Dr Michael Nielsen
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Michael Nielsen

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Dr Michael P. Nielsen is currently a Senior Lecturer (Level C) in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering. He holds both a UNSW Scientia Appointment and an ARC DECRA Fellowship.

His research is focused on the use of ultrafast spectroscopic techniques for advanced characterization of novel photovoltaic materials with a focus on interfaces. Such techniques include transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS) and femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS) along with others. Other interests include hot carriers for photovoltaics, photodetection, and photochemistry, hybrid molecular organic-inorganic systems focusing on singlet fission and triplet-triplet annihilation for up/down conversion for photovoltaic and light emitting applications, and emissive energy harvesting (including the thermoradiative diode) for night-time power generation. He was recently awarded as lead CI an ARC Linkage Grant to use nonlinear optical spectroscopy to characterise interfacial defects in silicon microelectronic devices and is co-CI on an ARC Discovery Project looking at developing hot carrier photodetectors. More details can be found on his group website https://www.aos-nielsen-group.com/.

He obtained his BEng in Engineering Physics (Nanoengineering) in 2011 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, followed by an MSc in Electrical Engineering (Photonics and Plasmas Specialization) in 2013 where he was supervised by Professor Abdul Elezzabi, also at the Unversity of Alberta. Dr. Nielsen graduated with a PhD in Physics in 2017 from Imperial College London where he studied semiconductor nanoplasmonics under Dr. Rupert Oulton and Professor Stefan Maier. After graduation, he continued at Imperial College London as a Research Associate studying nonlinear optics in plasmonic and nanophotonics systems and managing an ultrafast spectroscopy laser laboratory, before coming to UNSW as a postdoctoral fellow in May 2018. Starting January 2019, Michael was appointed a UNSW Scientia Lecturer and promoted to Senior Lecturer in July 2022. He was renewed for a second term on the Scientia program starting in 2023.

Phone
x56053
Location
WS19 First Floor Tyree Energy Technologies Building
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Zhu YF; Xie B; Yuwono JA; Kumar P; Sharma AS; Nielsen MP; Bendavid A; Amal R; Scott J; Lovell EC, 2024, 'Making light work: designing plasmonic structures for the selective photothermal methanation of carbon dioxide', EES Catalysis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d3ey00315a
    Journal articles | 2023
    De Clercq DM; Yang J; Hanif M; Alves J; Feng J; Nielsen MP; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Schmidt TW, 2023, 'Exciton Dissociation, Charge Transfer, and Exciton Trapping at the MoS2/Organic Semiconductor Interface', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 127, pp. 11260 - 11267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c01682
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gunawan D; Yuwono JA; Kumar PV; Kaleem A; Nielsen MP; Tayebjee MJY; Oppong-Antwi L; Wen H; Kuschnerus I; Chang SLY; Wang Y; Hocking RK; Chan TS; Toe CY; Scott J; Amal R, 2023, 'Unraveling the structure-activity-selectivity relationships in furfuryl alcohol photoreforming to H2 and hydrofuroin over ZnxIn2S3+x photocatalysts', Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2023.122880
    Journal articles | 2023
    Güsken NA; Fu M; Zapf M; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Röder R; Clark AS; Maier SA; Ronning C; Oulton RF, 2023, 'Emission enhancement of erbium in a reverse nanofocusing waveguide', Nature Communications, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-38262-6
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ishwara T; Feng J; de Clercq DM; Geng R; Alves J; McCamey DR; Nielsen MP; Schmidt TW, 2023, 'Nanoporous Solid-State Sensitization of Triplet Fusion Upconversion', ACS Energy Letters, 8, pp. 4078 - 4084, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.3c01678
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mussakhanuly N; Soufiani AM; Bernardi S; Gan J; Bhattacharyya SK; Chin RL; Muhammad H; Dubajic M; Gentle A; Chen W; Zhang M; Nielsen MP; Huang S; Asbury J; Widmer-Cooper A; Yun JS; Hao X, 2023, 'Thermal Disorder-Induced Strain and Carrier Localization Activate Reverse Halide Segregation', Advanced Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202311458
