I was a Senior Marie Curie Fellow at the QUASAR Group of the University of Liverpool and Cockcroft Institute during 2013 – 2015, and have been with the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1992. I am an expert in Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) and photon number resolved detection – breakthrough technology originated from basic R&D carried out in Russia.
The Marie Curie Fellowship was the most challenging, fascinating, and fruitful time in my career. My deep immersion into the QUASAR team infrastructure and activities gave me a unique experience to work with cutting-edge technologies and international collaborations of modern big science. I survived a “QUASARthon”, succeeded in new R&Ds, and opened up new opportunities for further developments. During the Marie Curie Fellowship, I published 10 scientific papers, made 40+ presentations at international meetings, organized and chaired brainstorming workshop on SiPM timing performance, and have been elected to the Senior members of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
I now focus on R&D of new SiPM designs, in-depth studies of SiPM physics, advanced SiPM metrology, probabilistic analysis of SiPM response and performance, and SiPM applications in accelerators (beam loss monitoring, hadron calorimetry), nuclear medicine (positron emission tomography), astrophysics (atmospheric Cherenkov gamma imaging) and other low light level detection areas.