Professor Dragomir N. Neshev

Professor, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS)
ANU College of Science
T: 02 61253792

Areas of expertise

  • Classical And Physical Optics 020501
  • Quantum Optics 020604
  • Nonlinear Optics And Spectroscopy 020503
  • Lasers And Quantum Electronics 020502
  • Photonics, Optoelectronics And Optical Communications 020504
  • Nanomaterials 100708
  • Nanophotonics 100711


Dragomir Neshev is a Professor in Physics at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS). He received the Ph.D. degree from Sofia University, Bulgaria in 1999. Since then he has worked in the field of optics at several research centres around the world and joint the ANU in 2002.

He is the recipient of a number of awards, including a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship (ARC, 2010); an Australian Research Fellowship (ARC, 2004); a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship (European Commission, 2001); and the Academic award for best young scientist (Sofia University, 1999). His activities span over several branches of optics, including periodic photonic structures, singular optics, plasmonics, and optical metasurfaces. 

He is a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA), member of the Australian Optical Society and SPIE. He has published more than 240 journal articles, five book chapters and an edited book.

Current student projects

Photonic Metamaterials

Aim: To develop tunable and functional photonic metamaterials with unusual properties. Of particular interest are the development of negative index materials with high sensitivity to light intensity.

Skills: Nanofabrication, characterisation and modelling.

Seeking: PhD, Master, and Honours level


Projects and Grants

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