Professor Jeremy Baumberg

University Positions
Professor of NanoScience
Director of Nano Doctoral Training Centre
Specialising in
Physics, NanoTechnology

Jeremy Baumberg is a Professor of NanoScience, and studies how to make materials with extremely unusual optical properties.

Academic interests

Jeremy Baumberg's main research area is general nano science and nano technology, particularly focusing on nano photonics: interacting light with nano scale objects and materials.

He is also exploring interdisciplinary research across various topics including:

  • Ultrafast pulsed lasers
  • Optoelectronics
  • Quantum dots
  • Photonic crystals
  • Microcavities
  • Plasmonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nano ethics.

Degrees obtained

  • BA Hons, Jesus College, Cambridge, 1988. 
  • DPhil, Jesus College, Oxford, 1992.

Awards and prizes

  • ERC Advanced Grant, 2020.
  • Institute of Physics Faraday Medal 2017.
  • Royal Society Rumford Medal, 2014.
  • Institute of Physics Young Medal, 2013.
  • Editorial Board: Light: Science & Applications (IF 14.6), 2013.
  • Elected Fellow of The Royal Society (London), 2011.
  • Board of Munich Nano-initiative Centre, 2008.
  • Strategic Advisor to EPSRC on Nanotechnology, 2008.
  • Elected Fellow of Optical Society of America, 2005.
  • Royal Society Mullard Prize and Medal, 2004.
  • Institute of Physics, Mott Lecturer, 2004.
  • Institute of Physics Charles Vernon Boys Prize and Medal, 2001.
  • Hitachi Managing Director’s Award for Research, 1996.

Other interests

Fell walking, piano, kinetic sculpture, mechanical clocks, stone carving, tennis.

Publications, links and resources

See a full list of Jeremy Baumberg's publications

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