Igor Aharonovich

Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney

My research interests are focused on nanoscale engineering of nanophotonic entities to control and guide light at the nanoscale by sculpting nanostructures out of wide bandgap semiconductors. The nanoscale architecture is key component for novel devices such as low power lasers, molecular sensors, optical interconnects and high efficiency light emitters. A number of related projects are currently available, and include (but not limited to):

- Investigation of novel quantum systems in wide bandgap semiconductors
- Development of novel bio-sensors based on fluorescent nanodiamonds
- Investigation of light matter interaction in metallic nanostructures (Plasmonics)
- Simulation and design of new architectures for nanophotonics


  • –present
    Lecturer in nanotechnnology and materials science, University of Technology, Sydney


  • 2010 
    University of Melbourne, Physics, PhD