Academic Profile

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.
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Prof Nikolay Zheludev
Co-Director, The Photonics Institute
Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Nanophotonics, Metamaterials, Nonlinear Optics
  • Centre For Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT)

  • Direct Observation of a Toroidal transition in Atoms

  • Nanophotonics at CDPT

  • Quantum And Topological Nanophotonics

  • Time-resolved Quantitative Cathodoluminescence Electron Microscopy System (T-CEM)

  • Unlabeled Far-Field Deeply Subwavelength Topological Microscopy (DSTM). T. Pu, J. Y. Ou V. Savinov G. Yuan N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev. Advanced Science, 2002886 (2020) doi: 10.1002/advs.202002886

  • Infrared dielectric metamaterials from high refractive index chalcogenides. H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, G. Adamo, J. Yin, V. Savinov, N. I. Zheludev, and C. Soci. Nat. Commun. 11, 1692 (2020) doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15444-0

  • Artificial Intelligence for Photonics and Photonic Materials. D. Piccinotti, K. F. MacDonald, S. A. Gregory, I. J. Youngs and N. I. Zheludev. Reports on Progress in Physics, (in press) 2020

  • Resonant nanostructures for highly confined and ultra-sensitive surface phonon-polaritons. A. M. Dubrovkin, B Qiang, T Salim, D. Nam, N. I. Zheludev and Q. J. Wang. Nature Communications. 11, 1863 (2020) doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15767-y

  • Optical anapoles. V. Savinov, N. Papasimakis, D.P. Tsai & N.I. Zheludev. Nature | Communications Physics. 2, 69 (2019) doi: 10.1038/s42005-019-0167-z

  • Detecting nanometric displacements with optical ruler metrology. Guang Hui Yuan and Nikolay I. Zheludev.
    Science 364, 771-775 (2019) doi: 10.1126/science.aaw7840

  • Stoichiometric engineering of chalcogenide semiconductor alloys for nanophotonic applications. D. Piccinotti, B. Gholipour, J. Yao, K. F. MacDonald, B. E. Hayden, and N. I. Zheludev. Advanced Materials. 31, 1807083, (2019) doi: 10.1002/adma.201807083

  • “Plasmonics” in free space: observation of giant wavevectors, vortices, and energy backflow in superoscillatory optical fields.
    G. Yuan, E. T. F. Rogers, and N. I. Zheludev. Nature | Light Science and Applications. 8, 2 (2019) doi: 10.1038/s41377-018-0112-z