Vladlen Shvedov

Research Interests

  • Material Processing with Lasers
  • Renewable Energy and Climate Control
  • Laser Propulsion
  • Laser Beam Modifications and Structured Light


  • Doctor of Science (Habilitation), Institute of Physical Optics, Ukraine (2012)
  • Ph.D., Optics, Laser Physics, Taurida National University, Ukraine (2001)
  • M.Sc., Physics, Simferopol State University, Ukraine (1996)

Achievements & Awards


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Dr Shvedov is an active researcher with over two decades of experience in optics and laser physics. His academic career began at Simferopol State University, Ukraine, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Theoretical Physics in 1996. He furthered his education at Taurida National University (TNU), Ukraine, where he obtained a Doctorate in Optics and Laser Physics in 2001, with a research focus on singular laser beams and structured light. In the subsequent years, Dr. Shvedov contributed to academia as an Assistant Professor in TNU’s Department of Physics. His contribution to education and research was recognized in 2005 with an academic promotion to Associate Professor by the Certification Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science, Ukraine. His excellence in teaching and research was acknowledged with an award “Year’s Best Associate Professor, 2008” from TNU’s Department of Physics. In 2008, Dr. Shvedov embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Australian National University (ANU). He relocated to Canberra, Australia, to advance his research across a broad spectrum of fundamental and applied aspects of light-matter interactions with laser radiation. His role at ANU has resulted in numerous scientific accomplishments, with his work being highlighted as significant scientific achievements in photonics (DI OPN 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2017) and gaining global media attention (PRL 2011, NP 2014, NC 2020). In 2022, he joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta Optical Systems (TMOS). In his role at TMOS, he is leading a project focused on surface nanostructuring using cost-effective green laser technology offering versatile applications across various industries.

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