Nickolay Lavrik serves as a Staff Scientist at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine, in 1987 and his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Kiev, in 1995. He continued his work as a Research Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Tennessee and studied nanoscale mechanical and optical responses of surfaces and interfaces with biological and synthetic receptor structures. He authored and coauthored over 50 publications in this area, including several reviews, book chapters, and feature articles. He is the recipient of three R&D 100 awards for development of uncooled micromechanical infrared camera (2003), ultrasensitive nanomechanical transducers based on nonlinear resonance (2010), and hydrogen safety sensor based on nanostructured palladium cantilevers (2011). His current research interests include fabrication and characterization of multiscale architectures with tailored optical, mechanical, and mass transport functionalities for future sensor and actuator platforms.
Biography Updated on 23 February 2012