The main research topic lies on the cutting-edge field of plasmonics. Plasmonics has developed into a rapidly maturing and broad research field, and it is progressively becoming an enabling technology for a number of forefront research areas like photovoltaics, chemical and biological sensing, medical therapy, information technology and others. However the fabrication of plasmonic devices is technically challenged because:
- a technique for precise control over the plasmon features has not been developed yet;
- there is an engineering difficulty in delivering sharp nano-sized interfaces between metal and dielectrics; and
- to date there is a lack of simultaneous atomic-scale control and large-scale character; current literature is lacking a systematic experimental study which creates a lack of feedback to technology for successful plasmonic large-scale applications.