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Professor & VILLUM Investigator N. Asger Mortensen


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I was recently called by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) to become a professor at the Mads Clausen Institute and I am now affiliated with SDU Center for Nano Optics, while also holding a DIAS Chair of Technical Science at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. Prior to that I was a professor at the Technical University of Denmark (faculty since 2004) from where I also obtained the MSc (1998), PhD (2001), and Dr. Techn. (2006) degrees. Internationally, I am an elected fellow of APS, OSA, and SPIE. My current research in quantum plasmonics is supported by the recently awarded VILLUM Investigator program.

My research focus is on new wave phenomena and light-matter interactions in artificially structured materials. In particular, I am interested in situations where classical electrodynamics is interfacing regimes with quantum physics [see recent perspective in Nanophotonics 6 1185 (2017)]. The list of past and present research topics includes quantum electron transport in mesoscopic systems, photonic bandgap & microstructured optical fibers, nanofluidics & optofluidics, nanophotonics & slow-light photonic crystals, metamaterials, and nanoplasmonics.

Recent publications in high-impact journals: