Department staff

Dr Anna Kusmartseva

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Lecturer in Physics of Extreme Conditions

Open/Visit Day coordinator

Open Plus Admissions tutor

High-pressure physics, topological materials, Energy materials - thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, anti-reflective coatings


  • Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK 2014 - present
  • Alexandre von Humboldt fellowship, Technische Universitat München, Germany 2012 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK 2008 - 2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ecole Polythenique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 2006 - 2008



  • PhD in Physics, University of Cambridge, UK 2002 - 2007 (Supervisor: Prof. Gill Lonzarich, FRS)
  • MSci in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, Trinity College, UK 1998 - 2002



  • Royal Society Cost SHARE, Russia 2021 - ongoing
  • Royal Society Cost SHARE, Italy 2021 - ongoing
  • EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2020/2021
  • Loughborough Stratetig Grant, Loughborough University, UK 2015


  • Photovoltaics and anti-reflective coatings
  • Novel phases of matter
  • Topological materials
  • 2D systems
  • High-pressure physical methods
  • Superconductivity
  • Quantium Criticality
  • Unconventional ferroelectrics
  • Equality and Diversity Committee member
  • Open/Visit Day coordinator
  • Open Plus admissions tutor

Zhang, B, Liu, Y, Luo, Y, Kusmartsev, F, Kusmartseva, A (2020) Perfect impedance matching with meta-surfaces made of ultra-thin metal films: a phenomenological approach to the ideal THz sensors, Materials, 13(23), 5417, ISSN: 1996-1944. DOI: 10.3390/ma13235417

  • Ultra-thin metallic films for zero reflectivity coatings in the visible light range.
  • Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University collaboration award, SA  2021 - ongoing
  • Alexandre von Humboldt fellowship, Germany 2012 - 2014

Thermal transport characterisation

Thermoelectric performance in Heusler alloys

Magnetic phases and halfmetallicity in Heusler alloys

Topological phases in surface states in ultra-thin metallic systems

Graphene hybrids