Professor Michael (Misha) Sumetsky

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)

Professor of Photonics

Phone number: 0121 204 3137
Room number: NW611


I graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, and have Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the same University. I worked at the Physics Department of Saint-Petersburg University of Telecommunications (Russia) till 1995 when I joined Bell Laboratories (USA). In 2001, I continued my research at OFS Labs after transition of the Optical Fiber Research Department of Bell Labs into the OFS Labs of the Furukawa Electric Company. I joined the Aston Institute for Photonics Technologies at the end of 2013. My areas of research included quantum mechanics, solids and electromagnetics. My present research interests are in optics of microresonators and nanophotonics. 
Prof Misha Sumetsky

Quantum Mechanics (AP2QUM)

PI: Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics (Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award), £40K, 2014-2019
Co-PI: Solitons and frequency combs in microresonators (Horizon 2020, H2020-EU.1.3.3, 691011), £22K, 2015-2017
PI: Surface Nanoscale Axial Photonics (EPSRC), £916K, 2017-2021
PI: Quantum SNAP (US Army Research Laboratory), £145K, 2017-2018 

  • Fellow, Optical Society of America 
  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder