Imperial College London

Dr Aliaksandra Rakovich, AFHEA

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor



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901bBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus






Thank you to all those who attended our stand on Structural Coloring at the Imperial Festival. We had a lot of fun. See you all next year!

I have obtained my Bachelor degree in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (2007) and a PhD in Physics (2011) from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. I subsequently moved to the Physics Department of Imperial College London, where I have worked as a Research Associate since 2012. In October 2016, I was awarded the Royal Society University Research Fellowship to work on the use of biomimetic approaches in nanophotonic systems. My other research interests include light-matter interactions, interactions at nano-bio interfaces, functionalisation of nanoparticles and their selective attachment to substrates, and spectroscopic studies of functional nano-bio systems.

examples of work


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Cambiasso J, Grinblat G, Li Y, et al., 2017, Bridging the gap between dielectric nanophotonics and the visible regime with effectively lossless gallium phosphide antennas, Nano Letters, Vol:17, ISSN:1530-6992, Pages:1219-1225

Nielsen MP, Lafone L, Rakovich A, et al., 2016, Adiabatic nanofocusing in hybrid gap plasmon waveguides on the silicon-on-insulator platform, Nano Letters, Vol:16, ISSN:1530-6992, Pages:1410-1414

Rakovich A, Albella P, Maier SA, 2015, Plasmonic Control of Radiative Properties of Semiconductor Quantum Dots Coupled to Plasmonic Ring Cavities, ACS Nano, Vol:9, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:2648-2658

Rakovich TY, Mahfoud OK, Mohamed BM, et al., 2014, Highly Sensitive Single Domain Antibody-Quantum Dot Conjugates for Detection of HER2 Biomarker in Lung and Breast Cancer Cells, ACS Nano, Vol:8, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:5682-5695

Rakovich A, Nabiev I, Sukhanova A, et al., 2013, Large Enhancement of Nonlinear Optical Response in a Hybrid Nanobiomaterial Consisting of Bacteriorhodopsin and Cadmium Telluride Quantum Dots, ACS Nano, Vol:7, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:2154-2160

Rakovich A, Sukhanova A, Bouchonville N, et al., 2010, Resonance Energy Transfer Improves the Biological Function of Bacteriorhodopsin within a Hybrid Material Built from Purple Membranes and Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Nano Letters, Vol:10, ISSN:1530-6984, Pages:2640-2648

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