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Dr. Isabel Pita

Biography

Isabel Pita is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher working between the Tyndall National Institute as part of Brian Corbett's III-V materials and devices group and the Department of Physics at the University of Limerick. She is working on an Irish Research Council funded project which aims to integrate LED structures with antennas. Previously Isabel worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics group at the University of Limerick where she researched the formation of all-inorganic LEDs. Her main research interests are optical antenna incorporation into nanoscale devices, nano-optic device component fabrication, light-emitting diode fabrication, nanowire and nanoparticle synthesis, surface plasmon enhancement, plasmonic circuits, and optical waveguide analysis.

Isabel obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick in January 2018. She graduated with a 1st Class Honours B.Sc in Applied Physics from the University of Limerick in August 2013.

Isabel is a holder of a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (GOIPD/2018/10) and previously held an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (GOIPG/2013/58).

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2018 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2013 University of Limerick - BSc

Award

  • 2018 - Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2017 - UL PhD Scholar's Bursary
  • 2016 - INSPIRE Mobility Funding
  • 2015 - INSPIRE Mobility Funding
  • 2013 - Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship

Association

  • Early Career, American Physics Society
  • Early Career, The Optical Society of America

Employment

  • Tyndall National Institute - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • University of Limerick - Postdoctoral Researcher

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Input coupling enhancement through antenna incorporation in thin Au-mica trench waveguides
Isabel A. Pita, Mahendar Kumbham, Matthew Gleeson, Serguei Belochapkine, Kevin M. Ryan, Christophe Silien, and Ning Liu
(2019) Input coupling enhancement through antenna incorporation in thin Au-mica trench waveguides
In Journal Of The Optical Society Of America B-Optical Physics; pp. 2954-2961
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.36.002954

2018

Surface plasmon propagation enhancement via bowtie antenna incorporation in Au–mica block waveguides
Isabel A. Pita, Mahendar Kumbham, Michael Schmidt, Matthew Gleeson, Kevin M. Ryan, Christophe Silien, and Ning Liu
(2018) Surface plasmon propagation enhancement via bowtie antenna incorporation in Au–mica block waveguides
In Applied Optics; pp. E50-E56
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.000E50

2016

Far-Field Subdiffraction Imaging of Semiconductors Using Nonlinear Transient Absorption Differential Microscopy
Ning Liu, Mahendar Kumbham, Isabel Pita, Yina Guo, Paolo Bianchini, Alberto Diaspro, Syed A. M. Tofail, André Peremans, Christophe Silien
(2016) Far-Field Subdiffraction Imaging of Semiconductors Using Nonlinear Transient Absorption Differential Microscopy
In Acs Photonics; pp. 478-485
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00716

2016

Recyclable SERS substrates based on Fe2O3–Ag hybrid hollow microspheres with crumpled surfaces
Xuexiang Weng, Zhiling Feng, Yina Guo, Jiu-Ju Feng, Sarah P. Hudson, Jufang Zheng, Yongming Ruan, Fathima Laffir and Isabel Pita
(2016) Recyclable SERS substrates based on Fe2O3–Ag hybrid hollow microspheres with crumpled surfaces
In New Journal Of Chemistry; pp. 5238-5244
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C6NJ00473C

2015

Heteroaggregation assisted wet synthesis of core–shell silver–silica–cadmium selenide nanowires
Isabel A. Pita, Shalini Singh, Christophe Silien, Kevin M. Ryan and Ning Liu
(2015) Heteroaggregation assisted wet synthesis of core–shell silver–silica–cadmium selenide nanowires
In Nanoscale; pp. 1200-1209
DOI: DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06615H

2013

High resolution imaging with differential infrared absorption micro-spectroscopy
Isabel Pita, Nordine Hendaoui, Ning Liu, Mahendar Kumbham, Syed A. M. Tofail, André Peremans, and Christophe Silien
(2013) High resolution imaging with differential infrared absorption micro-spectroscopy
In Optics Express; pp. 25632-25642
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.025632

Conference Contributions

2019

COMSOL Conference 2019
Isabel Pita, Ning Liu, Brian Corbett
(2019) COMSOL Conference 2019
Cambridge, U.K.

2017

OSI-12
Isabel Pita, Mahendar Kumbham, Michael Schmidt, Matthew Gleeson, Kevin M. Ryan, Christophe Silien, and Ning Liu
(2017) OSI-12
Dublin, Ireland

2017

Photonics Ireland 2017
Isabel Pita, Mahendar Kumbham, Michael Schmidt, Matthew Gleeson, Kevin M. Ryan, Christophe Silien, and Ning Liu
(2017) Photonics Ireland 2017
Galway, Ireland

2015

ECOSS 2015
Isabel Pita, Shalini Singh, Christophe Silien, Kevin M. Ryan, Ning Liu
(2015) ECOSS 2015
Barcelona, Spain

2014

UL-NUIG Research Day
Isabel Pita, Christophe Silien, Kevin M. Ryan, Ning Liu
(2014) UL-NUIG Research Day
Limerick, Ireland