National Physical Laboratory

Olga Kazakova

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 110 peer-refereed publications, including Nature Nanotechnology, Physical Review, ACS Nano, NanoLett and others.

International committees

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

Contact details

Tel: 020 8943 6143

Selected recent publications




Invited, keynote and international presentations


  • NT MDT workshop, May 2015, Bath, UK
    Invited talk: Electrical properties of graphene
  • EMN 2015, September 2015, San Sebastian, Spain
    Invited talk: Novel graphene-based nanosensors
  • ANMM 2015, September 2015, Iasi, Romania
    Invited talk: Domain-wall based magnetic nanosensors
  • NT MDT workshop, September 2015, Dublin, Ireland
    Invited talk: Environmental effects in graphene
Last Updated: 31 May 2016
Created: 15 Dec 2010


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