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Professor Anatoly Zayats

Anatoly Zayats

Telephone: +44 020 7848 2477

Office: S7.10

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Research Group: Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology

 Professor Anatoly Zayats at Thomas Young Centre



Anatoly V. Zayats is a British physicist of Ukrainian descent known for his work in nanophotonics, plasmonics, metamaterials and applied nanotechnology. He is currently a Chair of Experimental Physics and the head of the Experimental Biophysics and Nanotechnology Group at the Department of Physics, King’s College London. His current research interests are in the areas of nanophotonics, plasmonics and metamaterials, nonlinear and ultrafast optics and spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and optical properties of surfaces, thin films, semiconductors and low-dimensional structures. He is a holder of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, SPIE and the Royal Society of Chemistry.



Near-field optics; scanning probe microscopy; nanophotonics and plasmonics; nonlinear optics and spectroscopy; surface plasmons and polaritons; nanostructured metals; optical properties of surfaces, thin films, semiconductors and low-dimensional structures.  For more information on current research activities please consult and


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PhD Vacancies

Applications are invited for research in the Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology group.

To apply for the Physics MPhil/PhD  please fill in an application form  Further details and guidelines can be found here.

All relevant information regarding eligibility, including academic and English language requirements, is available from the online prospectus.

The applications are invited from exceptional candidates to work on the EPSRC funded research programme Reactive Plasmonics: Optical control of electronic processes at Interfaces for nanoscale physics, chemistry and metrology (

2 studentships are available for 3.5 years and cover tuition fees and stipend. The funding is available for the applicants with UK citizenship or those who studied in the UK at least 3 years immediately prior to applying. The experimental research projects involve fabrication and optical characterisation of advanced plasmonic nanostructures and their applications in opto-electronics and nanophotonics. In addition to exciting science, the project will require travelling to collaborating laboratories at Imperial College London and interactions with industrial partners. For further information please visit the project webpage and for details. For further details contact Professor Anatoly Zayats.



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