Prof. Romain Quidant
ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Short biography: Romain Quidant received his PhD in Physics in 2002 from the University of Dijon (France). In 2006, he was appointed junior Professor and group leader of the Plasmon NanoOptics group at ICFO. In 2009, he became tenure Professor both at ICFO and ICREA. His research trajectory has been acknowledged by several national and international prizes among which the Fresnel prize from the European Physics Society (2009), the prizes of the City of Barcelona (2010) and the Fundació Príncep de Girona (2010), the 2012 ICO prize from the International Commission for Optics as well as the 2014 national prize for research (young talent). In 2010 he received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) as well as two Proof-of-Concept ERC grants, in 2011 and 2015. In 2015, he was awarded a Consolidator ERC grant. Quidant is co-author of about 120 peer-reviewed articles in international journals and delivered more than 75 invited talks at international conferences.

Research interests: Romain Quidant carries out his research at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona where he leads the group of “Plasmon nanooptics”. His research focuses on the study of the optical properties of metal nano-structures, known as nanoplasmonics. The activities of his group cover both fundamental and applied research. The fundamental part of his work is mainly directed towards enhanced light/matter interaction for quantum optics. From a more applied viewpoint, his group investigates news strategies to control light and heat at the nanometer scale for biomedical applications, including early detection and photothermal therapy of cancer.


The NANOP 2017 Scientific Committee is composed of experienced Professors and Doctors who are in charge of assessing the submitted papers based on the peer review method.

Prof. Teresa Monteiro

Physics Department and I3N, Aveiro University, Portugal

Prof. Youcef Ouerdane

Laboratoire Hubert Curien – UMR CNRS 5516, France

Prof. Vladimir Drachev

University of North Texas, USA

Dr. Pablo Alonso-González

University of Oviedo, Spain


Prof. Vincent Paillard

University of Toulouse/CEMES-CNRS, France

Dr. Alejandro Manjavacas

University of New Mexico, USA

Dr. Vlad Stolojan

University of Surrey, UK

Dr. Doo Jae Park

Hallym University, South Korea

Prof. Munseok Jeong

Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Dr. J.K. Rath

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Dr Fabrice Pardo

MiNaO common Lab., LPN-CNRS, Paris-Saclay University, France

Dr. Enrico Da Como

University of Bath, UK

Prof. Anton Kuzyk

Aalto University, Finland


Dr. Annamaria Gerardino

National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Prof. Annamaria Cucinotta

University of Parma, Italy

Dr. André Strittmatter

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Dr. Aurélien Crut

Institut Lumière Matière CNRS-Université Lyon1, France

Dr. Muhammad Faryad

Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Prof. Mircea Dragoman

National Research and Developement Institute in Microtechnology, Romania

Prof. Stefan Haacke

Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), France

Prof. Jérôme Plain

University of Technology of Troyes, France

Prof. Makoto Naruse

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Dr Taiichi Otsuji

RIEC, Tohoku University, Japan

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Dr Urcan Guler

Purdue University, USA


Dr Charles Cornet

FOTON Laboratory, INSA Rennes, France

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Dr Andreas Tittl

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Prof Alberto Bramati

Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, UPMC, France

Dr Jerome Wenger

Aix Marseille university, France

Dr Humeyra Caglayan

Bilkent University NANOTAM, Turkey


Prof. Rémi Carminati

ESPCI ParisTech, France

Prof. Martina Gerken

Kiel University, Germany

Dr. Ryan Beams

National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Dr. Jaroslav Hamrle

Institute of Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


Dr. K.V. Adarsh

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India


Prof Marco Cannas

University of Palermo, Italy

Prof. Peter O’Donnell

University of Strathclyde, UK

Prof. Nicolas Bonod

CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, France


Prof. Sébastien Bidault

Institut Langevin – CNRS, France


Dr Yannick De Wilde 

Institut Langevin – CNRS, France


Dr Fabrice Charra

Université Paris Saclay, France

Beniamino Sciacca

Prof Beniamino Sciacca

FOM Institute AMOLF, Netherlands

Prof. Anna Vinattieri

University of Florence, Italy


Viktor Myroshnychenko

Dr Viktor Myroshnychenko

Paderborn University, Germany

Dr. Delphine Marris-Morini

University of Paris Sud, France

Pavel Zemanek

Prof. Pavel Zemanek

The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Giuseppe Leo

Prof Giuseppe Leo

Paris Diderot University, France

Ferruccio Pisanello

Dr Ferruccio Pisanello

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Dangyuan Lei

Dr. Dangyuan Lei

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Michael Wolfgang Geiselmann

Dr. Michael Wolfgang Geiselmann

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Marco Felici

Dr. Marco Felici

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Jean-Marc Fedeli

Dr. Jean-Marc Fedeli

CEA, France



Prof. G. Vijaya Prakash

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Dr Safi Jradi

Université de technologie de Troyes, France

Dr Braive Rémy

C2N-CNRS, France

Prof Sylvain Barbay

C2N-CNRS, France

Dr Raineri Fabrice

Université Paris Diderot, France

Prof Jean-Francois Roch

ENS Paris-Saclay, France

Dr Francois Dubin

Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, France

Dr Takashi Yatsui

University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr Arnaud Arbouet


Dr. Nikitas Papasimakis

University of Southampton, UK

Dr Nicolas Izard

CNRS, France

Dr Godefroy Leménager

École Polytechnique, CNRS, France

Prof. Martin David Brian Charlton

University of Southampton, UK