Curriculum Vitae

Dr Alexey V. Krasavin

Research Fellow
Nano-optics and Near-field Spectroscopy Group
Department of Physics
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7848 7065
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2420
Editorial Board Member
Scientific Reports
Nature Publishing Group

Scientific profile
h-index 25
Patents 1
Book contributions 4
Journal articles 57 (including 7 Nature Publishing Group publications and 3 PRLs), attracting 1900+ citations)
Conference presentations 137 (including 49 invited and keynote)

2014-present PhD and Master student supervision
2016-present Task leader, EPSRC Programme Grant “Reactive Plasmonics”
2010-2015 Task leader, EPSRC Programme Grant “Active Plasmonics”
2006-2010 Task leader, EC FP6 Project "PLASMOCOM"

PhD 30 October 2006 EPSRC NanoPhotonics Portfolio Centre, University of Southampton
with honours
11 June 2002 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
with honours
30 June 2000 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Research experience
2010-present Research Fellow, King’s College London
2006-2010 Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast
2006 Research Fellow, University of Southampton
2002-2006 Postgraduate Research Student, University of Southampton
1999-2000 Research Assistant, Institute of Microelectronics Technology and High Purity Materials, Russian Academy of Science

Analytical and numerical skills
  • Frequency- and time-domain finite element method modelling of photonic nanostructures and metamaterials as well as solid state heterostructures
  • Development of analytical and semi-analytical methods addressing optical amplification and lasing at the nanoscale, particularly related to nanolasers and spasers
  • Implementation of numerical approaches, treating nonlinear optical phenomena
  • Development of analytical and numerical methods for investigation of molecular fluorescence in the vicinity of photonic nanostructures and in metamaterials
  • Quantum mechanical investigation of processes in optics and solid state physics

  • Experimental skills
  • Laser optics and instrumentation
  • Characterisation of nanoplasmonic structures and materials
  • Characterisation of nonlinear optical materials, including fast time-resolved measurements
  • Microwave experimentation
  • SNOM, AFM, SEM operation

  • Other skills
  • Proficiency in academic writing
  • Proficiency in specialised software: finite element simulation (COMSOL Multiphysics package); experiment engineering (HP VEE package); programming (MATLAB, Mathcad, Turbo Pascal); application (LaTeX)

  • Awards and grants
  • Research grant as a part of a team (KCL, Imperial College) for a spin-off project from EPSRC research grant “Reactive plasmonics”
  • Shortlisted for the Royal Society University Research Fellowship
  • £10000 research grant as a part of a multi-institutional team (King’s College London, Imperial College London, Queen’s Univercity Belfast), Light2 project (spin-off project from EPSRC research grant “Active plasmonics”)
  • 3-month full-cover research funding from Queen’s University Belfast
  • £24000 Overseas Research Students Award for carrying on PhD research in University of Southampton
  • Top-degree diplomas in city and regional Olympiads in physics and mathematics

  • Teaching experience
    King’s College
    Lecturing and laboratory supervision in Module on Experimental methods in physics
    Tutoring in Mathematics, Thermal and Field physics modules
    University of
    Laboratory supervision in 2nd year General physics, Tutorials and Marking in Classical mechanics, 1st and 2nd year Optics, Solid state physics, Computational physics, Astronomy.

    Established collaborations
    I have established fruitful research collaborations with internationally-leading scientific collectives, including the groups of Prof. Sergey Bozhevolnyi (University of Southern Denmark), Prof. Romain Quidant (ICFO, Spain), Prof. A. Dereux (Université de Bourgogne, France) Prof. Stefan Maier (Imperial College London), Prof. Pavel Belov (ITMO, Russia), Dr. Robert Pollard (University of Belfast), and Dr Davy Gérard (Troyes University of Technology, France).

    Other scientific activities
    I take part in refereeing EPSRC grant applications, as well as articles for the top scientific journals in my research area, such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters, etc, as well as in conference committee work. For more than 6 years I organise a scientific seminar series, called “Physics at Nanoscale” at the Department of Physics of King’s College London and I am also a PDRA representative in the departmental Research Committee.

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