The research of micro- and nanoelectronic materials, photonics and devices has led to breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies, information technologies and in biomedical engineering. This opens a manifold of new challenges for multidisciplinary theoretical research and computational science.
Presently the engineered nanosystems group's focus areas are (1) Theory and modelling of very high efficiency LEDs (2) Solid state thermophotonic coolers and heat transfer in nanostructures (3) Nanoplasmonics and (4) Semiconductor quantum optics. A new focus area being prepared is biophotonics where our plan is develop photonics for therapy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) together with several Aalto units and with University of Eastern Finland.
Our work aims at generating new insight on the physics and operation of photonic devices to improve their performance and to develop predictive physical models in close collaboration with experimentalists and enterprises. A brief description of our projects can be found on the subpages.