Author and co-author of over 350 academic papers, 39 patents of invention, and 8 monographs.
- 1988: defended the thesis “Analysis of laser focusator characteristics using computational experiment,” programmes 05.13.16 “Application of computers, mathematical modelling and mathematical methods in scientific research” and 01.04.04. “Physical and quantum electronics” at expanded Kuibyshev Aviation Institute’s Dissertation Council; completed a PhD in Engineering
- 1996: defended the doctoral thesis “Characteristic analysis of diffractive optical elements focusing laser radiation”, programme 01.04.01 “Physics experiment technique, physics of instruments, automation of physical research” at SSAU; completed the degree of Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics
- 1996: received the title senior researcher at the Image Processing Systems Institute of the RAS
- 2000: received the title associate professor of Technical cybernetics department at SSAU
- 2004: received the title professor of Technical cybernetics department at SSAU.
- 1980–1983: software engineer, junior researcher at Kuibyshev Aviation Institute
- 1984–1985: teaching assistant of Technical cybernetics department at KuAI
- 1985–1988: postgraduate of Technical cybernetics department at KuAI
- 1988–1992: head of Mathematical modelling department at the Samara branch of the Central Design Bureau of unique instrumentation, the USSR Academy of Sciences
- 1991–1993: academic secretary at the Samara branch of the Central Design Bureau of unique instrumentation (objectifying reorganisation the Samara branch of the Central Design Bureau of unique instrumentation into academic institution; creating and objectifying the need to finance scientific and technical programmes in the field of computer optics)
- 1991–2000: academic secretary at the research council of the state research programme “High technologies” (since 1998, federal research subprogramme “Industrial laser and electronic ion-plasma technologies”)
- 1992–1993: deputy research director at the Samara branch of the Central Design Bureau of unique instrumentation, the USSR Academy of Sciences (since 1993, the Image Processing Systems Institute of the RAS)
- 1993–2015: deputy research director at the IPSI of the RAS
- 1995–2015: head of the Diffractive optics laboratory at the IPSI of the RAS
- 1997–2004: member of the research council at the Research university of high technologies
- 1989–present: teaching assistant, associate professor, professor of Technical cybernetics department at SSAU (part-time)
- 2002–2012: chairman of the State certification commission for all educational programmes of the Information science faculty at SSAU
- 2006–present: research secretary of the regional expert council for the Povolzhye contest (the Russian Foundation for Basic Research) in Samara region
- 2007–present: member of academic council at SSAU
- 2015–present: acting director of the IPSI of the RAS.
development of information optical technologies for a wide range of applications, in particular, different methods of calculating diffractive optical elements (DOE) and optical devices using DOE; DOE characteristics study using computational and physical experiments; development and research of diffractive microrelief formation for optical elements, modelling devices and components of the diffraction nanophotonics.
N. L. Kazanskiy supervised a number of contract research projects for research organisations, including the Fiat Research Centre (27 contracts), Berlin Institute of Optics, Institute of Applied Physics (Friedrich-Schiller University), Linotype-Hell (Germany), Institute of High Technology Physics (Germany), the Directorate for technical development of AvtoVAZ OAO, Kuibyshevazot ZAO, Applied Problems department at the Presidium of the RAS, the Presidium of Samara Scientific Centre of the RAS, government contracts for the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology. He supervised the projects of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Presidium of the RAS, the RAS Department of Nanotechnology and Information Technologies, INTAS grant projects, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), the Ministry of Education and Science of the Samara region.
Under Kazanskiy’s supervision, 5 PhD theses and 1 doctoral thesis have been defended.
Main scientific achievements obtained in recent years:
- high-performance distributed computing systems have been implemented for redundancy and load optimization when solving problems of mathematical physics and processing large-format images
- the software for problem-oriented computer systems has been developed to optimize the performance of special lighting devices and detect resonance effects in optical nanoheterostructures during the computational experiments in photonics
- under his supervision and with direct participation, a number of grid and cloud services has been implemented, as well as distributed computer systems for specific purposes of designing and organising a unified information environment of experimental research and testing in engineering and optical instrumentation
- the theoretical basis of research automation of optical information systems has been developed with enhanced study of diffraction processes and their impact on the quality of the image
- based on information technology, a number of automated methods for the formation and control of optical micro- and nanostructures has been implemented.
Current research interests:
- development of optical information technologies
- development of information technologies to solve problems in optics and image processing in the field of distributed computing, mathematical modelling and computer vision
- development of methods for calculation and modelling DOE, optical and nanophotonic devices
- development of technologies for the formation and study of micro- and nanorelief.
- full member of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics
- full member of IAPR, the International Association for Pattern Recognition
- expert of the Federal Agency for Science and Innovations and the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in the scientific and technical sphere
- member of three Dissertation councils of SSAU
- deputy chief editor of “Computer optics”
- member of the editorial board of “SSAU Vestnik.”
- 1996: presidential scholarship for outstanding scientists of Russia
- 1998: the Governorate Prize of Samara Region for achievements in science and technology
- 1999: Medal of the Order “For Services to the Fatherland” II class for his contribution to the development of Russian science and technology, award number 39358 (Presidential Decree of 22 November 1999).