ESR 8: Oksana Yurkevich


My interest in nanotechnologies arose after CENIDE nanosummer school, which I attended during my specialist study. It turned the direction of my research towards the field of thin film materials. Specifically, I developed protective coatings for X-Ray beryllium optics by means of atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique and conducted their durability tests at ESRF synchrotron facility. After graduating physics faculty at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Russia, I continued my work at the laboratory as a junior researcher. I did an internship at Max Plank Institute for Intelligent systems focused on the development of Fresnel zone plates by using ALD and focused ion beam techniques. I further actively exploited these methods working with highly porous 3d and graphene 2d structures while being at internship at CIC nanoGUNE.

Now I am conducting my PhD study in the group of professor Mato Knez. The topic of my research is devoted to electronic functionalization of packaging materials. My aim is to combine advantages of organic and inorganic materials forming new hybrid functionalities.

Host institute: CIC nanoGUNE

Daily supervisors: Prof. Mato Knez, CIC nanoGUNE