Professors

Constantin Simovski

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2183
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: konstantin.simovski"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 420 5856
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Constantin (Konstantin) R. Simovski (Simovsky, Simovskii, Simovskiy, born 1957, Russia) earned his PhD (Candidate in Physics and Mathematics) degree in 1986. Institution of defense: Leningrad Polytechnical Institute (LPI). The degree was in Radio Science. In 2000 he earned the degree Dr. Sci. (Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (the scientific area included both Radio Science and Optics). Institution of defense: State Polytechnical University of St. Petersburg (former LPI). Graduating from LPI in 1980 he worked as an engineer-physicist until 1992 when he was with the Soviet scientific and industrial firm "Impulse". His researches areas were as follows: antennas for special communication systems (1980-1987); artificial electromagnetic phenomena in the ionosphere and magnetosphere plasmas (1987-1992). Started as an engineer he became in 1991 the head of a scientific group. In 1992 - 2008 he was with the St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (now University ITMO – Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics). He pursued researches in the fields: electromagnetics for microwave applications (1993-1998), theory and applications of photonic and electromagnetic band-gap structures, electromagnetic scattering in lattices, optical properties of nanoparticles, and homogenization models for meta-materials (1999-2008). Starting as a university teacher he became full professor in 2001. Since 2008 he has been with the Helsinki University of Technology – TKK, now Aalto University. In 2008-2012 he occupied the post of visiting professor. His researches in Finland were in the following fields: electromagnetic metamaterials for nanosensing, for energy harvesting systems, for nanophotonic components; electromagnetic characterization of nanostructured metamaterials. By the decision of the President of Aalto University on 24.08.2012 Constantin Simovski, Dr. Sci., has been appointed to the tenure track position of Full Professor in Electromagnetic Materials in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering at the Aalto University, School of Electric and Electronic Engineering.

Sergei A. Tretyakov

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2184
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: sergei.tretyakov"at"aalto.fi
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Sergei A. Tretyakov received the Dipl. Engineer-Physicist, the Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.), and the Doctor of Sciences degrees (all in radiophysics) from the St. Petersburg State Technical University (Russia), in 1980, 1987, and 1995, respectively. From 1980 to 2000, he was with the Radiophysics Department, St. Petersburg State Technical University. Presently, he is a Professor of radio engineering at the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Prof. Tretyakov worked as visiting scientist, CEA-CESTA (French Atomic Energy Commission research centre), also affiliated with the University of Bordeaux, Laboratory of Wave-Material Interactions, in 1994, and as a visiting professor at Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (June–July 2013) and at the Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (Jan. 2013 – April 2013). His main scientific interests are electromagnetic field theory, complex media electromagnetics and microwave engineering. He is the General Chair of the conference series Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials) (2007-2014). Prof. Tretyakov served as President of the European Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (Metamorphose VI) during 2007-2013 and as Chairman of the St. Petersburg IEEE ED/MTT/AP Chapter from 1995 to 1998.

Doctoral Students

Masoud Sharifian Mazraeh Mollaei

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2180
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: masoud.2.sharifianmazraehmollaei"at"aalto.fi

Masoud Sharifian Mazraeh Mollaei was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his M. Sc. Degree from Iran University of Science & Technology in Telecommunication-Electromagnetic Fields in 2016. His thesis was about “Design, simulation and fabrication of frequency selective surfaces based on substrate integrated waveguide cavities” under supervision of Prof. Farrokh Hodjat Kashani. Currently, he is working toward D. Sc. Degree under supervision of Prof. Constantin Simovski. His main research focuses on decoupling antennas in presence of ultrahigh magnetic field.

Grigorii Ptitcyn

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: grigorii.ptitcyn"at"aalto.fi

Grigorii Ptitcyn Grigorii Ptitcyn was born in Sosnovy Bor, Russia, in 1993. He received his B.Sc. degree in solid state physics from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, in 2015. His M.Sc. degree in physics of advances materials he received in Aalto University, Finland, in 2017. Currently, he is working towards D.Sc. degree in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His main research interests are metamaterials and metasurfaces for control of propagating waves, time-modulating metasurfaces and nanofabrication.

