Inaugural lecture by Professor Søren Stobbe

Inaugural lecture by Professor Søren Stobbe


31. maj 15:15 - 16:15


Building 101, Room M1


DTU Electro

Inaugural lecture by Professor Søren Stobbe

We are pleased to invite all interested parties to celebrate newly appointed professor, Søren Stobbe. In his inaugural lecture Professor Stobbe will outline the trends and challenges in the area of photonic nanotechnology and show specific highlights from the work done at DTU.

Lecture summary

Chip-based technologies have a profound and rapidly growing impact on science, technology, and society. While initially developed for electronics, the planar technology behind integrated circuits has already for decades proliferated into photonics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and much more. In his talk, he will outline recent developments in the field of photonic nanotechnology relying on silicon nanodevices with unprecedented dimensions, ranging from fundamental research on photonic cavities with unparalleled single-photon intensities and photonic topological insulators to innovation-driven research on programmable photonics and chip-scale spectrometers.


Professor Søren Stobbe obtained his MSc from the Niels Bohr Institute in 2005 and his PhD from DTU in 2009. He was a visiting scholar at California Institute of Technology in 2011 and Associate Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute from 2013 to 2018 after which he moved to DTU, where he is now leading the Photonic Nanotechnology Group. He is the recipient of multiple grants and awards and is currently leading an ERC Consolidator project and a major IFD Grand Solutions innovation project. He has published more than 20 papers in Nature, Science, Reviews of Modern Physics, other Nature journals, and Physical Review Letters. Besides his research activities, Prof. Stobbe is very active in innovation, and he holds six patents and has founded three deep-tech start-up companies in the areas of photonics, quantum technology, and nanotechnology.


Søren Stobbe

Søren Stobbe Professor, Group Leader