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Dr Nikita Toropov

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Lab of Nano and Quantum Biosensors led by Professor Frank Vollmer https://www.vollmerlab.com/. Currently, Dr Toropov is a member of the Molecular Mechanics Initiative (MMI) supported by UKVI; he works on optoplasmonic sensors for single-molecule detection (proteins and enzymes). Appointments 2019 - pt PDRF, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter UK. 2017 - 2019 PDRF, SNAP Lab led by Prof M.Sumetsky, Aston University Birmingham UK. 2010 - 2017 ECR - PDRF - Ass. Professor, Surface Photophysics Lab led by Prof T.A.Vartanyan and Int'l R&E Centre 'Physics of Nanostructures' led by Prof A.Fedorov, ITMO University St. Petersburg Russia. 2009 - 2010 technician, Prof A.V.Voitsekhovskiy's group, Tomsk State University Russia. Qualifications PhD (candidate of physical and mathematical sciences) Optics, ITMO Uni. 2013. MSc (Hons) Optical technologies, Tomsk State Uni. 2010 BSc (Hons) Photonics, Tomsk State Uni. 2008. Work Experience Dr Toropov is an experimentalist worked mainly with physical methods for nano- and microstructures fabrication (PVD, MBE, and laser-assisted fabrication) and investigation (absorptive and fluorescent spectroscopy, optical and FLIM, WGM characterisation, AFM, SEM, Raman etc.). He dealt with plasmonic nanostructures, quantum dots, organic molecules, and optical microresonators. Professional Activities Served as a reviewer for journals: Advanced Optical Materials, Nanoscale, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Optical & Quantum Electronics, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Optik, Scientific Reports, Applied Physics B; an invited expert at the Polish National Center for Science; an official reviewer for several PhD theses. Participated in the EU research project IRSES 'LIMACONA'. Was a member of SPIE. Honours and Awards Recently awarded Marie S.-Curie Fellowships (COFUND in Photonics) in collaboration with the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Arden Photonics and Aston University. Grants from the Russian President's Council (three times in a row), the British Council, the Fulbright, OPTEC LLC, Interlab LLC. In the past, a scholarship of the Dynasty Foundation, a scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation, two grants of the Government of St. Petersburg, a grant of the Foundation for the Promotion of Small Enterprises in Science and Technology