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Professor Anatoly Zayats
Professor Anatoly Zayats

Professor Anatoly Zayats

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Professor of Physics

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

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  • Physics

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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


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.

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