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Entry requirements:
  •  Master’s degree / equivalent in a related field
  •  B2 level of English
  •  Good track record of publications related to the topic of the intended research
  •  Strong research proposal 1,500 - 3,500 words

Research supervisor:
Elena Obraztsova

Supervisor’s research interests:
Our research interests are focused on synthesis, comprehensive optical characterization and new applications of carbon nanostructured materials (single-wall carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbon onions, carbon peapods, graphene nanoribbons inside carbon nanotubes and on metallic surfaces. Main applications are: ultrafast beam modulators for solid state lasers and transparent conductive electrodes.

Research highlights:
We are one of the first laboratories in Russia started studies of single-wall carbon nanotubes and graphene. We have a whole line of equipment for studies of carbon nanomaterials from synthesis to applications. We have a close collaboration with laboratories in Finland, France, Spain, Taiwan, Vietnam. 14 PhD theses have been defended under my supervision since 2000.

Supervisor’s specific requirements:
  •  University degree in Physics.
  •  Strong background in condensed matter physics and optics.
  •  Skills in experimental optics and laser physics.

Main publications:
  •  W. Wenseleers, I.I. Vlasov, E. Goovaerts, E.D. Obraztsova, A.S. Lobach, A. Bouwen “Efficient Isolation and Solubilization of Pristine Single Wall Nanotubes in Bile Salt Micelles”, Advanced Functional Materials 14 (2004) 1105-1112.
  •  Max A. Solodyankin, Elena D. Obraztsova, Anatoly S. Lobach, Alexander I. Chernov, Anton V. Tausenev, Vitaly I. Konov, Evgueni M. Dianov “1.93 mm modelocked thulium fiber laser with a carbon nanotube absorber”, Optics Letters 33 (2008) 1336-1338.
  •  A.A. Tonkikh, V.I. Tsebro, E.A. Obraztsova, D.V. Rybkovskiy, A.S. Orekhov, I.I. Kondrashov, E.I. Kauppinen, A.L. Chuvilin, E.D. Obraztsova “Films of filled single-wall carbon nanotubes as a new material for high-performance air-sustainable transparent conductive electrodes operating in a wide spectral range”, Nanoscale 11 (2019) 6755–6765.