【优秀博士后专访】Vazquez Besteiro Lucas: 路漫漫其修远,吾将上下而求索


人物简介:


Vazquez Besteiro Lucas,男,西班牙人,电子科技大学基础与前沿研究院博士后;2014年于西班牙圣地亚哥德孔波大学获得博士学位,20179月加入电子科技大学基础与前沿研究院,导师为王志明教授和Govorov教授;在站期间以第一作者在Nano LettersIF=13.966)、Nano Today((IF=17.689)、ACS PhotonicsIF=7.547)发表学术论文3篇,以及其他SCI一区论文十余篇;2017年获第62批博士后面上资助;2018年,被评选为电子科技大学优秀博士后;2019,获中国博士后科学基金第12批特别资助(站中)

初入基础院—— 这对我来说将是一次难逢的机遇


Q:Why did you choose to be a post doctor in Prof. Wang Zhiming’s team at IFFS?

您当初为什么选择加入电子科大基础院王志明教授团队做博士后的呢?

A: I was attracted by the breadth of research initiatives tackled by Prof. Wang’s group, both internally and also in collaborations around the globe. Particularly, I saw it as a great opportunity to connect my experience in theoretical nanophotonics with experimental and practical research in nanotechnology for applications relevant to our life, perhaps most importantly in the advancement of sustainable technologies to harvest solar energy.

王志明教授团队在国内外有着非常广泛的研究合作基础,加入他的团队,我有机会将过去的纳米光子学理论研究经验同纳米技术应用试验及实证研究有效结合,促进太阳能获取可持续技术的发展。

 

Q:Would you please introduce your research field and their applications in our daily life?

可否简单介绍一下你的博士后研究内容?类似的研究在日常生活中有哪些应用?

A: I study the behavior of matter when we use it to create structures in the nanometer scale, particularly relating to how that changes its interaction with light. In the last years I have been focusing on the field of plasmonics, which deals with materials, typically metals, that interact very strongly with visible and infrared light in a manner that we can control through shaping their geometry. One reason why they are interesting in terms of technological application is that they can sensitize other materials and devices, increasing their efficiency in extracting energy from light for purposes such as solar energy conversion (generating electricity or synthesizing fuels, for instance), improving the sensitivity of techniques for molecular detection, or allowing targeted photothermal treatments for medical purposes. There are other families of applications for plasmonic systems, like creating ultrathin devices with exotic optical effects, but all these have in common that plasmonic structures give us the capability to interact with and manipulate light in the nanoscale.

我主要研究纳米尺度下物质的构造行为,特别是相关物质与光的相互作用变化。过去几年,我一直专注于等离子体物理学领域的材料研究,特别是金属材料。通过控制材料形貌,我们可以调节并增强其与可见光和红外光的相互作用。这项研究在技术应用方面非常有趣,它能敏化其他材料和器件,提升材料利用光能的效率并用于如太阳能转换(如产生电能或合成燃料)等技术,该技术还能提高分子探测技术的灵敏度,或用于医学领域的靶向光热治疗。等离子体技术还可应用于其他领域,如制造具有独特光学效应的超薄器件。此类技术的共同点在于等离子体结构可以在纳米尺度进行光的相互作用和调控。

 

                                                

                             他乡遇知音——我认为自己很幸运


Q:Have you encountered any problems in your research and how did you go through the tough time?

您在博士后工作开展期间,有没有遇到什么困难,都是如何化解的?

A:Well, research is certainly a challenging occupation which requires a great deal of dedication and the willingness to invest time in solving technical and scientific problems. Perhaps specially at the beginning, when one transitions from structured studies within a degree into taking one’s first steps in participating in the current start of the art in a given field. But this stage can be overcome if one has passion, perseverance and, importantly, good mentors.

