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.
X. Zhu, M.K. Hedayati, S. Raza, U. Levy, N.A. Mortensen, and A. Kristensen, "Digital resonant laser printing: Bridging nanophotonic science and consumer products", Nano Today 15, in press (2017)
M.K. Dezfouli, C. Tserkezis, N.A. Mortensen, and S. Hughes, "Nonlocal quasinormal modes for arbitrarily shaped three-dimensional plasmonic resonators", Optica 4, 1503 (2017)
M.N. Gjerding, R. Petersen, T.G. Pedersen, N.A. Mortensen, and K.S. Thygesen, "Layered van der Waals crystals with hyperbolic light dispersion", Nature Communications 8, 320 (2017)
P.A.D. Goncalves, S.I. Bozhevolnyi, N.A. Mortensen, and N.M.R. Peres, "Universal description of channel plasmons in 2D materials", Optica 4, 601 (2017)
X. Zhu, W. Yan, U. Levy, N.A. Mortensen, and A. Kristensen, "Resonant laser printing of structural colors on high-index dielectric metasurfaces", Science Advances 3, e1602487 (2017) [feature by Science, highlight by Nature]
H. Shen, L. Chen, L. Ferrari, M.-H. Lin, N.A. Mortensen, S. Gwo, and Z. Liu, "Optical observation of plasmonic nonlocal effects in a 2D superlattice of ultrasmall gold nanoparticles", Nano Lett. 17, 2234 (2017)
T. Christensen, W. Yan, A.-P. Jauho, M. Soljacic, and N.A. Mortensen, "Quantum corrections in nanoplasmonics: shape, scale, and material", Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 157402 (2017)
S. Yan, X. Zhu, L.H. Frandsen, S. Xiao, N.A. Mortensen, J. Dong, and Y. Ding, "Slow-light-enhanced energy efficiency for the graphene microheater on silicon photonic crystal waveguides", Nature Communications 8, 14411 (2017)
S. Raza, M. Esfandyarpour, A.L. Koh, N.A. Mortensen, M.L. Brongersma, and S.I. Bozhevolnyi, "Electron energy-loss spectroscopy of branched gap plasmon resonators", Nature Communications 7, 13790 (2016)