• Ortwin Hess

Ortwin Hess Professor

Dr. Ortwin Hess is the Professor of Quantum Nanophotonics and SFI Research Professor in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin and is an Associated Investigator with AMBER. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the open-access journal APL Quantum. Ortwin is a Professor Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. For his research he has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of Optica.

Before joining Trinity College he has been the Leverhulme Chair in Metamaterials in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London in the UK.

Ortwin obtained the PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) degree and the Habilitation (Dr. habil.) in Berlin and Stuttgart, respectively. From 2003 to 2010 he was a professor at the University of Surrey (UK). He was visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), Tampere University (Finland) and the University of Munich (Germany).

Professor Hess’s research interests bridge quantum metamaterials physics with quantum nanophotonics and laser science. He discovered the ‘trapped-rainbow’ principle, made defining contributions to the fields of spatio-temporal and quantum dynamics in semiconductor lasers and pioneered active quantum nanoplasmonics and optical metamaterials with quantum gain for which he has been awarded the Royal Society Rumford Medal.

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