Ferry obtained an MSc in Chemistry from Leiden University (2007) and a PhD in Physics from Delft University of Technology (2011). After completion of his PhD, he joined the the group of Prof. Will Tisdale at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There, he started exploring the optical properties of nanomaterial assemblies with an emphasis on excitonic energy-transfer interactions. With support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, he started his own group in 2015 at the Optical Materials Engineering Laboratory at ETH Zurich. Since Spring 2017 he is a member of the Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC) at the Autonoma University of Madrid where he directs the Photonic Nanomaterials and Devices Lab.
Ferry is recipient of an NWO Rubicon Award in 2011, an SNF Ambizione Grant in 2015, the Comunidad de Madrid Talent Grant in 2017, a Ramon y Cajal in 2018, and an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2023.
Michel works on the development of machine learning techniques for inverse photonic design, in close collaboration with the group of Antonio Fernandez-Dominguez.
Michel recently completed his PhD titled "Machine Learning for Probabilistic Design in Nanophotonics " at the UAM, co-advised by Ferry Prins and Jorge Bravo Abad. Michel holds an MSc in Micro and Nanosystems from ETH Zurich with a focus on photonics and nano-optics. For his MSc thesis he worked with Prof. Mikhail Kats at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a device to enhance human color vision by breaking binocular redundancy.
He originally joined the group in the fall of 2018 after having obtained the prestigious LaCaixa INPhINIT Fellowship.
Jorge Cuadra Veliz
Jorge obtained his PhD in 2014 from UAM, working on the coherence properties of polaritons condensate in III-V semiconductors microcavities.
After finishing his PhD, he took on a postdoctoral position at NTU (Singapore) working on optical properties of TMDC under high magnetic fields, followed by a 2 years research position at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) where he investigated the hybridization of excitons in TMDC with single nanoparticles.
In 2018 Jorge moved to worked with Eduardo Lee at UAM to work on electronic transport in semiconductor nanodevices and nanofabrication.
Since May 2023, he has been working at PhoND to work on strong coupling between excitons in perovskites and collective photonic resonators. This work is done in close collaboration with the group of Carlos Antón.
Amalia Coro Gonzalez
Amalia finished her MSc of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at UAM. During her Master thesis, she obtained a JAE Intro ICU internship to develop semiconductor nanoparticles as thermal sensors in biological media.
At the present time she is working at PhoND on the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor perovskites. Amalia is co-advised by Dr. Beatriz H. Juarez of ICMM-CSIC.
Enrique Arevalo Rodriguez
Laura Rojo Guerrero
Pablo Rivas Muro
Pablo is currently pursuing a BSc degree in Physics at UAM and another BSc degree in Mathematics at UNED. He has joined the PhoND group for his final bachelor project, where he is engaged in research related to the study of charge and exciton transport in perovskites.
Alvaro Magdaleno de Benito - ´23, PhD @ UAM (now Sales Engineer at MTB)
Jesse Suurmond - ´22, Erasmus @ UAM (now Application Engineer at Munters)
Lea Visscher - ´22, Erasmus @ UAM (continuing at TU Delft)
Mercy Cutler - ´22, Erasmus @ UAM (continued at Imperial College London)
Sorsha van der Ark - ´22, Erasmus @ UAM (continued at The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
Michael Seitz - ´21, PhD @ UAM (now Junior Scientist at SPIDEN)
Ana Herranz de la Cruz - '20, TFG @ UAM (continued at UAM)
Maria Lopez Santonja -'20, TFG @ UAM (continued at UAM)
Daan Verburg - '20, Erasmus @ UAM (now studying at Delft University of Technology)
Sanne Walraven - '19, Erasmus @ UAM (continued at The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
Eva De Leo - '18, PhD @ ETH (now Scientist at IBM Zurich)
Tim Lubbers - '18, Erasmus @ UAM, (now Technical Support Engineer at ASML)
Claudia Valkenier - '18, Erasmus @ UAM (now studying at University of Amsterdam)
Alexander Hernandez Oendra - '18, MSc @ ETH (now PhD student at ETH)
Stefan Koepfli - '18, MSc @ ETH (now Postdoc at ETH)
Preksha Tiwari - '17, MSc @ ETH (now Scientist at Polariton Technologies)
Leo Spiegel - '16, MSc @ ETH (now Data Scientist at UBS)
Ario Cocina - '16 MSc @ ETH (now PhD student at ETH)