ECE Distinguished Lecturer Series - Naomi Halas

ECE Distinguished Lecturer Series


Naomi Halas

Rice University


April 22, 2015

Plasmonics: a Nanoscale Focus on Cross-cutting Science and Technologies

Bio: Naomi Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering; professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy; and founding director of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice. A pioneer in plasmonics, Halas created the concept of the "tunable plasmon" and invented nanoparticles with resonances spanning the visible and infrared regions of the spectrum. She has over 250 refereed publications, fifteen issued patents, and 30,000 citations to her work. She is co-founder of Nanospectra Biosciences, developing photothermal therapies for cancer and other diseases, and co-founder of Eureka Sun, commercializing nanoparticle-based solar steam generation. Halas is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a recipient of the APS 2014 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids. She is a Fellow of OSA, APS, IEEE, AAAS, SPIE and MRS.