The funded projects study, among other things, novel device-driven and functional radiation detection systems in areas of both health and safety.
Presently the engineered nanosystems group's focus areas are
- Theory and modelling of very high efficiency LEDs
- Solid state thermophotonic coolers and heat transfer in nanostructures
- Semiconductor quantum optics. A new focus area being prepared is biophotonics where our plan is develop photonics for therapy of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) together with several Aalto units and with University of Eastern Finland.
Our work aims at generating new insight on the physics and operation of photonic devices to improve their performance and to develop predictive physical models in close collaboration with experimentalists and enterprises. A brief description of our projects can be found on the group's pages.
The propagation of light in a transparent medium is associated with the transfer of atomic mass density.
Jani Oksanen, D.Sc. (Tech.), has received an ERC Starting Grant for his research in the field of thermophotonics.