Dr. Andrea Di Falco

Research Theme:
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Research Group:
St. Andrews
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)1334 463165
School of Physics & Astronomy, Physical Science Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, United Kingdom

Research interests

Dr Di Falco is a a reader in nano-photonics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of St Andrews. In 2010 he was awarded a fellowship from EPSRC, to develop the concept of flexible metamaterials and plasmonics at visible wavelengths. His interests cover different areas of photonics, from metamaterials to photonic crystals and applications of nonlinear optics and biophotonics.


Dr Di Falco is currently the module coordinator for Physics 1. He teaches the course of Plasmonics and Metamaterials at Master level. Locally he gives tutoring support, organises and mark the experimental activity and the exams. He is also a demonstrator for the Photonics Lab and responsible for the organisation of the lab tour activity within the Transferrable skills module. 

Research outputs

  1. Holography using curved metasurfaces DOI
    James Burch and Andrea Di Falco, Photonics, 6, 1 (2019)
  2. Non-obstructive intracellular nanolasers DOI
    Alasdair Fikouras, Marcel Schubert, Markus Karl, Jothi Dinesh Kumar, Simon John Powis, Andrea Di Falco and Malte Christian Gather, Nature Communications, 9 (2018)
  3. Enhanced asymmetric transmission in hyperbolic epsilon-near-zero slabs DOI
    Carlo Rizza, Xin Li, Andrea Di Falco, Elia Palange, Andrea Marini and Alessandro Ciattoni, Journal of Optics, 20, 8 (2018)
  4. Photonic trimming of quantum emitters via direct fabrication of metallic nanofeatures DOI
    Xin Li, Rong-Ling Su, Zhang-Kai Zhou, Ying Yu and Andrea Di Falco, APL Photonics, 3, 7 (2018)
  5. Surface topology specific metasurface holograms DOI
    James Burch and Andrea Di Falco, ACS Photonics, 5, 5 , p. 1762-1766 (2018)
  6. Persistence and lifelong fidelity of phase singularities in optical random waves DOI
    L. De Angelis, F. Alpeggiani, Andrea Di Falco and L. Kuipers, Physical Review Letters, 119, 20 (2017)
  7. The dating game at dimension zero DOI
    L. De Angelis, F. Alpeggiani, A. Di Falco and L. Kuipers, creation and annihilation of phase singularities in optical random waves : OSA Technical Digest, Part F66-FiO 2017 (2017)
  8. Flexible nanowire cluster as wearable colorimetric humidity sensor DOI
    Zhiqiang Wei, Zhang-Kai Zhou, Qiuyu Li, Jiancai Xue, Andrea Di Falco, Zhongjian Yang, Jianhua Zhou and Xuehua Wang, Small, 13, 27 (2017)
  9. Conformable holographic metasurfaces DOI
    James Burch, Dandan Wen, Xianzhong Chen and Andrea Di Falco, Scientific Reports, 7 (2017)
  10. All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes DOI
    Blair C. Kirkpatrick, Martin Ploschner, Tomas Čižmár, Andrea Di Falco, Kishan Dholakia (Editor) and Gabriel C. Spalding (Editor), : Proceedings of SPIE (2016)
Last updated: 17 Mar 2016 at 20:48