Dr Elena Turitsyna

Elena Turitsyna


Phone number
0121 204 3484  


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I joined the Photonic Research group of Electronic Engineering department in October 2000. I received a Ph.D degree in Electronic Engineering in July 2007. I was a holder of the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in 2008-2011. 

My research interests are in numerical modelling of fibre Brag gratings, in modelling fibre lasers systems. I work in close collaboration with experimentalists from the Photonics Research group.   

Qualifications & Education 

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PhD in Electronic Engineering, Aston University, 2007  
  • Joint MSc/BSc in Mathematics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia,1983


  • 2012 - date: Lecturer in Electronic Engineering
  • 2008 – 2011: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, SEAS, Aston University.
  • 2005 – 2007: Research Associate, SEAS, Aston University
  • 2000-2005: Research Assistant, SEAS, Aston University.
  • 1983-1991: Mathematics teacher, College 130, Novosibirsk, Russia 

Teaching activity
I am the module owner (lecturer, tutor and lab supervisor) of the 

  • “Introductory Programming with Java” course(EE404B), 
  • "Information Theory and Coding & Teletraffic Theory" (EE401A) 
  • "Transition Mathematics for Engineers " (SE11EM)

 My other teaching duties include supervision and moderation of MSc and Final Year projects in the Electronic Engineering department. 

Recent research funding 

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship 

Outreach activities

I am actively involved in running numerous outreach activities with local schools. It includes 

  • delivering lectures on Mathematics at Further Maths Conferences organised by King Edwards VI  Camp Hill School for Girls
  • running masterclasses at Aston University
  • running workshops on programming / electronics at engineering conferences and British Science Festivals 

  I am a coordinator of the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies School Outreach Network.

 S. K. Turitsyn, S. Babin, E. G. Turitsyna, E. Podivilov, G. Falkovich and D. Churkin, Chapter “Optical Wave Turbulence” in the book “Advances in Wave Turbulence”, series A, vol 83, p. 113-163 (World Scientific, 2013).

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