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Dr Petro Lutsyk

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)

AIPT Researche fellow
I have joined Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT) and Nanoscience Research Group (NRG) as a Marie Curie Fellow (Individual Fellowship in MSCA of EU Framework Program Horizont-2020) in July 2015. Currently, I am Research Associate with RAEng Substitution Lectureship. In previous few years, I have been employed as Research Scientist (just recently promoted to Senior Research Scientist) in the Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2008-2011, was working as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Wroclaw, Poland). Moreover, I has been being a visiting researcher in a few world leading research laboratories.

Position: Marie Curie Research Fellow 
Phone: 01212045070
Emailp.lutsyk@aston.ac.uk
Room: NW102

My scientific background is related to research areas of physics, chemistry, advanced materials engineering, applied science, nanotechnology, photonics & organic/hybrid electronics. The areas of expertise include (but not limited to):
  • Materials science: characterisation of organic and nano-materials, polymers, nanostructures (including carbon nanotubes), nanocomposites, & hybrid ‘organic-inorganic’ systems (semiconductors & dielectrics).
  • Spectroscopy: photoluminescence emission & excitation maps, time-resolved photoluminescence, absorption, reflectance, Raman, photovoltage & photocurrent.
  • Applied electronics & photonics: organic & nanocomposite field-effect transistors, solar cells, opto-electronic switches, sensors, devices driven via photochromic reaction.
  • Thin film devices fabrication: ink-jet printing, all-solution made devices, & thermal deposition.
  • Electrical measurements: current-voltage characteristics, kinetics of current, photocurrent, & capacitance.
To look at a complete list of my peer-review publications go to Google Scholar
  • PGCert L&T - Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2017), Aston University, with distinction; provided recognition as the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • PhD in physics and mathematics (2008), Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine; overall grade point average (GPA): 5.0/5.0;
  • MSc with qualifications in physics and lecturer of physics (2004), physics department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine; overall grade point average (GPA): 4.9/5.0; graduated with honours.
  • 2017 – present: Research Associate (RAEng Substitution Lectureship) in School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; Senior Research Scientist in Institute of Physics, NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • 2015 – 2017: Marie Curie Fellow (Individual Fellowship in MSCA of EU Framework Program Horizont-2020) in AIPT and NRG, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • 2011 – 2017: Research Scientist at the Institute of Physics, NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 2008 – 2011: Research Fellow in Marie-Curie Research and Training Network Programme (BIMORE), Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland.
  • In 2017/18, is committed to be a module leader on Mathematical Methods (AP2MM1) and Communication Systems (EE2CSY), as well as tutor on Math (SE11EM), a lab demonstrator on Electrical Engineering (EE401B / EE3DTR) and supervisor for the Final Year Projects for Aston University students.
  • In 2016/17, led tutorials on Math (SE11EM) & lab demonstrations on Electrical Engineering (EE401B / EE3DTR) for Aston University students.
  • In 2015/16, delivered teaching sessions via substitution such as lectures, tutorials on System Communication, Instrumentation, Digital Transmission (EE2INS, EE2CSY) in Aston University.
I have undertook tutorials at departmental seminars and co-participated in delivery of lectures, classes and trainings in variety of higher education and academic environments. In addition, the range of outreach activities and tutorials at summer schools and science festivals were delivered by me aiming to share scientific knowledge with general public.
My research activity has been focused in scientific pursuing for practical applications with approach to industrial innovations. Specific research interests are focused on: material science, organic electronics and photonics, nanotechnology, sensors
● Co-investigator in the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in 2016-2017;
● Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2014, FOC4SIP) in 2015-2017;
● Stipend of the President of Ukraine for talented young scientists in 2014-2015;
● Stipend of NATO “Science for Peace and Security” project “SfP-Macrosensor” in 2012-2014;
● Stipend of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for talented young scientists in 2011-2012;
● Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship (FP6-RTN, BIMORE) in 2008-2011;
● INTAS Project Fellowship in 2005-2007;
I am co-supervising 1 PhD student.