Multifunctional Optical Materials Group

Dr. Gabriel Lozano

gabriTenured Scientist. Physicist
Multifunctional Optical Materials Group
Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla
g.lozano(at)csic.es
tel: +34 954 489 652

Research Interests

Optical materials Optical modeling
– Self-assembled photonic crystals and multilayers
– Plasmonic crystals. Arrays of metallic scatterers
– Analytical calculations and numerical simulations
– Design and optimization of nanostructured optical materials and devices
Optical characterization Optoelectronic devices
– Light propagation in nanostructured materials and devices – Nanostructured illumination and photovoltaic devices
– Light coupling efficiency

Author Identifiers

ResearcherID: K-8842-2013
Scopus Author ID: 23035467200
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0235-4924

Work Experience

– 07/2018–.Tenured Scientist. Spanish National Research Council, Spain
– 04/2017–. Principal Investigator NANOPHOM project, MOM Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
– 01/2014–03/2017. Postdoctoral fellow, MOM Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
– 03/2011–12/2013. Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Nanophotonics, Institute for atomic and molecular physics (AMOLF), Amsterdam and Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands
– 01/2007–12/2010. PhD student, MOM Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spain
– 09/2006–12/2006. Research student, MOM Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spain
– 10/2005–06/2006. Research student, Physics Department, University of Cordoba, Spain

Education

– 01/2007–12/2010. PhD. degree, Physics, University of Sevilla, Spain
– 10/2006–12/2007. MSc. degree, Materials Science, University of Sevilla, Spain
– 10/2001–06/2006. BSc. degree, Physics, University of Cordoba, Spain

Awards

– 09/2017 Novel Researcher prize from”Real Sociedad Española de Física-Fundación BBVA 2017″
– 07/2016 Top cited article in Light: Science & Applications, Nature Publishing group and Chinese Academy of Sciences
– 07/2015 Top cited article in Light: Science & Applications, Nature Publishing group and Chinese Academy of Sciences
– 01/2014 Young Researcher award, Royal Academy of Science of Seville
– 01/2012 Extraordinary doctorate award in Science, University of Seville
– 12/2006 Extraordinary graduate award in Physics, University of Cordoba (2006)

Publications

2018

The Role of Metal Halide Perovskites in Next-Generation Lighting Devices Perspective
Gabriel Lozano
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 3987. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01417

Photonic structuring improves the colour purity of rare-earth nanophosphors
Dongling Geng.; Elena Cabello-Olmo.; Gabriel Lozano.; Hernán Míguez.
Materials Horizons. 2018. 4. DOI:10.1039/c8mh00123e.

2017

ABX3 Perovskites for Tandem Solar Cells
Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Míguez, H.
Joule 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2017.09.017 Invited Review in Joule, a sister journal to Cell related to sustainable energy

Fluorescent Humidity Sensors Based on Photonic Resonators
Szendrei, K.; Jiménez-Solano,A.; Lozano, G.; Lotsch, B.V.; Míguez,H.
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017, 1700663. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201700663.

Photonic Tuning of the Emission Color of Nanophosphor Films Processed at High Temperature
Geng, D.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Nuñez, N. ; Becerro, A.I. ; Ocaña, M. ; Míguez, H.
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201700099.

Design and Realization of a Novel Optically Disordered Material: A Demonstration of a Mie Glass
Miranda-Muñoz, J. M.; Lozano, G.; Míguez, H.
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017, 1700025. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201700025.

2016

Modified emission of extended light emitting layers by selective coupling to collective lattice resonances
Ramezani, M., Lozano, G., Verschuuren, M. A., & Gómez-Rivas, J.
Physical Review B, 2016. 94(12), 125406. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.125406.

Optical analysis of CH3NH3SnxPb1-xI3 absorbers: a roadmap for perovskite-on-perovskite tandem solar cells  Inside-cover story.
Anaya, M.; Correa-Baena, J.P.; Lozano, G.; Saliba, M.; Anguita, P.; Roose, B.; Abate, A.; Steiner, U.; Grätzel, M.; Calvo, M. E.; Hagfeldtb, A.; Miguez, H.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 11214–11221. DOI: 10.1039/C6TA04840D.

