I’m Nick Rivera, a PhD candidate in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am a joint fellow of the Department of Energy and the MIT School of Science.
My main area of interest is in (nano) optics and photonics, a highly interdisciplinary field which merges insights from physics, engineering, and materials science. The ability to structure existing optical materials on the nanoscale, as well as the ability to synthesize completely new optical materials (such as 2D materials), promises both novel fundamental science and novel technologies unattainable with naturally occurring materials.
For examples of my involvement in this exciting research field, see the Research and Publications pages. See here for my CV.
Contact me at nrivera at mit dot edu.