- PostHead of School of Physics and Engineering ; Chief Research Associate of Faculty of Physics ; Head of International Research Centre for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
Pavel Belov is the Prize Winner of the President of the Russian Federation in 2009 in the field of science and innovation for young scientists. The prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the physics of metamaterials and the development of devices for transmission and processing of superresolution images.
Pavel Belov graduated with honors from ITMO University in 2000. He defended his PhD thesis twice: once in Russia in 2003, and then in Finland in 2006 at the Helsinki University of Technology.
He is the winner of grants for State Support of Young Russian PhD Scientists in 2005 and 2009. His other prizes include:
- IET Achievement Award, 2006
- International Dennis Gabor Award, 2003
He has extensive experience of working abroad (Finland, South Korea, United Kingdom) with such industrial giants as Nokia, Samsung Electronics, and Bosch.
Pavel Belov is the author of more than 50 scientific articles in refereed journals and 10 book chapters and more than 80 papers in international conferences.
He is a member of the Council of young scientists and specialists of the St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).
Pavel Belov is engaged in research in the newest areas of modern physics, including the physics of metamaterials (artificial materials with electromagnetic properties not observed in nature).
The main Belov’s achievement is the development of metamaterials which can transfer superresolution images (ie, much smaller than the wavelength of the radiation used), which is much better than the resolution of conventional optical systems for image transmission and processing. Findings of Pavel Belov have both fundamental and practical importance because they can radically change the concept of designing optical and microwave components of various devices and thus lead to a revolution in information and telecommunication technologies.
Currently, P. Belov is the head of the team of researchers, consisting of three young PhDs, a graduate student and six students, conducting research on metamaterials at ITMO University. The work is funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Administration of St. Petersburg.