Frank D. Bello (He/Him)

Senior Research Fellow, Quantum Nanophotonics group, Trinity College Dublin
Education and Public Engagement (EPE) Ambassador, CRANN Institute



Research is focused on low dimensional photonic and plasmonic devices with applications toward quantum information processing, solar harvesting, and environmental sensing. Many of these projects involve strong collaborations with experimental groups and industry partners which undertake numerical modelling along with data analysis to solve multiscale problems.

Research Interests:
● Nanomaterials & Quantum Optics
● Sustainable energy harvesting, conversion, and storage
● 2D materials & Interfaces


Select Publications:

  1. Bello, F. D.; Clarke, D. D. A.; Tarasenko, I.; Donegan, J. F.; Hess, O. Nanoheating and Nanoconduction with Near-Field Plasmonics: Prospects for Harnessing the Moiré and Seebeck Effects in Ultrathin Films. Optical Mater. 2022, 2201358.
  2. Bello, F. D.; Kungsuwan, N.; Hess, O. Near-Field Generation and Control of Ultrafast, Multipartite Entanglement for Quantum Nanoplasmonic Networks, Nano Letters 2022, 22 (7), 2801-2808. 
  3. Bello, F.; Kungsuwan, N.; Donegan, J. F.; Hess, O. Controlled Cavity-Free, Single-Photon Emission and Bipartite Entanglement of Near-Field-Excited Quantum Emitters. Nano Letters 2020, 20 (8), 5830-5836.
  4. Bello, F.; Sanvito, S.; Hess, O.; Donegan, J. F., Shaping and Storing Magnetic Data using Pulsed Plasmonic Nanoheating and Spin-Transfer Torque. ACS Photonics 2019, 6 1524-1532.


Previous Funding Sources:

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research (AMBER center)
  • Industry Fellowship Program in collaboration with Western Digitial Corp.
    ● AMBER Director's Fund in collaboration with Imperial College London


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