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“Light has been a tool for investigating matter for many years. It is fascinating that we can now modify and create new matter with light in a phenomenon known as strong light-matter coupling.”

Research profile

Jaime Gómez Rivas is a full professor and chair of Surface Photonics in the department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include electromagnetism, optics, nanophotonics and THz photonics. The group of Gomez Rivas works on strong light-matter coupling at optical and THz frequencies and the potential applications of this phenomenon in optoelectronics. The research is mainly experimental, focusing on resonant nanostructures that can maximize the coupling strength.

Academic background

Jaime Gómez Rivas received his PhD in 2002 from the University of Amsterdam for his work on light transport in disordered media. From 2002 until 2005, he worked as postdoctoral researcher at the RWTH technical University in Aachen (Germany) on THz spectroscopy, pioneering the field of semiconductor THz plasmonics. In 2005 he became project leader at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), leading the group Surface Photonics. This group was partially located at Philips Research in Eindhoven, in order to bring blue sky research into applications. The group introduced the concept of plasmonics and nanoantennas for solid state lighting.

In 2010 Gomez Rivas became part-time professor at TU/e and group leader at AMOLF. After 10 years of fruitful collaboration with Philips, his group moved in 2015 to the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) and in 2018 Gomez Rivas’ group moved completely to TU/e, where he is now full professor. Gomez Rivas has received several prestigious grants and awards, such as ERC starting and Proof of Concept grants, NWO-VICI, FOM-IPP and Facebook Academy Award. He has been also panel member of prestigious funding agencies, such as NWO and ERC. Gomez Rivas is also associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physics, a leading journal of the American Institute of Physics.

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Research Output

  • Correlated exciton fluctuations in a two-dimensional semiconductor on a metal

    Godiksen, R. H., Wang, S., Raziman, T. V., Guimarães, M. H. D., Gómez Rivas, J. & Curto, A. G., 19 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nano Letters.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Enhanced Light Emission by Magnetic and Electric Resonances in Dielectric Metasurfaces

    Murai, S., Castellanos, G. W., Raziman, T. V., Curto, A. G. & Rivas, J. G., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Optical Materials. 1902024.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Exciton diffusion and annihilation in nanophotonic Purcell landscapes

    Raziman, T. V., Visser, C. P., Wang, S., Rivas, J. G. & Curto, A. G., 11 Jun 2020, In : arXiv.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

  • Exciton-Polaritons with Magnetic and Electric Character in All-Dielectric Metasurfaces

    Castellanos, G. W., Murai, S., Raziman, T. V., Wang, S., Ramezani, M., Curto, A. G. & Gómez Rivas, J., 1 May 2020, In : ACS Photonics. 7, 5, p. 1226-1234 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Best PhD thesis on Physics in the Netherlands of 2015

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Recipient), 21 Jan 2016

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

  • ERC Proof of Concept Grant : Edit Jaime Gómez Rivas

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Recipient), 1 Sep 2015

    Prize: ERCProof of conceptScientific

    ERC Starting Grant : Jaime Gómez Rivas

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: ERCStartingScientific

    Excellent publication award

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Recipient), 1 May 2016

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

    Facebook Academy Award

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Recipient), 1 May 2016

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific

  • Activities

    • 4 Consultancy
    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Organizer of SCOM 2018

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Consultant)
    16 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

    ERC quality assessment of funded research 2018 - Evaluation panel member

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Consultant)
    2018

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

    ERC consolidator grants 2017- Evaluation panel member

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Consultant)
    2017

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

    CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2017

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Consultant)
    2017

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

    Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules 2016

    Jaime Gómez Rivas (Organiser)
    19 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Courses

    DBL signals and systems

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Nanophotonics

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Terahertz systems

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Press / Media

    Improving the efficiency of white LEDs

    Jaime Gómez Rivas

    7/10/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Angular dependent Mie theory for nanowire photovoltaics

    Author: Barten, T., 31 Mar 2013

    Supervisor: Grzela, G. (External person) (Supervisor 1) & Gómez Rivas, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Directional light emission from nanowire structures

    Author: Liu, M., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Gómez Rivas, J. (Supervisor 1) & van Dam, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Direct measurements of terahertz near-field dipole emission

    Author: Timmermans, G. C., 2019

    Supervisor: van Hoof, N. J. (Supervisor 1) & Gómez Rivas, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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    Exciton transport in tetracene crystals

    Author: van Asseldonk, M. W., 2019

    Supervisor: Berghuis, A. (. (Supervisor 1) & Gómez Rivas, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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    Strong light-matter coupling in tetracene crystals on an array of silver nanorods

    Author: Serpenti, V. H., 2019

    Supervisor: Berghuis, A. (. (Supervisor 1) & Gómez Rivas, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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