Research Profile

Pierre Lovera

Biography

Dr. Pierre Lovera graduated in 2005 with a "diplome d'ingenieur" from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Grenoble (ENSPG, now known as Phelma French engineering school). He also graduated with a master in optics from Universite Joseph Fourier in the same year. He then undertook a PhD (successfully defended in 2009) in the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, investigating optical properties of conjugated polymer nanowires. He since worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the nanotechnology group in Tyndall, first developing an optical platform for electrochemiluminescence (ECL) measurements and then studying the plasmonic properties of arrays on nanohole in thin gold films. He is now a tenure researcher within the same group, with special interest in plasmonics. His expertise includes:

- optical simulation via FDTD

- development of new fabrication method of plasmonic nanostructrues,

- investigation of new plasmonic materials,

- characterisation of plasmonic nanostructures -optical and tomography

- Application of nanoplasmonics samples for label-free sensing (refractive index, Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering) and novel optical application (polarised display).

He has published over 30 publications in the field of optics and plamonics and currently has a h index of 8.

Research Interests

Dr. Pierre Lovera  is a physicist specialised in optics, with an engineering background. His interest lies in the simulation, fabrication, characterisation and application of novel nanostructured material. His expertise includes:

- Optical simulation via FDTD

- Development of new fabrication methods of plasmonic nanostructrues,

- Investigation of new plasmonic materials,

- Characterisation of plasmonic nanostructures -optical and tomography

- Application of nanoplasmonics samples for label-free sensing (refractive index, Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering) and novel optical application (polarised display).

He has published over 30 publications in the field of optics and plamonics and currently has a h index of 8.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
PhastIDEuropean Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-SEP-1016-OCT-14

