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Ida Pavlichenko


Curriculum Vitae 

Since 2010

PhD student in the group of Prof. Bettina Lotsch, LMU Munich

2007 – 2010

Diploma Thesis with Prof. A. M. Muzafarov, Institute of Synthetic Polymer Materials RAS

Title of Diploma Thesis: “The Investigation of  Physico-Chemical Properties of  Methylsiloxane Polymers with Various Molecular Architecture"

2004 - 2010

Diploma in Physics, Physics Department, Chair of  Polymer and Crystal Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University



Since 2011

e-fellows.net fellowship

Since 2010

Scholarship of the IDK-NBT (Elite Network of Bavaria)

2009 - 2010

S. I. Vavilov MSU Scholarship

2009 - 2010

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation Scholarship

Research Project

Topic: Low-cost detecting system for (bio-)sensing applications based on monolithic polymeric devices interfaced with tunable optical filters

The long-term goal of this project is to develop a compact, reliable, easy to fabricate and cheap system able to detect chemical and biological analytes, to be used in a wide range of biological and biomedical sensing applications (e.g. detection of chemical, biological poisoning agents, environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, food monitoring).
The approach is based on the utilization of 1D Bragg structures (DBR mirrors), where a tunable optical filter changes its refractive properties when in contact with an analyte of interest and the change can be detected by means of measuring the reflection or transmission of a known light source. The solution proposed here makes use of organic materials used as light emitting/absorbing layer integrated with the Bragg structures. The light emission of an embedded optical polymer is tuned by the analyte-dependent optical behavior of the filters and reabsorbed by an integrated organic photodiode.

The proposed detecting system is a stand-alone sensing platform, composed of two main parts, a tunable light emitting device (TLED) and a light-detecting device. The TLED itself is composed of different parts: one Bragg stack or a tunable cavity, which provide increased sensitivity to an analyte and/or the environmental changes such as temperature, humidity, electric fields etc and a light emitting source fabricated on a transparent substrate. In a further embodiment a microfluidic channel could be integrated on one side of the stack, where an analyte in a fluid will again induce changes in the optical system.


I. Pavlichenko , A. T. Exner , M. Guehl , P. Lugli , G. Scarpa , and B. V. Lotsch:
"Humidity-Enhanced Thermally Tunable TiO2/SiO2 Bragg Stacks"
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116 (1), pp 298–305 (2011); DOI: 10.1021/jp208733t

O. V. Novozhilov, I. V. Pavlichenko, N. V. Demchenko, A. I. Buzin, N. G. Vasilenko, A. M. Muzafarov:
"Multiarm Polydimethylsiloxane Stars Based on High Generation Dendrimers"
Russ Chem B+, Vol. 59, 2010, 10, 1909-1917 

M. A. Obrezkova, A. A. Bychkova, N. G. Vasilenko, I. V. Pavlichenko, O. V. Novozhilov, M. I. Buzin, A. M. Muzafarov:
"Polymethylsiloxanes of different molecular architecture. Synthesis and structure-properties relationship study"
 Polymer Preprints. 2009