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Nanophotonics and Material Science
Pablo Albella is a researcher in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where he leads the nanophotonics and material science research line at the University Institute for Intelligent Systems and Numerical Applications in Engineering (SIANI).
He received his PhD from the University of Cantabria after obtaining an MSc in instrumentation and analytical science in the University of Manchester with an EPSRC fellowship. Later he moved to the Material Physics Centre of San Sebastian as postdoctoral fellow. Before his actual position, he spent few years as senior research associate at Imperial College London, where he is still guest researcher.
His research interests and activities, include not only the electromagnetic understanding and modelling of the response of plasmonic systems, but also exploring new fascinating possibilities in the field of nanophotonics, such as finding new materials and designs of nanostructures able to enhance the performance of the actual plasmonic devices in applications such as sensing or spectroscopy. Dr. Albella also pays special attention to dielectric nanoantennas as a new effort to find a novel and complementary alternative to plasmonics, pursuing not only the enhancement of the EM responses (linear and non-linear), but also to guide and/or direct light efficiently and with minimal losses; always aiming at finding its direct application in (bio-)sensing, medicine, optical nanocircuits or nanocomputers, as well as customized metamaterials or energy storage (such as solar cells).
Pablo Albella is coauthor of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, most of them in high impact journals, 2 book chapters and more than 100 contributions to conferences. He is also member of the Editorial Board of the Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Reports, active referee of more than 20 JCR scientific journals in the area of nanophotonics and he has been selected as international project referee by the US Dept. of Energy Office of Science.
Finally mention that his work has been recognized with several prizes, nominations and awards.
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