Lauren Zundel

  • Program Year: 4
  • Academic Institution: University of New Mexico
  • Field of Study: Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Alejandro Manjavacas
  • Practicum(s):
    Brookhaven National Laboratory (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, University of New Mexico, 2019

Summary of Research

The goal of my research is to advance understanding of the interactions between light and nanoscale matter. I am particularly interested in the emergence of surface plasmon resonances, the collective oscillations of conduction electrons, in metallic nanostructures. The extraordinary properties of these excitations make them useful for a diverse range of applications, including ultrasensitive biosensing, efficient solar energy harvesting, and vivid color production. In my research, I use numerical and analytical methods to describe the optical response of plasmonic nanostructures to simultaneously advance the fundamental understanding of these systems and inform the design of new systems taking advantage of their strong optical responses.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications
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11. L. Zundel*, J. R. Deop-Ruano*, R. Martinez-Herrero, and A. Manjavacas. Lattice Resonances Excited by Finite-Width Light Beams. ACS Omega 7, 31431 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c03847
10. L. Zundel*, P. Gieri*, S. Sanders, and A. Manjavacas. Comparative Analysis of the Near- and Far-field Optical Response of Thin Plasmonic Nanostructures. Advanced Optical Materials 10, 2102550 (2022) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202102550
9. L. Zundel, A. Cuartero-Gonzalez, S. Sanders, A.I. Fernandez-Dominguez, and A. Manjavacas. Green Tensor Analysis of Lattice Resonances in Periodic Arrays of Nanoparticles. ACS Photonics 9, 540 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01463
8. S. Sanders, L. Zundel, W. J. M. Kort-Kamp, D. A. R. Dalvit, and A. Manjavacas. Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Eigenmodes. Physical Review Letters 126, 193601 (2021) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.193601
7. L. Zundel, A. May, and A. Manjavacas. Lattice Resonances Induced by Periodic Vacancies in Arrays of Nanoparticles. ACS Photonics 8, 360 (2021) DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01672
6. A. Cuartero-Gonzalez, S. Sanders, L. Zundel, A.I. Fernandez-Dominguez, and A. Manjavacas. Super- and Subradiant Lattice Resonances in Bipartite Nanoparticle Arrays. ACS Nano. 14, 11876 (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c04795
5. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Active Temporal Control of Radiative Heat Transfer with Graphene Nanodisks. Physical Review Applied 13, 054054 (2020) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.13.054054
4. A. Manjavacas, L. Zundel, and S. Sanders. Analysis of the Limits of the Near-Field produced by Nanoparticle Arrays. ACS Nano 13, 10682 (2019) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b05031
3. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Finite-Size Effects on Periodic Arrays of Nanostructures. Journal of Physics: Photonics 1, 015004 (2018) DOI: 10.1088/2515-7647/aae8a2
2. L. Zundel, R. Martinez-Herrero, and A. Manjavacas. Flat top surface plasmon polariton beams. Optics Letters 42, 4143 (2017) DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.004143
1. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Spatially Resolved Optical Sensing Using Graphene Nanodisk Arrays. ACS Photonics 4, 1831 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00405

*Denotes equal contribution



Selected Oral Presentations
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12. L. Zundel, P. Gieri, S. Sanders, and A. Manjavacas.
Response of Thin Metal Nanodisks to Near- and Far-Field Excitation.
Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. October 14-15, 2022.
11. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Time-Dependent Radiative Heat Transfer in Ensembles of Graphene Nanodisks.
IOP Advances in the Casimir Force and Heat Transfer Phenomena, Virtual. March 15, 2022.
10. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Analysis of the Lattice Resonances Supported by Complex Arrays of Metallic Nanoparticles.
European Optical Society Annual Meeting 2021, Rome, Italy. September 13-17, 2021.
9. L. Zundel, P. Gieri, S. Sanders, and A. Manjavacas. Near- and Far-Field Response of Thin Metallic Nanodisks.
95th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Virtual. June 14-16, 2021.
8. L. Zundel, A. May, and A. Manjavacas. Optical Response of Arrays of Nanoparticles with Periodic Vacancies.
Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, University of New Mexico. October 23-24, 2020.
7. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Biosensing with Spatial Resolution Using Arrays of Graphene Nanodisks.
New Mexico Academy of Sciences 2019 Research Symposium, Albuquerque, NM. November 2, 2019.
6. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Evolution of Radiative Heat Transfer Between Graphene Nanodisks Over Time.
Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ. October 11-12, 2019. Recipient of outstanding student paper award.
5. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Finite-Size Effects on Nanostructure Arrays.
Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. October 12-13, 2018. Recipient of outstanding student paper award.
4. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Graphene Nanodisk Arrays for Biosensing with Spatial Resolution.
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. January 12-14, 2018.
3. L. Zundel, R. Martinez-Herrero, and A. Manjavacas. Surface Plasmon Polariton Beams with Flat Top Profiles.
Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. October 20-21, 2017.
2. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Biosensing with Spatial Resolution Using Graphene.
Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. October 20-21, 2017. Recipient of outstanding student paper award.
1. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Spatially Resolved Biosensing with Graphene Nanodisk Arrays.
Joint Meeting of the Four Corners and Texas Sections of the American Physical Society, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. October 21-22, 2016.


Selected Poster Presentations
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4. L. Zundel, A. Cuartero-Gonzalez, S. Sanders, A. I. Fernandexz-Dominguez, and A. Manjavacas. Analysis of the Green Tensor of Periodic Arrays of Nanoparticles.
Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics, Newry, ME. July 10-15, 2022.
3. L. Zundel, R. Martinez-Herrero, and A. Manjavacas. Surface Plasmon Polaritons with Flat Top Profiles.
New Mexico Academy of Sciences 2019 Research Symposium, Albuquerque, NM. November 2, 2019.
2. L. Zundel and A. Manjavacas. Nanophotonics with Finite Arrays of Nanostructures.
Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics, Newry, ME. July 8-13, 2018.
1. L. Zundel, R. Martinez-Herrero, and A. Manjavacas. Surface Plasmon Polariton Beams with Uniform Profiles.
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. January 12-14, 2018.

Awards

LeRoy Apker Award finalist. 2019
New Mexico Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship. 2019
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 2019 (Declined).
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. 2019 (Declined).
UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi Outstanding Undergraduate Award. 2019.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship. 2018.
New Mexico Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship. 2017.