Dr.Eric C. Le Ru(Principal Investigator)website
PhD (Paris)
email: eric.leru@vuw.ac.nz
phone: +64 4 463 5233 ext 7509
fax: +64 4 463 5237
Research Interests:
My research interests focus on the theoretical and experimental aspects of electromagnetism at the nano-scale. I have a particular interest in nano-plasmonics; the study and applications of the optical properties of sub-wavelength sized metallic objects.

Work includes the theoretical study of the underlying concepts of electromagnetism, numerical modelling of optical properties, and experimental investigations of potential applications in molecular detection. In particular we study optics-based sensors and surface-enhanced spectroscopies (Raman and fluorescence). Part of this work is carried out in collaboration with a group at Université Paris 7 in France.

Selected Publications

S. A. Meyer, E. C. Le Ru, and P. G. EtchegoinQuantifying Resonant Raman Cross Sections with SERSJournal of Physical Chemistry A114 (17)5515–55192010paper
P. G. Etchegoin and E. C. Le RuResolving Single Molecules in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering within the Inhomogeneous Broadening of Raman PeaksAnalytical Chemistry82 (7)2888-28922010paper
E. Blackie, E. C. Le Ru, and P. G. EtchegoinSingle-Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Nonresonant MoleculesJournal of the American Chemical Society131 (40)14466–144722009paper
E. C. Le Ru, M. Meyer, and P. G. EtchegoinProof of Single-Molecule Sensitivity in Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) by Means of a Two-Analyte TechniqueJournal of Physical Chemistry B110 (4)1944–19482006paper