Metallic nanostructures for efficient LED lighting
Lozano, G., Rodriguez, S. R., Verschuuren, M. A., & Rivas, J. G.
Light: Science & Applications, 2016, 5(6), e16080. DOI:10.1038/lsa.2016.80.

Unbroken perovskite: interplay of morphology, electro-optical properties and ionic movement
Correa-Baena, J.-P.; Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Tress, W.; Domanski, K.; Saliba, M.; Matsui, T.; Jacobsson, T. J.; Calvo, M. E.; Abate, A.; Grätzel, M.; Míguez, H.; Hagfeldt, A.,
Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 5031–5037. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600624.

Efficient bifacial dye-sensitized solar cells through disorder by design
Miranda-Muñoz,J.M.; Carretero-Palacios, S.; Jiménez-Solano, A.; Li, Y.; Lozano, G.; Míguez, H.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 1953-1961. DOI: 10.1039/C5TA10091G.

2015

Control of the external photoluminescent quantum yield of emitters coupled to nanoantenna phased arrays
Guo, K., Lozano, G., Verschuuren, M. A., & Gómez Rivas, J.
Journal of Applied Physics, 2015, 118(7), 073103. DOI:10.1063/1.4928616.

Design and realization of transparent solar modules based on luminescent solar concentrators integrating nanostructured photonic crystals
Jiménez-Solano, A; Delgado-Sánchez, J. M.; Calvo, M. E.; Miranda-Muñoz, J. M,; Lozano, G; Sancho, D; Sánchez-Cortezón, E; Míguez, H.
Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 2015, 23 (12), 1785–1792. DOI: 10.1002/pip.2621.

Highly efficient perovskite solar cells with tuneable structural color
Zhang, W.; Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Johnston, M.B.; Míguez, H.;Snaith, H.J.;
Nanoletters, 2015, 15 (3), 1698-1702. DOI: 10.1021/nl504349z.

Optical description of mesostructured organic-inorganic halide perovskite solar cells
Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Zhang, W.; Johnston, M.B.; Snaith, H.J.; Míguez, H.,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6 (1), 48–53. DOI: 10.1021/jz502351s.

2014

Multidirectional Light-Harvesting Enhancement in Dye Solar Cells by Surface Patterning Highlighted in the cover
López-López, C.; Colodrero, S.; Jiménez-Solano, A.; Lozano, G.; Ortiz, R.; Calvo, M. E.; Míguez, H.,
Adv. Opt. Mater, 2014, 2 (9), 879-884. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400160.

Tailor-made directional emission in nanoimprinted plasmonic-based light-emitting devices
Lozano, G., Grzela, G., Verschuuren, M. A., Ramezani, M., & Rivas, J. G.
Nanoscale, 2014, 6(15), 9223-9229. DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01391C.

Directional absorption by phased arrays of plasmonic nanoantennae probed with time-reversed Fourier microscopy
Lozano, G., Barten, T., Grzela, G., & Rivas, J. G.
New Journal of Physics, 2014, 16(1), 013040. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/1/013040.

2013

Coherent and broadband enhanced optical absorption in graphene. Highlighted in Nat. Mater
Pirruccio, G., Martín Moreno, L., Lozano, G., & Gómez Rivas, J.
ACS nano, 2013, 7(6), 4810-4817. DOI:10.1021/nn4012253.

Plasmonics for solid-state lighting: enhanced excitation and directional emission of highly efficient light sources
Lozano, G., Louwers, D. J., Rodríguez, S. R., Murai, S., Jansen, O. T., Verschuuren, M. A., & Rivas, J. G.
Light: Science & Applications, 2013, 2(5), e66. DOI:10.1038/lsa.2013.22.

