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
Guest Editor (Plasmonics)
Editorial Board Member
Scientific Reports
Nature Publishing Group

Scientific profile
h-index 35
Patents 1
Book contributions 4
Journal articles 81 (including 8 Nature Publishing Group publications and 3 PRLs), attracting 3000+ citations)
Conference presentations 175 (including 60 invited and keynote)

2014-present PhD and Master student supervision (3 PhD, 10 Master)
2016-2021 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

Teaching experience
2019-present King’s College
Lecturing: Photonics and Metamaterials
Lecturing and laboratory supervision: Experimental Methods in Physics
2011-2014 King’s College
Lecturing and laboratory supervision: Experimental Methods in Physics
Tutorials: Mathematics, Thermal and Field Physics modules
2002-2006 University of
Laboratory supervision: 2nd year Physics
Tutorials and Marking: Classical Mechanics, 1st and 2nd year Optics, Solid State Physics, Computational Physics, Astronomy

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

  • Analytical and numerical skills
  • Frequency- and time-domain finite element method modelling of photonic nanostructures and metamaterials as well as thermal and electronic phenomena in solid state physics
  • 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
  • Development of analytical methods in chemistry, biology and structural mechanics

  • 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)

  • Awards and grants
  • Two consecutive grants as a part of research teams (King’s College London, Imperial College, Queen’s University Belfast) for spin-off projects from EPSRC Programme Grants “Reactive plasmonics” and “Active plasmonics”
  • 2020 King’s Education Award
  • 3-month full-cover research funding from Queen’s University Belfast
  • £24000 Overseas Research Students Award for carrying on PhD research in the UK
  • Top-degree diplomas in city and regional Olympiads in physics and mathematics (1994-96)

  • 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), Prof. A. Dereux (Université de Bourgogne), Prof. Stefan Maier (Monash University, Imperial College London), Dr. Robert Pollard (University of Belfast), Dr. Davy Gérard (Troyes University of Technology), Dr. Peter Petrov (Imperial College London), Prof. P. Wang (Zhejiang University).

    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 (CLEO Europe, International Workshop on Optical Wave & Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling). For more than 10 years I organise a seminar series, called “Light and Matter” at the Department of Physics of King’s College London.

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