Esther Wertz

About

Dr. Esther Wertz obtained her B.S. in Physics from the University of Paris 7 in 2005. She received her PhD in Physics in 2010 for the work she did with Dr. Jacqueline Bloch at the Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures in Marcoussis, France. There she pioneered the lab’s work on the formation and manipulation of polariton condensates in GaAs microcavities. Esther did her postdoctoral work with Dr. Julie Biteen at the University of Michigan, investigating the use of single-molecule techniques to probe the interactions between plasmonic antennas and single fluorescent dyes and proteins. She is the recipient of a PicoQuant Young Investigator Award. In 2015, Esther joined the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, & Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor.
Esther's research at Rensselaer centers on the study of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. Her work focuses on investigating the changes in these interactions in the vicinity of small metal nanoparticles using super-resolution microscopy techniques, and on designing materials or structures that interface with light in predetermined ways. Her research laboratory will also explore the new quantum properties that emerge when excitons and localized surface plasmon resonances become strongly coupled.

Research

Other Focus Areas

Experimental study of light-matter interactions at the single-molecule level, Design and characterization of plasmonic nanostructures, Super-resolution microscopy

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Esther Wertz has 41 indexed publications in the subjects of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Science, and Engineering.

Zachary Hallenbeck, Esther A. Wertz
Advanced Optical Materials
, 10
, 2022
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Zhizhong Chen, Rui Xu, Sijie Ma, Yuan Ma, Yang Hu, Lifu Zhang, Yuwei Guo, Zhenhan Huang, Baiwei Wang, Yi Yang Sun, Jie Jiang, Ryan Hawks, Ru Jia, Yu Xiang, Gwo Ching Wang, Esther A. Wertz, Jisen Tian, Daniel Gall, Xinchun Chen, Vei Wang, Lei Gao, Hanyu Zhu, Jian Shi
Advanced Functional Materials
, 2022
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Yuwei Guo, Xin Sun, Jie Jiang, Baiwei Wang, Xinchun Chen, Xuan Yin, Wei Qi, Lei Gao, Lifu Zhang, Zonghuan Lu, Ru Jia, Saloni Pendse, Yang Hu, Zhizhong Chen, Esther Wertz, Daniel Gall, Jing Feng, Toh Ming Lu, Jian Shi
Nano Letters
, 20
, 2020
, pp.33-42
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Yang Hu, Fred Florio, Zhizhong Chen, W. Adam Phelan, Maxime A. Siegler, Zhe Zhou, Yuwei Guo, Ryan Hawks, Jie Jiang, Jing Feng, Lifu Zhang, Baiwei Wang, Yiping Wang, Daniel Gall, Edmund F. Palermo, Zonghuan Lu, Xin Sun, Toh Ming Lu, Hua Zhou, Yang Ren, Esther Wertz, Ravishankar Sundararaman, Jian Shi
Science Advances
, 6
, 2020
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Jie Jiang, Xin Sun, Xinchun Chen, Baiwei Wang, Zhizhong Chen, Yang Hu, Yuwei Guo, Lifu Zhang, Yuan Ma, Lei Gao, Fengshan Zheng, Lei Jin, Min Chen, Zhiwei Ma, Yuanyuan Zhou, Nitin P. Padture, Kory Beach, Humberto Terrones, Yunfeng Shi, Daniel Gall, Toh Ming Lu, Esther Wertz, Jing Feng, Jian Shi
Nature Communications
, 10
, 2019
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Jie Jiang, Xin Sun, Xinchun Chen, Baiwei Wang, Zhizhong Chen, Yang Hu, Yuwei Guo, Lifu Zhang, Yuan Ma, Lei Gao, Fengshan Zheng, Lei Jin, Min Chen, Zhiwei Ma, Yuanyuan Zhou, Nitin P. Padture, Kory Beach, Humberto Terrones, Yunfeng Shi, Daniel Gall, Toh Ming Lu, Esther Wertz, Jing Feng, Jian Shi
Nature Communications
, 10
, 2019
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Zhizhong Chen, Yuwei Guo, Esther Wertz, Jian Shi
Advanced Materials
, 31
, 2019
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Zhizhong Chen, Yiping Wang, Xin Sun, Yu Xiang, Yang Hu, Jie Jiang, Jing Feng, Yi Yang Sun, Xi Wang, Gwo Ching Wang, Toh Ming Lu, Hanwei Gao, Esther A. Wertz, Jian Shi
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
, 9
, 2018
, pp.6676-6682
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Yiping Wang, Yang Hu, Zhizhong Chen, Yuwei Guo, Dong Wang, Esther A. Wertz, Jian Shi
Applied Physics Letters
, 112
, 2018
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