We imagine a world where diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and tuberculosis are detected and cured with light; where solar cells provide abundant clean energy; and where cell phones compute at the speed of light. We then strive to make that future a reality through development of new nanophotonic materials, methods, and devices.
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June 12: Jen presents the Keynote talk at the Noble Metal Nanoparticle Gordon conference. Thanks to Prof. Sara Skrabalak for organizing an incredible week of science!
June 3: Jen attends Curiosity Camp (2022 theme "What is time anyway?")! Thanks to Nick and Dror for the invitation, Ali for organizing an incredible weekend, and all those who shared their passion for innovation, conversation, and fun! Photo by Daniella Dolenc.
May 21-23: Jen presents at the Stanford Photonics retreat (SUPR) and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences retreat in Santa Cruz. Thanks to Alyssa, Prof. Bianxiao Cui, and all Stanford Optical Society students and Wu Tsai affiliates for organizing an incredible, action-packed weekend!May 19: Our postdoc Dr. Yin Liu accepted a faculty appointment at North Carolina State! Congratulation on starting your faculty position, Professor Liu!
May 15: It's CLEO season! Welcome back to lab alum Dr. David Barton and many friends and colleagues from throughout the years!
May 12: Sahil and Jack win Best Student Presentation awards at MRS!!
May 10: The D-lab catches wave of Spring MRS in Waikiki! Congrats to all who presented their first talk in person after 2 years of quarantining!
May 1: Welcome to our new postdoc Feng Peng, who joins the D-lab from University of Wisconson, Madison. We're excited to pioneer the next generation of Moire metamaterials with you!
April 29: Congratulations to Jefferson for being selected as a 2022 Kleiner Perkins Fellow!
April 15: TheD-lab welcomed back our good friend and colleague, Prof. Mike McGehee (and a few other surprise visitors)!
March 25: Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Angell for successfully defending his thesis, "Unraveling atomic-scale quantum and chemical processes with optically-coupled electron microscopy"! We were also honored to host the President of Tenerife!
March 23: Jack's company is now up and running! Congratulations on building a lab, Dr. Hu -- let the innovation begin!
February 14: Congratulations to Dr. Jack Hu for successfully defending his thesis, "High quality factor metasurfaces for molecular sensing and spectroscopy"!
January 21: Welcome Prof. Yongmin Liu, joining us as a visiting faculty member! We?re excited to collaborate with you!
January 20: Congratulations to Daniel, Briley and Michal on the publication of “Lattice-Resolution, Dynamic Imaging of Hydrogen Absorption into Bimetallic AgPd Nanoparticles” in ACS Nano! Read the article
January 5: The group welcomes Yongmin Liu, Visiting Professor from Northeastern University!
January 1: Postdoc Dr. Dayne Swearer is starting his independent research career in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University. Good luck, Dayne! We'll miss you!
December 1: Congratulations to alumna and soon-to-be MIT professor Loza Tadesse on being named a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2022!
November 26: Congratulations to Chris for successfully defending his thesis!
November 4: Congratulations to Dayne, who leaves his postdoc at Stanford to become Professor Swearer at Northwestern!! We'll miss you. Thanks to Briley for an awesome BBQ and authentic boudin!
October 29: Jen presents at the Nature Nanotechnology 15 year anniversary symposium. Thanks, Alberto Moscatelli for the invitation!
September 7: Congratulations to Dayne, Briley and Daniel on the publication of “Advancing plasmon-induced selectivity in chemical transformations with optically coupled transmission electron microscopy” in Accounts of Chemical Research! Read the article
September 1: Welcome to new rotation students Varun, Matti, Hamish, and Amy! May your days at Stanford be filled with sunshine and rainbows :)
July 7: Congratulations to Shing Shing on the publication of “Interpretable Classification of Bacterial Raman Spectra with Knockoff Wavelets” in IEEE Xplore! Read the article
July 1: The group welcomes its newest postdoctoral researcher, Cody McCoy, to Stanford and the D-lab!
June 16: The group welcomes Halleh Balch as a new postdoctoral researcher at Stanford and in the D-lab!
May 26: Jen presented the Marple-Schweitzer Lecture at Northwestern. Thanks to the Phi Lambda Upsilon honor society students for the nomination and terrific visit!
May 27: Jen presented at the Applied Materials Frontiers in Flat Optics Symposium! Thanks to the CTO group for the invitation and outstanding program!
May 17: Congratulations to Dayne on the publication of “Single Particle Cathodoluminescence Spectroscopy with Sub-20 nm, Electron-Stable Phosphors” in ACS Photonics! Read the article
April 29: Jen presented at the UC Berkeley Materials Science Seminar series. Thanks, Prof. Zak Al Balushi for the invitation!
April 26: Jen delivered the Nano Letters Global Lecture. Thanks to Profs. Teri Odom and Yi Cui for the invitation!
April 20: Jen presented a keynote talk at the MRS Spring meeting in the metasurface symposium. Thanks to Howard Lee, Artur Davoyan, Pin-Chieh Wu, and Dr. Junghyun Park for the invitation, and for organizing a great session!
I. Lattice-Resolution, Dynamic Imaging of Hydrogen Absorption
II. Imaging and controlling light-induced chemical transformations at the nanoscale:Dayne, Briley, Daniel and Jen present a riveting account of our labs past 10 years of research combining optically coupled electron microscopy with plasmonic photochemistry. We review how the unique capabilities of the Dionne lab let us visualize chemical reactions, and the unique influence that light has on them.
III. Lanthanide-Doped Nanophosphors as Optical Labels:Dayne and Stefan show that a library of lanthanide-doped alkaline-earth rare-earth fluorides are an effective nanophotonic platform for single-particle STEM-CL and discover a few surprising twists along the way!