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Position
Research Scientist
Company
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location
Cambridge MA UNITED STATES
Bio

Dr. Svetlana V. Boriskina is a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Originally from Ukraine, Svetlana holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Kharkiv National University (KNU), one of leading research universities in the former USSR. She worked at the University of Nottingham in UK, at KNU, and at Boston University (BU) prior to joining MIT in 2012.

Dr. Boriskina’s research blends nanophotonics, plasmonics, thermodynamics and mechanics to explore light-matter interactions on the nanoscale. She currently leads several research projects at MIT aimed at the development of smart photon-managing fabrics that provide thermal comfort indoors and outdoors, new meta-materials that manipulate light in unusual ways, and novel solar harvesting platforms to generate clean energy and provide fresh water to off-electrical-grid and disaster-stricken communities. Dr. Boriskina authored over 120 publications, has led multiple U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, and NATO-funded projects, holds many patents on optical sensor and photon energy conversion systems, a Joint Award of the International Commission for Optics and the A. Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, a NATO-UK Royal Society Fellowship, and a SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Electromagnetics. She also developed and taught award-winning new courses in optics and photonics at the graduate and undergraduate level at KNU, BU, and MIT.

Svetlana currently serves as a Director-at-Large at The Optical Society (OSA), an Advisory Board Member for the Optics and Photonics News Magazine, and a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Optics Express and the Lead Editor for the Energy and Environmental Optics Express.

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