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Lidiya Osinkina


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2009

PhD student in the group of Dr. Frank Jäckel, LMU Munich

2007 - 2009

Master of Science in “Nanoscale Science and Technology”
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Title of Master Thesis: “Dynamics of water soluble LCST polymers in nanofluidic networks"

2002 - 2007

Diploma in Physics, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

Title of Diploma Thesis: "Electro-optic and spectroscopic properties of organomodified montmorillonite and LC nanocomposites”



Since 2009

Scholarship of the IDK-NBT (Elitenetwork of Bavaria)

2007 - 2009

Scholarship for Master Studies in Chalmers University of Technology (from Swedish Institute)

Research Project

Optical spectroscopy of hybrid metal-organic nanostructures*

Noble metal nanoparticles (NP), upon excitation with electromagnetic fields, exhibit plasmon oscillations, which under resonant conditions result in field enchancement around the particle. This in turn can change optical properties of molecules attached or situated close to the particle. The effect is even stronger, when two NPs are brought in the vicinity of each other (plasmonic coupling) or when non-spherical geometries are used (nanostars, nano-bipyramids etc). The general aim of my project is to study optical properties of such hybrid nanostructures consisting of noble metal NPs and biological molecules, in particular proteins, attached to them. Experiments are performed both with nanostructures fixed to the surface and freely moving in solution. To control movement of the nanostructures in the second case, touchless and efficient manipulation technique called “optical tweezers” is applied.


L. Osinkina, M. Markström, O. Orwar, A. Jesorka:
“A Method for Heat Stimulated Compression of (poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydrogel Inside Giant Unilamellar Vesicles”
Langmuir, Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 1-4 (2010)

J. Baran, L. Dolgov, T. Gavrilko, L. Osinkina, G. Puchkovska, H. Ratajczak, Y. Shaydyuk, A. Hauser:
”Effect of clay surface modification on the structure and electro-optical properties of liquid crystal/clay nanocomposites”
Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 87, No. 28, p. 4273–4285 (2007)