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Professor Anatoly Zayats

Anatoly Zayats

Telephone: +44 020 7848 2477

Office: S7.10

Office Hours:

Monday 13:00-14:00

Friday 13:00-14:00

Research Group: Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology

Thomas Young Centre

Professor Anatoly Zayats


Publications Repository

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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

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.

Funding your PhD

We have several funded opportunities available.  All eligible applications will be automatically considered for these award.   There are a number of funding schemes available associated with different application deadlines and eligibility requirements. Please visit our 'Funding your PhD ' webpage for further details.

For further details contact Professor Anatoly Zayats and or the Postgraduate TutorDr Gregory Wurtz.

Self-funded PhD students

A limited number of PhD projects is offered on the understanding that a successful applicant will secure funding to cover tuition fees and living costs from external sources by himself. Prospective applicants should contact the project supervisor listed below prior to making application.The applications should be made on-line via quoting the name of the prospective supervisor.

Active plasmonics

The PhD project involves fabrication and optical characterisation of advanced plasmonic nanostructures and plasmonic circuits. In addition to exciting science, the project will require travelling to collaborating laboratories at Imperial College London and Queen's University Belfast and interactions with industrial partners. For further details contact Professor Anatoly Zayats.


Third year: 6CCP3131 - Project in Physics

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