At a fundamental level, my group studies the interaction of light with engineered materials where each unit
cell is smaller than the wavelength. This allows us to discover novel phenomena in nanoscale physics and to
apply it for the development of next generation nanophotonic technologies. Examples include metasurfaces,
nanoresonators, 2D-materials, as well as quantum materials such as topological insulators with topologically
protected states arising from quantum-mechanical phenomena.