Rodriguez, S. R. K., Janssen, O. T. A., Lozano, G., Omari, A., Hens, Z., & Rivas, J. G.
Optics letters, 2013, 38(8), 1238-1240. DOI:10.1364/OL.38.001238.
Bendaña, X. M., Lozano, G., Pirruccio, G., Rivas, J. G., & de Abajo, F. G.
Optics Express, 2013, 21(5), 5636-5642. DOI:10.1364/OE.21.005636.
Murai, S., Verschuuren, M. A., Lozano, G., Pirruccio, G., Rodriguez, S. R. K., & Rivas, J. G.
Optics express, 2013, 21(4), 4250-4262. DOI:10.1364/OE.21.004250.

Symmetry analysis of the numerical instabilities in the transfer matrix method
Miguel Luque-Raigon, J.; Halme, J.; Miguez, H.; Lozano, G.,
Journal of Optics 2013, 15 (12). DOI:10.1088/2040-8978/15/12/125719.

2012

Murai, S., Verschuuren, M. A., Lozano, G., Pirruccio, G., Koenderink, A. F., & Rivas, J. G. (2012).
Optical materials express, 2012, 2(8), 1111-1120. DOI:10.1364/OME.2.001111.
Pirruccio, G., Lozano, G., Zhang, Y., Rodriguez, S. R., Gomes, R., Hens, Z., & Rivas, J. G.
Physical Review B, 2012, 85(16), 165455. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.85.165455.
Rodriguez, S. R. K., Lozano, G., Verschuuren, M. A., Gomes, R., Lambert, K., De Geyter, B., … & Gómez Rivas, J. (2012).
Applied Physics Letters, 2012, 100(11), 111103. DOI:10.1063/1.3693397.

Characterization of Mesoporous Thin Films by Specular Reflectance Porosimetry
Hidalgo, N.; Lopez-Lopez, C.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M. E.; Miguez, H.,
Langmuir 2012, 28 (39), 13777-13782. DOI:10.1021/la3025793

2011

Interplay of Resonant Cavity Modes with Localized Surface Plasmons: Optical Absorption Properties of Bragg Stacks Integrating Gold Nanoparticles
Sanchez-Sobrado, O.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M. E.; Sanchez-Iglesias, A.; Liz-Marzan, L. M.; Miguez, H.,
Advanced Materials 2011, 23 (18), 2108. DOI:10.1002/adma.201004401

Porous one dimensional photonic crystals: novel multifunctional materials for environmental and energy applications
Calvo, M. E.; Colodrero, S.; Hidalgo, N.; Lozano, G.; Lopez-Lopez, C.; Sanchez-Sobrado, O.; Miguez, H.,
Energy & Environmental Science 2011, 4 (12), 4800-4812. DOI: 10.1039/c1ee02081a

Analysis of artificial opals by scanning near field optical microscopy.
Barrio, J.; Lozano, G.; Lamela, J.; Lifante, G.; Dorado, L. A.; Depine, R. A.; Jaque, F.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of Applied Physics 2011, 109 (8). DOI: 10.1063/1.3573777

Anomalous Light Propagation, Finite Size-Effects and Losses in Real 3D Photonic Nanostructures.
Botey, M.; Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.; Dorado, L. A.; Depine, R. A.; Martorell, J.; Jaworski, M.; Marciniak, M.,
2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Icton) 2011. DOI: 10.110/ICTON.2011.5971145

2010

Theoretical Analysis of the Performance of One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Lozano, G.; Colodrero, S.; Caulier, O.; Calvo, M.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114 (8), 3681-3687. DOI:10.1021/jp9096315

Angular dependence of the intensity of light beams diffracted by colloidal crystals
Lozano, G.; Mazzaferri, J.; Dorado, L.; Ledesma, S.; Depine, R.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics 2010, 27 (7), 1394-1399. DOI:10.1364/JOSAB.27.001394

