Brno Ph.D. Talent

Peter Kepič

Tunable flat optics

Lector: prof. RNDr. Tomáš Šikola, CSc.

Institution: Brno University of Technology, CEITEC VUT

Field: Advanced Materials and Nanosciences


About the project

Flat optics represent a new development in optics, where multiple bulk optical components can be replaced by one nanostructured ultrathin surface, called metasurface. Combined with phase-change materials, which can alter optical properties after fabrication, metasurfaces can be upgraded into tunable optical components. The main goal of this project is to fabricate a tunable metasurface made of the phase-change material vanadium dioxide and explore its tuning capabilities.


Why science?

First, I am interested in science because it fascinates me to know how things around me work. This way, I can appreciate and enjoy them more. And I practice science because being part of a group of people that discover, understand and utilize these things is very satisfying and rewarding.


What do I like most about Brno

Despite being the second largest in the Czech Republic, Brno feels like a smaller city, offering many career opportunities in modern technology and research on the one hand and vibrant cultural life on the other.