Anna Baldycheva received the B.Sc. degree with Honors from Physics Faculty at St. Petersburg State University. In 2008, she was awarded prestigious research fellowship from ICGEE (Irish Research Council) to pursue the Ph.D. research project in Nano- and Micro Si Photonics at University of Dublin, Trinity College. During her PhD she was already leading an independant research project at Tyndall National Institute as a principal investigator of the research grant funded by Science Foundation Ireland. After completion of her PhD in 2012, she joined RLE and MTL at MIT as a Post-Doc with Prof Mike Watts. In November 2014 she moved to UK to take on a position as an assistant professor at University of Exeter