• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    * Nano-materials for Low-Power Field-Effect Transistors;

    * Bio-compatible Micro-electrode Arrays for Advanced Applications

    Personal profile


    2nd Year Tutor of BEng/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Programmes

    Research Interests

    Thin Film Electronics & Photonics, Nanoelectronics, Nanoscience, Sensor Technologies, Bio-Medical & Materials Science


    I completed PhD at the Institute of Physics (NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine) in 2008 and before joining the Aston University in 2015 as Marie Curie Fellow contributed several diverse research projects working in Poland, Italy, and UK. Currently, I am a Lecturer in Electronic Engineering and Systems, an academic member of the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and the Nanoscience Research Group.

    My scientific background and interests embrace research areas of electronic and photonic device engineering with use of nanotechnology, advanced materials science, etc. The areas of expertise include (but not limited to):

    Applied thin film electronics & photonics: nanoelectronics (referring to the use of nanotechnology in electronic components), flexible electronics & optoelectronics, field-effect transistors, opto-electronic switches, hybrid & nanocomposite solar cells, devices driven via photochromic reaction, sensor devices.

    Materials science: characterisation of organic, nano- and bio-materials, polymers, dyes, nanocomposites, hybrid ‘organic-inorganic’ systems (semiconductors & dielectrics).

    Electronic thin film devices fabrication (ink-jet printing, all-solution made devices, & thermal deposition) and characterisation (current-voltage characteristics, kinetics of current, photocurrent, & capacitance).

    Spectroscopy: photoluminescence emission & excitation maps, time-resolved photoluminescence, absorption, reflectance, Raman, photovoltage & photocurrent.

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    PhD position is available in the group.
    For more details please enquire via email: p.lutsyk@aston.ac.uk


    PGCert L&T - Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2016), Aston University, with distinction; provided recognition as the Fellow of the Advance HE (previously known as Higher Education Academy). Being recognised as Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA) by the RITE Panel at Aston University (2023).

    PhD in Physics & Math (2008), Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU);
    speciality - physics of molecular & liquid crystals; overall grade point average (GPA): 5.0/5.0. PhD thesis title: Electronic processes at the interface of organic semiconductors;

    MSc with qualifications in Physics and Lecturer of Physics (2004), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine; overall GPA: 4.9/5.0; grad. with honours.


    2018-present: Lecturer in Electronic Engineering and Systems in College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; 2nd Year Tutor of EEE Programmes (from 2020); 2018-19 – research secondments to “Science Park at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv”, Ukraine. 

    2015-2018: Research Associate (RAEng/LT Substitution Lectureship) – 2017/18 & Marie Curie Research Fellow – 2015/17 in School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK;
    2017 - visiting researcher in Tokai University, Japan & Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland.

    2011-2015: Research Scientist in Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine;
    Nov., April-May 2013, Sept.-Oct. 2012 - visiting researcher in School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

    2008-2011:   Research Fellow in Marie Curie Research & Training Network Programme (BIMORE), Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland;
    2008-2009 - visiting researcher in CNR – ISMN, Bologna, Italy and CAS, Prague, Czechia;

    Funding Applications and Awards


    ● Principal Investigator in the Royal Society APEX project “Nanomaterial Electrode Webs for Revolutionary Brain Recording Systems” and APEX Public Engagement project “How do our brain cells talk to each other?” in 2022-24.

    ● Principal Investigator in the Royal Society Research Grant project “Novel Pathways on Solution-Processing Carbon Nanotube Transistors for Low-Power Electronics” in 2020-21.

    ● Co-investigator in the ERDF project "Enabling Technologies & Innovation Competences Challenge" (ETICC) in 2020-22;

    ● Co-investigator in the Horizon-2020 MSCA RISE project “Carbon-Based Nano-Materials for Theranostic Application (CARTHER)” in 2017-19;

    ● Co-investigator in the Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust project “Hybrid Photonic Gas Sensors with Functionalised Carbon Nanomaterials” in 2017-18;

    ● Co-investigator in the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in 2016-2017;

    ● Individual Fellowship in the Horizon-2020 MSCA project “Functionalised Organic Complexes for Rapid Sensing of Industrial Polluters (FOC4SIP)” in 2015-17;

    ● Stipend of the President of Ukraine for talented young scientists in 2014-15;

    ● Stipend in the NATO “Science for Peace and Security” project “Novel Macromolecular Complexes for Rapid Detection of Hazardous Agents (SfP-Macrosensor)” in 2012-14;

    ● Stipend of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for talented young scientists in 2011-12;

    ● Early Stage Research Fellowship in FP6 Marie Curie RTN, “Bio-Inspired Molecular Optoelectronics (BIMORE)” in 2008-11;

    ● The 1st prize at 2nd BIMORE Summer School “Leadership Skills for Young Scientists”, UK, 2008;

    ● The stipend in EU INTAS project “Science & Technology of Copper-Indium Chalcogenides & Conductive Polymers based PV Solar Cells” in 2004-07.

    Teaching Activity

    Teaching Experience – in physics, electronic engineering, math, instrumentation, etc.

     2nd Year Tutor of EEE Programmes (from 2020).
    ● Module Leader (Lecturer, Tutor and Lab Demonstrator) - Engineering Team Project (EE2PRJ), Electrical Engineering Fundamentals (ME1EEF); Electronics Group Design Project (EE2EDP); Communication Systems (EE2CSY);
    ● Final Year Projects Supervisor - (EE3PRJ/EE4PRJ);


    PhD Supervision

    ● Currently supervising 1 PhD student.
    ● Co-supervised 16 students (BSc, MSc, & PhD programmes) in Aston University, Wrocław University of Science and Technology and, Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
    ● Our group welcomes applications from enthusiastic and motivated candidates for PhD studentships and post-doctoral positions. The funding could be from the School or external councils.
    Good example of potential research funding are the post-doctoral fellowships offered via Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, but there are others. If you are interested in joining us through this pathway, the earlier you contact us, the better. The schemes are highly competitive, so a well prepared proposal is important for you to succeed, and the preparations usually require some time...
    ● The projects can be focused on advanced functional materials and optoelectronic devices, in particular those based on nanomaterials for electronic and photonic applications.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Senior Fellow of the Advance HE (previously known as Higher Education Academy) - SFHEA

    The Member of Marie Curie Alumni Association

    Member of Materials Research Society

    Contact Details

    Phone: 0121 204 4473

    Email: p.lutsyk@aston.ac.uk

    Room: NW517

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Cert

    Award Date: 20 Jan 2017

    PhD, Electronic Processes at the Interface of Organic Semiconductors, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv)


    Award Date: 21 May 2008


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