Prof. Diederik Wiersma

Diederik Wiersma received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 1995. He is a full professor at the department of physics of the University of Florence, Italy, and in charge of the micro- and nanophotonics areas at the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS). His research interests lie in the fundamental optical properties of micro- and nanophotonic materials, in particular with periodic, random, or quasicrystalline structure, and their applications in the field of lighting and solar energy. Recently, he started a new research line on nanophotonic microrobotics, which is supported by the European Research Council.