Dr. Tetiana Orlova
Tetiana Orlova was born in Luhansk (Ukraine), on October 25th, 1982. She studied Physics in Volodymyr Dahl East-Ukrainian National University (Ukraine) and received M.Sc. with Honours in Physics in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, Tetiana studied Physics of molecular and liquid crystals as a Ph.D. student of the Physical Engineering Training-and-Research Center, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine. In June 2007 Tetiana received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Physics (NAS Ukraine). Her research ‘Optical and spectral properties of liquid crystals with photosensitive chiral steroid dopant’ was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Iryna Terenetskaya.
From 2005 to 2008, Tetiana worked as a Junior researcher at the Dept. Optical Quantum Electronics of the Institute of Physics (NAS Ukraine), then from 2008 to 2013 as a Scientific researcher, and finished in 2014 as a Senior researcher. In 2011, on 6 months she joined the Biophysics and PDT group at the Dept. Radiation Biology of the Institute for Cancer research, Oslo University Hospital (Norway) with the project ‘Photobiology and photomedicine of vitamin D’ under the supervision of Prof. Johan Moan. The project was supported by the personal mobility grant from the Research Council of Norway under the Yggdrasil programme.
In 2013-2014 academic year Tetiana joined the Singular Optics and Liquid Crystals group at the Laboratoire Ondes et Matiere d’Aquitaine (LOMA) of the Universite de Bordeaux (France). Her project ‘Optically controlled generation of topological defects in photo-active chiral liquid crystals’ under the supervision of Dr. Etienne Brasselet was supported by the Erasmus Mundus post-doctoral grant.
Since September 2014, Tetiana is a postdoctoral researcher in the Biomolecular Nanotechnology group under the supervision of Dr. Nathalie Katsonis with the aim to continue the study of light-driven topological defects in photo-sensitive liquid crystals.