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Nickolay V Lavrik

Staff Scientist

Nickolay Lavrik received his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1995 from the Institute of Semiconductor Physics in Kyiv, Ukraine and continued his subsequent work as a visiting research fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Tennessee. His research involved design, fabrication, and characterization of micro- and nano-scale structures with mechanical, electrochemical and photonic functionalities for chemical, physical and environmental sensing applications. He has coauthored over 150 publications, including four invited reviews, three book chapters and several patents on these topics.  

Nickolay Lavrik is currently a member of the research staff at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he helped establish innovative technological approaches to wafer-scale plasmonic arrays for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and 3D-printed nanoelectrodes for electrochemical sensing. His current research interests include direct-write nanofabrication based on focused ion beams and additive nanomanufacturing based on 2-photon polymerization aimed at developing next generation sensing platforms with emphasis on studying chemical and mechanical interactions in biological and biomimetic systems at the nanoscale.


2003 R&D 100 Award for Development of Uncooled IR camera

2008 ORNL Director’s Award, Outstanding Team Accomplishment in Science and Technology

2010 R&D 100 Award for Ultrasensitive Nanomechanical Transducers Based on Nonlinear Resonance

2011  R&D 100 Award for Nano-Optomechanical Hydrogen Safety Sensor Based on Nanostructured Palladium Layers

2012  R&D 100 Award for Broadband Micromechanical Antenna

2020 ORNL Director’s Award, Continuous Improvement Team Award