Norte Research Group

Welcome to the research group at the Delft University of Technology led by Dr. Richard Norte. Originally from California, he earned BSc degrees in Physics & Mathematics from Stanford University and a PhD in Physics from Caltech (CV). Richard joined the Precision and Microsystems Engineering Department at TU Delft in 2018. His work has been featured in Nature, Nature Photonics, Science, Physical Review Letters and the cover of Scientific American. 

Our lab is a European hub for research in nanoscale optical and mechanical technologies including microchip sensors, high-performance optomechanical circuits, and ultra-thin metamaterials for acoustics and optics. Supported by some of Europe's largest awards including a 2021 ERC Starting Grant, our expertise in quantum optomechanics and precision engineering allows us to design, fabricate, and demonstrate novel microchips and metamaterials with unique performance. Our lab is a vibrant and interdisciplinary community of scientists and engineers, dedicated to advancing nanoscience. We are proud to offer outstanding opportunities to work on cutting-edge projects at the forefront of research, ranging from fundamental studies of quantum hardware to practical applications in nanotechnology and computing. Our lab is part of the Dynamics of Micro and Nano Systems (DMN) section in the Precision and Microsystems Engineering Department.

Our research focuses on a variety of topics, including:

  • Optical computing and sensing
  • Quantum optomechanics and acoustics 
  • Precision engineering and cutting-edge nanofabrication
  • Machine learning design of crucial nano-components

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our team. Please feel free to contact if you are interested in learning more about our work or if you are interested in joining our lab.

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