Steven Jones

PhD student, Nano and Biophysics, Department of Physics

Group webpage:
http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/research/bionanophotonics/Pages/default.aspx

I joined the Bionanophotonics group as a PhD candidate in September 2016 after having completed my MSc and BSc at the University of Victoria in Canada. My research background includes the development of a multi-wavelength laser, as well as previous experience in optical manipulation via aperture assisted optical trapping.
My current research here at Chalmers is aimed towards further extending the capabilities of optical tweezers into the nanoparticle domain. These “nanotweezers” utilize plasmonic resonances to confine light to deeply subwavelength size scales, generating a large electric field enhancement which can induce optical forces on particles and aid in their detection and characterization. This work will have applications in fundamental studies on biological and artificial nanoparticles.

Published: Mon 27 Jan 2020.