Photonics Seminar Series: Aleksei Kuzin, PhD-2 and Sergei Perkov, PhD-3

On the 14th of December 2022, as part of the Photonics Seminar Series, we will have the pleasure to have two PhD students from Skoltech Center for Photonic Science and Engineering present their research results: Aleksei Kuzin and Sergei Perkov.

When:  On the 14th of December 2022, Wednesday, at 17:00 MSK time
Where: New Campus room E-B2-3007 BigBlueButton

kuzinAleksei Kuzin will give a talk entitled “Combination of photonic integrated circuits and microfluidic channels for oncological applications” and discuss the concept of development of liquid/gas biopsy sensors based on photonic integrated circuits and microfluidic channels, problems of early cancer diagnosis, advantages, and limitations for using developed platform in biomedicine applications.

About the speaker:

Aleksei Kuzin has obtained BSc degree with honors in «Infocommunication Technologies and Systems» from National Research University Higher School of Economics (MIEM) in 2019. Then he has obtained master’s degree with honors from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in 2021 in the field of «Photonics and Quantum Materials». Based on the master’s thesis devoted to the development of a microfluidic nanophotonic chip on a silicon nitride platform for highly sensitive biological applications, articles were published in highly rated journals (Optics Letters (Q1), 2022, DOI: 10.1364/OL.457309 and ACS Analytical Chemistry (Q1), 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.2c03909). Currently, Aleksei is a 2nd-year PhD student in the Biophotonics lab of prof. Dmitry Gorin at Skoltech. His research interests are related to combination of photonic integrated circuits on microfluidic channels for biomedicine applications.


Today, a lab-on-a-chip (LOC) is one of the most promising ways to create sensor devices with gas and liquid analysis for environmental monitoring, early diagnosis, and treatment effectiveness assessment. On one hand, this requires a large number of highly sensitive measurements and, on the other hand, minimum consumption of the test analytes. Combination of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with microfluidic channels (MFCs) is necessary to solve this problem. This presentation will be about a promising platform for detection oncological markers and realization of point of-care (POC) strategy for biomedical applications.

Sergei Perkov will present “Hyperspectral imaging of hemangioma” and discuss, in particular, the concept of hyperspectral imaging, problems of hemangioma diagnostics and prognosis, and how to apply the technique of hyperspectral imaging to solve those problems.

perkovAbout the speaker:

Sergei Perkov has obtained BSc degree in applied mathematics and physics from Saint Petersburg Academic University of Russian Academy of Sciences in 2018. Then he has obtained MSc degree at Skoltech in 2020. During his 2 years of masters, Sergei has spent 3 months at the University of Texas, Medical Branch, in Galveston as pre-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Optical Sensing and Monitoring under supervision of prof. Rinat Esenaliev. Currently, Sergei is a 3d year PhD student in the Biophotonics lab of prof. Dmitry Gorin at Skoltech. His research interests are related to noninvasive methods for monitoring of endogenous chromophores.


Hemangioma is a very common benign tumor of infancy. In most cases, this malformation resolves naturally, however, in some cases it does not, and may lead to unpleasant consequences for health. Thus, it is important at the very beginning to provide a prognosis and apply the most effective medical treatment in each case. To do so, a hyperspectral imaging technology can be applied. In this lecture, the capability of hyperspectral imaging systems for hemangioma characterization and prognosis will be discussed.