Vincent Ginis

Vincent Ginis

Data Analytics Lab  / Applied Physics
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
9 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

Bio

Vincent Ginis received his B.Sc. degree in Engineering, summa cum laude, in 2007, and the M.Sc. degree in Photonics Engineering, summa cum laude, in 2009 from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Ghent University (Belgium).

In May 2014, he received the degree of Doctor in Applied Sciences, summa cum laude and felicitations of the exam committee, with a doctoral thesis entitled Transforming Electromagnetic Reality -- On the Physics and Applications of Metamaterials. He completed this PhD, funded by the Research Foundation Flanders, under joint supervision of Prof. Jan Danckaert, Prof. Irina Veretennicoff (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Prof. Philippe Tassin (Chalmers University).

Currently, Vincent is appointed as an assistant professor of Mathematics and Physics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He also works as a visiting professor in the group of Prof. Federico Capasso at Harvard University. Vincent regularly appears in the general media to discuss research breakthroughs.  In April 2019, he was became copresident of the Young Academy of Belgium.

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Expertise

Experience

October 2016 - Present
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Assistant professor

Lecturing several courses in Mathematics, Physics and Science Education. Academic responsible of the VUB Honours programme "Science Beyond Boundaries". Research focussed on nanophotonics, science education and artificial intelligence.

June 2015  -  Present
Harvard University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Visiting Professor

Performing research on nanophotonics in the group of Prof. Federico Capasso.

2014  -  2017
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Performing research on metasurfaces and transformation optics.

2012 - 2013
Iowa State University

Visiting Research Scholar

Summer of 2012 and 2013. Performing research on metasurfaces under supervision of Prof. Costas Soukoulis and Prof. Thomas Koschny.

September 2010  -  September 2014
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vice-chairman of the governing board

In collaboration with the chairman of the governing board Eddy Van Gelder.

Education

2009 - 2014
Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Chalmers University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Engineering Physics/Applied Physics

Graduated summa cum laude and felicitations from the examination committee. Dissertation "Transforming Electromagnetic Reality: On the Physics and Applications of Metamaterials". Ph.D. advisors: Prof. Jan Danckaert, Prof. Irina Veretennicoff, Prof. Philippe Tassin

2007 - 2009
Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Ghent University

M.Sc., Electrical engineering (Applied Physics and Photonics)

Graduated summa cum laude. Dissertation "The Relativity of Electromagnetic Reality". Thesis advisors: Prof. Irina Veretennicoff, Prof. Philippe Tassin.

2004 - 2007
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

B.Sc., Electrical engineering

Graduated summa cum laude.

Research interests

Interdisciplinary sciences

Transformation physics

Nanophotonics

Science education

Open science

Artificial intelligence

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Publications

Published papers
General framework for the frequency shifting of electromagnetic pulses using time-dependent surfaces

General framework for the frequency shifting of electromagnetic pulses using time-dependent surfaces

Metasurfaces, Time-dependent media
Three-Dimensional Measurement of the Helicity-Dependent Forces on a Mie Particle

Three-Dimensional Measurement of the Helicity-Dependent Forces on a Mie Particle

Optical forces
Roadmap on transformation optics

Roadmap on transformation optics

Review, Transformation optics
Do Optomechanical Metasurfaces Run Out of Time?

Do Optomechanical Metasurfaces Run Out of Time?

Metasurfaces, Optical forces, Time-dependent media
Elliptical orbits of microspheres in an evanescent field

Elliptical orbits of microspheres in an evanescent field

Optical forces
Optical Force Enhancement Using an Imaginary Vector Potential for Photons

Optical Force Enhancement Using an Imaginary Vector Potential for Photons

Metasurfaces, Optical forces, Transformation optics
Mitigating optical singularities in coordinate-based metamaterial waveguides

Mitigating optical singularities in coordinate-based metamaterial waveguides

Transformation optics
Designing an efficient rectifying cut-wire metasurface for electromagnetic energy harvesting

Designing an efficient rectifying cut-wire metasurface for electromagnetic energy harvesting

Metasurfaces, Time-dependent media
Transformation optics for surface phenomena: Engineering the Goos-Hänchen effect

Transformation optics for surface phenomena: Engineering the Goos-Hänchen effect

Metasurfaces, Transformation optics
Subfemtonewton Force Spectroscopy at the Thermal Limit in Liquids

Subfemtonewton Force Spectroscopy at the Thermal Limit in Liquids

Optical forces
Transforming two-dimensional guided light using nonmagnetic metamaterial waveguides

Transforming two-dimensional guided light using nonmagnetic metamaterial waveguides

Transformation optics
Broadband metasurfaces enabling arbitrarily large delay-bandwidth products

Broadband metasurfaces enabling arbitrarily large delay-bandwidth products

Metasurfaces
Transformation optics beyond the manipulation of light trajectories

Transformation optics beyond the manipulation of light trajectories

Review, Transformation optics
Tunable terahertz frequency comb generation using time-dependent graphene sheets

Tunable terahertz frequency comb generation using time-dependent graphene sheets

Metasurfaces, Time-dependent media
Controlling Cherenkov radiation with transformation-optical metamaterials

Controlling Cherenkov radiation with transformation-optical metamaterials

Metasurfaces, Transformation optics
Enhancing optical gradient forces with metamaterials

Enhancing optical gradient forces with metamaterials

Metasurfaces, Optical forces, Transformation optics
Creating electromagnetic cavities using transformation optics

Creating electromagnetic cavities using transformation optics

Transformation optics
Confining light in deep subwavelength electromagnetic cavities

Confining light in deep subwavelength electromagnetic cavities

Transformation optics
Frequency converter implementing an optical analogue of the cosmological redshift

Frequency converter implementing an optical analogue of the cosmological redshift

Metasurfaces, Time-dependent media, Transformation optics

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Contact

Get in Touch

+1 617 380 9606

+32 495 213163

Cambridge,MA

Brussels,Belgium

ginis@seas.harvard.edu

vincent.ginis@vub.be

Available for lectures