Since 2018 Guillermo Pedro Acuna is a Full Professor at the Physics department of the University of Fribourg where he leads the Photonic Nanosystems group.
He has pioneered the use of the DNA origami technique for nanophotonics focusing on the fabrication of optical antennas for enhanced spectroscopies. Prof. Acuna obtained his Physics diploma at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2005) and his PhD degree at the LMU München (2010) under the supervision of Prof. Roland Kersting. He has done a Post-Doc at Prof. Hermann Gaub´s chair for Bio-physics at the LMU München (2010). From 2011 till 2017 he was group leader at Prof. Philip Tinnefeld´s chair at the Technical University of Braunschweig. In 2018, Prof. Acuna obtained a Full Professor (W3) position at the University of Rostock.
His main interests are nanophotonics, plasmonics, DNA nanotechnology, nanoscopy, single molecule techniques and sensing.