Research and Education Center of LNBE and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry confidently won a project competition

Another project directed by Professor Igor Nabiev, leading scientist of LNBE, entitled Nanostructures with Tunable Luminescence Emission Based on fluorescent Semiconductor Quantum Dots Embedded in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals has won the competition of research projects in priority fields to be carried out in collaboration with research centers and universities of France (item 2.2 of the Federal Target Program "Research and Developments"). This time, our project has won in the section "Technologies in Photonics and Micro- and Nanosystem Engineering."

This is a joint project of the Research and Education Center (REC) for Hybrid Nano–Bio Materials with Energy Transfer Properties that was founded at LNBE in cooperation with the Shemyakin–Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBC RAS) and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France. LNBE has been closely collaborating with both institutions since its foundation. Besides numerous joint studies, a Russian–French postgraduate training program has been launched, the first student of which is a researcher from LNBE. The joint REC of LNBE and IBC RAS was established more than three years ago. Vladimir Oleinikov, DSc, the leader of the Biophysics Group of LNBE and a co-director of the project on the Russian side, is also the academic secretary of IBC RAS.

The project, with a budget of 30M ruble, will be carried out from late 2015 to 2017.

The expected outcome of the project is the development of materials containing nanosized objects, mainly colloidal crystals, inorganic crystals, including quantum dots, linked with photonic crystals in a controlled manner. This symbiotic material will have absolutely unique properties controllable by means of external physical factors.

The international collaboration will make it possible to accelerate the implementation of the project results both in Western Europe and in Russia, which is important for the development of priority areas of the Russian science and technology complex.


Prof. Igor Nabiev, PhD, DSc, leading scientist (

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