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Nikita Shevchenko


Nikita Shevchenko was born in Donetsk, Ukraine, in 1986. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees, both in Physics, in 2008 and 2009, respectively, from Donetsk National University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He then enrolled on a PhD programme at Donetsk Physical-Technical Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, focusing on theoretical investigations in nonlinear optics. During his studies he spent some time as an academic visitor at the University of Exeter, where he was involved in a research project supervised by Dr Volodymyr Kruglyak, with the Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials Research group.

In October 2013 he joined the Optical Networks Group at UCL to pursue a PhD degree under the supervision of Prof Polina Bayvel.


Research Interests

  • Optical communications
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Information theory


Prof Polina Bayvel


  1. N.A. Shevchenko, et al., “Nonlinear optical diffraction by standing acoustic waves in a GaAs film”, Photonics and Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications, 10(4) (2012) 10.1016/j.photonics.2012.05.003
  2. N.A. Shevchenko, et al. “Nonlinear acousto-optical diffraction by surface and bulk standing acoustic waves”, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference Transparent Optical Networks (2012) 10.1109/ICTON.2012.6253756