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma AS; Hanif M; Bremner SP; Nielsen MP; Tayebjee MJY; Rougieux FE; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Pusch A, 2023, 'Heat Flow through Nonideal Contacts in Hot-Carrier Solar Cells', Physical Review Applied, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.20.034001
    Journal articles | 2022
    Baldacchino AJ; Collins MI; Nielsen MP; Schmidt TW; McCamey DR; Tayebjee MJY, 2022, 'Singlet fission photovoltaics: Progress and promising pathways', Chemical Physics Reviews, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0080250
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chin RL; Pollard M; Nielsen MP; Hameiri Z, 2022, 'Bulk lifetime and doping in crystalline silicon via two-photon absorption time-resolved photoluminescence decay', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/jphotov.2021.3133545
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nielsen MP; Pusch A; Sazzad MH; Pearce PM; Reece PJ; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2022, 'Thermoradiative Power Conversion from HgCdtTe Photodiodes and Their Current-Voltage Characteristics', ACS Photonics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.2c00223
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pearce PM; Broderick CA; Nielsen MP; Johnson AD; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2022, 'Electronic and optical properties of SixGe1-x-ySny alloys lattice-matched to Ge', Physical Review Materials, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.6.015402
    Journal articles | 2022
    Röhr JA; Sartor BE; Duenow JN; Qin Z; Meng J; Lipton J; Maclean SA; Römer U; Nielsen MP; Zhao S; Kong J; Reese MO; Steiner MA; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Taylor AD, 2022, 'Identifying optimal photovoltaic technologies for underwater applications', iScience, 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104531
    Journal articles | 2022
    Shahrokhi S; Dubajic M; Dai ZZ; Bhattacharyya S; Mole RA; Rule KC; Bhadbhade M; Tian R; Mussakhanuly N; Guan X; Yin Y; Nielsen MP; Hu L; Lin CH; Chang SLY; Wang D; Kabakova IV; Conibeer G; Bremner S; Li XG; Cazorla C; Wu T, 2022, 'Anomalous Structural Evolution and Glassy Lattice in Mixed-Halide Hybrid Perovskites', Small, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202200847
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sharma AS; Pusch A; Nielsen MP; Römer U; Tayebjee MJY; Rougieux FE; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2022, 'Constraints imposed by the sparse solar photon flux on upconversion and hot carrier solar cells', Solar Energy, 237, pp. 44 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2022.03.037
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sun H; Huang J; O’Neill A; Yun JS; Young TL; Yan C; Sun K; Li J; Nielsen MP; Cui X; Wang A; Seidel J; Stride JA; Green MA; Hao X, 2022, 'Manipulating the Distributions of Na and Cd by Moisture-Assisted Postdeposition Annealing for Efficient Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells', Solar RRL, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202200442
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sun H; Huang J; Young TL; Cong J; Li J; Sun K; Yan C; Soufiani AM; Cui X; Nielsen MP; Zhang X; Stride JA; Green MA; Hao X, 2022, 'Defect Engineering for Efficient Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells via Moisture-Assisted Post-Deposition Annealing', Advanced Optical Materials, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.202200607
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tabernig SW; Soeriyadi AH; Römer U; Pusch A; Lamers D; Juhl MK; Payne DNR; Nielsen MP; Polman A; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2022, 'Avoiding Shading Losses in Concentrator Photovoltaics Using a Soft-Imprinted Cloaking Geometry', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 12, pp. 1116 - 1127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2022.3182277
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gholizadeh EM; Prasad SKK; Gillan LV; Nielsen MP; Ekins-Daukes NJ; McCamey DR; Tayebjee MJY; Schmidt TW, 2021, 'Singlet and Triplet Exciton Dynamics of Violanthrone', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 125, pp. 22464 - 22471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c06848
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jiang Y; Nielsen MP; Baldacchino AJ; Green MA; McCamey DR; Tayebjee MJY; Schmidt TW; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, 'Singlet fission and tandem solar cells reduce thermal degradation and enhance lifespan', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 29, pp. 899 - 906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3405
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li L; Guo X; Ding P; Peng Z; Chen X; Li Y; Nielsen MP; Guo L, 2021, 'Ultrafast All-Optical Switching in the Visible Spectrum with 6H Silicon Carbide', ACS Photonics, 8, pp. 2940 - 2946, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00605
