University of Mons, Belgium
Bjorn Maes received the engineering degree in applied physics in 2001 from Ghent University, Belgium. In 2005 he obtained the PhD degree from the Photonics Research Group at the same university. During 2005-2006 he spent one year as a postdoctoral associate at the Joannopoulos research group at MIT. In 2006-2010 he was an FWO postdoctoral fellow at the Photonics Research Group of Ghent University.
In September 2010 he became professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Mons. His research interests include the numerical and theoretical modeling of nanophotonic devices and integrated circuits. More specifically he is working on the physics of plasmonics, photonic crystals, light emission and solar cells.