Lucas Vazquez Besteiro

Lucas V Besteiro


I am a Junior PI at the Biomedical Research Center (CINBIO) at Universidade de Vigo. My work is centered around theoretical research in the fields of plasmonics and nanophotonics, and 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. Afterwards, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio University, to then gain a joint postdoctoral fellowship between the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (IFFS) of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT) For more details about my work, please follow the links on this page or download my Curriculum Vitae.

Outside of my academic efforts, I am also interested in other 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.