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pusch A; Dubajic M; Nielsen MP; Conibeer GJ; Bremner SP; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, 'Optoelectronic reciprocity in hot carrier solar cells with ideal energy selective contacts', Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 29, pp. 433 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.3386
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pusch A; Nielsen MP; Sazzad MH; Reece PJ; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, 'Designing high-performance nighttime thermoradiative systems for harvesting energy from outer space: Comment', Optics Letters, 46, pp. 5124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.426514
    Journal articles | 2021
    Steiner MA; France RM; Buencuerpo J; Geisz JF; Nielsen MP; Pusch A; Olavarria WJ; Young M; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, 'High Efficiency Inverted GaAs and GaInP/GaAs Solar Cells With Strain-Balanced GaInAs/GaAsP Quantum Wells', Advanced Energy Materials, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202002874
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tang S; Bing J; Zheng J; Tang J; Li Y; Mayyas M; Cho Y; Jones TW; Yang TCJ; Yuan L; Tebyetekerwa M; Nguyen HT; Nielsen MP; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Wilson GJ; McKenzie DR; Huang S; Ho-Baillie AWY, 2021, 'Complementary bulk and surface passivations for highly efficient perovskite solar cells by gas quenching', Cell Reports Physical Science, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100511
    Journal articles | 2020
    Grinblat G; Zhang H; Nielsen MP; Krivitsky L; Berté R; Li Y; Tilmann B; Cortés E; Oulton RF; Kuznetsov AI; Maier SA, 2020, 'Efficient ultrafast all-optical modulation in a nonlinear crystalline gallium phosphide nanodisk at the anapole excitation', Science Advances, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abb3123
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zeng Y; Sun K; Huang J; Nielsen MP; Ji F; Sha C; Yuan S; Zhang X; Yan C; Liu X; Deng H; Lai Y; Seidel J; Ekins-Daukes N; Liu F; Song H; Green M; Hao X, 2020, 'Quasi-Vertically-Orientated Antimony Sulfide Inorganic Thin-Film Solar Cells Achieved by Vapor Transport Deposition', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12, pp. 22825 - 22834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c02697
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang Y; Huang J; Zhang X; Chin RL; Nielsen MP; Rey G; Zeng Y; Kampwerth H; Hameiri Z; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Hao X, 2020, 'Deep-level defect in quasi-vertically oriented CuSbS2 thin film', Solar RRL, 4, pp. 2000319 - 2000319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.202000319
    Journal articles | 2019
    Abdelwahab I; Dichtl P; Grinblat G; Leng K; Chi X; Park IH; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Loh KP; Maier SA, 2019, 'Giant and Tunable Optical Nonlinearity in Single-Crystalline 2D Perovskites due to Excitonic and Plasma Effects', Advanced Materials, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201902685
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dichtl P; Abdelwahab I; Grinblat G; Leng K; Chi X; Park IH; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Loh KP; Maier SA, 2019, 'Giant and tunable optical nonlinearity in single-crystalline 2D perovskites due to excitonic and plasma effects', Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Part F144-FiO 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2019.FTu5F.3.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Grandi S; Nielsen MP; Cambiasso J; Boissier S; Major KD; Reardon C; Krauss TF; Oulton RF; Hinds EA; Clark AS, 2019, 'Hybrid plasmonic waveguide coupling of photons from a single molecule', APL Photonics, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5110275
    Journal articles | 2019
    Grinblat G; Abdelwahab I; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Leng K; Oulton RF; Loh KP; Maier SA, 2019, 'Ultrafast All-Optical Modulation in 2D Hybrid Perovskites', ACS Nano, 13, pp. 9504 - 9510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b04483
    Journal articles | 2019
    Grinblat G; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Li Y; Oulton RF; Maier SA, 2019, 'Ultrafast sub–30-fs all-optical switching based on gallium phosphide', Science Advances, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaw3262
    Journal articles | 2018
    Grinblat G; Berté R; Nielsen MP; Li Y; Oulton RF; Maier SA, 2018, 'Sub-20 fs All-Optical Switching in a Single Au-Clad Si Nanodisk', Nano Letters, 18, pp. 7896 - 7900, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03770
