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Olga Kazakova

Olga Kazakova

NPL Fellow

Olga Kazakova is an NPL Fellow in Quantum Materials and Sensors. Olga Kazakova received her PhD degree in Solid State Physics from Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Science in 1996.

She joined NPL in 2002 after working as an Assistant Professor at the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden). Olga is an NPL Fellow and a Fellow of Institute of Physics. She is an author of above 140 peer-refereed publications and had above 130 presentations at scientific conferences, e.g. above 50 invited talks and seminars.

She was a recipient of the numerous national and international awards, including Intel European Research and Innovation Award (2008), NPL Rayleigh Award and Serco Global Pulse Award (2011).

Olga is an active member of the IEEE Magnetic Society, currently serving as an Associate Chair of the Conference Executive Committee and a member of AdComm. She has a vast editorial and conference organisation experience and has a broad collaborative network, including organizations in the UK, Europe, United States, China and Japan.

Olga has profound research experience in nanotechnology, materials science, graphene & 2D materials, spintronics, development of novel sensors. She also has a strong experience in project and team management. She has a very strong record in supervision and coaching.

Areas of interest

  • Functional (electronic, optical, structural) nanoscale studies of 2D materials
  • Novel environmental sensors based on 2D materials
  • Novel sensors for Life Science applications
  • Development of magnetic nanosensors for biological and metrological applications
  • Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques
  • Standardization methods and protocols for magnetic nanoparticles and their biomedical applications
  • Standardization methods for electrical characterization of graphene and 2D materials

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Selected recent publications:

  1. A. F. Scarioni, C. Barton, H. Corte-León, S. Sievers, X. Hu, F. Ajejas, W. Legrand, N. Reyren, V. Cros, O. Kazakova, and H. W. Schumacher, ‘Thermoelectric signature of individual skyrmions’ Phys Rev Lett 126, 077202 (2021)
  2. A. McCreary, O. Kazakova, D. Jariwala, and Z. Y. Al Balushi, ‘An outlook into the flat land of 2D materials beyond graphene: synthesis, properties and device applications’. 2D Materials 8, 013001 (2020)
  3. T. Vincent, M. Hamer, I. Grigorieva, A. Tzalenchuk, and O. Kazakova, ‘Strongly Absorbing Nanoscale Infrared Domains within Strained Bubbles at hBN-Graphene Interfaces’ ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12, 57638 (2020)
  4.  D. Buckley, Z. R. Kudrynskyi, N. Balakrishnan, T. Vincent, E. Castanon, Z. D. Kovalyuk, O. Kolosov, O. Kazakova, A. Tzalenchuk, and A. Patanè, ‘Anomalous low thermal conductivity of atomically thin InSe probed by scanning thermal microscopy’. Advanced Functional Materials (2020)
  5. D. J. Buckley, N. C. G. Black, E. G. Castanon, C. Melios, M. Hardman, and Olga Kazakova, ‘Frontiers of graphene and 2D material-based gas sensors for environmental monitoring’ 2D Materials 7, 032002 (2020)
  6. Ch. Melios, …. O. Kazakova, ‘Towards standardisation of contact and contactless electrical measurements of CVD graphene at the macro-, micro- and nano-scale’ Sci Reports 10, 3223 (2020)
  7. A. Sola, V. Basso, M. Pasquale, C. Dubs, C. Barton, and O. Kazakova, ‘Local spin Seebeck imaging with scanning thermal probe’. Physical Review Applied 14, 034056 (2020)
  8. J. Fraser, … O. Kazakova, et al. ‘Selective Phase Growth and Precise-layer Control in MoTe2’ Communications Materials, 1, 48 (2020)
  9. R. Puttock, A. Manzin, V. Neu, F. Garcia Sanchez, A. Fernandez Scarioni, H. W. Schumacher, and O. Kazakova, ‘Modal frustration and periodicity breaking in artificial spin ice’ Small 2003141 (2020)
  10. O. Kazakova, R. Puttock, C. Barton, H. Corte-León, M. Jaafar, V. Neu, and A. Asenjo, ‘Frontiers of Magnetic Force Microscopy’ J Appl. Phys. 125, 060901 (2019)
  11. S. Ulstrup, C. E. Giusca, …. O. Kazakova, et al., ‘Nanoscale patterning of quasiparticle band alignment’ Nature Communication 10, 3283 (2019)
  12. A. Casiraghi, H. Corte-Leon, M. Vafaee, F. Garcia-Sanchez, G. Durin, M. Pasquale, G. Jakob, M. Klaui, and O. Kazakova, ‘Individual skyrmion manipulation by local magnetic field gradients’ Communications Physics 2, 145 (2019)

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