Dr Svetlana Zolotovskaya


Engineering, School of Science and Engineering

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Dr Svetlana Zolotovskaya is a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering. Her areas of research expertise include photonics materials and devices, applied laser technology, spectroscopy and biomedical photonics. In the past, she worked on the development and characterisation of novel optical materials containing CuxSe and PbS nanoparticles, and InGaAs/GaAs materials systems for photonic switching devices. She has also undertaken research into light-induced processes in biologicaltissue and biomedical applications of laser systems. Some of her research activities were focused on the application of structured optical fields for coherent control of plasmonic structures, Raman spectroscopy, and photo-activation of molecular oxygen inorganic solutions of singlet oxygen traps and living cellular systems. For the past four years, she has been involved in the development of applied laser techniques for surface engineering of metals, ceramics and composite materials for applications ranging from composite substrates for SERS to antibacterial surfaces.

Key research interests include:

  • Materials engineering & characterisation
  • Biomedical photonics
  • Applied laser technology
  • Photonic materials and devices



2018 - present Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering / School of Science & Engineering, University of Dundee

2015 - 2018 Lecturer in Material Science & Engineering Department of Engineering/ Material Science Institute, Lancaster University

2014 - 2015 Surface Scientist Accelerator Science & Technology Centre, STFC Daresbury Laboratory

2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow School of Engineering, Physics & Mathematics, University of Dundee

2012 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews

2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow School of Engineering, Physics & Mathematics, University of Dundee

Academic background

2006 -2010 PhD in Physics, University of Dundee