Professor Nikolay Zheludev FRS

Nikolay Zheludev is a founding members of the closely interlinked fields of nanophotonics and metamaterials which emerged at the dawn of the 21st century at the crossroads of optics and nanotechnology. His seminal experimental observations and in-depth studies of new phenomena and functionalities in photonic nanostructures are characterized by an exceptional degree of novelty and impact.

Nikolay received his Ms, PhD and DSc degrees from Moscow State University, moving to Southampton University in 1991 where he is Deputy Director of the Zepler Institute/ORC. Since 2012 he also holds an appointment as co-director of the Photonics Institute at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and since 2020 he is a Hagler Fellow, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, Texas A&M University. He has held a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award & Fellowship, a Senior Research Professorship of the EPSRC and a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship.

Nikolay has been awarded the Michael Faraday Gold Medal, the Thomas Young medal,  the Institute of Physics Singapore President's Gold Medal and a President of Singapore the Science and Technology Award, Singapore. In 2018, on behalf of the University of Southampton, Prof Zheludev received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for impact on the discipline of Photonics.

He is a member of the United States of America's National Academy of Engineering (2019), Fellow of the European Physical Society, American Physical Society, and Optica (formerly Optical Society of America).

Professional position

  • Co-Director, The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University
  • Deputy Director, Optoelectonics Research Centre, University of Southampton
Professor Nikolay Zheludev FRS
Elected 2018