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Expert in Thin Film Science, Magnetron Sputtering

Expert ID: 735881 California, USA

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Academic, R&D and industrial production experience of 20+ years in thin films: deposition (mostly magnetron sputtering, roll-to-roll R2R), in-situ/ex-situ characterization, mechanics (stress, delamination, cracking), optical properties, post-treatment.

Senior engineer in the field of thin films and nanostructures I have accumulated a vast
experience in all aspects of film’s production (by PVD), characterization and
application. Being an experimentalist, I used to maintain and manage a multi-user setup for sputter-deposition, in-situ and ex-situ characterization of thin films. The studies, which I have led and participated in, were focused on film formation and growth, diffusion, microstructure, electronic structure, optical and mechanical properties of film substrate systems. During more than 20 years, my projects were realized in collaboration with scientists, industrial partners and R&D engineers. Lately, I am acting as a project manager and leading development of new products.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: Master Subject: Experimental Solid State Physics Institution: Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Institute for Nuclear Research Title: Engineer Department: Experimental Physics
Constructing a neutron diffractometer on a new neutron source near Moscow
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Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: Groningen University Title: PhD student Department: Nuclear Solid State Physics
Molecular beam epitaxy and characterization of magnetic Fe4N films
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Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Netherlands Institute for Materials Research Title: Post-doc Department: Delft University
Sputter-deposition of Cr onto parts in planetary motion in an industrial coater (Hauzer)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2018 Employer: Saint-Gobain Research Title: Engineer Department: Glass surface and Interfaces
Number of projects on an laboratory magnetron (3 PhD co-leader), development of in-situ characterization tools, supporting the machine, users and R&D projects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Engineer Department: R&D
A number of projects on roll-to-roll (R2R) coaters, support of production, project management.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to 1998 Country / Region: Russian Federation Summary: Researcher
Years: 1998 to 2006 Country / Region: The Netherlands Summary: PhD and post-doc
Years: 2006 to 2018 Country / Region: France Summary: Research Engineer
Years: 2018 to Present Country / Region: United States Summary: Senior Engineer
Years: to Present Country / Region: Summary:

Career Accomplishments

Publications and Patents Summary
Expert published about 50 papers, co-led 3 PhD projects, regular participant of international conferences.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert led thin film course in French technical universities.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian Native
English Fluent
French Fluent
Dutch Advanced

Fields of Expertise

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