Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi

Portrait of Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi

Chair of Technical Science

Phone: (+45) 6550 7341


Professor, Head of Centre for Nano Optics - SDU Nano Optics, Principal Investigator of ERC Advanced Research Grant “Plasmon-based Functional and Quantum Nanophotonics (PLAQNAP)”

Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi is the Founder and current Head the Centre for Nano Optics at the University of Southern Denmark, in short SDU Nano Optics. He is also the Chair of Technical Science at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.

Prior to this, Sergey has held a professor position at Aalborg University, and has been a co-founder and Technical Director (CTO) of Micro Managed Photons A/S. He has also been Head of Section of Optical Technologies at the Institute of Microelectronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

His research spans a wide range of topics of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including linear and nonlinear nano-optics, plasmon-based nanophotonics, integrated and fiber optics, linear and nonlinear surface-enhanced spectroscopy and imaging, quantum plasmonics.

Sergey is widely recognised for having pioneered theoretical and experimental studies in nano-optics and for the development of various plasmonic waveguides, including those based on long-range, channel and dielectric-loaded surface plasmons. The latest achievements include pioneering work on gap plasmon based waveguides and resonators as well as their use for ultra-compact photonic components and gradient metasurfaces enabling complete control over radiation.

He has been recognised with prestigious European and Danish research grants, various awards and honorary titles, including the Elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA Fellow) and Member of Danish Academy of Natural Sciences (DNA).