科学研究是一项极具挑战的工作,它需要奉献精神,并愿意投入大量时间解决科学和技术难题。尤其是开始,从为获取学位的结构化学习过渡到特定领域的最新技术研究,走出的第一步是很困难的。但是,只要有热情,有毅力,再辅以好导师指导,就能顺利度过这一阶段。
But besides these intrinsic difficulties, I personally have not had any major external obstacles impeding my career. I count myself lucky of not only being able to invest my time in an occupation that I find fulfilling, but also to do so alongside many intelligent and hardworking scientist across the globe.

除了以上提及的内在困难外,我个人并没有遇到太大的外部阻碍。我非常幸运能够同世界上许多聪明又勤奋的科学家一起工作,从事一份充满成就感的职业。

 

                             我真的很喜欢基础院的团队精神


Q:What’s your feeling about the team when you share ideas with them ? Can you give an example which impresses you most?

你同团队成员交流合作科研工作,都有什么体会?

A:I really like the team spirit that I see in the research efforts at IFFS. I have met very motivated, result-oriented researchers, that not only enjoy discussing and learning from their colleagues, but are also open to share their expertise and collaborate widely. I feel that learning is very important for everyone that I have met at IFFS, and I think that the Institute has been supportive of our efforts and our professional growth as scientists. In my particular experience, this has been exemplified by the wealth of opportunities provided by Prof. Wang and Prof. Govorov, my supervisors at IFFS.

我非常欣赏基础院的团队精神。在这里,我认识了很多有进取心、以结果导向的研究人员,他们不仅喜欢与同事讨论学习,也乐于分享他们的专业知识并广泛开展合作。对基础院的每一位成员来说,学习非常重要。同时,基础院也为我们成为科学家的学术成长之路提供了有力支持。在基础院,我得到了王教授和Govorov 教授两位导师的双重指导,这也是学院为研究人员提供大量学术机会的最好例证。

 

 

                             还没到结束的时候——我想把它们做完


Q:Now that you’ve completed your last stage of postdoc research and achieved excellent results. Why do you still choose to continue your work in IFFS and prolong your research term?

您现在已经完成了上一期博士后工作,并且取得了优异的成绩,为什么选择继续做博士后呢?

A:Thank you, you are very kind. After two years of work with IFFS we had indeed produced some interesting results, but we also have accumulated momentum in our research and we have a number of ongoing projects that I would like to finish, particularly around plasmon-enhanced photocatalysis. My goal was to use this extension to bring these to fruition before moving on towards other projects elsewhere.

在基础院工作两年后,我们确实取得了一些有趣的成果,也积累了一定的研究势头。接下来,我想进一步完成尚在进行中的项目,特别是围绕等离激元增强的光催化领域。我的目标是在开展其他项目之前,将此项工作顺利完成并发表相关成果。

 

Q:What’s your plan for your future after finishing your research work in IFFS ?

未来在工作方面有怎样的安排和计划?

A:I would like to continue my involvement with the natural sciences, both by maintaining and active research activity and by engaging in teaching younger minds who are engaged in or considering to pursue a scientific career. Therefore, I am currently exploring the possibility of establishing my own research group as a university professor. However, be it in that capacity or with some other duties, I will continue looking for answers in the natural sciences to tackle challenges of importance for our society.

我将继续从事自然科学研究,并着手教授已经或考虑踏入科研领域的年轻人。现阶段我开始寻找大学教职,以期建立自己的研究团队。不论未来是以这种身份还是其他身份工作,我都将继续在自然科学领域上下求索,以应对影响社会发展至关重要的挑战。

感谢相遇——海内存知己


Q:Would you please describe your experience of working in UESTC?

请谈一下你在电子科大做博士后的感受?

A:I am very happy of having had the opportunity of being a postdoctoral researcher at UESTC. This position has greatly extended my research experience and helped me advance my research career, but I also want to emphasize that it has given me many great experiences with people in and around UESTC, from whom I can now count new colleagues and friends!

很高兴有机会成为电子科技大学的博士后,这段历程极大地丰富了我的研究经历,推动了我的研究事业。但我最珍惜的,还是与电子科大校内外人员相处的日子,我在这里结识了新同事和新朋友!