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Nanophotonics leader appointed as Distinguished Fellow of renowned Singapore institute

Published: 12 July 2021
Professor Nikolay Zheludev flattered to be appointed as Distinguished Fellow

Professor Nikolay Zheludev, Deputy Director of the Zepler Institute, has been announced as a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Professor Zheludev is a Web of Science highly cited researcher and a leading global expert in nanophotonics and metamaterials who has pioneered ground-breaking research across three decades at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre.

The Professor of Physics is also co-Director of The Photonics Institute at NTU and received one of Singapore's highest honours for achievements in science and technology in December.

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) was established in 2005 to identify and push strategic research areas and technology initiatives with a 'Nobel boost'. The Institute is guided by a committee of world-renowned scientists, including eleven Nobel Laureates and a Fields Medalist.

Professor Zheludev says: "I am flattered to be offered this great honour of the IAS. I look forward to investing time in lecturing and public engagement across this three-year appointment and developing our strategic direction of research. Nanophotonics will remain my prime research interest as we continue the excellent collaboration between the University of Southampton and NTU, Singapore."

Professor Zheludev is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the USA National Academy of Engineering.

He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of two Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grants, and is currently PI for The Physics and Technology of Photonic Metadevices and Metasystems programme and the European Research Council Advanced Grant FLEET on Toroidal Electrodynamics. He is also involved in another EPSRC programme on Next Generation Metrology Driven by Nanophotonics.

The Zepler Institute is the largest photonics and electronics institute in the UK, bringing together leading researchers from across the University of Southampton and their collaboration partners internationally, enabling them to innovate by providing access to one of the most comprehensive collections of nanoelectronics and photonics fabrication equipment in Europe.

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