be moving to IFIMAC and the Condensed Matter Theory Department at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Stay tuned!

Research Overview

My research focuses on the theory of the interaction between light and matter. My PhD was centered in the fields of Plasmonics and Metamaterials, with a particular focus on Quantum Plasmonics and Spoof Plasmons. At Imperial College I developed a line combining Transformation Optics and Graphene Plasmonics. At the same time, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship allowed me to start research on Topological Nanophotonics, which is one of my current focus. More recently, I have also been interested by space-time modulated metamaterials.

More details can be found on the Research page.

My publications can be found here or on my Google Scholar profile.


Transformation optics

Topological photonics

Plasmonics and nanoantennas

Contact details

Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes,

Torre Norte, Piso 10.

Instituto Superior Técnico.

Lisbon, Portugal.