National Physical Laboratory

Olga Kazakova


ORCID: 0000-0002-8473-2414
SCOPUS ID: 24074459800

Current interests

Olga Kazakova

Olga's areas of scientific interests are:

  • Graphene and other 2D materials and heterostructures
  • Functional scanning probe techniques
  • Transport in low dimensional carbon-based materials
  • Spintronics and Nanomagnetism
  • Magnetic nanomaterials for biomedical applications
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Olga Kazakova received her PhD degree in Physics in 1996 from the Institute of Crystallography (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow).

She moved to the Solid State Physics Department of Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) in 1999, where she worked first as a postdoc and later on as an assistant professor in the area of nanomagnetism and nanotechnology.

Olga joined the Quantum Detection Group at NPL as a Principle Research Scientist in 2002. She leads a number of national and international projects on:

  • Spintronics in Magnetic Nanosystems
  • Nanometrology Standardization Methods for Magnetic Nanoparticles
  • Metrology for Graphene and 2-D Materials

Olga is the author of more than 135 peer-refereed publications, including Nature Nanotechnology, Physical Review, ACS Nano, NanoLett, Scientific Reports and others.

International committees

  • IEEE Magnetics, member of Administrative and Technical Committees
  • IEEE Conference Executive Committee, Associate Chair
  • Magnetic Frontiers: Topological Insulators, Conference Co-Chair
  • INTERMAG 2015, Program Co-Chair

Contact details

Tel: 020 8943 6143

Selected recent publications





Invited, keynote and international presentations


  • MRS Fall meeting, Nov-Dec 2017, Boston, USA
    Invited talk: Smart Magnetic Probes with Controllable States for Quantitative MFM
  • ACCGE-21/OMVPE-18, Jul-Aug 2017, Santa Fe, USA
    Invited talk: Graphene: from studies of local electronic properties to sensor applications
  • RHUL, Jun 2017, Egham, UK
    Colloquium: Graphene-based sensors
  • Institute Neel, May 2017, Grenoble, France
    Colloquium: Domain-wall based magnetic nanosensors for metrology and Life Science applications
  • Intermag, Apr 2017, Dublin, Ireland
    Invited talk: Angular Magnetoresistance of Nanowires with Alternating Cobalt and Nickel Segments
  • Chongqing Univ, Apr 2017, Chongqing, China
    Colloquium: Graphene-based sensor for environmental monitoring
Last Updated: 5 Dec 2018
Created: 15 Dec 2010


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