Degree Institution Year
General certificate of education
High school with emphasis on natural sciences education
Kiev natural-scientific lyceum No. 145,
B. Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Physics (Cum Laude)
Aerophysics and Space Research Department
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT),
M.Sc. in Applied Physics
Casimir Pre-PhD track, specialisation: Nanoscience
Delft University of Technology (TUD),
The Netherlands
PhD in Applied Physics
Complexs Photonic Systems (COPS) (download thesis)
University of Twente (UT) and Philips Lighting,
The Netherlands
Post Doc
Complexs Photonic Systems (COPS)
University of Twente (UT) and Philips Lighting,
The Netherlands
Post Doc
Capasso Group (SEAS)
Harvard University,

Research Interests:

Transport of light in the complex photonic media, white LEDs, radiative transfer equation (RTE), mesoscopic transport.



Research Experience

Project title (internship): Design of superconducting microstrip resonators for space applications.

Description: The aim of this project was to design and fabricate superconducting microstrip resonators for space applications.

Host: CosmoNanoscience Group, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. J. Baselmans

Project title (Master thesis, project 3): Determination of phthalocyanines and porphyrins Seebeck coefficients using UHV STM break junctions technique.

Description: The aim of this project was to measure the thermopower of phthalocyanines and porphyrins. We performed thermopower measurements on gold break junctions using scanning tunnelling microscope (STM). The measured thermopower was found to be one order of magnitude smaller than the expected thermopower for the molecules. In the course of this project we improved measurement apparatus to enhanced signal to noise ratio. We enhanced the stability of the STM and allowed a better control over the pressure.

This work was presented on the International Doctoral Training Session “Frontiers of Condensed Matter: Nanosciences and Energy” in Les Houche 2013.

Host:  Atomic and Molecular Conductors,  Leiden University.

Supervisor: Prof.dr. J.M. van Ruitenbeek

Project title (Master thesis, project 2): Jaynes-Tavis-Cummings pseudo spin coupling through dissipation.

Description: Identical qubits strongly coupled to the cavity can be modeled with Tavis-Cumming Hamiltonian. The Hamiltonian for such system can be reduced to a block diagonal form with subsystems. If we initialize system in one of these subsystems, it can never leave this subsystem. The noise can however lead to mixing between the subsystems. We solved Lindblad master equation considering dephasing and relaxation, for two identical qubits coupled to the cavity. The solution shows that singlet and triplet states mix in the presence of dephasing, although relaxation does not mix them. Next step is to obtain the solution for the Lindblad master equation for more qubits.

Host:  Theoretical Physics group, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft.

Supervisor: Prof.dr. Y. M. Banter

Project title (Master thesis, project 1): Geometric optimisation of transmon-qubit coherence times.

Description: In this project we compared the performance of transmon-qubits with different geometrical parameters to investigate the influence of noise on this type of systems. We vary not only lateral dimensions of the qubits, but we put holes on the ground plane and made aluminum layer thinner. We observed improvement in the relaxation and coherence times by a factor of 2. Measurement of another sample, where we vary only the lateral size of the qubits, showed that relaxation time increases with the lateral size of the transmon-qubit.

Host:  Quantum transport group, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft.

Supervisor: Prof.dr. L. Di Carlo

Project title (Bachelor thesis):Experimental investigation of operating conditions of Hall thrusters with different jet luminosity

Description: In this project we compared two operating modes of two different Hall thrusters. During the life tests of Hall thruster KM-60 it has been found that this thruster can operate in two different modes. Switching between these two modes occurs abruptly and the cause of this switching is still unknown. We investigated the switching experimentally and obtained an empirical description of two regimes. We found that the magnetic fields in the inner and outer coils of the thruster are the critical parameters in this description.

This work was presented on the “53rd scientific conference MIPT” and published in “Work of MIPT 2010”.

Host:  Keldysh Research Center, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).

Supervisor: Prof.dr. O. A. Gorshkov


  1. Faculty of Applied Sciences scholarship at TU Delft for pursuing Master’s degree (2011)
  2. Recipient of Ivan Pulyui scholarship for talented students (2011)
  3. Scholarship from Ukrainian Academy of Science for pursuing bachelor’s degree in MIPT (2009)

Program packages

  • Programming languages: C, MatLab , Mathematica, LabView.
  • Simulation packages: MathCad, COMSOL Multiphysics, Sonnet, Maxwell.
  • Graphics: Adobe Illustrator, Origin.

Technical skills

    • Optical measurements
    • Ultra high vacuum equipment (UHV)
    • Scanning tunnelling microscope (STM)
    • Electron-beam Lithography
    • Reactive Ion Etching
    • Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBP)
    • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
    • GHz frequency homodyne measurements
    • Chemical bench
    • Full process of design and fabrication of superconducting circuits


      • Ukrainian: Native
      • Russian:    Native
      • English:    Proficient
      • Dutch:      Basic


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