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'High aspect ratio nano-fabrication of photonic crystal structures on glass wafers using chrome as hard mask'
Hossain, Md Nazmul and Justice, John and Lovera, Pierre and McCarthy, Brendan and O’Riordan, Alan and Corbett, Brian (2014) 'High aspect ratio nano-fabrication of photonic crystal structures on glass wafers using chrome as hard mask'. Nanotechnology, 25 (35) [Details]
(2014)'Low-cost silver capped polystyrene nanotube arrays as super-hydrophobic substrates for SERS applications'
Lovera P, Creedon N, Alatawi H, Mitchell M, Burke M, Quinn AJ, O'Riordan A (2014) 'Low-cost silver capped polystyrene nanotube arrays as super-hydrophobic substrates for SERS applications'. Nanotechnology, 25 (17) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Using spectral analysis and flluorescence lifetimes to discriminate between grass and tree pollen for aerobiological applications'
O’Connor, David J and Lovera, Pierre and Sodeau, John R (2014) 'Using spectral analysis and flluorescence lifetimes to discriminate between grass and tree pollen for aerobiological applications'. Analytical Methods, 6 (6):1633-1639 [Details]
(2014)'Dual resonance approach to decoupling surface and bulk attributes in photonic crystal biosensor'
Hossain, Md Nazmul and Justice, John and Lovera, Pierre and O’Riordan, Alan and Corbett, Brian (2014) 'Dual resonance approach to decoupling surface and bulk attributes in photonic crystal biosensor'. Optics Letters, 39 (21):6213-6216 [Details]
(2008)'Fabrication of defect-free nanoimprinted photonic crystals for laser applications'
Reboud, V,Kehagias, N,Lovera, P,Zelsmann, M,Schuster, C,Reuther, F,Gruetzner, G,Redmond, G,Torres, CMS (2008) 'Fabrication of defect-free nanoimprinted photonic crystals for laser applications'. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 47 :5139-5141 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Alignment and dynamic manipulation of conjugated polymer nanowires in nematic liquid crystal hosts'
Moynihan, S,Lovera, P,O'Carroll, D,Iacopino, D,Redmond, G (2008) 'Alignment and dynamic manipulation of conjugated polymer nanowires in nematic liquid crystal hosts'. Advanced Materials, 20 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Nonlinear refractive index and three-photon absorption coefficient of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorence)'
Jang, JI,Mani, S,Ketterson, JB,Lovera, P,Redmond, G (2009) 'Nonlinear refractive index and three-photon absorption coefficient of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorence)'. Applied Physics Letters, 95 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Multi-colour emission from dye doped polymeric nanotubes by host-guest energy transfer'
Dawson, K.,Lovera, P.,Iacopino, D.,O'Riordan, A.,Redmond, G. (2011) 'Multi-colour emission from dye doped polymeric nanotubes by host-guest energy transfer'. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (4040):15995-1600015995   [Details]
(2013)'Lasing in nanoimprinted two-dimensional photonic crystal band-edge lasers'
Reboud, V,Romero-Vivas, J,Lovera, P,Kehagias, N,Kehoe, T,Redmond, G,Torres, CMS (2013) 'Lasing in nanoimprinted two-dimensional photonic crystal band-edge lasers'. Applied Physics Letters, 102 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Polarization tunable transmission through plasmonic arrays of elliptical nanopores'
Lovera, P,Jones, D,Corbett, B,O'Riordan, A (2012) 'Polarization tunable transmission through plasmonic arrays of elliptical nanopores'. Optics Express, 20 :25325-25332 [Details]
(2007)'Two-Dimensional Polymer Photonic Crystal Band-Edge Lasers Fabricated By Nanoimprint Lithography'
Reboud, V, Lovera, P, Kehagias, N, Zelsmann, M, Schuster, C, Reuther, F, Gruetzner, G, Redmond, G, Torres, CMS; (2007) 'Two-Dimensional Polymer Photonic Crystal Band-Edge Lasers Fabricated By Nanoimprint Lithography'. Applied Physics Letters, 91 (15) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Highly Polarized Luminescence from beta-Phase-Rich Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) Nanofibers'
Iacopino, D,Lovera, P,O'Riordan, A,Redmond, G (2014) 'Highly Polarized Luminescence from beta-Phase-Rich Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) Nanofibers'. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118 :5437-5442 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Nano-lightsticks: polymer nanotubes with embedded chemiluminescent dopants'
Lovera, P,Reynolds, K,Redmond, G (2009) 'Nano-lightsticks: polymer nanotubes with embedded chemiluminescent dopants'. Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science, 206 :2240-2244 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Probe based manipulation and assembly of nanowires into organized mesostructures'
Reynolds, K,Komulainen, J,Kivijakola, J,Lovera, P,Iacopino, D,Pudas, M,Vahakangas, J,Roning, J,Redmond, G (2008) 'Probe based manipulation and assembly of nanowires into organized mesostructures'. Nanotechnology, 19 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Dielectrophoretic self-assembly of polarized light emitting poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) nanofibre arrays'
O'Riordan, A.,Iacopino, D.,Lovera, P.,Floyd, L.,Reynolds, K.,Redmond, G. (2011) 'Dielectrophoretic self-assembly of polarized light emitting poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) nanofibre arrays'. Nanotechnology, 22 (1010)   [Details]
