Photonics Seminar Series: Prof. Albert G. Nasibulin (Skoltech)

nasibulin_photoOn the 26th of October 2022, as part of the Photonics Seminar Series, we will have the pleasure to have Prof. Albert G. Nasibulin (Skoltech) discuss “Transparent Conducting Films Based on Carbon Nanotubes: Rational Design Towards the Theoretical Limit“. He will present his results on the use of single-walled carbon nanotubes as promising alternative materials for transparent conductors. The event will be hosted in person at the New Campus and on-line on BigBlueButton.

When:  On the 26th of October 2022, Wednesday, at 17:00 MSK time
Where: New Campus room E-B2-3006 / BigBlueButton

About the speaker: 

Dr. Sc. Albert G. Nasibulin is a Professor at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science of Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering. He held a post of the Academy Research Fellow in Academy of Finland from 2006 to 2011. Since 2018 he is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He got his PhD in Physical Chemistry (1996) at Kemerovo State University (Russia) and Doctor of Science (Habilitation, 2011) at Saint-Petersburg Technical State University (Russia).

Prof. Albert Nasibulin has specialized in the aerosol synthesis of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and tetrapods), investigations of their growth mechanisms and their applications. He is a co-founder of three companies: Canatu Ltd. (spin-off from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland) and CryptoChemistry and Novaprint (spin-offs from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia). He has a successful background in an academic research with about 350 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 40 patents. (Google scholar: H-index 61; citations 14144. Scopus: H-index: 53; citations 10537).


Electrically conducting thin-film materials possessing high transparency are essential components for many optoelectronic devices. The advancement in the transparent conductor applications requires a replacement of indium tin oxide (ITO), one of the key materials in electronics. Despite being the most commonly used transparent conductive material, ITO as well as other metal oxides have several drawbacks, including limited mechanical flexibility, high refractive index and haze, limited chemical stability, and depleted raw material supply.

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are one of the most promising alternative material platforms considered for transparent conducting films (TCFs) due to their excellent optoelectronic properties and unique mechanical flexibility and stretchability. Here, we analyze the latest achievements in the optoelectronic performance of TCFs based on SWCNTs. We also describe the roadmap for further research and development of the transparent conductors employing “rational design”, which breaks the deadlock for the TCFs obtained close to the theoretically limited performance.

Acknowledgements: A.G.N. acknowledges Russian Foundation of Basic Research project no. 20-03-00804. The work was supported by the Council on grants (number НШ-1330.2022.1.3).