Dr Jun-Yu Ou(歐俊裕), also known as Bruce Ou who is the leading expert of nano-optomechanical reconfigurable metamaterials. He is a Senior Research Fellow in Optoelectronics Research Centre(ORC)Nanophotonics & Metamaterials group, University of Southampton. He has h-index of 19 with more than 38+ high impact journal publications and more than 100 conference contributions including 28 invited talks.

Key Publications:

  • Giant nonlinearity of an optically reconfigurable plasmonic metamaterial
    J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, J. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev Adv. Mater.28, 729-733 (2016)
  • A magneto-electro-optical effect in a plasmonic nanowire material
    J. Valente, J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, I. J. Youngs, and N. I. Zheludev Nat. Commun.6, 7021 (2015)
  • Ultraviolet and visible range plasmonics in the topological insulator Bi1.5Sb0.5Te1.8Se1.2
    J. Y. Ou, J. K. So, G. Adamo, A. Sulaev, L. Wang, and N. I. Zheludev Nat. Commun.5, 5139 (2014)
  • An electromechanically reconfigurable plasmonic metamaterial operating in the near-infrared
    J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, J. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev Nature Nanotech.8, 252-255 (2013) Web of Science highly cited paper
  •  Reconfigurable photonic metamaterials
    J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, L. Jiang, and N. I. Zheludev Nano Lett.11(5), 2142-2144 (2011) Web of Science highly cited paper

Apart from scientific excellence, Dr Ou possesses expert knowledge in nanotechnology with many years of experience in a wide range of  nanofabrication techniques including e-beam lithography, focused ion beam milling, photo-lithography, as well as a use of other advanced cleanroom equipment. He has previously delivered lectures and provided consultancy on nanofabrication for research institutions in Taiwan, Singapore, and the UK.

Please contact Dr Ou (bruce.ou[AT] if you are interested in collaboration or undertaking PhD study in Optoelectronics Research Centre at University of Southampton.

The SEM images show the logos of the Optoelectronic Research Centre and the University of Southampton milled on top of a human hair by direct focused ion beam milling. The minimum feature is  about 70 nm, 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair!! It is a great example of the power of nanotechnology and has been demonstrated in several outreach events.

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