Svetlana Tcvetkova

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: svetlana.tcvetkova"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 46 575 7813

Svetlana Tcvetkova was born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia, in 1991. She received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in technical physics from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, in 2013 and 2015, respectively, as well as the M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in computational engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, in 2015. During February–June 2015, she was a visiting student under the supervision of Professor Sergei Tretyakov in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, where she is currently working towards the D.Sc. degree. Her main research interests include antennas, microwave measurements, and reflection/transmission properties of metasurfaces.

Pavel Voroshilov

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2180
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: pavel.2.voroshilov"at"aalto.fi

Pavel Voroshilov was born in 1991. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (with honors) degrees in Photonics and optical information technologies from ITMO University in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Since 2010, he has been a Research Engineer in the Metamaterials Laboratory, ITMO University. He is currently working towards the D.Sc. degree under the supervision of prof. Constantin Simovski. His main research interests are metamaterials for energy harvesting and conversion in photovoltaic and thermophotovoltaic systems.

Xuchen Wang

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: xuchen.wang"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 3097794

Xuchen Wang received his B. Sc in Optical Information Science and Technology from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, in 2011. Then he received his master degree from the department of Optical Engineering of Zhejiang University, China, in 2014. After graduation, he worked as a radio frequency engineer in Huawei and TP-Link for two years. He is currently working towards D. Sc degree under the supervision of Prof. Sergei Tretyakov in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His main research interests includes flexible metasurfaces, absorbers, and antennas at THz frequencies.

Senior Researchers

Igor Nefedov

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: igor.nefedov"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 420 5845

Igor Nefedov received Dipl. Physicist, Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D.), and Doctor of Sciences Degrees (all in radiophysics) from Saratov State University (SSU) (Russia), in 1972, 1981, and 1998, respectively. From 1975 to 1992 he was with the research Institute of Mechanics and Physics at SSU, USSR. Since 1992 he has been with the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Science, Saratov, Russia. He has been a visiting Professor at the Radio Laboratory of the Helsinki University of Technology, TKK (2001–2002) and Full Professor at SSU (2003—2004). Since 2004 he is a senior researcher in Aalto University (former Helsinki University of Technology). His scientific interests cover electromagnetic field theory, electromagnetics of hyperbolic metamaterials, electromagnetic theory of carbon nanotubes and graphene, thermal emission and thermal radiative heat transfer.

Postdoctoral researchers

Viktar Asadchy

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: viktar.asadchy"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 420 5846

Viktar Asadchy was born in Gomel, Belarus, in 1990. He received the Diploma and Master’s degrees in physics from Gomel State University, Belarus, in 2013. In 2017, Viktar received the Doctor of Science degree from Aalto University, Finland. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Finland, in the group of Prof. S. Tretyakov. In 2016, he was a visiting student researcher in the group of Prof. M. Wegener at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His main research interests include spatially dispersive media, metasurfaces, and advanced diffractive optical components.

Ana Díaz-Rubio

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: ana.diazrubio"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 409 9203

Ana Díaz-Rubio was born in Landete (Spain). She received Telecommunication Engineer bachelor's degree in 2010 and the M.Sc. degree in 2011 from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. She was awarded with a FPI-MEC Fellowship from the Science and Innovation Ministry of Spain in the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2011, where she was supervised by Prof. José Sánchez-Dehesa. Her thesis was based on advanced artificial structures for the management of electromagnetic energy. She has received her doctoral degree from the Electronic Engineering School in Polytechnic University of Valencia, in August 2015. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Sergei Tretyakov in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Her research is focused on artificial thin surfaces for controlling the wave propagation.

Prasad Kumara Sampath Jayathurathnage

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2177
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: prasad.jayathurathnage“at”aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 447 7981

Prasad Kumara Sampath Jayathurathnage was born in Sri Lanka. He received B.Sc. degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2009, and Ph.D. degree in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2017. His PhD thesis was on Design and optimization on Wireless power transfer System. He has 5 years of working experience as an electronics engineer and as a researcher in sri lanka, Singapore and Australia including Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and RollsRoyce@NTU corporate Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore . Dr. Prasad is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His research interests include high frequency power converters, wireless power transfer and biomedical applications. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His research is focused on wireless power transfer.

