Centre Member Profile

Andrey Sukhorukov
Employer: Australian National University
Centre Role: Chief Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Professor in Physics / Theory and Modelling Coordinator
Research Interests:
- Nonlinear optics
- Quantum photonics
- Nano-structured metasurfaces
- Photonic crystals and periodic structures
- Synthetic dimensions in photonics and parity-time symmetry

PhD, Physics, 2002, Australian National University

Andrey Sukhorukov is a Professor at the Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physics, Australian National University. He graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and received a PhD degree from the Australian National University. He was subsequently awarded internationally competitive Queen Elizabeth II and Future Fellowships by the Australian Research Council. He is also a recipient of the Humboldt Fellowship, which supported research stays at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Germany. Prof. Sukhorukov leads a research group on nonlinear and quantum photonics with an overarching aim to address the key challenges in science and emerging technologies, spanning from imaging and communications to precision optical measurements. His research targets the fundamental aspects of miniaturisation of optical elements down to micro- and nano-scale while achieving advanced functionalities beyond the capabilities of traditional optics. In particular, he works on the development of new concepts for tailoring light-matter interactions in nano-structured materials for generation, manipulation, and detection of light down to few-photon levels in the regime of quantum optics. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) for “pioneering contributions to nonlinear and quantum integrated photonics, including frequency conversion and broadband light manipulation in waveguide circuits and metamaterials.”

Prof. Sukhorukov is committed to high-quality supervision and mentoring of research students and junior academics, who received multiple awards and distinctions spanning from for best talks to thesis works. The group alumni have developed successful careers at the Australian and international universities, in public service, and research-intensive industry.