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Dr. Yuriy Zakharko

Senior Scientist, LIT project leader


2009 - 2012 Ph.D., Nanotechnology Institute of Lyon, INSA-Lyon, France.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Bluet and Dr. Vladimir Lysenko
Thesis title: “Initial and plasmon-enhanced optical properties of nanostructured silicon carbide”.
2007 - 2009 M.Sc., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
2003 - 2007 B.Sc., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukrain

Professional Experience

06/2018-11/2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
2015-2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2012-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2009-2012 Graduate Researcher, INSA-Lyon, France
2008-2009 Research Internship, INSA-Lyon, France
2006-2009 Undergraduate Researcher, National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Honors and Awards

2018 LIT Young Career Project, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2013 Distinguished Thesis Award, INSA-Lyon
2003 - 2009 Scholarship for Academic Achievements, National University of Kyiv

Research Interests

  • Light-matter interactions at nanoscale: nanophotonics, photonic quantum technologies, plasmonics, nonlinear optics, cavity quantum electrodynamics.
  • Low-dimensional materials: semiconductor nanocrystals, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots.
  • Strong light-matter coupling: (plasmon-)exciton polaritons, strong coupling at single emitter level, polariton condensation.
  • Optoelectronics: electrically pumped single plasmon and photon sources, nanolasers, spasers, active plasmonic devices, integrated optics.

Professional Performance

  • Publications (>520 citations and h-index=15, Source: Google Scholar January 2019):
  • 33 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Advanced Optical Materials, ACS Photonics, Nanoscale; 2 book chapters and 1 patent.
  • Conference Contributions: 9 oral presentations, including 2 invited; 7 posters.

Publication List

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

33.     Fassl, P.; Ternes, S.; Lami, V.; Zakharko, Y.; Heimfarth, D.; Hopkinson, P. E.; Paulus, F.; Taylor, A. D.; Zaumseil, J.; Vaynzof, Y. Effect of Crystal Grain Orientation on the Rate of Ionic Transport in Perovskite Polycrystalline Thin Films. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b16460.

32.     Zakharko, Y.; Rother, M.; Graf, A.; Hähnlein, B.; Brohmann, M.; Pezoldt, J.; Zaumseil, J. Radiative Pumping and Propagation of Plexcitons in Diffractive Plasmonic Crystals. Nano Lett., 2018, 18, 4927–4933.

31.      Möhl, C.; Graf, A.; Berger, F. J.; Lüttgens, J.; Zakharko, Y.; Lumsargis, V.; Gather, M. C.; Zaumseil, J. Trion-Polariton Formation in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Microcavities. ACS Photonics, 2018, 5, 2074–2080.

30.     Berger, F. J.; Higgins, T. M.; Rother, M.; Graf, A.; Zakharko, Y.; Allard, S.; Matthiesen, M.; Gotthardt, J. M.; Scherf, U.; Zaumseil, J. From Broadband to Electrochromic Notch Filters with Printed Monochiral Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 11135–11142.

29.     Graf, A.; Murawski, C.; Zakharko, Y.; Zaumseil, J.; Gather, M. C. Infrared Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Carbon Nanotube Emitters. Adv. Mater., 2018, 1706711.

28.     Held, M.; Graf, A.; Zakharko, Y.; Chao, P.; Tropf, L.; Gather, M. C.; and Zaumseil, J., Ultrastrong Coupling of Electrically Pumped Near-Infrared Exciton-Polaritons in High Mobility Polymers. Adv. Opt. Mater., 2017, 1700962.

27.      Graf, A.; Held, M.; Zakharko, Y.; Tropf, L.; Gather, M. C.; Zaumseil, J. Electrical Pumping and Tuning of Exciton-Polaritons in Carbon Nanotube Microcavities. Nat. Mater. 2017, 16, 911–917.

26.     Alam, A.; Dehm, S.; Hennrich, F.; Zakharko, Y.; Graf, A.; Pfohl, M.; Hossain, I. M.; Kappes, M. M.; Zaumseil, J.; Krupke, R.; Flavel, B. S. Photocurrent Spectroscopy of Dye-Sensitized Carbon Nanotubes. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 11205–11213.