    Journal articles | 2018
    Güsken NA; Nielsen MP; Nguyen NB; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2018, 'Nanofocusing in SOI-based hybrid plasmonic metal slot waveguides', Optics Express, 26, pp. 30634 - 30643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.030634
    Journal articles | 2017
    Grinblat G; Li Y; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Maier SA, 2017, 'Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing in a Multiresonant Germanium Nanodisk', ACS Photonics, 4, pp. 2144 - 2149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00631
    Journal articles | 2017
    Grinblat G; Li Y; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Maier SA, 2017, 'Efficient Third Harmonic Generation and Nonlinear Subwavelength Imaging at a Higher-Order Anapole Mode in a Single Germanium Nanodisk', ACS Nano, 11, pp. 953 - 960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.6b07568
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nguyen NB; Nielsen MP; Lafone L; Clarke E; Fry P; Oulton RF, 2017, 'Hybrid gap plasmon GaAs nanolasers', Applied Physics Letters, 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5008320
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nielsen MP; Shi X; Dichtl P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2017, 'Giant nonlinear response at a plasmonic nanofocus drives efficient four-wave mixing', Science, 358, pp. 1179 - 1181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aao1467
    Journal articles | 2016
    Duffin TJ; Nielsen MP; Diaz F; Palomba S; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2016, 'Degenerate four-wave mixing in silicon hybrid plasmonic waveguides', Optics Letters, 41, pp. 155 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.41.000155
    Journal articles | 2016
    Grinblat G; Li Y; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Maier SA, 2016, 'Enhanced Third Harmonic Generation in Single Germanium Nanodisks Excited at the Anapole Mode', NANO LETTERS, 16, pp. 4635 - 4640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01958
    Journal articles | 2016
    Grinblat G; Li Y; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Maier SA, 2016, 'Enhanced third harmonic generation in single germanium nanodisks excited at the anapole mode', Nano Letters, 16, pp. 4635 - 4640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01958
    Journal articles | 2016
    Nielsen MP; Lafone L; Rakovich A; Sidiropoulos TPH; Rahmani M; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2016, 'Adiabatic Nanofocusing in Hybrid Gap Plasmon Waveguides on the Silicon-on-Insulator Platform', Nano Letters, 16, pp. 1410 - 1414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04931
    Journal articles | 2015
    Baumberg J; Nielsen M; Bozhevolnyi S; Podolskiy V; Ebbesen T; Lin K; Kornyshev AA; Khurgin J; Hutchison J; Matczyszyn K; George J; Cortes E; Hugall JT; Salomon A; Dawson P; Martin O; Kotni S; García De Abajo FJ; Flatté M; Moskovits M; Graham D; Maier S; Futamata M; Oh SH; Aizpurua J; Schultz Z; Sapienza R, 2015, 'Surface plasmon enhanced spectroscopies and time and space resolved methods: General discussion', Faraday Discussions, 178, pp. 253 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5fd90023a
    Journal articles | 2015
    García De Abajo FJ; Sapienza R; Noginov M; Benz F; Baumberg J; Maier S; Graham D; Aizpurua J; Ebbesen T; Pinchuk A; Khurgin J; Matczyszyn K; Hugall JT; Van Hulst N; Dawson P; Roberts C; Nielsen M; Bursi L; Flatté M; Yi J; Hess O; Engheta N; Brongersma M; Podolskiy V; Shalaev V; Narimanov E; Zayats A, 2015, 'Plasmonic and new plasmonic materials: General discussion', Faraday Discussions, 178, pp. 123 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5fd90022k
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nielsen MP; Elezzabi AY, 2015, 'Erratum: Nanoplasmonic distributed Bragg reflector resonators for monolithic integration on a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor platform (Appl. Phys. Lett. (2013) 103 (051107) (2013))', Applied Physics Letters, 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4936181
    Journal articles | 2014
    Sidiropoulos TPH; Nielsen MP; Roschuk TR; Zayats AV; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2014, 'Compact Optical Antenna Coupler for Silicon Photonics Characterized by Third-Harmonic Generation', ACS Photonics, 1, pp. 912 - 916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ph5002796
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nielsen MP; Ashfar A; Cadien K; Elezzabi AY, 2013, 'Plasmonic materials for metal-insulator-semiconductor-insulator-metal nanoplasmonic waveguides on silicon-on-insulator platform', Optical Materials, 36, pp. 294 - 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2013.09.011
