Professor Dragomir N. Neshev

ANU College of Science

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 received the Ph.D. degree in physical sciences from Sofia University, Bulgaria in 1999. Since then he has worked in the field of Nonlinear optics at several research centres in Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, USA, France, and Australia. Since 2002, he is with the Australian National University where he currently leads the Experimental Photonics Group at the Nonlinear Physics Centre.
    He is the recipient of of a number of awards, including the QE II Fellowship (ARC, 2010) the Australian Research Fellowship (ARC, 2004), the 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 optical solitons, singular optics, harmonic generation, nonlinear periodic structures, plasmonics, and photonic metamaterials.
    He is a member of the Australian Optical Society and the Optical Society of America. He has published more than 150 journal papers.

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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