About ( kofi.edee@uca.fr / kof_8@hotmail.fr)

Dr. Kofi EDEE is a renowned researcher in the field of computational physics, with a particular focus on mathematical and computational physics. He received his Ph.D. in computational physics for electromagnetic modeling from Clermont Auvergne University and completed his postdoctoral training at the Microelectronics Technology Laboratory in Grenoble before returning to Clermont-Ferrand. Currently, Dr. EDEE serves as an Associate Professor and researcher at the Institute Pascal.
Dr. EDEE's research interests primarily revolve around developing advanced and accurate electromagnetic modal methods and optimization methods for treating optics and electromagnetic problems related to modern nanophotonic devices, such as plasmonic lenses, waveguides, gratings, and more. He has introduced a new polynomial modal method based on Gegenbauer polynomial expansion that has the potential to significantly improve the accuracy of computational simulations in this field. The main advantage of this new method is that the continuity relations of the electromagnetic field can be written in an exact manner. His research has significant implications for the advancement of computational physics and the development of cutting-edge technologies. His contributions have been instrumental in expanding the understanding of the physical principles underlying modern nanophotonic devices.  


Interested Topics

Computational Physics for Photonics - Plasmonics

  • Weighted residual method
  • Tensorial form of Maxwell’s equations and Modal Method
  • Modal Method (Boundary value problem)

Theory and Numerical Methods

  • Fourier Modal Method FMM 
  • Polynomial Modal Method PMM
  •  Curvilinear coordinates method (C-method)
  • Perfectly matched layers and complex coordinates transform 
  • Inverse design  methods in photonics



Lecture at the Kalvi Institut of Theoretical Physics

program: Emerging Regimes and Implications of Quantum and Thermal Fluctuational Electrodynamics. (Jul 05 2022)