25.      Zakharko, Y.; Held, M.; Graf, A.; Rödlmeier, T.; Eckstein, R.; Hernandez-Sosa, G.; Hähnlein, B.; Pezoldt, J.; Zaumseil, J. Multispectral Electroluminescence Enhancement of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Coupled to Periodic Nanodisk Arrays. Opt. Express 2017, 25, 18092.

24.     Grimm, S.; Schießl, S. P.; Zakharko, Y.; Rother, M.; Brohmann, M.; Zaumseil, J. Doping-Dependent G-Mode Shifts of Small Diameter Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon 2017, 118, 261–267.

23.     Malhofer, A.; Rother, M.; Zakharko, Y.; Graf, A.; Schießl, S. P.; Zaumseil, J. Direct Visualization of Percolation Paths in Carbon Nanotube/polymer Composites. Org. Electron. 2017, 45, 151–158.

22.     Zakharko, Y.; Held, M.; Graf, A.; Rödlmeier, T.; Eckstein, R.; Hernandez-Sosa, G.; Hähnlein, B.; Pezoldt, J.; Zaumseil, J. Surface Lattice Resonances for Enhanced and Directional Electroluminescence at High Current Densities. ACS Photonics 2016, 3, 2225–2230.

21.      Zakharko, Y.; Graf, A.; Zaumseil, J. Plasmonic Crystals for Strong Light–Matter Coupling in Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 6504–6510.

20.     Graf, A.; Tropf, L.; Zakharko, Y.; Zaumseil, J.; Gather, M. C. Near-Infrared Exciton-Polaritons in Strongly Coupled Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Microcavities. Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 13078.

19.      Zakharko, Y.; Graf, A.; Schießl, S. P.; Hähnlein, B.; Pezoldt, J.; Gather, M. C.; Zaumseil, J. Broadband Tunable, Polarization-Selective and Directional Emission of (6,5) Carbon Nanotubes Coupled to Plasmonic Crystals. Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 3278–3284.

18.      Graf, A.; Zakharko, Y.; Schießl, S. P.; Backes, C.; Pfohl, M.; Flavel, B. S.; Zaumseil, J. Large Scale, Selective Dispersion of Long Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with High Photoluminescence Quantum Yield by Shear Force Mixing. Carbon 2016, 105, 593–599.

17.      Held, M.; Zakharko, Y.; Wang, M.; Jakubka, F.; Gannott, F.; Rumer, J. W.; Ashraf, R. S.; McCulloch, I.; Zaumseil, J. Photo- and Electroluminescence of Ambipolar, High-Mobility, Donor-Acceptor Polymers. Org. Electron. 2016, 32, 220–227.

16.      Rother, M.; Schießl, S. P.; Zakharko, Y.; Gannott, F.; Zaumseil, J. Understanding Charge Transport in Mixed Networks of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 5571–5579.

15.      Zakharko, Y.; Held, M.; Sadafi, F.-Z.; Gannott, F.; Mahdavi, A.; Peschel, U.; Taylor, R. N. K.; Zaumseil, J. On-Demand Coupling of Electrically Generated Excitons with Surface Plasmons via Voltage-Controlled Emission Zone Position. ACS Photonics 2016, 3, 1–7.

14.      Schornbaum, J.; Zakharko, Y.; Held, M.; Thiemann, S.; Gannott, F.; Zaumseil, J. Light-Emitting Quantum Dot Transistors: Emission at High Charge Carrier Densities. Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 1822–1828.

13.      Schweiger, M.; Zakharko, Y.; Gannott, F.; Grimm, S. B.; Zaumseil, J. Photoluminescence Enhancement of Aligned Arrays of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Polymer Transfer. Nanoscale 2015, 7, 16715–16720.

12.      Jakubka, F.; Grimm, S. B.; Zakharko, Y.; Gannott, F.; Zaumseil, J. Trion Electroluminescence from Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 8477–8486.

11.      Zakharko, Y.; Nychyporuk, T.; Bonacina, L.; Lemiti, M.; Lysenko, V. Plasmon-Enhanced Nonlinear Optical Properties of SiC Nanoparticles. Nanotechnology 2013, 24, 55703.

