Alberto G. Curto is Associate Professor at Ghent University and imec.

The Nano-Optics team is part of the Photonics Research Group. The goal of our research is to find new and improved ways of making light interact with very small matter, particularly by designing metal and semiconductor nanostructures.

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Brief Bio Prof. Alberto G. Curto

2022- Associate Professor, Ghent University and imec, BE

2016- Assistant Professor, TU/e – Eindhoven University of Technology, NL

2013-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, US

2008-2013 PhD and MSc in Photonics, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ES

2002-2007 BSc in Physics, Universidad de Salamanca, ES

Grants and Fellowships

  • ERC Starting Grant, European Research Council
  • NWO START-UP grant, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
  • Marie Curie Fellowship (International Outgoing), European Commission
  • Quantum and Nano Science and Engineering Fellow, Stanford University
  • PhD Fellowship for Training of University Staff, Spanish Ministry of Science


  • 2021 – OSA Senior Member
  • 2015 – Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Award, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • 2014 – ICFO PhD Thesis Award, ICFO–The Institute of Photonic Sciences
  • 2014 – NanoMatMol Award, Spanish Royal Societies of Chemistry and Physics. Best thesis in Nanoscience and Molecular Materials defended in Spain in 2013.