Centre Member Profile

Alexander Solntsev
Employer: University of Technology Sydney
Centre Role: Associate Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Optical Physicist
Research Interests:

- Metasurfaces

- 2D materials

- Waveguides

- Nanophotonics

- Quantum Optics

- Nonlinear Photonics


- PhD, Nonlinear Quantum Optics, 2013, Australian National University

- Postgraduate Diploma, Education, 2009, Lomonosov Moscow State University

- Specialist Degree, Physics, 2009, Lomonosov Moscow State University


Alexander Solntsev has graduated with a double degree in Physics and Education from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2009 and received a PhD from the Australian National University in 2013. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher (2013-2015) and a Research Fellow (2016-2017) at the Australian National University before joining the University of Technology Sydney in 2017 and starting his own group.

He received several awards including John Carver Award (2012), Robert and Helen Crompton Award (2012), Australian Institute of Physics Postgraduate Medal (2012), the Early Career Academic Fellowship at the Australian National University House (2017), the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2018) and University of Technology Sydney Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Research Excellence (2018).

Before joining UTS, Alexander Solntsev was focusing on the fundamental aspects of light-matter interactions. Recently, he also started aiming at real-life impact. That includes interdisciplinary research with optical science applications in the biomedical area, industry collaboration in telecommunication, and applied research in security with commercialization potential.

Alexander Solntsev has expertise in experimental and theoretical micro/nano-photonics, quantum optics, laser writing, optical spectroscopy, and optical imaging. He is looking to build lasting collaborations and deliver value both within the academic community and beyond.