Pavel Dorozhkin

Associate Professor of the Practice

Dr. Pavel Dorozhkin graduated with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University, “Phystech”) in 1999 in the field of applied physics and mathematics. In 1999 – 2001 he was a researcher in National Institute of Materials Science (Tsukuba, Japan). His research was focused on low energy electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, electron transport and field emission of carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires and other nanoscale materials.

Pavel Dorozhkin received his PhD degree in 2003 in the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Chernogolovka, Russia). His experimental work was focused on optical spectroscopy of individual semimagnetic quantum dots at helium temperatures and high magnetic fields. He also did research on electrical transport and optical spectroscopy of low-dimensional electron systems. As a result of above research activity in 1999 – 2004, Pavel Dorozhkin published more than 35 peer reviewed scientific publications.

In 2005 Dr. Dorozhkin joined NT-MDT Co. – one of the leading Russian manufacturers and exporters of scientific equipment. He started as a head of R&D team designing optical equipment and methods. Later he became a Head of Product & Applications Development. Pavel Dorozhkin was in charge of all technical and commercial aspects of NT-MDT product line integrating atomic force microscopy (AFM) with optical techniques (Raman spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging, scanning near-field optical microscopy and others) as well as some other lines of equipment. Dr. Dorozhkin and his team developed equipment, probes, methods and applications in this field. Pavel Dorozhkin led product and applications development, worldwide commercialization, service and customer support. In particular, unique equipment and methods for super-resolution optical microscopy with the use of AFM probe for light localization were developed at NT-MDT and commercialized. Most of the developed and produced equipment is exported from Russia: to Europe, Asia, USA.

In 2014 Pavel Dorozhkin received the Rusnanoprize award in the team with Dr. Victor Bykov and Professor Renato Zenobi “for the development and commercialization of equipment, probes and methods for optical, physical and chemical characterization on the nanometer scale”: .

Applied optics and photonics

Graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University, “Phystech”),
Faculty of General and Applied Physics (“FOPF”),
Diploma with honours , 1999.

Candidate of Sciences in Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka Russia, 2004,
Thesis on experimental optical spectroscopy of individual semimagnetic quantum dots at helium temperatures and high magnetic fields.

Research (experimental):

o Nanophotonics; “super‐resolution” optical microscopy with the use of nanoantenna probes
o Tip enhanced Raman scattering (TERS): nano‐optical imaging with the use of plasmonic enhancement
o Scanning near‐field optical microscopy (SNOM): nano‐optical imaging with the use of an aperture
o Scattering SNOM: nano‐optical imaging with the use of a scattering probe
o Photonic crystals and plasmonic structures: studies by scanning near‐field optical microscopy
o Semiconductor microcavities
o Carbon nanotubes & graphene
o Optical spectroscopy of individual quantum dots at liquid helium temperatures and high magnetic fields
o Confocal Raman and fluorescence microscopy (VIS & UV)
o Electrical transport and electron field emission of individual carbon nanotubes and semiconductor nanowires at ultra high vacuum
o Creating initial device prototypes based on individual nanowires: temperature sensor, transistor
o Low energy electron microscopy of one‐dimensional structures
o Electrical and mechanical properties of graphene
o Electrical transport and optical spectroscopy of two‐dimensional electron systems at liquid helium temperatures

Development of new products and their applications in nano‐optics and other areas,
integration of atomic force microscopy (AFM) with optical microscopy and spectroscopy techniques:

o Tip enhanced Raman (“nano‐Raman”) microscopes: equipment, probes and methods
o Scanning near‐field optical microscopes: equipment, probes and methods
o Confocal Raman microscopes
o AFM integrated with fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopes and spinning disk confocal microscopes
o Infrared imaging and spectroscopy on nanometer scale (“nano‐IR”)

1. RUSNANO PRIZE 2014 award for the development and commercialization of equipment, probes and
methods for optical, physical and chemical characterization on the nanometer scale in the team with
Dr. Victor Bykov and Professor Renato Zenobi;
Laureate’s page:;
“The annual RUSNANO PRIZE is awarded for development to researchers, scientists and developers
being the authors of scientific‐technological discovery or discoveries in the field of nanotechnologies,
and to the company being the first to apply the discovery (discoveries) to mass production with the
annual production output of at least $10 million and reached business success through the
application of the discovery (discoveries)”

2.  “The Best Young Specialist in Science and Technology of Zelenograd” awards in 2009 and 2010;
Zelenograd city is the major Russian center for semiconductor and electronics research and

3.  Diploma in Physics with Honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State
University, “Phystech”)

4. Open Society (“Soros”) foundation scholarship, 1996

Mikhail Skvortsov Associate Professor, Director of the Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials
Albert Nasibulin Professor
Arkadi Shipulin (Chipouline) Associate Professor
Boris Fine Associate Professor
Dmitry Gorin Professor
Ildar Gabitov Professor
Natalia Berloff Professor
Nikolay Gippius Professor
Pavlos Lagoudakis Professor
Vasili Perebeinos Associate Professor
Vladimir Drachev Adjunct Professor
Vladimir Antonov Associate Professor
Alexander Rozhkov Senior Research Scientist
Alexey Yashchenok Leading Research Scientist
Anastasia Goldt Senior Research Scientist
Anastasia Tyurnina Research Scientist
Andrey Tarkhov Research Intern
Anton Zasedatelev Research Scientist
Daria Kopylova Research Scientist
Denis Sannikov Senior Research Scientist
Dmitry Krasnikov Research Scientist
Elena Shpagina Research Intern
Eugene Shulga Research Scientist
Fedor Fedorov Senior Research Scientist
Filipp Uskov Research Intern
Georgios Koutsouroumpis Research Intern
Grigory Starkov Research Intern
Ivan Filippov Research Intern
Ivan Phenichnyuk
Ivan Phenichnyuk Research Scientist
Kirill Sitnik Research Intern
Konstantin Tikhonov Senior Research Scientist
Marina Novoselova Research Scientist
Mikhail Feigelman Principal Research Scientist
Oksana Borzenkova Research Intern
Oleg Klimenko Research Intern
Oleg Lychkovskiy Research Scientist
Patrick Navez Senior Research Scientist
Sergei German Research Scientist
Sergey Alyatkin Junior Research Scientist
Sergey Dyakov Research Scientist
Sergey Kosolobov
Sergey Kosolobov Leading Research Scientist
Sofia Safaryan Junior Research Scientist
Timur Ermatov Research Intern
Vladislav Kondrashov Research Scientist
Vladislav Neskorniuk Research Intern
Walter Hahn Research Scientist
Yury Gladush Senior Research Scientist
Natalia Kondrashova Manager for Project Administration