September 2009 – June 2011
MSc: semiconductor physics and technology, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Faculty of Physical Science and Technology, Russia. Master’s degree (GPA: 5.0/5.0). Thesis “Development of an experimental setup for atomic and molecular spectroscopy based on a tunable semiconductor laser”.
September 2005 – June 2009
BSc: semiconductor physics and technology, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Faculty of Physical Science and Technology, Russia. Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 4.6/5.0). Thesis “Development of an automated control system prototype for the super-resolution EUV nanolithography system”.
10/2019 – present time
06/2015 – 09/2019
11/2011 – 05/2015
09/2010 – 10/2011
02/2008 – 09/2010
Quantum optic & 2D materials
Electrical and optical control of quantum emitters in 2D materials and moiré excitons in van der Waals heterostructures.
Tools & techniques: time- and polarisation-resolved magneto-optical spectroscopy, transient absorption and reflection spectroscopy, photon-number statistics measurements
Characterisation of material properties of 2D materials and their heterostructures, including carrier concentration, mechanical strain, disorder, and interface quality
Tools & techniques: photoluminescence, ultra-low frequency Raman and reflectance contrast spectroscopy, polarisation-resolved second harmonic generation, atomics force and scanning electron microscopy.
Fabrication of opto-electronic devices based on 2D materials using class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms.
Tools & techniques: e-beam lithography (NanoBeam NB4, Raith Voyager), optical lithography (Durham MicroWriter, mask aligners), thermal evaporators (HHV Auto 306, Edwards E306A), RIE (JLS Designs RIE 80, Polaron PT7150), wire bonders (K&S 4123, 4524), Plasma-Therm 790 PECVD, Mattson RTA, mechanical exfoliation fo 2D materials, assembly of van der Waals heterostructures using deterministic dry mechanical transfer.
Optical setup design
Design and assembly of custom optical spectroscopy and microscopy setups, maintenance and servicing of commercial optical setup
Examples: Custom-built setups: confocal microscope for low-temperature magneto-optical spectroscopy using Attocube attoDRY1000 and attoDRY2100 closed-cycle helium cryostats, wide-field nonlinear microscope for imaging of graphene, polarisation-resolved second harmonic generation setup for identification of crystal lattice orientation in atomically thin materials. Commercial setups: Renishaw inVia and RM1000 Raman microscopes, Horiba HR800 and Evolution Raman microscopes, Olympus IX71 confocal microscope
E-beam Plasma and low-power RIE plasma based chemical modification of materials using Fluorine, Chlorine and Oxygen functional species.
Tools: JLS Designs RIE 80 Etching system, Moorfield Nano RTCH
Development of custom software and hardware for experiment control and measurement automation, establishing network communication between different equipment to enable full automation of complex experiments, e.g. measurements of emission spectrum and photoluminescence decay time as a function of applied magnetic field.
Tools & techniques: Labview, Matlab, Python, Arduino, AutoCAD, Fusion 360.
Developing of products for 2D material research in collaboration with Ossila Ltd.
Examples: Pre-patterned FET test chip for electrical and optical characterisation of devices based on 2D materials