Dr. Dmitri Petrovykh is a physicist who has been working for nearly two decades on interdisciplinary projects with biologists, chemists, engineers, and materials scientists. He has extended his original expertise in using advanced surface analysis techniques to a broad range of fundamental and applied research topics, including functionalized surfaces, nanostructured materials for energy and catalysis, nanocharacterization, nanomedicine, bioanalytics, and biointerfaces.
Dmitri is particularly interested in two types of biointerfaces: those between biological molecules and surfaces and those between cells and nanoparticles. Understanding and controlling such interactions will help to design customized biointerfaces for biotechnology and nanotechnology: biosensors, DNA microarrays (a.k.a. "DNA chips"), self-assembly of nanostructures, nanomedicine, and bioinspired applications in materials, energy, and catalysis.
Dr. Dmitri Petrovykh has over 20 years of experience in the physics, chemistry, and biology on surfaces and nanostructures. He is a recognized expert in quantitative surface analysis of molecular films, DNA and peptide biointerfaces, and nanostructured surfaces and materials.
- 2011 Principal Investigator, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
- 2003 Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland—College Park
- 2000 Research Associate (with Prof. Ellen D. Williams), University of Maryland—College Park
- 1996 Research Assistant (with Prof. Franz J. Himpsel), University of Wisconsin—Madison
- 1995 Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin—Madison
- Ph.D. (2000) and M.Sc. (1998) in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Ph.D. Thesis: Self-assembled nanostructures on vicinal surfaces
- Diploma with Excellence in Physics (1995), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
- Summer student (Summer 1993), CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
- Exchange student (Spring 1993), Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Best Paper Award, AVS / Surface Analysis 2003
- Best Student Paper Award, Nanometer-scale Science and Technology Division, AVS (1999)
- Soros Student Scholarship, Moscow State University, Russia (1995)
- Scientific Council Scholarship, Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Russia (1994)
- American Physical Society (APS)
- AVS Science and Technology Society (AVS)
- Materials Research Society (MRS)
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