College of Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy




Nicolas Large

Nicolas Large, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: AET 3.392
Phone: (210) 458-8279
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Areas of Specialization
  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Physics of Materials and Nanostructures


Ph.D. in Physics of Nanostructures & Advanced Materials; The University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián, Spain
Ph.D. in Nanophysics; Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France
M.S. in Physics; Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France
B.S. in Physics; Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France

Research Interests

We are a theoretical group conducting research in the exciting field of Nanophotonics and Plasmonics. Using electrodynamic calculations and a large variety of computational methods (such as FDTD, DDA, BEM, FEM, and Mie theory), we aim at investigating, designing, and understanding the optical properties of plasmonic-based and nanophotonic systems. Our expertise goes from the modeling of electron energy-loss (EELS), cathodoluminescence (CL), optical, and surface-enhanced Raman (SERS) spectroscopies to the investigation coupling mechanisms between elementary excitation (such as plasmon-exciton, plasmon-phonon, etc.) in hybrid nanostructures.

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