Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Nikolay Zheludev
Co-Director, The Photonics Institute
President’s Chair in Physics
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Professor Nikolay Zheludev, PhD, DSc is a world leader in the field of nanophotonics and metamaterials. Professor Zheludev received MSc, PhD and DSc from Moscow State University. His international research careers continued at the University of Southampton in the UK were he became Deputy Director (Physics) of the world-famous Optoelectronics Research Centre and Director of the Centre for Photonic Metamaterials. At NTU Professor Zheludev is founding director of the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies and co-director of The Photonics Institute. His awards include a Senior Leverhulme Research Fellow awarded by the Leverhulme Trust to “outstanding researchers”; a Senior Research Professorship of the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK that is “awarded to outstanding academic scientists and engineers of international repute” and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellowship and Merit Award - given to “respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential”.

In 2015 he received the highly prestigious Thomas Young Medal for “global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics”. In 2020 Professor Zheludev received the President’s Science Award, the highest honours bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers in Singapore, for his work in nanophotonics.

Professor Zheludev is Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), member of the USA National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the European Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics (London) and Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Nanophotonics, Metamaterials, Nonlinear Optics
  • Centre For Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT)
  • Direct Observation of a Toroidal transition in Atoms
US 2021/0140755 A1: Method and Apparatus For Super-Resolution Optical Metrology (2021)
Abstract: A method of determining a displacement comprises: generating an interferometric superoscillatory field from coherent electromagnetic radiation, the interferometric superoscillatory field comprising an interference pattern between a reference field and a superoscillatory field; detecting with a detector a first set of intensity distributions of the interferometric superoscillatory field, each intensity distribution from a different polarisation state of the electromagnetic radiation; detecting with the detector a second set of intensity distributions of the interferometric superoscillatory field, each intensity distribution from the same polarisation states of the electromagnetic radiation as the first set of intensity distributions; extracting a first local wavevector distribution from the first set of intensity distributions and a second local wavevector distribution from the second set of intensity distributions; comparing the first local wavevector distribution and the second local wavevector distribution to identify any change in position of one or more features in the local wavevector distributions; and ascertaining that a lateral displacement has occurred between the interferometric superoscillatory field and the detector if a change in position is identified.