Mahi R. Singh, Professor

Mahi R. Singh

Contact Information

Office: PAB 116
Tel: (519) 661-2111 x86427

Personal web pages

Research Areas

Nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, plasmonics, nano-photonics, nano-optics, Graphene and graphene nanostructures, photonic crystals, metamaterials, High-T superconductivity, Semiconductor nanostructures (quantum dots. Quantum wells), quantum optics, phonon-transport, condensed matter physics

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials and nanocomposites
  • Nanophotonics, plasmonics and polaritonics
  • Graphene and carbon nanostructure
  • Metallic nanostructures
  • Second harmonic generation
  • Photonic and polaritonic band gap materials
  • Metamaterials
  • Biomaterials
  • Semiconductors and semiconductor heterostructures
  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • High temperature superconductors


  1. Spear, N.J., Yan, Y., Queen, J.M., Singh, M.R., Macdonald, J.E., Haglund, R.F. “Surface plasmon mediated harmonically resonant effects on third harmonic generation from Au and CuS nanoparticle films” (2023) Nanophotonics, 12 (2), pp. 273-284. DOI:10.1515/nanoph-2022-0630
  2. Zaky, Z.A., Singh, M.R., Aly, A.H. “Tamm resonance excited by different metals/graphene” (2022) Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications, 49, art. no. 100995 DOI:10.1016/j.photonics.2022.100995
  3. Singh, M.R., Parihar, S., Yastrebov, S., Ivanov-Omskii, V. “Photocurrent in plasmonic nanofibers” (2022) Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 39 (1), pp. 248-257. DOI:10.1364/JOSAB.442823
  4. Singh, M.R., Fang, N. “Power transfer due to Kerr nonlinearity in plasmonic nanohybrids” (2021) Solid State Communications, 336, art. no. 114397 DOI:10.1016/j.ssc.2021.114397

[ Complete Publications Listing (Scopus)]


Physics 4999: Honours Research
Physics 1xxx: Introductory Physics
Physics 3400: Introduction to Thermal Physics
Physics 3200: Quantum Mechanics

Physics 9203: Quantum Mechanics
Physics 94xx: Statistical Physics
Physics 9515: Nanostructures and Nanomaterials


  • Fulbright US-Canada Research Chair 2020-2021
  • NIST Visiting Researcher, NIST USA, 2022
  • Visiting Professor Holon Institute of Technology Israel, 2015
  • Royal Society Visiting Scientist/Professor. 1994
  • Royal Society Visiting Scientist/Professor, 1993
  • Chief Researcher, Hitachi, Tokyo in 1992–1993
  • Alexander von Humboldt Award, 1979
  • Visiting Professor, Texas Center for Superconductivity, Houston, USA, 1993

Professional Activities

  • Senator, University Senate, Western University, 2011-2014
  • Director, Material Science Program, Western University, 2001-2006
  • Director, Centre for Chemical Physics, Western University, 2000–2006
  • Director, Theoretical Physics Collaborative Program, Western, 2000–2006, 2010-2014
  • Co-Director, Collaborative Ph.D. Program in Theoretical Physics, 2000–2006