10.      Zakharko, Y.; Serdiuk, T.; Nychyporuk, T.; Géloën, A.; Lemiti, M.; Lysenko, V. Plasmon-Enhanced Photoluminescence of SiC Quantum Dots for Cell Imaging Applications. Plasmonics 2012, 7, 725–732.

9.        Serdiuk, T.; Zakharko, Y.; Nychyporuk, T.; Geloen, A.; Lemiti, M.; Lysenko, V. Nanostructured Silicon Nitride Thin Films for Label-Free Multicolor Luminescent Cell Imaging. Nanoscale 2012, 4, 5860–5863.

8.       Sui, N.; Monnier, V.; Zakharko, Y.; Chevolot, Y.; Alekseev, S.; Bluet, J.-M.; Lysenko, V.; Souteyrand, E. Fluorescent (Au@SiO2)SiC Nanohybrids: Influence of Gold Nanoparticle Diameter and SiC Nanoparticle Surface Density. Plasmonics 2012, 8, 85–92.

7.        Sui, N.; Monnier, V.; Zakharko, Y.; Chevolot, Y.; Alekseev, S.; Bluet, J.-M.; Lysenko, V. V; Souteyrand, E. Plasmon-Controlled Narrower and Blue-Shifted Fluorescence Emission in (Au@SiO2)SiC Nanohybrids. J. Nanoparticle Res. 2012, 14, 1004.

6.        Zakharko, Y.; Rioux, D.; Patskovsky, S.; Lysenko, V. V; Marty, O.; Bluet, J.-M.; Meunier, M. Direct Synthesis of Luminescent SiC Quantum Dots in Water by Laser Ablation. Phys. status solidi - Rapid Res. Lett. 2011, 5, 292–294.

5.        Nychyporuk, T.; Zakharko, Y.; Serdiuk, T.; Marty, O.; Lemiti, M.; Lysenko, V. V. Strong Photoluminescence Enhancement of Silicon Quantum Dots by Their near-Resonant Coupling with Multi-Polar Plasmonic Hot Spots. Nanoscale 2011, 3, 2472–2475.

4.        Zakharko, Y.; Botsoa, J.; Alekseev, S.; Lysenko, V. V; Bluet, J.-M.; Marty, O.; Skryshevsky, V. A.; Guillot, G. Influence of the Interfacial Chemical Environment on the Luminescence of 3C-SiC Nanoparticles. J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 107, 13503.

3.        Karlash, A. Y.; Zakharko, Y. E.; Skryshevsky, V. A.; Tsiganova, A. I.; Kuznetsov, G. V. Photoluminescence Properties of Silica Aerogel/porous Silicon Nanocomposites. J. Phys. D. Appl. Phys. 2010, 43, 335405.

2.        Nychyporuk, T.; Zakharko, Y.; Lysenko, V. V; Lemiti, M. Interconnected Si Nanocrystals Forming Thin Films with Controlled Bandgap Values. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2009, 95, 83124.

1.        Botsoa, J.; Bluet, J. M.; Lysenko, V. V; Sfaxi, L.; Zakharko, Y.; Marty, O.; Guillot, G. Luminescence Mechanisms in 6H-SiC Nanocrystals. Phys. Rev. B 2009, 80, 155317.

Issued Patent

T. Nichiporuk, T. Serdiuk, V. Lysenko, Y. Zakharko, A. Geloen, M. Lemiti, “Method For Detecting The Interaction of at Least One Entity with a Dielectric Layer”, US 9,746,460 (2017).

Book Chapters

2.         V. A. Skryshevsky, T. Serdiuk, Y. E. Zakharko, S. A. Alekseev, A. Géloën, and V. Lysenko, “Preparation, Luminescent Properties and Bioimaging Application of Quantum Dots Based on Si and SiC" in Functional Nanomaterials and Devices for Electronics, Sensors and Energy Harvesting, Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp. 323–348.

1.         J.-M. Bluet, J. Botsoa, Y. Zakharko, A. Geloen, S. Alekseev, O. Marty, B. Mognetti, S. Patskovsky, D. Rioux, and V. Lysenko, “SiC as a biocompatible marker for cell labelling”, Silicon Carbide Biotechnology, Elsevier, 2012, pp. 37