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nielsen MP; Elezzabi AY, 2013, 'An ultrafast nanoplasmonic InGaAs amplifier', Journal of Optics (United Kingdom), 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/15/7/075202
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nielsen MP; Elezzabi AY, 2013, 'Nanoplasmonic distributed Bragg reflector resonators for monolithic integration on a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor platform', Applied Physics Letters, 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4817547
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nielsen MP; Elezzabi AY, 2013, 'Silicon-based nanoplasmonic disc resonator on CMOS platform', Electronics Letters, 49, pp. 1241 - 1243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/el.2013.2209
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nielsen MP; Elezzabi AY, 2013, 'Ultrafast all-optical modulation in a silicon nanoplasmonic resonator', Optics Express, 21, pp. 20274 - 20279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020274
    Journal articles | 2012
    Nielsen M; Elezzabi AY, 2012, 'Frequency-selective 3-D integration of nanoplasmonic circuits on a Si platform', Optics Express, 20, pp. 8592 - 8597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.008592
    Journal articles | 2011
    Sederberg S; Driedger D; Nielsen M; Elezzabi AY, 2011, 'Ultrafast all-optical switching in a silicon-based plasmonic nanoring resonator', Optics Express, 19, pp. 23494 - 23503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023494
  • Preprints | 2023
    Feng J; Hosseinabadi P; de Clercq D; Nielsen M; Brett M; Prasad S; Farahani A; Li H; Sanders S; Beves J; Ekins-Daukes N; Cole J; Thordarson P; Tayebjee M; Schmidt T, 2023, Observation of an emissive intermediate in a liquid singlet fission and triplet fusion system at room temperature, , http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-vn492
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Güsken NA; Fu M; Zapf M; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Röder R; Clark AS; Maier SA; Ronning C; Oulton RF, 2023, 'Emission enhancement of erbium in a reverse nanofocusing waveguide', in International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, pp. 584 - 585
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Nielsen MP; Sazzad MH; Pusch A; Pearce PM; Reece PJ; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2023, 'A Direct Comparison of Thermoradiative and Thermophotovoltaic Operation of HgCdTe Photodiodes', in 2023 IEEE 50th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), IEEE, presented at 2023 IEEE 50th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 11 June 2023 - 16 June 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/pvsc48320.2023.10359604
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Nielsen MP; Sazzad MH; Pusch A; Pearce PM; Reece PJ; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2023, 'A direct comparison between thermoradiative and thermophotovoltaic operation of HgCdTe photodiodes', in Munday JN; Bermel P (ed.), New Concepts in Solar and Thermal Radiation Conversion V, SPIE, presented at New Concepts in Solar and Thermal Radiation Conversion V, 20 August 2023 - 25 August 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2677744
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Schmidt TW; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Tayebjee M; Nielsen MP; McCamey DR; Jiang JY; Hoex B; Ciesla A; Pearce PM; Chang N; Beves JE, 2023, 'Organic multiple exciton generation and silicon (OMEGA Si)', in Munday JN; Bermel P (ed.), New Concepts in Solar and Thermal Radiation Conversion V, SPIE, presented at New Concepts in Solar and Thermal Radiation Conversion V, 20 August 2023 - 25 August 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2677760
    Preprints | 2022
    Baldacchino AJ; Collins MI; Nielsen MP; Schmidt TW; McCamey DR; Tayebjee MJY, 2022, Singlet Fission Photovoltaics: Progress and Promising Pathways, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2202.01326v1
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Ekins-Daukes NJ; Nielsen MP; Pusch A; Sazzad MH; Pearce PM; Reece PJ, 2022, 'Demonstrating the Thermoradiative Diode: Generating Electrical Power Through Radiative Emission', in 2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), IEEE, presented at 2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), 05 June 2022 - 10 June 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/pvsc48317.2022.9938647