(2008)'Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) nanowires with pronounced beta-phase morphology: Synthesis, characterization, and optical properties'
O'Carroll, D,Iacopino, D,O'Riordan, A,Lovera, P,O'Connor, E,O'Brien, GA,Redmond, G; (2008) 'Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) nanowires with pronounced beta-phase morphology: Synthesis, characterization, and optical properties'. Advanced Materials, 20 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Using spectral analysis and fluorescence lifetimes to discriminate between grass and tree pollen for aerobiological applications'
O'Connor, David J and Lovera, Pierre and Iacopino, Daniela and O'Riordan, Alan and Healy, David A and Sodeau, John R (2014) 'Using spectral analysis and fluorescence lifetimes to discriminate between grass and tree pollen for aerobiological applications'. Analytical Methods, 6 (6):1633-1639 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2008)'Poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorene) Nanowires with Pronounced $\beta$-Phase Morphology: Synthesis, Characterization, and Optical Properties'
O'Carroll, Deirdre and Iacopino, Daniela and O'Riordan, Alan and Lovera, Pierre and O'Connor, \'Eamon and O'Brien, Garret A and Redmond, Gareth (2008) 'Poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorene) Nanowires with Pronounced $\beta$-Phase Morphology: Synthesis, Characterization, and Optical Properties' Advanced Materials, 20 (1) :42-48. [Details]
(2007)'Two-dimensional polymer photonic crystal band-edge lasers fabricated by nanoimprint lithography'
Reboud, V and Lovera, P and Kehagias, N and Zelsmann, M and Schuster, C and Reuther, F and Gruetzner, G and Redmond, G and Torres, CM Sotomayor (2007) 'Two-dimensional polymer photonic crystal band-edge lasers fabricated by nanoimprint lithography' Applied Physics Letters, 91 (15) . [Details]
(2007)'Template Synthesis of Highly Oriented Polyfluorene Nanotube Arrays†'
Moynihan, Shane and Iacopino, Daniela and O’Carroll, Deirdre and Lovera, Pierre and Redmond, Gareth (2007) 'Template Synthesis of Highly Oriented Polyfluorene Nanotube Arrays†' Chemistry of Materials, 20 (3) :996-1003. [Details]
(2008)'Alignment and dynamic manipulation of conjugated polymer nanowires in nematic liquid crystal hosts'
Moynihan, Shane and Lovera, Pierre and O'Carroll, Deirdre and Iacopino, Daniela and Redmond, Gareth (2008) 'Alignment and dynamic manipulation of conjugated polymer nanowires in nematic liquid crystal hosts' Advanced Materials, 20 (13) :2497-2502. [Details]
(2011)'Dielectrophoretic self-assembly of polarized light emitting poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorene) nanofibre arrays'
O’Riordan, A and Iacopino, D and Lovera, P and Floyd, L and Reynolds, K and Redmond, G (2011) 'Dielectrophoretic self-assembly of polarized light emitting poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorene) nanofibre arrays' Nanotechnology, 22 (10) . [Details]
(2008)'Probe based manipulation and assembly of nanowires into organized mesostructures'
Reynolds, K and Komulainen, J and Kivijakola, J and Lovera, P and Iacopino, D and Pudas, M and V\"ah\"akangas, J and R\"oning, J and Redmond, G (2008) 'Probe based manipulation and assembly of nanowires into organized mesostructures' Nanotechnology, 19 (48) . [Details]
(2011)'Surface Plasmon assisted extraordinary transmission in metallic nanohole arrays and its suitability as a bio-sensor'
Jones, D and Liu, N and Corbett, B and Lovera, P and Quinn, AJ and O'Riordan, A (2011) 'Surface Plasmon assisted extraordinary transmission in metallic nanohole arrays and its suitability as a bio-sensor' Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 307 . [Details]
(2011)'Multi-colour emission from dye doped polymeric nanotubes by host--guest energy transfer'
Dawson, Karen and Lovera, Pierre and Iacopino, Daniela and O'Riordan, Alan and Redmond, Gareth (2011) 'Multi-colour emission from dye doped polymeric nanotubes by host--guest energy transfer' Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (40) :15995-16000. [Details]
(2007)'LASERS, OPTICS, AND OPTOELECTRONICS'
Reboud, V and Lovera, P and Kehagias, N and Zelsmann, M and Schuster, C and Reuther, F and Gruetzner, G and Redmond, G and Rahim, M and Arnold, M and others (2007) 'LASERS, OPTICS, AND OPTOELECTRONICS' Appl. Phys. Lett, 91 (15) . [Details]
(2011)'Elliptical nanohole array in thin gold film as micrometer sized optical filter set for fluorescent-labelled assays'
Lovera, P and Jones, D and O'Riordan, A (2011) 'Elliptical nanohole array in thin gold film as micrometer sized optical filter set for fluorescent-labelled assays' Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 307 (1) . [Details]
(2009)'Nonlinear refractive index and three-photon absorption coefficient of poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorence)'
Jang, JI and Mani, S and Ketterson, JB and Lovera, P and Redmond, G (2009) 'Nonlinear refractive index and three-photon absorption coefficient of poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorence)' Applied Physics Letters, 95 (22) :221906-221906. [Details]
(2008)'Fabrication of defect-free nanoimprinted photonic crystals for laser applications'
