Valentinas Snitka

Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania


Valentinas Snitka is a Professor at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Kaunas, Lithuania, and the Director of the Research Center for Microsystems and Nanotechnology (RSMN). He received his Dipl.Eng. degree in electronics from KTU in 1968, the PhD in semiconductors physics in 1975, and the habilitation in 1991. In this period, he performed research at Russia Military Space Research Center and the Microelectronics Laboratory at KTU, and he worked closely with many military and space industry research institutions. He initiated and established the Research Center for Microsystems and Nanotechnology at KTU in 1998. He was serving as a Member of European Union Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST 2002?2006), EU 6th Framework Programme Nanoscience and Nanotechnology committee, and EU FP5 Innovation and SME committee. He was with the research and training visits at International Study Center, Jerusalem; Twente University, The Netherlands; Danish Technical University; University of Pennsilvania; University of Melbourne; and Warwick University. He was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Semiconductors Physics and Photonics, Campinas University, Brazil, from 1993 to 1994. In 2007, the Applied Technology Research Organisation Mimos Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, has appointed Snitka as its new Chief Scientist for nanotechnology. In 2010, he was involved in the European Nanobiotechnology Roadmap and Malaysia Nanomaterials Roadmap developments as an invited expert. He is serving on the European Commission as an Expert and on the EU FP7 NanoBiotechnology Projects as a Technical Advisor. His current research is oriented towards dynamic scanning probe microscopy methods and instrumentation, nano-Raman spectroscopy and imaging, cell imaging and manipulation by SPM, superresolution fluorescent microscopy, and nanotoxicity.

Biography Updated on 30 December 2012

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