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Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany


Dr. Vladimir Sivakov

Group of Semiconductor Nanostructures

Functional Interfaces Department, Leibniz IPHT

Albert Einstein Str. 9, 07745 Jena, Germany

Email: vladimir.sivakov(at)ipht-jena.de

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) Profile

The IPHT is an interdisciplinary working research facility based in Jena, Germany, researching the scientific basics of photonic processes and systems of the highest sensitivity, efficiency, and resolution. In accordance with its mission “Photonics for Life”, IPHT develops customized solutions to issues in the life and environmental sciences and medicine. Research results are implemented in processes, instrumental designs, and occasionally even into laboratory prototypes to sustainably contribute to the needs of patients and consumers. The institute has a strong technical base including a clean room with all relevant processes for microlithography, laboratories for nanomaterial preparation and characterization, glass fiber technology chain as well as detection system development including all required electronic and mechanical workshop capabilities. With its research profile, IPHT significantly contributes to the advancement of biophotonics and performs an important deed in safeguarding the future in an area highly relevant to society. Based on applied basic research the biophotonics research focus implements innovative photonic processes and tools in the fields of molecular sensor technology, analytical diagnostics, and imaging. Several applications are investigated from clinical diagnostics, e.g., sepsis and cancer diagnostics. IPHT has been at the forefront of developments in Raman microscopy, mainly technologies focused on improving the diagnostic accuracy, resolution and speed, and demonstrated proof-of-concept for intra-operative assessment of tumor margins.

Description and scientific profiles of the group

The main scientific focus is concerned with nanostructuring of semiconductor, metal or metal oxide by top-down or bottom-up technologies for novel optoelectronic, photonic and sensor devices. In spite of intense research on the formation and studies of nanowires (NWs), several of the expected, significant, breakthroughs have been reached due to the influence of the nanowires structure. Semiconductor, metal or metal oxide nanostructures have been attracting large interest as a very promising approach toward post CMOS nano-electronics, for nanomedicine, for nanoenergy and life science, as well as for fundamental materials science and physics studies. The “Semiconductor Nanostructures” Group has significant experience in the field of thin film epitaxy, nanostructure synthesis (low dimensional nanostructures) and characterization as well as semiconductor technology and nanophysics. Engineering flexibility in semiconductor nanostructures is highly desirable to widen the range of their potential applications in nanomedicine as a powerful material in cancer theranostics.

Dr. Vladimir Sivakov, since recently “Semiconductor Nanostructures” group leader and deputy head of “Functional Interfaces” department at IPHT, has significant experience in the field of nanotechnology and material characterization as well as photonic technology. He took part in more than 70 communications (10 invited and key-note talks during last 5 years) at international conferences. He is an author or co-author 1 patent, 2 chapters in books and more than 50 scientific papers (h-index:16; i10-index:20) published in referred journals and an active member of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS), Singapore Material Research (S-MRS), Material Research Society (MRS, USA), American Vacuum Society (AVS), American Ceramic Society (ACS), editorial board of Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology, and Progresses in Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials. He is a coordination of Baltic Sea Network “Nanotechnology meets (Bio)Photonics” – “NanoPhoto“, German-Belarus DFG Project, German-Russian DFG and BMBF projects, German-Kazakh DFG project and participates as a project manager in several FP7 projects in nanotechnology related fields.

Group of Semiconductor Nanostructures