Dr Olivier Martin

Dr Olivier Martin

Head, Nanophotonics and Metrology Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Dr Olivier J.F. Martin received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics in 1989 and 1994, respectively, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland In 1989, he joined IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, where he investigated thermal and optical properties of semiconductor laser diodes. In 2003, he was appointed Professor of Nanophotonics and Optical Signal Processing at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), where he is currently head of the Nanophotonics and Metrology Laboratory and Director of the Microengineering Section.

The research of Dr Martin focuses on a combination of the development of numerical techniques for the solution of Maxwell’s equations with advanced nanofabrication and experiments on plasmonic systems. Applications of his research include metasurfaces, nonlinear optics, biosensing, heterogeneous catalysis, security features and optical forces at the nanoscale. Dr Martin has authored or co-authored over 500 scientific contributions including 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also holds a handful of patents and invention disclosures. In 1999, he received the Latsis University prize for contributions to the study of near-field optics and photonic bandgap structures. Dr Martin had initiated the COST MP0803 Plasmonics Components and Devices, which gathered most European research groups working in the field of plasmonics, with applications in optical signal processing and bio-sensing. He received in 2016 a European Research Council Advanced Grant on the utilization of plasmonic forces to fabricate nanostructures.

Lecture Title:

Moulding the flow of light with metasurfaces

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