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Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering


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Areas of expertise

light-matter interactions
ultrafast spectroscopy
thin-film fabrication and characterization
organic semiconductors
Plasmonic Lasers
Dielectric DBR


I have received my Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College London. During my Ph.D., I was awarded the Imperial College London 2014 Solid State Physics Prize and the Imperial College London Postgraduate Research Symposium Prize 2014. In June 2017, I received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship to continue my research at Aalto University. In August 2020 I received an ERC starting grant and moved to the University of Turku. 


MTEK0003 Materials Engineering 3

MTEK0009 Open-Ended Project course 


The research in our group utilizes materials science, solid-state physics, and photonics for improving light-emitting devices and engineering novel materials for lighting applications. We focus on materials and technologies that are inexpensive and environmentally friendly.  

Our research covers a broad range of light-emitting device technologies and sub-fields that are scientifically diverse. We use novel thin-film fabrication techniques and spectroscopic and electrical measurements. The devices we fabricate range from conventional light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and diode lasers to more exotic polariton and plasmonic devices. 


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Magnetic on-off switching of a plasmonic laser (2022)

Nature Photonics
Freire-Fernández Francisco, Cuerda Javier, Daskalakis Konstantinos S., Perumbilavil Sreekanth, Martikainen Jani-Petri, Arjas Kristian, Törmä Päivi, van Dijken Sebastiaan
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Bose-Einstein condensation in a plasmonic lattice (2018)

Nature Physics
Hakala TK, Moilanen AJ, Väkeväinen AI, Guo R, Martikainen JP, Daskalakis KS, Rekola HT, Julku A, Törmä P
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Room-temperature superfluidity in a polariton condensate (2017)

Nature Physics
Lerario G, Fieramosca A, Barachati F, Ballarini D, Daskalakis KS, Dominici L, De Giorgi M, Maier SA, Gigli G, Kena-Cohen S, Sanvitto D
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))