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Professor Anatoly Zayats
Professor Anatoly Zayats

Professor Anatoly Zayats

Professor of Physics

  • Head of Photonics & Nanotechnology Group
  • Net Zero Centre Co-Director

Research interests

  • Physics

Biography

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 Co-Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology,  the Net Zero Centre and the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies.

He is a founding co-editor-in-chief of Advanced Photonics.

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

Research

Anatoly’s current research interests are in the areas of nanophotonics and plasmonics, metamaterials and metasurfaces, electromagnetic field topology and optical spin-orbit coupling effects, nonlinear and ultrafast optics and spectroscopy, hot-electrons and associated photochemistry, near-field optics and scanning probe microscopy, and optical properties of surfaces, thin films, semiconductors and low-dimensional structures.

For more information on current research activities please consult www.nano-optics.org.uk and www.cplas.org and www.reactiveplasmonics.org

    Research

    THUMB PAGE Laser Trap
    Photonics & Nanotechnology

    The research in the group involves the development and applications of advanced photonic technologies and of novel nanomaterials to address modern challenges in photonic and quantum technologies, new nanostructured materials, sensing, imaging and clean energy.

    cnes herox
    Centre for Non-Equilibrium Science (CNES)

    CNES acts as an international hub for cross-disciplinary research in non-equilibrium science.

    AQ  Mathematics NMES Paid Media
    P50: When plasmonics meets catalysis: plasmon-enhanced water splitting on gold nanoparticles

    When plasmonics meets catalysis: plasmon-enhanced water splitting on gold nanoparticles

    Project status: Completed

    News

    King's physicists in £7.7 million grant to develop metamaterials that change their properties in time

    Varying the properties of materials at rapid speeds brings the potential to transform fields such as telecommunications, information processing, imaging and...

    Researchers in the photonics lab

    "I'm not aware of any other Higher Education institution that has a dedicated Net Zero Centre like the one at King's."

    MPs, policymakers and business leaders joined the launch of King’s Net Zero Centre this week.

    Net Zero Centre launch. From left to right:Professor Frans Berkhout, Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP, Dr Elizabeth Rowsell OBE FRSC, Dr Sinead Balgobin, Allan Baker, Christina Rehnberg, Professor Anatoly Zayats

    News tracker: COP27 expert commentary and updates

    All the latest from across King's relating to COP27, climate, sustainability and more.

    Cop27 News 2

    King's researchers celebrate the International Day of Light at Science Gallery London

    The Department of Physics and the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies (LIALT) hosted 'Guiding Lights' at Science Gallery London on 16 May 2022 to...

    Guiding Lights @ the Science Gallery London

    King's researcher leads £10 million EPSRC grant investigating light-driven energy-conversion

    Could the world’s most abundant energy source – light – solve one of the most pressing demands for a sustainable society, reducing the energy required in key...

    Disks on a photoelectrode for enhanced water splitting

    King's Physicist awarded prestigious Humboldt Research Award

    Professor Anatoly Zayats has been awarded in recognition of his record of academic excellence.

    Professor Anatoly Zayats

    King's professors advising research council

    King's professors advise research council

    Professor Paula Booth

    Taking Maxwell's equations for a spin

    Following in the footsteps of James Clerk Maxwell, a team of researchers across King’s Department of Physics and Shenzhen University have developed a set of...

    A 'spin effect' distortion overlayed on Maxwell's equations

    King's research illuminates new understanding on optical spin

    Latest research from King’s physicists challenges common understanding of what photon spin is.

    A beam transformed: Optical transforms like tight focussing and total internal reflection, which gives rise to an evanescent field, can lead to out-of-plane polarization components and transverse spin, even for totally unpolarized input light. (Image Courtesy: Diane Roth)

    Nanostrand newsletter available for download

    Nanostrand is the newsletter for the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group and the Biological Physics and Soft Matter Group in the Department of Physics.

    Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Events

    30MayGuiding Lights

    Photonics for Quantum and Net Zero

    International Day of Light Symposium hosted by London Light and the London Centre for Nanotechnology

    Please note: this event has passed.

    08MarLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Mikhail Vasilevskiy - Is graphene an extraordinary nonlinear optical material?

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

    24MayLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Edward Laird - A coherent mechanical oscillator pumped by a suspended quantum dot

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

    10MayLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Jeremy Baumberg - Massively enhancing optical forces at the metal-molecule interface

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

    29MarLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Dr Thierry Ruchon - Extreme ultraviolet attosecond beams with orbital angular momentum: synthesis and applications

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

    01MarLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Rachel Grange - Nonlinear nanomaterials for electro-optic and quantum devices

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

    08FebLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Alexander Lvovsky - Neural networks and optics: a natural symbiosis

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

    08Dec92182-London-Light-Blue-Logo

    London Light Seminar: Professor Nader Engheta - 4D Metaphotonics

    Professor Nader Engheta from the University of Philadelphia delivers a seminar for the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies

    Please note: this event has passed.

