Alexander O. Govorov - CINBIO Seminar Programme 2024 04 June 2024 Sala de seminarios da Torre CACTI

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O martes 4 de xuño o Dr. Alexander O. Govorov (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, USA) ofrecerá o seminario "Biosensing with inexpensive plasmonic materials, nanocrystals with complex shapes, hot spots and hot electrons, chiral photochemistry, and more", dentro do ciclo "CINBIO Seminar Programme".

Será ás 11:00h na Sala de seminarios de Torre CACTI.


Plasmonic nanostructures and metamaterials are very efficient at absorbing and scattering light and are used widely for biosensing. The studies presented in this talk concern special designs of hybrid nanostructures with electromagnetic hot spots, where the electromagnetic field becomes strongly enhanced and spatially concentrated. While the commercial biotesting strips commonly utilize gold nanocrystals, we have shown that TiN can be efficient for such applications and even offers certain advantages.


Alexander (Sasha) Govorov is a Distinguished Professor of Theoretical Physics at Ohio University in Athens, United States. He received his PhD in 1991 from the Institute of Semiconductor Physics in Novosibirsk, Russia. In 2001, Dr. Govorov moved to the U.S. and joined Ohio University. His research focuses on the theory of optical and electronic properties of nanostructures and bio-assemblies. His theoretical predictions have motivated experiments in many research labs worldwide. Dr. Govorov is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, recipient of several international awards, including:

1. A. v. Humboldt Foundation Fellowship (1997, Germany),
2. Bessel Research Award (2003, A. v. Humboldt Foundation, Germany),
3. Ikerbasque Research Fellowship 2009 (Spain),
4. E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award (Ireland),
5. 2013 Chang Jiang Chair Professorship of the Scholar Program of the MOE of China,
6. 2014 Jacques-Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair (INRS, Montreal),
7. 2021 Zuse Award and MATH+ Distinguished Visiting Scholarship Award [Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany].
8. The 2020 Tianfu International Friendship Award of Sichuan, China,
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Publications, talks, conferences:

> 330 publications in the Scopus database, h-index=87, > 31,000 citations totally, and >3,300 citations in 2022. The data are taken from the Google Scholar database, .

Number of invited and keynote talks: > 200.

Organizer for several conferences: MRS Fall and Spring Symposia (2007, 2009, 2016, 2017); Focus Sessions at the APS March Meeting (2015); Dresden Nanocrystal Workshops at the MPIPKS (2008, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2024); Special Symposia at the META Conferences (2014-2023); …