My name is Søren Raza and I’m a physicist from Denmark. I’m currently residing in Palo Alto in California, USA. I received my Master’s and PhD degree in physics from the Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2011 and 2014, respectively. I have specialized in the general field of nanophotonics.
The topic of my Bachelor’s thesis was photonic crystals and slow-light effects (PDF). In my Master’s thesis (PDF), I studied the interaction of light with metallic nanostructures, a field in physics known as plasmonics. During my PhD (PDF), I continued with the subject from my Master’s thesis and amended my theoretical work with experimental results using the measurement technique known as electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS).
I’m currently employed as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Mark L. Brongersma at Stanford University.
Besides physics, I enjoy watching movies and going to the gym.