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NST Nanoscience Seminar
David F. P. Pile, Senior Editor, Nature Photonics
August 6, 2013 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Building 440, Room A201
David received a PhD in physics (on diffraction theory) from Queensland University of Technology in 2003 (under Dr Dimitri Gramotnev) and then was a JSPS postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Tokushima under Prof.

Masuo Fukui (discoverer of long-range plasmons). From 2006 David spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof Xiang Zhang’s group at UC Berkeley. David’s research experience includes theoretical analysis and experimental investigation of plasmon-polaritons, sub-wavelength waveguiding, nano-focusing and slow and fast light in metallic structures, guided and surface modes of photonic crystals and metamaterials for applications in micro- and nano-optics, telecommunications, sensors, imaging, etc.

His research articles have been cited over 2200 times and his H-index is 21, despite ceasing primary research and publication in 2008. Since November 2008, David moved from research to publishing, as an editor at Nature Photonics; the highest ranked journal in the fields of optics. At Nature Photonics he responsible for both front half (News, Correspondence, Industry and Technology articles, etc.) and back half (primary research manuscripts and reviews) content.

Since joining he has been the 'owner' of the following topics:

  • (1) Plasmonics,
  • (2) Photonic crystals,
  • (3) Metamaterials,
  • (4) Fundamental and theoretical optical physics,
  • (5) X-Ray optics,
  • (6) Quantum optics,
  • (7) solar cells and
  • (8) exciton-polaritons.