Micro- and Nanophotonic Materials Unit

The group focuses on the modelling of photonic phenomena, in thin film structures, with micro- and nano-elements.

Through numerical simulations and (semi-)analytical methods we study the behaviour of light at the (sub)wavelength scale. Our expertise allows us to interpret experimental results for academic research and industrial projects.

  • Rousseau Cédric received the 'First Prize of the Best Poster Contest' at the ‘International Scientific Meeting 2023’ of the Belgian Physical Society for his poster titled 'Effective Modeling for Hybrid Nanoscale Platforms: Multi-modal Photothermal and MRI Applications’.
  • Alice De Corte received the Biosensors Best Poster Prize of the bePOM 2023 conference for her poster “Parity-time-symmetric waveguides with a chiral gap”.
  • The master thesis of Alice De Corte, co-supervised by Muluneh Abebe, received the Prix du Conseil du Développement Durable!
  • The metallic microparticle results for textiles of Muluneh Abebe are published in Nanoscale.
  • Alice De Corte and Muluneh Abebe have realized a paper about Janus-type fiber textiles in Physical Review Applied.
  • Gilles Rosolen describes higher-order transitions near graphene islands in APL Photonics.

Contact person

Bjorn MAES
Bjorn MAES
Bâtiment 4
19, Avenue Maistriau
7000 Mons
+32 (0) 65 373385