The University welcomes its first Visiting Professor from the National Physical Laboratory


As part of the developing institutional relationship with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) The University of Manchester has appointed Olga Kazakova as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, part of the School of Engineering.  

Olga Kazakova joined the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in 2002, becoming an NPL Fellow in 2019. Her research interests include functional (electronic, optical, magnetic and thermal) (sub)nanoscale studies of quantum materials and the development of novel sensing approaches.

Olga is an author of 190 peer-refereed publications and has delivered over 180 presentations at scientific conferences.

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

Olga is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Scientific Area Leader for Quantum Materials in Sensors at NPL. She is actively involved in the Materials for Quantum Network (M4QN), being a Chair of the Spin & Topology Material Interest Group and an Executive Committee representative. She is also a member of several industrial advisory boards, including the Henry Royce Institute (2DM), and the STFC Diamond Light Source.

Professor Richard Curry, Vice Dean for Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Olga as our first Visiting Professor from the UK’s National Physical Laboratory. Not only is Olga a world class scientist working at the leading edge of this exciting area, but her appointment will also further strengthen The University of Manchester’s relationship with the National Physical Laboratory, helping to pave the way for further collaboration between the two institutions.”

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