|Ivanov, Maxim (ER1)
University of Aveiro
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Phone: +351 967 412 2589
My name is Maxim Ivanov and I am Experienced Researcher (ER) in the Marie Curie ITN NANOMOTION project.
Originally, I am from Russian Federation where I studied “Nanotechnology in electronics” and obtained BSc & MSc degrees in Physics Engineering at the Electronic Department of the Moscow State Technical University of Radioengineering, Electronics and Automation (MSTU MIREA). My diploma thesis was mostly focused on fabrication (RF sputtering, CVD) and characterization (XRD, SEM, AFM etc.) of heteroepitaxial multiferroic and ferroelectric thin films as well as multilayer heterostructures and nanostructures.
Being at the PhD position, I carried on my research career at the same university with the extended challenging purpose to develop controlled tunnel junctions based on transition metals oxides. In cooperation with the supervised diploma students we fabricated series of multilayer manganite/ferroelectric structures with the main aim to control tunneling mechanisms conductivity in ferroelectric tunnel junction (FTJ) and multiferroic tunnel junction (MTJ). In addition, all the multilayer structures were made in accordance with the theoretical simulations in CST (EM&Microwave) software which included tunneling (direct, resonant, via localized states) and ohmic mechanisms of conductivity. Due to scholarship (DAAD), individual grant (RFBR), and all-round collaborations (Radboud University Nijmegen – Prof. Dr. Theo Rasing, University of Bonn – Prof. Dr. Manfred Fiebig, University of Goettingen – Prof. Dr. Vasily Moshnyaga) I had an opportunity for experimental research of FTJ and MTJ by means of electro physical (electrical pump – optical probe), nonlinear optical (SHG, optical pump-probe) methods and by means of classic microscopic analysis (AFM, PFM, linear optic, SEM, FIB, SNOM, XRD, etc.)
In December 2012, I received my PhD degree and in March 2013, with the greatest pleasure, joined the ITN NANOMOTION project. As it is defined in the WP4C project description, the main aim of my work is to provide assistance to ESRs (especially in Li-batteries and biomaterials areas) with instrumental and theoretical aspects of SPM methods. At present, I am industriously working on development and modifying of the PFM and ESM measurement techniques which are obligatory for ESRs progress. In frame of this project I find a great opportunity to provide collaboration between the SPM developers (Nanotec, NT-MDT) and the industrial partners (Bosch) in attempt to bridge the gap between instrumental and scientific aspects of SPM methods.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information or have any comments and questions concerning my project.