Fields of expertise
BiographyOlivier J.F. Martin received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics in 1989 and 1994, respectively, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In 1989, he joined IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, where he investigated thermal and optical properties of semiconductor laser diodes. Between 1994 and 1997 he was a research staff member at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ). In 1997 he received a Lecturer fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). During the period 1996-1999, he spent a year and a half in the U.S.A., as invited scientist at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). In 2001 he received a Professorship grant from the SNSF and became Professor of Nano-Optics at the ETHZ. In 2003, he was appointed Professor of Nanophotonics and Optical Signal Processing at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), where he is currently head of the Nanophotonics and Metrology Laboratory. Between 2005 and 2017 he was Director of the EPFL Doctoral Program in Photonics (approx. 100 PhD students) and between 2016 and 2020 he was Director of the EPFL Microengineering Section (1’000 students). In that latter capacity he has conducted an in-depth reform of the study plan and introduced the new EPFL Master in Robotics.
ResearchDr. Martin conducts a comprehensive research in plasmonics (the optics of metallic nanostructures) that combines the development of numerical techniques for the solution of Maxwell’s equations with advanced nanofabrication and experiments in the linear an nonlinear regimes. Applications of his research include optical antennas, metasurfaces, nonlinear optics, optical nano-manipulations, heterogeneous catalysis, security features and optical forces at the nanoscale. Dr. Martin has authored over 300 journal articles and holds a handful of patents and invention disclosures. He received in 2016 an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council on the utilization of plasmonic forces to fabricate nanostructures; he is a Fellow of Optica (Optical Society of America) and Associate Editor of Advanced Photonics and of Frontiers in Physics.
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Teaching & PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering