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Susan Spesyvtseva


  • United Kingdom


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Personal Statement

Susan Spesyvtseva studied for an MPhys Physics at the University of St Andrews before receiving her PhD in optical trapping from University College London in 2013. She then took up postdoctoral research positions at Osaka University, Japan, and University of St Andrews, before joining the Physics Department at the University of Strathclyde as Knowledge Exchange Associate in 2017.

Susan’s primary remit is to grow the Knowledge Exchange (KE) portfolio of the Physics Department by initiating, supporting, and leading KE projects across the department. A focus of her work is developing industry-led research projects and she is always happy to hear from industry or other external partners with an interest in collaborating on any of the department’s research areas. She is also concerned with maximising the commercial potential of the intellectual property arising from departmental research. Companies with an interest in licensing Strathclyde Physics IP should feel free to get in touch.

Susan has a technical background in photonics, quantum physics and biophotonics. She currently leads a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with TMD Technologies Ltd. to develop a novel quantum platform for atom cooling. She is a member of the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Timing, taking part in efforts to translate underpinning technologies for quantum sensors.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University College London

Award Date: 28 Feb 2013

Master of Physics, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008

External positions

Research Fellow, University of St Andrews


Postdoctoral researcher, Osaka University



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