Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Nikolay Zheludev

Co-Director, The Photonics Institute

Prof Nikolay Zheludev

Professor Nikolay Zheludev, PhD, DSc is a world leader in the field of nanophotonics and metamaterials. Professor Zheludev received MSc, PhD and DSc from Moscow State University. His international research careers continued at the University of Southampton in the UK were he became Deputy Director (Physics) of the world-famous Optoelectronics Research Centre and Director of the Centre for Photonic Metamaterials. At NTU Professor Zheludev is founding director of the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies and co-director of The Photonics Institute. His awards include a Senior Leverhulme Research Fellow awarded by the Leverhulme Trust to “outstanding researchers”; a Senior Research Professorship of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK that is “awarded to outstanding academic scientists and engineers of international repute” and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellowship and Merit Award - given to “respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential”.

In 2015 he received the highly prestigious Thomas Young Medal for “global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics”.

Professor Zheludev is Fellow of the Institute of Physics (London), Fellow of the European Physical Society and Fellow of the Optical Society of America. Professor Zheludev is the Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Optics” (IOP Publishing) and advisor to the Nature Publishing Group.
Research Interests
Nanophotonics, Metamaterials, Nonlinear Optics
Current Projects
  • Centre For Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT)Sustainable Earth (75%) and Innovative Asia (25%)
  • Fibre-Drawing Nanomanufacturing
  • Nanophotonics at CDPT
  • Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics
  • Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics
  • Time-resolved Quantitative Cathodoluminescence ElectronMicroscopy System (T-CEM)
  • Trapping Atoms in Superoscillatory Fields
Selected Publications
  • Yuanda Liu, Hanlin Fang, Abdullah Rasmita, Yu Zhou, Juntao Li, Ting Yu, Qihua Xiong, Nikolay Zheludev, Jin Liu, Weibo Gao. (2019). Room temperature nanocavity laser with interlayer excitons in 2D heterostructures. Science Advances, 5, eaav4506.
  • G. H. Yuan, and N. I. Zheludev. (2019). Detecting nanometric displacements with optical ruler metrology. Science, in press.
  • Guanghui Yuan, Edward T. F. Rogers, and Nikolay I. Zheludev. (2019). “Plasmonics” in free space: observation of giant wavevectors, vortices, and energy back flow in superoscillatory optical fields. Light: Science & Applications, 8, 2.
  • Harish N. S. Krishnamoorthy Behrad Gholipour Nikolay I. Zheludev Cesare Soci. (2018). A Non‐Volatile Chalcogenide Switchable Hyperbolic Metamaterial. Advanced Optical Materials, 6(19), 1800332.
  • G. H. Yuan, and N. I. Zheludev. (2017). How to focus beyond the diffraction limit? Singularities, gigantic wavevectors and energy backflow in a super-oscillatory optical field. 9th International Conference on Material for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2017).

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