dr. Mark Knight

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Mark Knight has been a postdoctoral researcher in the Photonic Materials group at AMOLF since 2014. He is currently working on developing nanostructured, large-area transparent conductors for solar applications. Before moving to Amsterdam, Mark earned his PhD in the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University, working with Prof. Naomi J. Halas. His doctoral work focused on new plasmonic materials in the ultraviolet, and optoelectronics based on the hot electrons generated by plasmon decay.  


  • 2014   PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX
    Thesis title: “Optoelectronic and Ultraviolet Plasmonics” Advisor: Naomi J. Halas
  • 2008   M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX
  • 2006   B.A. Physics, Carleton College, Northfield MN (Magna Cum Laude)

Publications and presentations: 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index: 19); 1850+  total citations.

Research interests: nanophotonics; solar energy; metasurfaces; transparent conductors, ultraviolet plasmonics.

Website: http://www.markknight.nl/
Photography: www.drknightphotography.com