Mathieu Kociak, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, France
Title: nanoCathodoluminescence of Quantum Confined Nanostructures: working at the relevant scale

Mathieu Kociak is a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He received a Ph.D from the University of Paris XIth on superconductivity and plasmons in carbon nanotubes in 2001. He then moved to the Meijo University (Nagoya, Japan) where he performed in situ transport measurements on individual carbon nanotubes. Afterwards, he spend one year in the Condensed Matter Laboratory (SPEC) working on designing a Magnetic Force Microscope. He then got a position at the Laboratory for Solid States Physics (LPS) in Orsay, France. His main research interests include the study of the correlations between the structure, and the optical and electronic properties of individual nanoobjects. He is currently working especially on nanooptics with fast electrons using Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and nanocathodoluminescence. Mathieu's awards include the Guinier Prize of the french Physical Society (2002).