Optoelectronic Nanodevices research team currently consists of four researchers with unique complementary expertise, well-established scientific records, and high level scientific and engineering reputations, confirming by 1000 citations of their works. Optoelectronic Nanodevices LLC is a small business company closely associated with UB and UB Technology Incubator and its team includes the following researchers:
Dr. Vladimir Mitin is Acting CEO of the Optoelectronic Nanodevices LLC. He has been deeply involved in research on various photovoltaic devices, solid-state sources of THz and IR radiation and various detectors of electromagnetic radiation based on semiconductor nanostructures. He is a recognized expert in integration of these devices into systems for specific applications. He is an author of more than 500 publications, monographs, and books. He is recipient of Sustained Achievement Award in recognition of “Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Activity” (UB Exceptional Scholar Program, May 26, 2005). He is Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, IoP, Life Member of Tau Beta Pi, and Life Member of American Physical Society. He is author and co-author of thirteen patents and two of them are directly related to QD solar cells. Dr. Vladimir Mitin will supervise the design and fabrication of the Q-BIC solar cells and optical and time-resolved PL characterization of these devices. He is also SUNY Distinguished Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
Dr. Nizami Vagidov is Vice-President for Development of Optoelectronic Nanodevices LLC. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. His dissertation was devoted to nonconventional nanoscale semiconductor devices. He is a member of scientific societies such as IEEE, American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi. He is a co-author of two patents one of which “Quantum dot solar cell with minimized recombination losses due to selective doping,” filed as U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/434071 on January 19, 2011, is related to novel Q-BIC solar cells. He co-authored a book “Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures”, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 431 p, ISBN 978-0-521-76366-0, where the properties of nanoscale objects such as quantum wells, wires, and dots and operational principles of nanoscale devices based on such structures are described thoroughly from quantum mechanics point of view. He has more than 90 technical publications in leading scientific journals. Dr. Nizami Vagidov has deep expertise and wide experience in the area of nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices, design and theory of photovoltaic devices and sources of terahertz (THz) radiation. Dr. Nizami Vagidov is responsible for the supervision of the design and modeling of the Q-BIC devices.
Dr. Andrei Sergeev is Vice-President for Research of Optoelectronic Nanodevices LLC and an Associate Research Professor at SUNY Research Foundation. He has ~ 100 publications in refereed journals, including the leading journals in the area, such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, Nanoscale Research Letters, etc. He has deep expertise in the electron kinetics in nanoscale superconductor and semiconductor structures, design and characterization of nanodevices. In 2004 he received the NASA Certificate of Recognition for THz Photon Counter. During last two years he initiated submission of four provisional patents, two of which are directly related to QD solar cell technology.
Dr. Victor Pogrebnyak is an Associate Research Professor at SUNY Research Foundation. Dr. Pogrebnyak has many years of experience in semiconductor nanotechnology and microwave photonics. Dr. Pogrebnyak authored more than 100 publications.