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Sergey A. Maksimenko

Director of Institute
Doctor of Sciences (Physics)
Honored Staff Member of the Belarusian State University
Winner of A.N. Sevchenko Award

Department: Laboratory of NanoElectroMagnetics Directorate
Language proficiency: English Русский
Address: Belarusian State University, Institute for Nuclear Problems, 220006, Minsk, Belarus, Bobruiskaya str., 11 , 307
Phone: +(375 17) 363-84-81
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D. Sc. in Physics, (Doctor of Science in Phys. and Math.), 1996, Inst. of Physics, Belarusian Academy of Science, Minsk, Belarus 
Ph.D. in Physics (Candidate of Science in Phys. and Math.), 1988, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus. 
M. Sc. in Physics, June 1976, Belarusian State University, Physical Department, Minsk, Belarus. Subject of examination: general physics, heat- and mass-transfer


1996 - "Propagation of waves and wave packets in periodical and dispersive media", Inst. of Physics, Belarusian Academy of Science, Minsk, Belarus

1988 - "Polarization and time-domain effects under the interaction of radiation from x-ray spectral range with anisotropic and dispersive media", Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus


Institute for Nuclear Problems, Belarusian State University 

Institute of Heat- and Mass Transfer, Belarusian Ac. of Sci., Minsk, Belarus: 08/1976 – 09/1977 (Engineer-Researcher)

Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus: 01/1977 – 09/1980 (PhD Student); 06/2000 – 02/2005 (Deputy Vice-Rector - Chief of General Directorate of Sciences)

Institute of Applied Physical Problems, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus: 10/1980 – 07/1986 (Junior Researcher)

Institute for Nuclear Problems, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus: 08/1986 – 01/1992 (Researcher, Major Researcher); 02/1992 – 2012 (Head of Laboratory); 03/1997 –06/2000 (Deputy Director).

Max-Born Institut fur Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Berlin, Germany: 01/11/1998 – 30/11/1998, 15/02/1999 – 15/03/1999, 01/12/2001 – 30/12/2001, 01/12/2002 – 30/12/2002, 01/07/2003 – 31/07/2003, 01/04/2004 – 30/04/2004 (Visiting Scientist)

Institut fur Festkorperphysik, Technische Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 16/08/1999 – 16/09/1999; 01/11/1999 – 20/11/1999; 01/05/2000 – 31/05/2000, 01/01/2001 – 31/01/2001, 01/07/2001 – 31/07/2001, 01/07/2002 – 31/08/2002, 01/08/2003 – 31/08/2003, 01/07/2004 – 31/07/2004; 01/04/2005 – 31/05/2005; 01/04/2006 – 30/06/2006; 01/12/2006 – 31/12/2006, 01/06/2007 – 31/07/2007; 01/06/2008 – 31/08/2008, 01/12/2008 – 31/12/2008; 01/06/2009 – 31/07/2009; 01/12/2009 – 30/12/2009; 01/06/2010 – 31/07/2010; 01/01/2011 – 31/01/2011, ; 01/06/2011 – 31/07/2011 (Visiting Scientist)

Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands: 21/08/2005 – 25/09/2005; 1/04/2009 – 30/04/2009 (Visiting Scientist)

Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Laboratoire de Physique du Solide, Namur, Belgium: 01/07/2006 – 12/08/2006; 01/04/2007 – 30/04/2007; 01/04/2008 – 30/04/2008; 01/03/2009 – 31/03/2009; 16/04/2010-15/05/2010 (Visiting Scientist)

Lecture Course:

Physics of nanostructured materials, Physical Department, BSU

Membership of professional societies:

Belarusian Physical Society
European Material Research Society
SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering (since 2009)
Societa' Italiana di FisicaBR> • BSU and INP academic councils member 
Supreme Certification Committee of the Republic of Belarus for academic degree adjudgment, Expert Council member
Co-ordinator of the State Program of Basic Research "Nanothech" (2003-2005)
Scientific Council member of the State Program of Basic Research "Nanothech" (2006-2010)
Scientific Council member of the State Program of Basic Research "Electronica" (2002-2005, 2006-2010)
Scientific Council member of the State Program of Basic Research "Convergentsia" (2011-2015)

Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies:

Diploma of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for achievements in professional work and teaching (2001)

Belarus National Scholarship for Advanced Achievements in Research (2007)

DAAD Fellowship (2009)

SPIE Fellow (2009)

Honored Staff Member of the Belarusian State University (2010)

Belarusian State University Award named by Academician A.N.Sevchenko for the work "Electromagnetics of nanostructures" (2011)

Diploma of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus for achievements in professional work and teaching (2011)

Scientific Publications:

30 invited talks at international conferences

guest editor for 3 issues of SPIE Proceedings, for 2 special sections at the Journal of Nanophotonics

7 contributed chapters to books

125 articles in refereed international journals (100 recognized at ISI Web)

more than 200 contributions at international conferences

International research grants (on current research activity):

Diffraction, Localization and Dynamical Stochasticity in Nonlinear Media and Systems, from the International Science Foundation, Contracts No U9Y000 and U9Y200, 1994-1996, Principal Researcher: Prof. F. G. Bass (Kharkov, Ukraine).

Quantum Dot Laser from the INTAS, 1997-2000. Reference number: INTAS-96-0467, Project co-ordinator: Prof. D. Bimberg, (Berlin, Germany)

Light Emitting Devices Based on GaAsN-GaN Double Heterostructures from the NATO Science for Peace Program, 1998-2004. Ref. number: SfP-972614, Project co-ordinators: Acad. Z. Alferov (St.-Petersburg, Russia), Dr. A. Hoffman, (Berlin, Germany)

Terahertz applications of carbon-based nanostructuresEU FP7 TerACaN project FP7-230778, 2009-2013, Principal Researcher: M. Portnoi (Univer Exeter, UK), team leaders S. Maksimenko, O. Kibis (Novosibirsk, NSTU), I. Luk’yanchuk (Amiens University, France).

Interaction of quantum dot-based metamaterials with electromagnetic radiation, from the Belarus Foundations for Fundamental Research, International Collaboration Call, project F09MC-009, 2009-2011, Principal Researchers: S. Maksimenko and Dr. A. Hoffmann (Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany,)

Nanocarbon based composite materials for electromagnetic applications, from ISTC project B-1708, 2009-2012, Project manager S.A.Maksimenko, participants: A. Gusinskii (BSUIR, Belarus) I. Larionova (Biysk, Russia), V.L. Kuznetsov (Novosibirsk, Russia), A. Okotrub (Novosibirsk, Russia); collaborators: O. Shenderova (Raleigh, USA), Ph. Lambin (Namur, Belgium)

Nano carbon based components and materials for high frequency electronics,EU FP7 CACOMEL project FP7-247007, Call ID "FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES", 2010-2014, Coordinator: Prof. Ch. Thomsen (Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TUB, Berlin, Germany), partners: S. Maksimenko, Y. Svirko (University of Joensuu,Finland), Yu.N. Shunin (University of Latvia, Institute of Solid State Physics). E. Obrazcova (A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS), P. Dyachkov ( Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, RAS) G. Miano (Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)

Carbon nanotubes based composite materials for electromagnetic shielding in microwaves,Collaborative Linkage Grant under project CBP.EAP.CLG 983910, 2010-2011, Principal Researchers: J. Banis, (Vilnius, Lithuania) and S.A. Maksimenko

Electromagnetic waves in carbon nanotubes: absorption mechanisms and instability, from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Ref. no TH 662/16-1. Host institution: Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Prof. Ch. Thomsen, 2010

Institutional Development of Applied Nanoelectromagnetics: Belarus in ERA Widening, EU FP7 BY-NanoERA project FP7-266529, Call ID FP7-INCO-2010-6, 2010-2013. Coordinator Prof. S. Maksimenko, partners: A. Hoffmann (Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TUB, Berlin, Germany); Central Laboratory of Physico-Chemical Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Bulgaria); Frascati National Laboratory, National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Frascati (Italy), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Heraklion, Crete (Grece), Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere (Belarus); Science & Technology Park “Metolit” at Belarusian National Technical University (Belarus)