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Güsken NA; Fu M; Zapf M; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Roder R; Maier SA; Ronning C; Brongersma ML; Oulton RF, 2022, 'Fluorescence enhancement of Er3+-ions using reverse hybrid plasmonic nano-focusing', in 2022 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2022 - Proceedings
    Preprints | 2022
    Güsken NA; Fu M; Zapf M; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Röder R; Clark AS; Maier SA; Ronning C; Oulton RF, 2022, Acceleration and adiabatic expansion of multi-state fluorescence from a nanofocus, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2202.08927
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Güsken NA; Fu M; Zapf M; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Röder R; Maier SA; Ronning C; Brongersma ML; Oulton RF, 2022, 'Fluorescence enhancement of Er3+-ions using reverse hybrid plasmonic nano-focusing', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Optica Publishing Group, presented at CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_qels.2022.ff3c.4
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Nielsen MP; Pusch A; Sazzad MH; Pearce PM; Reece PJ; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2022, 'Demonstrating the thermoradiative diode: Generating electrical power through radiative emission', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2631707
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Oulton RF; Fu M; Gusken N; Nielsen MP; Jacassi A; Mota M; Dichtl PM; Xiao X; Maier SA, 2022, 'Enhanced light matter interaction in waveguides with extreme nanofocussing', in Lu Y-J; Tanaka T; Tsai DP (eds.), Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XX, SPIE, pp. 45, presented at Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XX, 21 August 2022 - 26 August 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2633325
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Oulton RF; Gusken N; Nielsen MP; Dichtl PM; Maier SA; Shi X, 2021, 'Controlling light-matter interactions at a deep subwavelength nanofocus', in He S; Vivien L (ed.), Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXIII, SPIE, presented at Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXIII, 06 March 2021 - 12 March 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2591233
    Preprints | 2021
    Pearce PM; Broderick CA; Nielsen MP; Johnson AD; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, Electronic and optical properties of Si$_{x}$Ge$_{1-x-y}$Sn$_{y}$ alloys lattice-matched to Ge, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.6.015402
    Preprints | 2021
    Röhr JA; Sartor E; Duenow JN; Qin Z; Meng J; Lipton J; Maclean SA; Römer U; Nielsen MP; Zhao S; Kong J; Reese MO; Steiner MA; Ekins-Daukes NJ; Taylor AD, 2021, Identifying optimal photovoltaic technologies for underwater applications, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2110.12580
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Steiner MA; France RM; Buencuerpo J; Geisz JF; Nielsen MP; Pusch A; Olavarria WJ; Young M; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2021, '32.9% efficient tandem solar cell with strain-balanced GaInAs/GaAsP quantum wells', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 1084 - 1085, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518819
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dichtl P; Abdelwahab I; Grinblat G; Leng K; Chi X; Park I-H; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Loh KP; Maier SA, 2020, 'Giant and tunable optical nonlinearity in single-crystalline 2D perovskites due to excitonic and plasma effects (Conference Presentation)', in Peacock AC; Broderick NGR; Dudley JM (eds.), Nonlinear Optics and its Applications 2020, SPIE, presented at Nonlinear Optics and its Applications 2020, 06 April 2020 - 10 April 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2555559
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Ekins-Daukes NJ; Sazzad MH; Kiyumi LA; Nielsen MP; Reece P; Mellor A; Green MA; Pusch A, 2020, 'Generating Power at Night Using a Thermoradiative Diode, How is this Possible?', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, Calgary, AB, Canada, pp. 2214 - 2218, presented at 2020 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Calgary, AB, Canada, 15 June 2020 - 21 August 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300980
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Gusken NA; Nielsen MP; Nguyen NB; Shi X; DIchtl P; Oulton RF, 2020, 'Efficient Four Wave Mixing and Low-Loss Adiabatic In-Coupling in Hybrid Gap Plasmonic Waveguides', in Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Güsken NA; Nielsen MP; Nguyen NB; Shi X; Dichtl P; Oulton RF, 2020, 'Efficient four wave mixing and low-loss adiabatic in-coupling in hybrid gap plasmonic waveguides', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2020.FM2D.4