Anomalous group velocity at the high energy range of a 3D photonic nanostructure
Botey, M.; Martorell, J.; Dorado, L. A.; Depine, R. A.; Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Optics Express 2010, 18 (15), 15682-15690. DOI:10.1364/OE.18.015682

Conformal Growth of Organic Luminescent Planar Defects within Artificial Opals
Aparicio, F.; Lozano, G.; Blaszczyk-Lezak, I.; Barranco, A.; Miguez, H.,
Chemistry of Materials 2010, 22 (2), 379-385. DOI: 10.1021/cm902819x

TiO2-SiO2 one-dimensional photonic crystals of controlled porosity by glancing angle physical vapour deposition
Gonzalez-Garcia, L.; Lozano, G.; Barranco, A.; Miguez, H.; Gonzalez-Elipe, A.,
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20 (31), 6408-6412. DOI: 10.1039/c0jm00680g

Environmentally responsive nanoparticle-based luminescent optical resonators.
Sanchez-Sobrado, O.; Calvo, M.; Nunez, N.; Ocana, M.; Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Nanoscale 2010, 2 (6), 936-941. DOI: 10.1039/b9nr00338j

2009

Optical Analysis of the Fine Crystalline Structure of Artificial Opal Films
Lozano, G.; Dorado, L.; Schinca, D.; Depine, R.; Miguez, H.,
Langmuir 2009, 25 (22), 12860-12864. DOI:10.1021/la903077r

Light generation at the anomalous dispersion high energy range of a nonlinear opal film
Botey, M.; Maymo, M.; Molinos-Gomez, A.; Dorado, L.; Depine, R.; Lozano, G.; Mihi, A.; Miguez, H.; Martorell, J.,
Optics Express 2009, 17 (15), 12210-12216. DOI: 10.1364/OE.17.012210

Molding with nanoparticle-based one-dimensional photonic crystals: a route to flexible and transferable Bragg mirrors of high dielectric contrast
Calvo, M.; Sobrado, O.; Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2009, 19 (20), 3144-3148. DOI: 10.1039/b902090j

Towards a full understanding of the growth dynamics and optical response of self-assembled photonic colloidal crystal films
Lozano, G.; Dorado, L.; Depine, R.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2009, 19 (2), 185-190. DOI:10.1039/b811955d

2008

Sorption properties of mesoporous multilayer thin films
Fuertes, M.; Colodrero, S.; Lozano, G.; Gonzalez-Elipe, A.; Grosso, D.; Boissiere, C.; Sanchez, C.; Soler-Illia, G.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112 (9), 3157-3163. DOI:10.1021/jp710612y

Relation between growth dynamics and the spatial distribution of intrinsic defects in self-assembled colloidal crystal films
Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Applied Physics Letters 2008, 92 (9). DOI: 10.1063/1.2883943

Experimental and theoretical analysis of the intensity of beams diffracted by three-dimensional photonic crystals
Dorado, L.; Depine, R.; Schinca, D.; Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Physical Review B 2008, 78 (7). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.78.075102

2007

Growth dynamics of self-assembled colloidal crystal thin films
Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Langmuir 2007, 23 (20), 9933-9938. DOI:10.1021/la701737v

Interplay between crystal-size and disorder effects in the high-energy optical response of photonic crystal slabs
Dorado, L.; Depine, R.; Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Physical Review B 2007, 76 (24). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.245103

Physical origin of the high energy optical response of three dimensional photonic crystals
Dorado, L.; Depine, R.; Lozano, G.; Miguez, H.,
Optics Express 2007, 15 (26), 17754-17760. DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.017754

Publications in scientific journals for non-specialists

(02) G. Lozano, Revista española de Física 28, 34 (2014).
(01) S. Murai, G. Lozano, S. R. K. Rodríguez, J. Gómez Rivas, SPIE Newsroom, 10.1117/2.1201409.005633 (2014).

