Oraingo lanpostua / Puesto actual
Marie Curie researcher.
Nire Europako proiektua / Mi proyecto europeo
QESPEM, my research line is physics, specifically on the crossroad of nanophotonics and quantum technologies.
Formakuntza eta ikerketa-ibilbidea/Formación académica y trayectoria investigadora
In 2011 I joined the Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering of NRNU MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Russia) as a PhD student. I started working in the field of nano-bio hybrid materials for the new generation of photonic devices and fluorescent biomarkers. My Ph.D. thesis was dealing with the energy transfer processes in the bio-nano-hybrid structures for the bio-energetic and bio-informatics applications, and I defended it in 2017. After that, as a young research fellow of the NRNU MEPhI, I studied the effect of light-matter coupling between single nanocrystals to achieve the increase of their emission brightness and long-term stability. During the 2018 and 2019, I continued these studies in collaboration with Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia/San Sebastian). During 2018-2020 I also supervised two my own projects with grants from the Russian Science Foundation and from the President of Russian Federation foundation. Over the past 6 years, I have also participated in 18 research and R&D projects, and supervised three of them. Now my current scientific interests are in the field of nano-hybrid materials and metamaterials with enhanced optical properties for sensing and optoelectronic applications. The new emerging field of light-matter coupling on the nanoscale allows achieving the unique photonic properties that is why it was exciting for me to start investigation in this field. To actualize it I applied for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship in the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
Ikerketan aritzeko motibazioa/Mi motivación para dedicarme a la investigación
To begin with, science is at the moment one of the few possible ways to discover the Unknown. I believe that the future of the Humankind is in the Deep Space and only science will allow us to reach the stars. The first space visit by human (Yuriy Gagarin) was only 60 years ago, but now the Humankind have two orbital stations and two others will be built soon. The space travelling is close to be a routine, and I believe that people can reach the other planets of the Solar system in this century. This result is not only of the space technology and rocket science, but actually it is the result of the efforts of all scientists in the World: physicists, chemists, biologists etc. That is why I applied for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship in Spain – to share my experience and to learn the experience here. The only way to achieve new horizons is to know well the experience of other people, especially in the modern World, when science is driven only by the efforts of many people, and it is impossible to make the discovery alone.
Aritzen naizen taldea eta ikerketa-lerroak/Grupo y líneas de investigación que desarrollo
Now I am working in the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), specifically in the Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU) in Donostia/San Sebastian. My team is Nanomaterials and spectroscopy group of the Photonics research line in this center, the group is led by Prof. Yury Rakovich (He is to be my supervisor during the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship). I have started my project in July of 2021 and concentrated efforts on the design of highly efficient bright and stable plasmon-exciton quantum emitters.
Nire ikerketa-ibilbidean aipatzen dut…/En mi trayectoria investigadora destaco…
Since I began studying the effects of light-matter communication, the results of my experiments and that of many other scientists around the world have never ceased to amaze me. All those properties of optical materials to which we are accustomed can be radically changed and get a completely new field of application. Thus, semiconductor quantum dots, which were traditionally used as a material for LEDs and displays based on them, could not be used as sources of photon pairs, due to the peculiarities of charge carrier recombination. However, my previous experiments showed that their combination with plasmonic nanocavities made them extremely highly efficient sources of photon pairs. My current research will be devoted to the design of sources of entangled photon pairs based on the discovered effect.
Etorkizunari begira/Mirando al futuro
I hope that my research will be able to give impetus to the development of new all-optical methods of information processing. I hope I will be able to contribute to the creation of a technological base for quantum informatics and see in my lifetime how this will affect the development of other technologies.