and plasmonic materials with embedded internal resonances possess
unique properties that can be exploited for the existing and emerging
applications in renewable energy generation, energy storage, nanoscale
heat management, etc. A high density of optical states in the vicinity
of photonic and plasmonic nanostructures, meta-surfaces and
meta-materials enhances light absorption and emission, enables
localized heating, and drives near-field heat exchange between hot and
cold surfaces. Surface plasmon modes channel the energy of absorbed
photons directly to the free electrons, and the generated hot electrons
can be utilized in thermoelectric, photovoltaic and photo-catalytic
platforms. My research in solar and thermal nanophotonics encompasses
near-field radiative heat transfer, development of advanced
thermophotovoltaic platforms and hybrid photovoltaics &
solar-thermal energy generators, plasmonic heating, super-heated vapor
generation, and remote temperature sensing.
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