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Controlling light at the nanoscale is both fascinating and practical.

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Alberto G. Curto is Assistant Professor in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also part of the Institute for Photonic Integration. The goal of Curto's research is to find new and improved ways of making light interact with very small matter, particularly by designing metal and semiconductor nanostructures. His current research interests include the optics and optoelectronics of layered 2D semiconductors and chirality in nano-optics. 

Before launchign his research lab in Eindhoven, Curto was a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University in the United States working on metal and semiconductor nano-optics and on layered 2D semiconductors. His PhD research at ICFO focused on nano-antennas as optical elements for enhanced interaction of light with nanoscale matter. 

Curto is the recipient of a START-UP Grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO (2018). 

Academic background

Alberto G. Curto obtained his BSc in Physics from the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 2007. Between 2008 and 2013, he worked towards his MSc and PhD in Photonics from ICFO, the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona. Curto worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (USA) from 2013 to 2016. He was appointed Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2016. 

Education/Academic qualification

ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences

20082013

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

20082009

Universidad de Salamanca

20022007

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Research Output 2008 2020

  • 20 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
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Conditions for enhancing chiral nanophotonics near achiral nanoparticles

Raziman, T. V., Hjelmgart - Godiksen, R., Müller, M. & González Curto, A., 16 Oct 2019, In : ACS Photonics. 6, 10, p. 2583-2589 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Evanescent fields
Nanophotonics
Chirality
Dichroism
Circular Dichroism
37 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Silicon Mie resonators for highly directional light emission from monolayer MoS2

Cihan, A. F., Curto, A. G., Raza, S., Kik, P. G. & Brongersma, M. L., 1 May 2018, In : Nature Photonics. 12, 5, p. 284-290 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Light emission
Silicon
Nanowires
light emission
Resonators
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Confining light to the atomic scale

Curto, A. G. & Gómez Rivas, J., 1 Jun 2018, In : Nature Nanotechnology. 13, 6, p. 442-443 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

Nanophotonics
Graphite
pushing
confining
Graphene
108 Citations (Scopus)

Multipolar radiation of quantum emitters with nanowire optical antennas

Curto, A. G., Taminiau, T. H., Volpe, G., Kreuzer, M. P., Quidant, R. & van Hulst, N. F., 2013, In : Nature Communications. 4, p. 1-7 1750.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Nanowires
Quantum Dots
Semiconductor quantum dots
emitters
nanowires
1038 Citations (Scopus)

Unidirectional emission of a quantum dot coupled to a nanoantenna

Curto, A. G., Volpe, G., Taminiau, T. H., Kreuzer, M. P., Quidant, R. & van Hulst, N. F., 20 Aug 2010, In : Science. 329, 5994, p. 930-933 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Quantum Dots
Luminescence
Light

Prizes

Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Award

Alberto González Curto (Recipient), 2015

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

ICFO PhD Thesis Award

Alberto González Curto (Recipient), 2014

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship

Alberto González Curto (Recipient), 2012

Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

NanoMatMol Award

Alberto González Curto (Recipient), 2014

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

NWO START-UP Award : Light in ultra-thin materials

A. González Curto (Recipient), 2018

Prize: NWOSTART-UPScientific

active control
free electrons
physics
electronics
diffraction

Courses

Nanophotonics

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Semiconductor nanophysics

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