MissionExploring quantized structures based on emerging semiconductors in both photonics and electronics. This covers a broad research area starting from fundamental studies around light-matter interaction in microcavities and nanostructures, to photonic devices such as blue lasers and light emitting diodes.
BiographyNicolas Grandjean received a PhD degree in physics from the University ofNice Sophia Antipolis in 1994 and shortly thereafter joined the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a permanent staff member. In 2004, he was appointed tenure-track assistant professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he created the Laboratory for advanced semiconductors for photonics and electronics. He was promoted to full professor in 2009. He was the director of the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics from 2012 to 2016 and then moved to the University of California at Santa Barbara where he spent 6 months as a visiting professor. Since 2018, he is the head of the School of Physics at the EPFL. He was awarded the Sandoz Family Foundation Grant for Academic Promotion, received the “Nakamura Lecturer” Award in 2010, the "Quantum Devices Award” at the 2017 Compound Semiconductor Week, and “2016 best teacher” award from the EPFL Physics School. His research interests are focused on the physics of nanostructures and III-V nitride semiconductor quantum photonics.
Teaching & PhD
PhD StudentsBampis Alexandros, Chen Danxuan, Chen Yao, Lottigier Pierre Christophe, Shirzad Hoda, Stachurski Johann Nicolaï, Toschi Anna,
Past EPFL PhD StudentsChristmann Gabriel , Ciers Joachim Armand Simonne , Cosendey Gatien , Delgoffe Antoine Maxime , Giraud Etienne François Olivier , Glauser Marlene , Gonschorek Marcus , Haller Camille , Kaufmann Nils Asmus Kristian , Levrat Jacques , Liu Wei , Lugani Lorenzo , Malinverni Marco , Mouti Anas , Nicolay Sylvain , Rossbach Georg , Rousseau Ian Michael , Simeonov Dobri , Sohi Pirouz , Sulmoni Luca Alex Milo , Tamariz Kaufmann Sebastian Pascal , Vico Triviño Noelia , Weatherley Thomas Fjord Kjaersgaard , Zeng Xi , Zhu Tiankai ,
- Quantum wells, superlattices, quantum dots and single photon emitters
- Basic features of microcavities and photonic crystals, Purcell effect, strong-coupling regime