Using light and its properties, we study electron, spin, and vibrational excitations in novel semiconductor materials, 2D materials, and various types of nanostructures like quantum dots and defect centers. We explore more efficient ways to process and store information by exploiting the unique characteristics of quantum states and we work on the development of new material functionalities for applications ranging from energy conversion to photodynamic therapy.
Our research can be divided in two categories: spectroscopy and quantum control. The first unravels the properties and behavior of excitations and the second takes light-matter interaction to the next level by actively controling the state of quantum states. These research activities are guided by our deep interest in solid state physics, low-temperatures, and lasers, and our fascination with quantum phenomena. Although we find them elusive, we are particularly fond of photons. To find out more on what we do, please browse around.