    Preprints | 2020
    Jiang Y; Nielsen MP; Baldacchino AJ; Green MA; McCamey DR; Tayebjee MJY; Schmidt TW; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2020, Singlet fission and tandem solar cells reduce thermal degradation and enhance lifespan, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2003.05565
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Oulton RF; Gusken NA; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Shi X; Maier SA, 2020, 'Integrated nonlinear silicon photonics with metallic nanofocusing components on silicon (Conference Presentation)', in He S; Vivien L (ed.), Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII, SPIE, presented at Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXII, 01 February 2020 - 06 February 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2546175
    Preprints | 2020
    Pusch A; Dubajic M; Nielsen MP; Conibeer GJ; Bremner SP; Ekins-Daukes NJ, 2020, Optoelectronic Reciprocity in Hot Carrier Solar Cells with Ideal Energy Selective Contacts, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2006.13641
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Thapa B; Dubajic M; Nielsen MP; Patterson R; Conibeer G; Shrestha S, 2020, 'Hot carrier dynamics in nitrogen - Rich hafnium nitride thin film', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 0793 - 0797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300430
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Thapa B; Dubajic M; Nielsen MP; Patterson R; Conibeer G; Shrestha S, 2020, 'Hot carrier dynamics in nitrogen - rich hafnium nitride thin film', in 2020 47TH IEEE PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE (PVSC), IEEE, ELECTR NETWORK, pp. 793 - 797, presented at 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), ELECTR NETWORK, 15 June 2020 - 21 August 2020, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000653077100196&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dichtl P; Abdelwahab I; Grinblat G; Leng K; Chi X; Park IH; Nielsen MP; Oulton RF; Loh KP; Maier SA, 2019, 'Giant and tunable optical nonlinearity in single-crystalline 2D perovskites due to excitonic and plasma effects', in Frontiers in Optics - Proceedings Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2019.FTu5F.3
    Preprints | 2019
    Grandi S; Nielsen MP; Cambiasso J; Boissier S; Major KD; Reardon C; Krauss TF; Oulton RF; Hinds EA; Clark AS, 2019, Hybrid plasmonic waveguide coupling of photons from a single molecule, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1905.06321
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Gusken NA; Nielsen MP; Nguyen NB; Shi X; Dichtl P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2019, 'Efficient four wave mixing and low-loss in-coupling in hybrid gap plasmonic waveguides', in 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.23919/CLEO.2019.8749258
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Güsken NA; Nielsen MP; Nguyen NB; Shi X; Dichtl P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2019, 'Efficient four wave mixing and low-loss in-coupling in hybrid gap plasmonic waveguides', in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA, presented at CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_qels.2019.fm2c.2
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Güsken NA; Nielsen MP; Nguyen NB; Shi X; Dichtl P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2019, 'Efficient four wave mixing and low-loss in-coupling in hybrid gap plasmonic waveguides', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/CLEO-QELS.2019.FM2C.2
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Oulton RF; Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Shi X; Maier SA, 2019, 'Giant nonlinear response at a plasmonic nanofocus drives efficient four-wave mixing over micron length scales (Conference Presentation)', in Lee E-H; He S (ed.), Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI, SPIE, presented at Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI, 02 February 2019 - 07 February 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2511459
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Nielsen MP; Dichtl P; Shi X; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2018, 'Giant nonlinear response at a plasmonic nanofocus drives efficient four-wave mixing over a micron (Conference Presentation)', in Subramania GS; Foteinopoulou S (ed.), Active Photonic Platforms X, SPIE, presented at Active Photonic Platforms X, 19 August 2018 - 23 August 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2320494
