Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Cesare Soci
Associate Dean, Graduate College
Associate Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Dr. Soci received his Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Pavia in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He was a postdoctoral researcher from 2005 to 2006 at the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and from 2006 to 2009 at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of California, San Diego. He joined the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2009, where he holds a joint appointment between the Schools of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. At NTU he leads the Optical Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials laboratory, co-directs the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, and currently serves as the Associate Dean (Research Programmes) of the Graduate College. He is a Fellow of the IPS, the OSA, and the SPIE.
Our research embraces several key areas of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, including organic semiconductors and plasmonic materials, as well as new ideas on specialty optical fibers and “cognitive photonic networks”. We are particularly interested in fundamental properties of materials emerging from small dimensionality, large interface area, hybridization and artificial nanostructuring.
  • Bioinspired Adaptive Camouflage: A Synergistic Synthetic Biology and Bioelectronics Approach
  • Enabling Nanophotonic X-ray Free Electron Lasers Based on Novel Electronpolariton Physics
  • Heterogenous quantum interfaces over metropolitan distances
  • Molecular barcoding and detection of plastic: from basic science to environmental policy
  • Nanoantenna Spatial Light Modulators for Next-Gen Display Technologies (NSLM)
  • Novel Non-Hermitian Physics in a Synthetic Optical Lattice
  • Quantum And Topological Nanophotonics
  • Research Grant
  • Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors
  • Wavelength and bandwidth conversion nanodevices
US 2017/0276836 A1: Device Including Halide Perovskite Structure, Methods Of Forming And Operating The Same (2018)
Abstract: Various embodiments may provide a device for providing a first optical light of a first wavelength and a second optical light of a second wavelength. The device may include a halide perovskite structure including a first pattern and a second pattern different from the first pattern, so that the first pattern is configured to provide the first optical light of the first wavelength and the second pattern is configured to provide the second optical light of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, upon a light incident on the first pattern and the second pattern. The halide perovskite structure may include a halide perovskite material.

US 2017/0005296 A1: Light-Emitting Device, Method Of Forming And Operating The Same (2017)
Abstract: In various embodiments, a light-emitting device may be provided including an active structure including a halide perovskite layer. The light-emitting device may further include a first injection electrode and a second injection electrode electrically coupled to the active structure. The light-emitting device may additionally include a control electrode, and an insulator layer between the control electrode and the active structure. The first injection electrode may be configured to inject electrons into the active structure and the second injection electrode may be configured to inject holes into the active structure upon application of a potential difference between the first injection electrode and the second injection electrode. The control electrode may be configured to generate an electric field upon application of a voltage, thereby causing accumulation of the electrons and the holes in a region of the halide perovskite layer so that the electrons and the holes recombine, thereby emitting light.
Courses Taught
PAP731 Optical Spectroscopic Techniques

PH6731 Probing Techniques in Optical Spectroscopy