Prof. Yuliya Semenova is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic and Communications Engineering at the Technological University Dublin, where she has been since 2001. She is also the lead Principal Investigator in the Photonics Research Centre at TU Dublin.
She received her Master in Electronic Engineering degree from the National University “Lviv Polytechnic” (Ukraine) in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Physics of Liquid Crystals from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1999. From 1997 to 2001 she worked as a research fellow and eventually as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electro-physics at National University “Lviv Polytechnic”.
Her research interests span both photonics and applications of photonic devices in engineering and communications with a focus on fiber optics. Much of her work to date has been on improving the understanding, design, and performance of optical fiber sensors with applications ranging from macro- to nanoscales. Some of the specific areas of her interests are: whispering gallery mode effects in microfiber resonators, plasmonic structures and photonic crystal fiber sensors. She has focused on sensing of volatile organic compounds in environmental monitoring, food quality assessment, medical diagnostics and industrial control; optics and applications of liquid crystals in photonics and photonic devices for optical communication networks.
She has over 300 publications in the field of photonics with over 4500 citations to her work. She has given numerous invited talks and tutorials and supervised to completion 11 PhD graduates. She is an Associate Editor of IET Electronics Letters, Guest Editor of MDPI Biosensors and a reviewer for a number of journals in her filed.