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."

The proposal was submitted by the Research and Education Center 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). Mikhail Strikhanov, president of NRNU MEPhI, and Academician Vadim Ivanov, director of IBC RAS, are members of the center's Scientific and Technological Council. The 30M ruble project will be carried out from 2015 to 2017 in close collaboration with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France.

Vladimir Oleinikov, DSc, a leading researcher of LNBE and academic secretary of IBC RAS, is a co-director of the project on the Russian side.

The essence of the project is to embed fluorescent quantum dots into photonic crystals and to learn how to control the fluorescence of these semiconductor nanocrystals by means of light or electric field. This has numerous implications for optoelectronics, communication devices, and a number of other areas.

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.

Young researchers are actively involved in the project. Several young LNBE staff members took part in the preparation of the project proposal; the present project team includes three postgraduates and two young researchers from NRNU MEPhI and about as many young IBC RAS staff members.

On the French side, the project team includes three university professors and three young researchers.

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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