Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Luo Yu

Assistant Professor

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 5888
Office: S2-B2a-29

  • PhD (Physics) Imperial College London 2012
  • BS (Elect & Info Engrg) Zhejiang University 2006
Dr Yu Luo received his Ph.D of Physics from Imperial College London in 2012. He then remained as a research associate in the same university. Since January 2015 Luo has been an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Nanyang Technological University.
Yu Luo has worked on a wide range of topics within the realm of metamaterials and plasmonics ranging from the design of invisibility cloaks and plasmonic light- harvesting devices to the study of nonlocal and quantum phenomena in mesoscopic plasmonic systems. He has authored more than 60 international refereed journal papers published on Science, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, PNAS, PRL, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials etc., and is attributed with over 1,400 citations. His work has been highlighted by many scientific magazines and public media, including Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Physics World,, BBC News, Guardian, etc.
Research Interests
Metamaterials for microwave and optical applications
Transformation optics and invisibility
Nonlocal and quantuenm effects in mesoscopic plasmonic systems
Nonlinear phenomenon in active metamaterials

We currently have openings for PhD students and research fellow (postdoc).
Current Projects
  • Broadband Plasmonic Devices for Biosensing and Optoelectronic Modulation
  • CMOS THz-SSP Source and Modulator
  • CMOS Terahertz Interconnect towards Tera-scale Personalized Cloud Server
  • Compact Infrared/terahertz Travelling Wave Antennas for Environmental Sensing, High-speed Communication, and Photovoltaics
  • Super-resolution Optical Imaging and Solid-state EUV Light Sources Using Plasmonic Quantum Effects
  • Transformation Optics for Low-loss Plasmonic Circuitry
Selected Publications
  • J. B. Pendry, P. A. Huidobro, Y. Luo, and E. Galiffi. (2017). Compacted dimensions & singular plasmonic surfaces. Science, 358(6365), 915-917.
  • A. Demetriadou , J. M. Hamm, Y. Luo, J. B. Pendry, J. J. Baumberg, O. Hess. (2017). Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Control of Strong Coupling in Plasmonic Nanocavities. ACS Photonics, 4(10), 2410−2418.
  • V. Pacheco-Peña, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez, Y. Luo, M. Beruete, M. Navarro-Cía. (2017). Aluminum Nanotripods for Light-Matter Coupling Robust to Nanoemitter Orientation. Laser & Photonics Reviews, 11(5), 1700051.
  • Zhuo Li, Liangliang Liu, Hengyi Sun, Yunhe Sun, Changqing Gu, Xinlei Chen, Yun Liu, Yu Luo. (2017). Effective Surface Plasmon Polaritons Induced by Modal Dispersion in a Waveguide. Physical Review Applied, 7(4), 044028.
  • Zhen Gao, Fei Gao, Youming Zhang, Hongyi Xu, Yu Luo, Baile Zhang. (2017). Forward/Backward Switching of Plasmonic Wave Propagation Using Sign‐Reversal Coupling. Advanced Materials, .

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