Patents

(07) M. A. Verschuuren, G. Lozano, M. Lunz, K. Guo, Plasmonic white light source based on FRET coupled emitters. Presentada en la oficina europea de patentes el 02/06/2016. El propietario de la patente es Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V..
(06) M. A. Verschuuren, G. Lozano, J. Gómez Rivas, Spatial positioning of photon emitters in a plasmonic illumination device, WO2015EP61191. La patente se ha presentado en EEUU, Corea, Europa y China. El propietario de la patente es Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
(05) M. A. Verschuuren, M. Lunz, K. Guo, G. Lozano, Solid state illumination device based on non-radiative energy transfer, WO2015EP60821. La patente se ha presentado en EEUU, Taiwan, Corea, Europa y China. El propietario de la patente es Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
(04) M. A. Verschuuren, G. Lozano, J. Gómez Rivas, K. Guo, Plasmonic-based Illumination device, WO2015EP60719. El propietario de la patente es Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
(03) M. A. Verschuuren, S. R. K. Rodríguez, G. Lozano et al., Solid state illumination device having plasmonic antenna array for anisotropic emission, WO2015019229. La patente se ha presentado en EEUU, Corea, Japón y China. El propietario de la patente es Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
(02) M. A. Verschuuren, G. Lozano, J. Gómez Rivas et al., Enhanced emission from plasmonic coupled emitters for solid state lighting, WO2015019220. La patente se ha presentado en Europa, EEUU, Taiwan, Corea, Japón y China. El propietario de la patente es Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
(01) S. R. K. Rodríguez, J. Gómez Rivas, R. Balkenende, M. A. Verschuuren, G. Lozano, S. Murai, Illumination device, WO2012098487. La patente se ha presentado en China, India, Japón, Corea, EEUU y Europa. El propietario de la patente es Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

Invited presentations

(08) G. Lozano, “Mie Glasses: Optically Disordered Materials for Optoelectronic Applications”, Workshop “Correlated Disorder, Hyperuniformity and Local Self-Uniformity: From
Biomimetics to Photonic Integrated Circuits”, Surrey University, Surrey, UK (2018)
(07) G. Lozano, “Optical materials for optoelectronic applications”, Cary UV-Vis-NIR User Group Meeting, Waldbronn, Germany (2017)
(06) G. Lozano, “Nanoimprinted metallic arrays for highly directional light-emitting devices”, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA (2015).
(05) G. Lozano, F. E. Gálvez, M. C. López-López et al., “Optical materials by design for enhancing light harvesting in dye solar cells”, PIERS 2014, Guangzhou, China (2014).
(04) G. Lozano, “Metallic particle arrays for directional light-emitting devices”, Spanish conference on Nanophotonics (CEN), Santander, Spain (2014).
(03) G. Lozano, “Phosphor-converted LEDs shine brighter with plasmonics”, Energy Materials Nanotechnology (Spring meeting), Orlando, United States of America (2013).
(02) G. Lozano, “Plasmonics for beaming LED emission”, Nanomaterials for sustainable energy and protection of the environment, Al-Nanofunc meeting, Seville, Spain (2013).
(01) G. Lozano, S. R. K. Rodríguez, M. A. Verschuuren and J. Gómez Rivas, “Modified quantum rod emission by collective resonances in arrays of plasmonic particles”, META- Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, Paris, France (2012).

Book contributions

(02) Gabriel Lozano; Luis A Dorado; Ricardo A Depine; Hernán Míguez. “Interplay of order an disorder in the high-energy optical response of three dimensional photonic crystals”. Optical Properties of Photonic Structures: Interplay of Order and Disorder. CRC Press, 06/2012.
(01) Gabriel Lozano; Luis A Dorado; Ricardo A Depine; Hernán Míguez. “Modeling the optical response of 3D disordered structures using the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method”. Optical Properties of Photonic Structures: Interplay of Order and Disorder. CRC Press, 06/2012.

Thesis

G. Lozano, “Análisis del crecimiento y las propiedades ópticas en alta energía de cristales fotónicos coloidales”. University of Seville, December 2010)

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