Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico


Anatoly is the head of the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group at King's College London.  He was awarded his PhD from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and before joining King’s College London in 2010 he was the Chair in Physics at Queen’s University Belfast.

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.

Professor Anatoly Zayats at Thomas Young Centre


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