prof.dr. J. (Jaime) Gómez Rivas - Expertise

Gómez Rivas, prof.dr. J.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Surface Photonics
Department :
Department of Applied Physics
Section :
Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
FLX 2.082
Tel :
+31 40-247 2669
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Email :

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  • D12300 - Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics
  • D12800 - Solid-­‐state physics



Jaime Gómez Rivas received his PhD in 2002 at the Universiteit van Amsterdam for his work on light transport in disordered media. From 2002 until 2005, Gómez Rivas worked as postdoctoral researcher at the RWTH technical University in Aachen (Germany) on THz spectroscopy and plasmonics. In 2005 he became project leader at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), leading the group Surface Photonics. This group was partially  located at Philips Research in Eindhoven in order to bring blue sky research into applications. Gomez Rivas group pioneered the work of plasmonics for solid state lighting. In 2010 Gomez Rivas became part-time professor at TU/e and group leader at AMOLF. After 10 years of fruitful collaboration with Philips, the group of Gomez Rivas moved in 2015 to the TU/e and to the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), where it works on strong light-matter coupling and the potential applications of this phenomenon. Gomez Rivas has received several prestigious grants and awards, e.g., ERC starting and Proof of Concept grants, NWO-VICI, FOM-IPP, Facebook Academy Award.