Sofya Dobrynina

Student, University of St Andrews

About Sofya Dobrynina

I am a third year undergraduate student at the University of St Andrews studying physics (with a focus on experimental physics). My project this summer involves researching ENZ (epsilon-near-zero) metasurfaces, focusing more specifically their design process, and using simulation techniques to try to optimise this process.  

Outside of academia, I enjoy being out in nature, and regularly go on walks/hikes around the beautiful countryside around the town. Having lived and grown up in several countries in Europe, I am also an avid language learner, and love connecting with people across different countries and cultures.   

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of St Andrews

Laidlaw Cohort Year


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Area of Expertise

Physics Science

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I speak:

English French Russian

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Chess Film & TV Foreign languages Hiking/walking Music Nature & environment Reading Tennis Travelling

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Influencer Of


Channels contributed to:

Leadership STEM

Rooms participated in:

University of St Andrews Leadership-in-Action 2022