报告人：Prof. Izabela Naydenova
Photopolymer materials for sensing, light shaping and security applications
Prof. Izabela Naydenova received her MSc in Applied Optics from the University of Sofia in 1993 and PhD in Physics from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1999. She worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich, (1999-2002). Joined the Centre for Industrial and Engineering Optics (IEO), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) as an Arnold F. Graves postdoctoral research fellow (2002-2005), Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (2005-2008) and took up current position as a Lecturer in the School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology in 2008. Izabela Naydenova was awarded the title of DIT Honorary Professor in February 2017. She has been the Chair of the School’s research committee since 2012.
Prof. Naydenova’s research interests are in development of holographic recording materials and their applications in holographic sensing, fabrication of diffractive optical devices by digital printing and optical micro-patterning, design and application of diffractive optical elements in light redirection and shaping.
At present Prof. Naydenova is the leader of one of the research groups at the IEO Centre –“Holographic structures and materials for application in bio- and environmental sensing, microactuators and security applications”, established in 2008.
Prof. Naydenova is co-author of more than 120 full length articles, 7 book chapters and 27 patent applications (6 granted) in the field of holographic materials and technologies. She is editor and co-editor of three books.
Prof. Naydenova is co-founder and scientific adviser of Optrace Ltd., a DIT spin-out company, which specialises in manufacturing of unique holographic labels for security applications. In 2017, together with colleagues from the IEO centre, she was awarded the Researcher Impact award, by DIT’s technology transfer office - Hothouse.