Reboud, V and Kehagias, N and Lovera, P and Zelsmann, M and Schuster, C and Reuther, F and Gruetzner, G and Redmond, G and Torres, CM Sotomayor (2008) 'Fabrication of defect-free nanoimprinted photonic crystals for laser applications' Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 47 (6S) . [Details]
(2007)'Influence of Annealing Temperature on ZnO Thin Films Prepared by Single and Multi-Step Sol-Gel Processes'
Koh, Lee Huat Kelly and O Brien, Shane and Lovera, Pierre and Redmond, Gareth and Crean, Gabriel M (2007) 'Influence of Annealing Temperature on ZnO Thin Films Prepared by Single and Multi-Step Sol-Gel Processes' MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, 957 . [Details]
(2009)'Nano-lightsticks: polymer nanotubes with embedded chemiluminescent dopants'
Lovera, Pierre and Reynolds, Kenneth and Redmond, Gareth (2009) 'Nano-lightsticks: polymer nanotubes with embedded chemiluminescent dopants' physica status solidi (a), 206 (10) :2240-2244. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)APS Meeting Abstracts
Mani, Shahin and Jang, Joon and Ketterson, John and Lovera, Pierre and Redmond, Gareth (2010) Nonlinear refractive index and three-photon absorption coefficient of Poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorence)(PFO) APS Meeting Abstracts [Details]
(2007)Materials Research Society conference-MRS 2007, Fall Meeting
Reboud, V and Kehagias, N and Zelsmann, M and Lovera, P and Schuster, C and Kubenz, M and Reuther, F and Gruetzner, G and Redmond, G and Torres, CM Sotomayor and others (2007) Nanoimprint lithography for 3D surface nanostructuring and photonic devices Materials Research Society conference-MRS 2007, Fall Meeting [Details]
(2014)SPIE Photonics Europe
Lovera, Pierre and Creedon, Niamh and Alatawi, Hanan and O'Riordan, Alan (2014) Metal capped polystyrene nanotubes arrays as super-hydrophobic substrates for SERS applications SPIE Photonics Europe , pp.912908-912908 [Details]
(2007)Micro-and Nano-Engineering conference-MNE 2007
Reboud, V and Lovera, P and Kehagias, N and Zelsmann, M and Reuther, F and Gruetzner, G and Redmond, G and Sotomayor, CM and others (2007) Fabrication and characterisation of nanoimprinted band edge lasers Micro-and Nano-Engineering conference-MNE 2007 [Details]
(2007)Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEOE-IQEC 2007. European Conference on
Reboud, V and Lovera, P and Kehagias, N and Zelsmann, M and Fink, M and Reuther, F and Gruetzner, G and Redmond, G and Torres, Sotomayor (2007) Polymer photonic crystal band edge laser fabricated by nanoimprint lithography Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEOE-IQEC 2007. European Conference on , pp.1-1 [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2008)Non-Linear Effects In Luminescence of Zno Inverted Opals - Art. No. 69890r.
Khunsin, W, Lovera, P, Redmond, G, Torres, CMS, Scharrer, M, Aagesen, L, Chang, RPH, Romanov, SG; (2008) Non-Linear Effects In Luminescence of Zno Inverted Opals - Art. No. 69890r. Other [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2009)E-MRS 2009,
Lovera, P., Visimberga, G., O’Dwyer, C., Yakimov, E. E., Redkin, A. N., Gruzintsev, A. N., Volkov, V. T., Emelchenko, G. A. and Torres, C. M. Sotomayor (2009) Optical and structural study of Aluminium-coated ZnO nanowire lasers. [Oral Presentation], E-MRS 2009, Congress Center - Strasbourg, France . [Details]
(2009)E-MRS 2009,
Lovera, P., Visimberga, G., O’Dwyer, C., Yakimov, E. E., Redkin, A. N., Gruzintsev, A. N., Volkov, V. T., Emelchenko, G. A. and Torres, C. M. Sotomayor (2009) Optical and structural study of Aluminium-coated ZnO nanowire lasers. [Oral Presentation], E-MRS 2009, Congress Center - Strasbourg, France . [Details]
(2009)INSPIRE-09 National Scientific Meeting,
Visimberga, G., O'Dwyer, C., Lovera, P., Yakimov, E. E., Redkin, A. N., Gruzintsev, A. N., Volkov, V. T., Emelchenko, G. A. and Torres, C. M. Sotomayor Torres (2009) Enhanced lasing from low threshold Al2O3-coated ZnO nanorods. [Poster Presentation], INSPIRE-09 National Scientific Meeting, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2009)Photonics Ireland 2009,
Visimberga, G., Lovera, P., O'Dwyer, C., Yakimov, E. E., Redkin, A. N., Gruzintsev, A. N., Volkov, V. T., Emelchenko, G. A. and Torres, C. M. Sotomayor Torres (2009) Low threshold ZnO/Al core-shell nanorod UV lasers. [Poster Presentation], Photonics Ireland 2009, Cork, Ireland . [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Tyndall/UCC Tenure researcher01-MAR-14 /
Tyndall/UCC Postdoc28-FEB-09 / 28-FEB-14

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2005Universite Joseph Fourier Master of ScienceOptics
2005Grenoble INP Masters of Engineering SciencePhysics/Optics
2009Tyndall/UCC PHD DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL SCIENCESNanotechnology/photonics

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German BasicBasicBasic
French FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent
Latin BasicBasicBasic

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Analyst Referee-
J Appl Phys Referee-

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Brian Corbett Tyndall III-VIRELAND
Alan O'Riordan Tyndall NTGIRELAND
John Sodeau UCC chemistryIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation/ InstitutionCountry
Dr. Klaus Wiehler Sierra SensorsGERMANY
Dr. Jean Michel Lamy EPFLSWITZERLAND
Prof. Deirdre O'Carroll Rutgers UniversityU.S.A.
Dr. Mikko Karppinen VTTFINLAND

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