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Controlling light at the nanoscale is both fascinating and practical.

Research profile

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

  • 22 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

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.

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    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.

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  • 44 Citations (Scopus)
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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.

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    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.

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  • 109 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.

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  • 1058 Citations (Scopus)

    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

  • Courses

    Nanophotonics

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    Semiconductor nanophysics

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