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Olga Kazakova

Olga Kazakova

Principal Research Scientist

Olga Kazakova received the Ph.D. 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 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 UK, Europe, United States, China and Japan.

Areas of interest

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

Current 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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