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Sergei F. Lyuksyutov
Professor of Physics
and Chemistry

Condensed Matter Experiment

Optics Experiment

Telephone: (330) 972 - 8356 
Fax: (330) 972 - 6918 

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Courses Taught:


  • Education:
  • M.S. Physics and Engineering, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1984
  • Visiting PhD student, Hertford College, Oxford University UK, 1989-1990
  • Ph.D. Physics and Mathematics, Russian Academy of Science 1991


  • Employment:
  • Research Scientist, Institute of Physics, Kiev Ukraine1984-1995
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Technical University of Denmark 1995-1997
  • Faculty Research Scientist, Nanotechnology Center, Louisville, KY 1997-2000
  • Assistant Professor of Physics, Chemistry (2001), and Polymer Engineering (2003-2006) Department of Physics, University of Akron OH, 2000-2005
  • Associate Professor of Physics and Chemistry, University of Akron OH, 2005-2013
  • Professor of Physics (2013) and Chemistry (2015), University of Akron OH, 2013-present


  • Awards, Visiting positions and Distinctions:
  • Outstanding Student Award, Institute of Physics, Kiev Ukarine, 1988
  • George Soros Fellow, Oxford University, Oxford UK, 1989-1990
  • Visiting Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby Denmark, 2001
  • National Research Council Summer Faculty Fellow, USAF Lab, Wright-Patterson AFB OH, 2002-2004
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan, 2004-2005
  • Earlier Career Research Award, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, University of Akron, Akron OH, 2005
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, Institute of Physics, Kiev Ukraine, 2008
  • NASA Glenn Summer Faculty Fellowship, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland OH, 2010-2011
  • Senior Fellow, Office Naval Research Fellowship, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC, 2012-2013
  • NASA Glenn Fellowship, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland OH, 2014


Condensed Matter Physics

  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Nanolithography


  • Photorefractive Optics
  • Fiber Optics
  • Optical sensors


Selected Publications:

