Lucas Vazquez Besteiro

Lucas V Besteiro


I am a postdoctoral scholar at Ohio University. I work in Prof. Alexander Govorov's group, where I perform theoretical research in the fields of plasmonics and nanophotonics. My current research interests include hot carrier harvesting from plasmonic nanostructures, photonic metamaterials, circular dichroism spectroscopy enhancement and fundamental nanoscale physics.

Born in Spain, I studied Physics at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, where I also obtained my PhD. in Computational Condensed Matter, using DFT to study defect stability in doped III-V semiconductor nanostructures. For more details about my work, please follow the links on this page or download my Curriculum Vitae.

Outside of my academic pursuits, I am interested in a variety of fields of inquiry, mainly Computer Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy of Science and Ethics, in no particular order. Mountain landscapes fascinate me, and I enjoy climbing and skiing.