Fu Liu

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2176
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: fu.liu"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 576 1535

Fu Liu received his B. Sc. degree in applied physics from the China University of Mining and Technology (China) in 2008 and the M. Sc. degree in theoretical physics from the Beijing Normal University (China) in 2011. Then he went to the City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China) and obtained his Ph. D degree in 2014 with thesis title “Metamaterials with low symmetries,” under the supervision of Prof. Jensen Li. From 2014 to 2016 he worked as a research fellow in Prof. Jensen Li’s group in Metamaterials Research Center, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Sergei Tretyakov’s group in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland). His main research interests are transformation optics, metamaterials and metasurfaces.

Xin Ma

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2180
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: xin.ma"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 364 1795

Xin Ma received her B. Sc in Electronic Information Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China, in 2007. Then she received her M. Sc. degree and Ph. D degree in Electronic Science and Technology from the School of Electronic Information of NPU China, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. During March 2018–March 2019, she is a visiting post-doctor under the supervision of Professor Sergei Tretyakov in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Her main research interests include frequency selective surface, absorbers, and antenna radome.

Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2176
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: mohammad.mirmoosa"at"aalto.fi
tel: +358 50 364 1795

Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa was born in Baft, Iran. He received the Doctor of Science (Technology) degree from Aalto University in August 2017. Currently, he has a post-doctoral researcher position, and his main research interests are electromagnetic theory, light-matter interaction and radiative heat transfer.

Master’s Students

Bhakti Chowkwale

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: bhakti.chowkwale"at"aalto.fi

Bhakti Chowkwale was born in Kolhapur, India. She received her Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India (Formerly known as University of Pune) in 2015. After graduation, she worked as an Engineer in Hella India Automotive Pvt Ltd. Currently she is working towards a Master of Science degree in Radio Engineering. Since 2017, she has been a Research Assistant for Professor Sergei Tretyakov in the field of Wireless Power Transfer.

Francisco Cuesta

Visiting address:
Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University
School of Electrical Engineering
Room 2181
Maarintie 8, Espoo
email: francisco.cuestasoto"at"aalto.fi

Francisco Cuesta was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1990. He received his Electrical Engineer bachelor’s degree, with a minor in Mathematics, from San Francisco de Quito University in 2014. Currently he is working towards the M. Sc. Degree at Aalto University. His research interests are focused in the fields of electromagnetic propagation theory, metamaterials, and the design of microwave and antenna-based devices.

Some current external collaborators

Asst. Prof. Costas Valagiannopoulos, Kazakhstan
Dr. Andrei Andryieuski, Denmark
Dr. Andrey Osipov, Germany
Prof. Yuri Kivshar, Australia
Dr. Inigo Liberal, Spain
Dr. Stanislav Maslovski, Portugal
Dr. Carsten Rockstuhl, Germany
Prof. Igor Semchenko, Belarus
Dr. Alexei Vinogradov, Russia
Prof. Alexander Yakovlev, USA
Prof. Richard Ziolkowski, USA
Prof. Silvio Hrabar, Croatia
Prof. Pavel Belov, Russia
Prof. Alexander Grigorenko, UK
Prof. Svend-Age Biehs, Germany

Recent graduates

Dr. Mikhail Omelyanovich
Dr. Sergei Kosulnikov, post-doc, ITMO University
Dr. Viktar Asadchy, post-doc, Aalto University
Dr. Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa, post-doc, Aalto University
Dr. Joni Vehmas, Kolster patent agency, Finland
Dr. Younes Ra'di, post-doc, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Mohammad Albooyeh, post-doc, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Dmitry Morits, post-doc, Data Storage Institute (DSI), Singapore
Dr. Antti Karilainen, Antenna Specialist at Microsoft (formerly Nokia Corporation)
Dr. Pekka Alitalo, National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland
Dr. Olli Luukkonen, Head of R&D and Partner, Fairspectrum; Data Scientist, Tieto
Dr. Pekka Ikonen, Head of Strategic Marketing at TDK-EPC

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