Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering




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603Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. My current research concentrates on terahertz electronics and on electromagnetic sensors for security and defence. I have also conducted research on metamaterials, biomedical and polarisation optics. 

I joined Imperial College in 2009 on a Newton International Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society. In 2011-2014, I was an Imperial College Junior Research Fellow.  

Between 2007 and 2009, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Osnabrueck and Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.  I obtained a PhD degree in 2007 from the Department of Physics of the University of Osnabrueck. 

To potential PhD students 

I currently have a fully funded PhD position in my group in terahertz plasmonics (theory), starting in October 2018.

All terahertz systems require a source, which then largely defines its capabilities and limitations. A novel practical low-cost source would have a profound impact both on academic research and industrial applications. This theoretical project will aim to design terahertz sources based on interaction of plasmons with dc currents in low-dimensional semiconductor systems. The student will develop analytical and numerical models for terahertz generation and will have an opportunity to be involved in cross-institutional collaboration between theoretical and experimental research groups.

The successful candidate will have (or be expected to obtain) a first-class (or equivalent) Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline and have a strong background in electromagnetic theory. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in plasmonics, metamaterials, device modelling and simulation.

The studentship provides a (tax-free) bursary of £16,553 (Standard RCUK Bursary rate) per annum for up to 3.5 years and will cover full College tuition fees for 3 years. There is no restriction on applicants’ nationality.

Applications should be made online following the standard procedure and specifying Dr Sydoruk as the supervisor. Applications will be shortlisted for interviews in early February 2018.

Closing date for applications: 31st of January 2018

Start Date: 1st of October 2018



Wu J, Sydoruk O, Mayorov AS, et al., 2016, Time-domain measurement of terahertz frequency magnetoplasmon resonances in a two-dimensional electron system by the direct injection of picosecond pulsed currents, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:108, ISSN:0003-6951

Sydoruk O, Choonee K, Dyer GC, 2015, Transmission and Reflection of Terahertz Plasmons in Two-Dimensional Plasmonic Devices, Ieee Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, Vol:5, ISSN:2156-342X, Pages:486-496


Panteli C, Fobelets K, Sydoruk O, Graphene Suspended on Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Enhanced Gas Sensing, 231st ECS Meeting, ISSN:2151-2043

Panteli C, Liu D, Sydoruk O, et al., Through graphene etching of porous Si by electroless metal assisted chemical etching, MNE

Sydoruk O, Siaber S, Pouzada D, et al., 2016, Modeling terahertz plasmons in coupled semiconductor resonators, 41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), IEEE, ISSN:2162-2027

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