Dr Susan Spesyvtseva

Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Physics

Personal statement

I enjoy working at the interface between research and innovation, and am driven by the exciting potential for new technologies to have real impact on the world. I am passionate about use-inspired research, and work to ensure that the best and most exciting new ideas, observations and concepts that emerge from the research laboratory progress to real-world applications with societal impact.

I work closely with academics and researchers across the Physics Department in technology areas including photonics, quantum technologies, space, biophotonics, and plasma. I am a key department link with industry and RTOs to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer of the department’s applied research. We work with industry through a number of mechanisms, including consultancy, InnovateUK-funded projects, directly-funded projects, student projects, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs), intellectual property (IP) licensing, and continuing professional development (CPD). Please contact me to discuss opportunities.

My technical expertise is in photonics and I have a research background in optical trapping, beam shaping and plasmonics. I studied for an MPhys Physics at the University of St Andrews before receiving my PhD in optical trapping from University College London in 2013. I then took up postdoctoral research positions at the Photonics Advanced Research Center, Osaka University, Japan, and University of St Andrews, before joining the Physics Department at the University of Strathclyde in 2017.

I currently lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with TMD Technologies Ltd. to translate a miniaturised atomic trapping platform. I am a member of the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Timing, taking part in efforts to translate underpinning technologies for quantum sensors. I have additional remit to advance space-related technologies through Strathclyde’s TIC Space Cluster.

Publications

Rotational dynamics and heating of trapped nanovaterite particles
Arita Yoshihiko, Richards Joseph M, Mazilu Michael, Spalding Gabriel C, Skelton Spesyvtseva Susan E, Craig Derek, Dholakia Kishan
Optical Manipulation Conference Optical Manipulation Conference 2017 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275291
Rotational dynamics and heating of trapped nanovaterite particles
Arita Yoshihiko, Richards Joseph M, Mazilu Michael, Spalding Gabriel C, Skelton Spesyvtseva Susan E, Craig Derek, Dholakia Kishan
ACS Nano Vol 10, pp. 11505-11510 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.6b07290
Trapping in a material world
Spesyvtseva Susan ESkelton, Dholakia Kishan
ACS Photonics Vol 3, pp. 719-736 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00023
Chirality-selective optical scattering force on single-walled carbon nanotubes
Skelton Spesyvtseva Susan E, Shoji Satoru, Kawata Satoshi
Physical Review Applied Vol 3 (2015)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.3.044003
Shaping of the trapping volume in optical tweezers using cylindrical vector beams
Skelton Susan E, Sergides Marios, Saija Rosalba, Iatì Maria Antonia, Maragó Onofrio M, Jones Philip H
JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia, JSAP 2013 JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia, JSAP 2013 Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (2013)
https://doi.org/10.1364/jsap.2013.19a_d5_2
Trapping volume control in optical tweezers using cylindrical vector beams
Skelton S E, Sergides M, Saija R, Iatí M A, Maragó O M, Jones P H
Optics Letters Vol 38, pp. 28-30 (2013)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000028

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Professional activities

Introduction to Lasers CPD 2, in collab. with NMIS (NTTF funded)
Recipient
25/5/2021
Introduction to Lasers CPD 1, in collab. with NMIS (NTTF funded)
Recipient
31/3/2021
Wearable UV technology for phototherapy - IAA project
Participant
1/2021
Aurora Leadership Programme (AdvanceHE)
Participant
3/11/2020
IP and Commercialisation at Strathclyde
Organiser
8/10/2020
Student Project Supervision (PH450)
Advisor
9/2020

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Projects

ColOpt Collective Effects and Optomechanics in Ultra-cold Matter
Spesyvtseva, Susan (Fellow)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Wearable UV technology for phototherapy - IAA
Spesyvtseva, Susan (Fellow)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2021
UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing
Spesyvtseva, Susan (Principal Investigator)
Industry engagement
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2025
KTP - TMD Technologies
Spesyvtseva, Susan (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2018 - 10-Jan-2021

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Address

Physics
Technology Innovation Centre

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