My research interests focus on the theoretical and experimental aspects of electromagnetism at the nano-scale. I have a particular interest in nano-plasmonics; the study and applications of the optical properties of sub-wavelength sized metallic objects.
Work includes the theoretical study of the underlying concepts of electromagnetism, numerical modelling of optical properties, and experimental investigations of potential applications in molecular detection. In particular we study optics-based sensors and surface-enhanced spectroscopies (Raman and fluorescence). Part of this work is carried out in collaboration with a group at Université Paris 7 in France.