Fifteen years of interdisciplinary R&D experience, including project (10 years) and research group (7 years) management
Directed operations of R&D facilities for materials research, fabrication process engineering, and device characterization (5 years); including design and launch of sophisticated instrumentation, training and supervision of personnel
University-level teaching (Physics, Electrical Engineering, 3 years), mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
Research Consulting (three years)
Extension Assistant Professor, 09/2012
to April University of Massachusetts – Amherst,
Lead a research program on developing advanced materials, scalable fabrication processes and device architectures for renewable energy generation and flexible electronics applications: (i) authored 12 peer-reviewed publications, including in Science Magazine, (ii) co-authored two research proposals for DOE and ONR agencies, (iii) advised 2 graduate students and a postdoctoral scholar.
Consult 10 faculty members of the Energy Frontier Research Center "Polymer-Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy" (EFRC PHaSE, DOE funded, $16 Millions) in the topical fields of photovoltaic materials, fabrication processes and device operation mechanisms; successfully completed six collaborative research projects.
Manage the operations of Photovoltaic Research Facilities of EFRC PHaSE with over 300 academic and industrial users; co-designed and supervised renovation of facilities, supervised launching of equipment with a total cost of >$2M; developed and implemented effective policies and procedures for conducting experiments; served as EFRC's technical liaison with industrial users, UMass's Environmental, Health and Safety affairs, Facilities Planning Division, and public visitors.
Advise academic and industrial users of EFRC PHaSE facilities on selecting the most effective experimental techniques and methods to solve their specific research problems; performed experiments for and trained over 160 users in instruments operation and data analysis methods.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 01/2007
to 01/2010 Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland,
Postdoctoral Scholar, group of Prof.
Singer, Department of Physics Received excellent evaluations for teaching of "Introduction to Analog and Digital Electronics" (Fall 2007, 2008, 2009), "Advanced Laboratory Physics" / "Engineering Physics Laboratory" (Spring 2008, 2009, 2010) courses to sophomore and junior physics/ engineering physics students, trained and supervised four teaching assistants.
Established an academic research group with specialization in 'Supramolecular Optoelectronics' - a concept in organic optoelectronics aimed at developing new device functionalities using biomimetics and supramolecular chemistry; authored 5 peer-reviewed publications; mentored a graduate and two senior undergraduate students.
Authored four multi-institutional research proposals for ACS PRF (2007), NSF DMR (2006, 2008) and DOE SISGP (2009) programs; successfully completed three collaborative interdisciplinary research projects.
Research Associate, 01/2002
to 01/2003 New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark,
Research Assistant, 01/1999
to 01/2002 New Jersey Intitute of Technology – Newark,
group of Prof.
Thomas Dittrich, Department of Physics.
Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Technical University of Munich - GPA: magna cum laudePhysics magna cum laude Thesis: "Photovoltage phenomena in nanoscale materials"
Adviser: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dittrich
M.S: Semiconductor Electronics,
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv - Semiconductor Electronics
B.S: Applied Physics,
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv - Applied Physics
Materials Science and Engineering/Materials Physics/Polymer Physics in application to organic/polymeric and inorganic semiconductors, metal oxides, heterogeneous nanocomposites and other nanostructured materials in energy generation and storage devices Flexible organic electronics: charge carrier transport in organic semiconductors with various degrees of structural order and electronic dimensionality (organic single crystals, liquid crystals, polymers); photo-physics of charge carrier generation/recombination in heterogeneous organic semiconductors and transfer at heterogeneous organic-organic, organic-inorganic semiconductor and organic-metal interfaces Development of new approaches for cost-effective, scalable fabrication of organic and hybrid photovoltaic and flexible electronic devices: self-assembly and directed assembly of supramolecular materials and nanostructures for molecular-scale tailoring of structural properties and functionality of electronic materials Development of advanced characterization techniques for studies of nanoscale charge and energy transfer processes in photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications Experimental Skills: Fabrication: PVD, CVD, thermal and e-beam evaporation, magnetron sputtering, glove box operation, spin-coating, slot-die coating, electrochemical anodization, clean room operation, low-temperature measurements Structural properties/elemental analysis: SEM, TEM, AFM, thermal optical polarized microscopy, dynamic light scattering, powder XRD, XPS, profilometry Thermodynamic properties: DSC, TGA Optical properties: UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, transient and spectral PL, FTIR Electronic structure: UPS, XPS Charge transport: transient photocurrent/time-of-flight technique, IV-characteristics (dc conductivity, SCLC technique, solar cell efficiency characterization), impedance spectroscopy, transient and spectral photovoltage, low-temperature Hall-effect measurements, QE/IPCE characterization of solar cells Numerical simulations in Delphi, C++, data analysis in Origin, MatLab, experiment design in Labview.
Speaker at the Materials Research Society Fall (2002, 2003, 2008, 2012 (x2), 2013) and Spring (2005, 2007) Meetings, the American Physical Society March Meetings (2003, 2006, 2009), Invited Speaker and Session Chair at International Conference on Organic Photonics and Electronics (Santa Fe, NM, 2008), speaker at the German Physical Society Spring Meetings (2000, 2001, 2002)
Member of the American Physical Society, The Materials Research Society
Reviewer for the Physical Review Letters, Physical Review
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