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Dr Diane Roth
Dr Diane Roth

Dr Diane Roth

  • Researchers

Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Physics

Contact details


Diane currently is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Photonics & Nanotechnology group.

She joined King’s College London after obtaining a master’s degree in Photonics for Nanosciences & Life Sciences and a master’s degree in General Engineering (Diplôme d’Ingénieur), as part of a dual degree program between Télécom Physique Strasbourg and the University of Strasbourg. She attained the degree of PhD in Physics in 2017, with her thesis titled “Spontaneous emission inside hyperbolic metamaterials”. Since then, her work has focused on the development of practical applications of metamaterials and metasurfaces, as well as experimental verifications of fundamental optical phenomena in the fields of plasmonics & nanophotonics.

Diane is a member of the Institute of Physics and is regularly involved in public outreach projects and innovation networking events. She is also postdoctoral representative in the Physics Department Equality & Diversity Committee.

Research Interests

  • Control of light-matter interactions with plasmonic structures and metamaterials.
  • Application of plasmonic metasurfaces and structured light for optical communications, displays, security, biochemical sensing and optical trapping.
  • Experimental verifications of fundamental physical phenomena at the nanoscale,
  • Development and implementation of techniques for optical characterisation e.g. spectrally-resolved Fourier microscopy, complex vector beam shaping, time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy.