Dr Petro Lutsyk

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)

Lecturer in Electronic Engineering and Systems

Phone: 0121 204 4473

Email: p.lutsyk@aston.ac.uk

Room: NW617

 

 

 

Profile

I completed PhD at the Institute of Physics (NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine) in 2008 and before joining the Aston University in 2015 as Marie Curie Fellow contributed several diverse research projects working in Poland, Italy, and UK. Currently, I am a Lecturer in Electronic Engineering and Systems, an academic member of the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and the Nanoscience Research Group, all in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

My scientific background and interests embrace research areas of electronic and photonic device engineering with use of nanotechnology, advanced materials science etc. The areas of expertise include (but not limited to):

  • Applied thin film electronics & photonics: nanoelectronics (referring to the use of nanotechnology in electronic components), flexible electronics & optoelectronics, field-effect transistors, opto-electronic switches, hybrid & nanocomposite solar cells, devices driven via photochromic reaction, sensor devices.
  • Materials science: characterisation of organic, nano- and bio-materials, polymers, dyes, nanocomposites, hybrid ‘organic-inorganic’ systems (semiconductors & dielectrics).
  • Electronic thin film devices fabrication (ink-jet printing, all-solution made devices, & thermal deposition) and characterisation (current-voltage characteristics, kinetics of current, photocurrent, & capacitance).
  • Spectroscopy: photoluminescence emission & excitation maps, time-resolved photoluminescence, absorption, reflectance, Raman, photovoltage & photocurrent. 

My research activity has been focused in scientific pursuing for practical applications with approach to industrial innovations. Specific research interests are focused on: material science, organic electronics and photonics, nanotechnology sensors

To look at a complete list of my peer-review publications go to Google Scholar
  • PGCert L&T - Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2016), Aston University, with distinction; provided recognition as the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • PhD in Physics & Math (2008), Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU);speciality - physics of molecular & liquid crystals; overall grade point average (GPA): 5.0/5.0.
  • MSc with qualifications in Physics and Lecturer of Physics (2004), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine; overall GPA: 4.9/5.0; grad. with honours.
  • 2018-present: Lecturer in Electronic Engineering and Systems in School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • 2015-2018: Research Associate (RAEng/LT Substitution Lectureship) – 2017/18 & Marie Curie Research Fellow – 2015/17 in School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK;
  • 2017 - visiting researcher in Tokai University, Japan & Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland.2011-2015: Research Scientist in Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine;Nov., April-May 2013, Sept.-Oct. 2012 - visiting researcher in School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • 2008-2011:   Research Fellow in Marie Curie Research & Training Network Programme (BIMORE), Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland;
  • 2008-2009 - visiting researcher in CNR – ISMN, Bologna, Italy and CAS, Prague, Czechia;

Teaching Experience – in physics, electronic engineering, math, instrumentation, etc.

  • Module Leader (Lecturer, Tutor and Lab Demonstrator) - Communication Systems: (EE2CSY) – 2017/18;
  • Lecturer and Lab demonstrator – Electronic Engineering Foundations (ME1600) – 2018/19; Electronics Group Design Project (EE2EDP) – 2018/19; Electronic and Photonic Sensors (Festival of Science the Institute of Physics, NASU) – 2013/15;
  •  Lecturer and Tutor – Mathematical Methods (AP2MM1) – 2017/18; Instrumentation (EE2INS) – 2015/16;
  • Final Year Projects Supervisor - (EE3PRJ/EE4PRJ) – 2017/19;
  • Tutor - Math (EE1CEM, ME11EM, SE11EM) – 2016/19; Communication Systems (EE2CSY) – 2015/16;
  • Lab Demonstrator – Digital Transmission (EE401B/EE3DTR) – 2016/18.
● Co-investigator in the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in 2016-2017;
● Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2014, FOC4SIP) in 2015-2017;
● Stipend of the President of Ukraine for talented young scientists in 2014-2015;
● Stipend of NATO “Science for Peace and Security” project “SfP-Macrosensor” in 2012-2014;
● Stipend of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for talented young scientists in 2011-2012;
● Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship (FP6-RTN, BIMORE) in 2008-2011;
● INTAS Project Fellowship in 2005-2007;

Co-supervised 16 students (BSc, MSc, & PhD programmes) in Aston University, Wrocław University of Science and Technology and, Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Our group welcomes applications from enthusiastic and motivated candidates for PhD studentships and post-doctoral positions. The funding could be from the School or external councils.
Good example of potential research funding are the post-doctoral fellowships offered via Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, but there are others. If you are interested in joining us through this pathway, the earlier you contact us, the better. The schemes are highly competitive, so a well prepared proposal is important for you to succeed, and the preparations usually requires some time...

The projects can be focused on advanced functional materials and optoelectronic devices, in particular those based on nanomaterials for electronic and photonic applications.