    07DecLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Martin McCall - Augmenting Maxwell

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

    14DecLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

    Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Ifan Hughes - Quantum Optics in alkali-metal thermal vapours

    Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      THUMB PAGE Laser Trap
      Photonics & Nanotechnology

      The research in the group involves the development and applications of advanced photonic technologies and of novel nanomaterials to address modern challenges in photonic and quantum technologies, new nanostructured materials, sensing, imaging and clean energy.

      cnes herox
      Centre for Non-Equilibrium Science (CNES)

      CNES acts as an international hub for cross-disciplinary research in non-equilibrium science.

      AQ  Mathematics NMES Paid Media
      P50: When plasmonics meets catalysis: plasmon-enhanced water splitting on gold nanoparticles

      When plasmonics meets catalysis: plasmon-enhanced water splitting on gold nanoparticles

      Project status: Completed

      News

      King's physicists in £7.7 million grant to develop metamaterials that change their properties in time

      Varying the properties of materials at rapid speeds brings the potential to transform fields such as telecommunications, information processing, imaging and...

      Researchers in the photonics lab

      "I'm not aware of any other Higher Education institution that has a dedicated Net Zero Centre like the one at King's."

      MPs, policymakers and business leaders joined the launch of King’s Net Zero Centre this week.

      Net Zero Centre launch. From left to right:Professor Frans Berkhout, Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP, Dr Elizabeth Rowsell OBE FRSC, Dr Sinead Balgobin, Allan Baker, Christina Rehnberg, Professor Anatoly Zayats

      News tracker: COP27 expert commentary and updates

      All the latest from across King's relating to COP27, climate, sustainability and more.

      Cop27 News 2

      King's researchers celebrate the International Day of Light at Science Gallery London

      The Department of Physics and the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies (LIALT) hosted 'Guiding Lights' at Science Gallery London on 16 May 2022 to...

      Guiding Lights @ the Science Gallery London

      King's researcher leads £10 million EPSRC grant investigating light-driven energy-conversion

      Could the world’s most abundant energy source – light – solve one of the most pressing demands for a sustainable society, reducing the energy required in key...

      Disks on a photoelectrode for enhanced water splitting

      King's Physicist awarded prestigious Humboldt Research Award

      Professor Anatoly Zayats has been awarded in recognition of his record of academic excellence.

      Professor Anatoly Zayats

      King's professors advising research council

      King's professors advise research council

      Professor Paula Booth

      Taking Maxwell's equations for a spin

      Following in the footsteps of James Clerk Maxwell, a team of researchers across King’s Department of Physics and Shenzhen University have developed a set of...

      A 'spin effect' distortion overlayed on Maxwell's equations

      King's research illuminates new understanding on optical spin

      Latest research from King’s physicists challenges common understanding of what photon spin is.

      A beam transformed: Optical transforms like tight focussing and total internal reflection, which gives rise to an evanescent field, can lead to out-of-plane polarization components and transverse spin, even for totally unpolarized input light. (Image Courtesy: Diane Roth)

      Nanostrand newsletter available for download

      Nanostrand is the newsletter for the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group and the Biological Physics and Soft Matter Group in the Department of Physics.

      Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Events

      30MayGuiding Lights

      Photonics for Quantum and Net Zero

      International Day of Light Symposium hosted by London Light and the London Centre for Nanotechnology

      Please note: this event has passed.

      08MarLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Mikhail Vasilevskiy - Is graphene an extraordinary nonlinear optical material?

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.

      24MayLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Edward Laird - A coherent mechanical oscillator pumped by a suspended quantum dot

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.

      10MayLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Jeremy Baumberg - Massively enhancing optical forces at the metal-molecule interface

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.

      29MarLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Dr Thierry Ruchon - Extreme ultraviolet attosecond beams with orbital angular momentum: synthesis and applications

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.

      01MarLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Rachel Grange - Nonlinear nanomaterials for electro-optic and quantum devices

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.

      08FebLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Alexander Lvovsky - Neural networks and optics: a natural symbiosis

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.

      08Dec92182-London-Light-Blue-Logo

      London Light Seminar: Professor Nader Engheta - 4D Metaphotonics

      Professor Nader Engheta from the University of Philadelphia delivers a seminar for the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies

      Please note: this event has passed.

      07DecLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Martin McCall - Augmenting Maxwell

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.

      14DecLight & Matter Wavelength Spectrum

      Light & Matter Seminar: Professor Ifan Hughes - Quantum Optics in alkali-metal thermal vapours

      Part of the Light & Matter Series hosted by the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group

      Please note: this event has passed.