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Professor Mohsen Rahmani Inaugural Lecture

Can we tame the light waves?

Dr Mohsen Rahmani stood in his office
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In this lecture, Prof. Rahmani will discuss how nanoscale structures, hundreds of times thinner than human hair, can reproduce the functions of bulk optics, like lenses and mirrors. He will also explain how such nanoparticles can be further engineered to manipulate light characteristics, such as intensity, propagation direction and colour, on demand. Such capability enables new functionalities that are not possible with conventional optics. Accordingly, he will demonstrate some applications of such approaches, including night vision, flat optics and ultra-sensitive biochemical sensing.

  • From: Wednesday 26 October 2022, 5.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 26 October 2022, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Teaching and Learning Building, Clifton Campus, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 25 October 2022, 12.00 am
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Mohsen Rahmani is a Professor of Optics and Photonics at the School of Science and Technology, Department of Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore in 2013, followed by a postdoc fellowship at Imperial College London and the Australian Research Council Early Career Fellowship and lectureship at the Australian National University. In 2020, he took an Associate Professor position at NTU, after which he was immediately awarded by Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship and the UK Research and Innovation Fellowship. Via the received funding (£1.5 million in total) and NTU’s enormous support, Mohsen has developed the Advanced Optics and Photonics group with essential, highly technical equipment and grown a team of two senior lecturers and, several PhD students, and interns.

The research activities of his group are focused on light waves interactions with nanometre scale particles for applications in flat optics, near-infrared imaging, bio-sensing, etc. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and prizes, including the Australian Eureka Prize, Early Career Medal from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and the Australian Optical Society Geoff Opat Award.

Professor Rahmani has delivered 30+ invited talks, seminars and keynotes at international conferences and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal papers (H-index=38). He is the chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nanotechnology Chapter across the UK and Ireland section, a member of the editorial board of Opto-electronic Advances, and a senior member of Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America) and IEEE.


5.30 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6 pm

Welcome talk

6.05 pm

Lecture begins

6.50 pm

Close and thanks by Executive Dean

7 pm

Drinks reception

7.30 pm


Location details


Teaching and Learning Building
Clifton Campus
NG11 8NS


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