The journal aims to bridge quantum fundamental research with technological applications and embraces theoretical as well as experimental research.

Dr. Hess is the Chair Professor of Quantum Nanophotonics and SFI Research Professor in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin. Before joining Trinity College he has been the Leverhulme Chair in Metamaterials in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London in the UK. He is a Professor Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. For his research he has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of Optica.

Ortwin obtained his PhD degree and Habilitation in Berlin and Stuttgart, respectively. From 2003 to 2010 he was a professor at the University of Surrey (UK). He was visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), Tampere University (Finland) and the University of Munich (Germany).

Dr. Hess’s research interests bridge quantum nanophotonics with laser science and quantum metamaterials physics. He discovered the ‘trapped-rainbow’ principle, made defining contributions to the fields of spatio-temporal and quantum dynamics in semiconductor lasers and pioneered active quantum nanoplasmonics and optical metamaterials with quantum gain for which he has been awarded the Royal Society Rumford Medal.