- Assistant Professor, Photonics Laboratory Facility Director
Viktoriia Rutckaia joined the ASRC as the Director of the Photonics Core Facility in April 2023. Her research is rooted in the study of light-matter interactions within dielectric and plasmonic structures, silicon photonics, and active emitting materials. She brings a wide range of skills, including numerical modeling, nanofabrication, and optical characterization of nanodevices, which significantly bolster the research conducted at ASRC.
Prior to this, Rutckaia held a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Global Fellowship at ASRC, working with Prof. Andrea Alu, and at Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, under the mentorship of Prof. Joerg Schilling. In 2018, she earned her Dr. rer. Nat. degree in Physics from Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Earlier in her academic journey, she completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at Alferov University in 2012 and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in 2010, respectively.