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New NPL Fellow – Olga Kazakova

Dr Olga Kazakova has been appointed an NPL Fellow in the field of Quantum Materials and Sensors.

NPL Fellowship is a recognition of individual merit awarded to scientists who are making very significant contributions to NPL's scientific achievement and standing. It is a particular distinction that acknowledges and rewards significant scientific achievements and leadership. 

Olga Kazakova received her PhD degree in Solid State Physics from the Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Science, in 1996. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher and later as an Assistant Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and joined NPL in 2002. She has established and currently leads a team exploring frontiers of nanomagnetism, advancing functional scanning probe microscopy techniques, providing validation of 2D materials, and developing novel quantum sensors. 

Olga's multiple interdisciplinary research interests include functional (magnetic, electronic, optoelectronic, thermal, and structural) nanoscale studies of quantum materials (including 2D materials and heterostructures); sensors for environmental monitoring based on 2D materials; novel sensors for Life Science and food industries; and magnetic nanosensors for biological and metrological applications. 

Olga is passionate about bridging the gap between fundamental and industrial research. Her team is internationally-recognised in both development of novel nanoscale techniques and delivery of test and validation services for 2D materials. 

She is an author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications (including Nature Nanotech, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, etc.) and has delivered more than 150 presentations at scientific conferences, including over 70 invited talks and seminars. 

Olga is a recipient of numerous national and international awards, including Intel European Research and Innovation Award (2008), NPL Rayleigh Award and Serco Global Pulse Award (2011). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) and a Science Area Leader for Quantum Materials & Sensors. Her experience and skills have also been recognised at international level. She holds senior editorial roles in Nature and IOP journals. Olga is also an active member of IEEE Manetics Society (IEEE MagSoc), where she holds several key positions. 

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24 May 2019