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Nielsen MP; Nicholas ; Gusken ; Shi X; Dichtl P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2018, 'Giant nonlinear response at a plasmonic nanofocus drives efficient four wave mixing over micron length scales', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/NOMA.2018.NoTh4D.1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Grinblat G; Li Y; Cambiasso J; Shibanuma T; Nielsen MP; Cortés E; Albella Echave P; Rakovich A; Oulton RF; Maier SA, 2017, 'Low-loss dielectric nanoantennas for surface-enhanced spectroscopies and nonlinear photonics (Conference Presentation)', in Mitrofanov O; Tan CH; Razeghi M; Pau Vizcaíno JL (eds.), Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Photon Counting: Nanostructured Devices and Applications 2017, SPIE, presented at Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Photon Counting: Nanostructured Devices and Applications 2017, 06 August 2017 - 10 August 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2273790
    Preprints | 2017
    Nielsen MP; Shi X; Dichtl P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2017, Efficient four-wave mixing at the nanofocus of integrated organic gap plasmon waveguides on silicon, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1706.04814
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Lafone L; Nguyen N; Nielsen MP; Clarke E; Fry P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2016, 'Printed Plasmonic GaAs Nanolasers', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Lafone L; Nguyen N; Nielsen MP; Clarke E; Fry P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2016, 'Printed plasmonic GaAs nanolasers', in 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_si.2016.sf2l.2
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Nielsen MP; Lafone L; Nguyen N; Sidiropoulos TPH; Clarke E; Fry P; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2016, 'Generating Intense Optical Fields with Hybrid-gap Plasmon Lasers', in 2016 PROGRESS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (PIERS), IEEE, PEOPLES R CHINA, Shanghai, pp. 31 - 31, presented at Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS), PEOPLES R CHINA, Shanghai, 08 August 2016 - 11 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/piers.2016.7734217
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Nielsen MP; Lafone L; Rakovich A; Sidiropoulos TPH; Rahmani M; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2016, 'Hybrid gap plasmon waveguides on the silicon-on-insulator platform for adiabatic nanofocusing', in 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_qels.2016.fm1b.6
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Nielsen MP; Lafone L; Rakovich A; Sidiropoulos TPH; Rahmani M; Maier SA; Oulton RF, 2016, 'Hybrid gap plasmon waveguides on the silicon-on-insulator platform for adiabatic nanofocusing', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Nielsen MP; Elezzabi AY, 2014, 'Si-based nanoplasmonic resonant devices for all-optical integrated circuits', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2036775
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Nielsen MP; Elezzabi AY, 2014, 'Ultrafast two-photon absorption generated free-carrier modulation in a silicon nanoplasmonic resonator', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2036783
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Nielsen M; Elezzabi AY, 2013, 'InGaAs amplifier for loss-compensation in nanoplasmonic circuits', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2001858
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Nielsen M; Elezzabi AY, 2013, 'Wavelength dependent vertical integration of nanoplasmonic circuits utilizing coupled ring resonators', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2001574
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Nielsen M; Elezzabi AY, 2012, 'Frequency selective vertical nanoplasmonic interconnects', in 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/qels.2012.qf1d.5
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Nielsen M; Elezzabi AY, 2012, 'Frequency selective vertical nanoplasmonic interconnects', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers

ARC DECRA Fellowship: DE230100382 (lead CI) - Charge and Energy Transfer Processes at Inorganic-Organic Interfaces

ARC Discovery Project: DP220101532 (co-CI) - Energy resolving photodetection through extracting hot carrier photocurrent

ARC Linkage Project: LP200300982 (lead-CI) - Nonlinear Optical Metrology of Electronic Interfaces for Silicon Devices

 

 

My Research Supervision

Dr. Nielsen currently supervises four PhD students, focusing on the ultrafast spectroscopy characterisation of carrier dynamics in silicon, III-Vs and quantum wells, molecular systems, and perovskites, as well as developing the thermoradiative diode.