I started my Ph.D. in 2021 at DTU Physics in the section of nanoscale materials and devices (NANOMADE).
My Ph.D. project focuses on the optical properties of two-dimensional materials.
Two-dimensional materials are as thin as one atom and exhibit exceptional optical and electronic properties. Moreover, their properties are highly tunable. I find this exciting because it allows us to engineer new material properties. One of the goals of my Ph.D. project is to use two-dimensional materials to make a device with an actively tunable optical response. Imagine, for example, that you could tune the focusing ability of an optical lens by applying a voltage.
On a daily basis, I spend a lot of time in the laboratory, where I prepare and measure samples. I also do computer simulations that help me guide and interpret experiments. At the moment, I am on an external stay at Columbia University in New York, where I am trying to use mechanical strain to tune the optical properties of two-dimensional materials.