Katrīna Laganovska

PhD Phys. student Katrīna Laganovska

Position: Research Assistant

Phone: +371 27171987
Email: katrina.laganovska@gmail.com



  • 2017 – now Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, University of Latvia, PhD in Physics
  • 2017 Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Riga Technical university, MSc in Electronics
  • 2014 Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, University of Latvia, BSc in Physics


  • Research Assistant in Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia
  • Engineer in Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia
  • Laboratory assistant in Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Laboratory assistant in Institute of Astronomy University of Latvia


  • Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO)
  • Electronics (projects: PMT control/readout, nanosecond X-ray impulse generator, Arduino controlled thermoregulator )
  • Programming ( C++, LabTalk, Java basics)
  • Photoluminescence (X-ray, UV, vis)
  • Thermostimulated luminescence(TSL)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Advanced thermostimulated techniques (fractional glow technique, TSL peak analysis)


  • Doped zirconia phase and luminescence dependence on the nature of charge compensation. Smits, K., Olsteins, D., Zolotarjovs, A., Laganovska, K., Millers, D., Ignatans, R., & Grabis, 2017. J. Scientific Reports, 7(November 2016), 44453. http://doi.org/10.1038/srep44453
  • Thermostimulated luminescence of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings on 6082 aluminium surface.
    Zolotarjovs, K. Smits, K. Laganovska, D. Millers I. Bite, L.Grigorjeva, 2018.
    Submitted to Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Doped HfO2 nanocrystal luminescence dependence on europium concentration and charge compensation.
    K.Laganovska, K. Smits, I. Bite, A. Zolotarjovs, 2018.
    Submitted to Journal of Luminescence
  • Long afterglow luminescent SrAl 2 O 4 :Eu 2+ , Dy 3+ coating formed on aluminium alloy Al6082 by plasma electrolytic oxidation. I. Bite, G. Krieke, A. Zolotarjovs, K. Laganovska, K. Smits, V. Liepina, D. Millers, 2018.