  • W-K Lee, S. Tsoi, K. E. Whitener, R. Stine, J. T. Robinson, J. S. Tobin, A. Weerasinghe, P. E. Sheehan, S. F. Lyuksyutov, “Robust reduction of graphene fluoride using an electrostatically biased scanning probe,” Nano Research 6(11) 767-774 (2013) pdf
  • G. Adamovsky, S.F. Lyuksyutov, J.R. Mackey, B. Floyd, U. Abeywickrema, I. Fedin, M. Rackaitis, “Peculiarities of thermo-optic coefficient under different temperature regimes in optical fibers containing Fiber Bragg gratings,” Opt. Communications 285, 766-773 (2013) pdf
  • S. F. Lyuksyutov, M. Rackaitis, V. Nedashkivska, “Instability of nanostructures patterned in polystyrene under high electric field gradients,” Appl. Surface Science 257, 4581-4585 (2011) pdf
  • M. Rackaitis, D. Kashyn, T. Hirano, S. F. Lyuksyutov, “Topological peculiarities in liquid phase of styrene butadiene rubber thin films induced by electrostatic nanolithography,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 183110 (2008) pdf
  • M. Rackaitis, D. Kashyn, E. Rowicka, P. B. Paramonov, R. R. Mallik, S. F. Lyuksyutov, “Electric Voltage-assisted Asperity Formation in Styrene Butadiene at Room Temperature: Cross-linking at the Nano-scale,“ Physical Review B 78 064201 (2008) pdf
  • M. A. Reagan, D. Kashyn, S. Juhl, R. A. Vaia, S. F. Lyuksyutov; “Electric charging and nanostructure formation in polymeric films using combined amplitude-modulated atomic force microscopy-assisted electrostatic nanolithography and electric force microscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 033109 (2008) pdf
  • E. Rowicka, D. Kashyn, M. A. Reagan, I. Dolog, P. B. Paramonov, R. R. Mallik, and S. F. Lyuksyutov “Influence of water condensation on charge transport and electric breakdown between an atomic force microscope tip, polymeric and (semiconductor) CdS surfaces,” Current Nanoscience  4 166-172 (2008) pdf   
  • I. Dolog, R. R. Mallik, and S. F. Lyuksyutov, “Robust functionalization of amorphous cadmium sulfide films using z-lift amplitude modulated atomic force microscopy-assisted electrostatic nanolithography,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 213111 (2007) pdf
  • S. F. Lyuksyutov, P. B. Paramonov, M. A. Reagan, O. V. Mayevska, E. Sancaktar, R. A. Vaia, and S. Juhl, and “Atomic force microscope tip retraction from dielectric surfaces under applied electrostatic potential,” Ultramicroscopy 106, 909-913 (2006) pdf
  • P. B. Paramonov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, O. V. Mayevska, M.A. Reagan, R. A. Vaia, S. Juhl, K. Umemura, H. Tobari, and M. Hara, “Rearrangements in alkylthiolate self-assembled monolayer using electrostatic interactions between nanoscale asperity and organomercaptan molecules,” Langmuir 22(15), 6555-6561 (2006) pdf
  • S. F. Lyuksyutov, “Nano-patterning in polymeric materials and biological objects using atomic force microscopy electrostatic nanolithography,” Current Nanoscience 1, 245-251 (2005)
  • N. V. Kukhtarev, T. Kukhtareva, S. F. Lyuksyutov, M. A. Reagan, P. P. Banerjee, and P. Buchhave, “Running gratings in photoconductive materials,” Journal Optical Society of America B 22 1917-1922 (2005) pdf
  • P.B. Paramonov and S.F. Lyuksyutov, "Density functional description of water condensation in proximity of nanoscale asperity," J. Chemical Physics 123, 084705 (2005)  pdf
  • N.V. Kukhtarev, T. Kukhtareva, M.E. Edwards, J. Jones, M. Bayssie, J. Wang, S. F. Lyuksyutov, M.A. Reagan, and P. Buchhave, "Smart photogalvanic running0grating interferometer," J. Applied Physics 97, 054301 (2005) pdf
  • S.F. Lyuksyutov, P.B. Paramonov, R.A. Sharipov, and G. Sigalov, "Induced deformations in polymers on nanoscal using atomic force microscopy," Physical Review B 70, 174110 (2004) pdf
  • S.F. Lyuksyutov, P.B. Paramonov, S. Juhl, and R.A. Vaia, "Amplitude-modulated electrostatic nanolithography in polymers based on atomic force microscopy," Applied Physics Letters 83, 4405-4407 (2003) pdf
  • S.F. Lyuksyutov, R.A. Vaia, P.B. Paramonov, S. Juhl, L. Waterhouse, R.M. Ralich, G, Sigalov, and E. Sancaktar, "Electrostatic nanolithography in polymers using atomic force microscopy," Nature Materials 2, 468-472 (2003) pdf
  • S.F. Lyuksyutov, P.B. Paramonov, R.M. Ralich, adn I. Dolog, "peculiarities of an anomalous electronic current during atomic force microscopy assisted nanolithography on n-type silicon," Nanotechnology 14, 716-721 (2003) pdf
  • S. Sharma, M. K. Sunkara, M.M. Crain, S.F. Lyuksyutov, S. A. Harfenist, K. M. Walsh, and R.W. Cohn, “Selective plasma nitridation and contrast reversed etching of silicon,”J. Vacuum Science Technology B 19, 1743-1747 (2001) pdf
  • J. Chen, A. M. Rao, S. Lyuksyutov, M. E. Itkis, M. A. Hamon, H. Hu, R. W. Cohn, P. C. Eklund, D. T. Colbert, R. E. Smalley, R. C. Haddon, "Dissolution of full-length single-walled carbon nanotubes," J. Physical Chemistry B 105, 2525-2528, (2001)pdf
  • J. Gotpagar, S. Lyuksyutov, R. Cohn, E. Grulke, and D. Bhattacharyya, "Reductive Dehalogenation of Trichloroethylene with Zero-Valent Iron: Surface Profiling Microscopy and Rate Enhancement Studies," Langmuir 15, 8412-8420 (1999) pdf
  • R.W. Cohn, S.F. Lyuksyutov, K. Walsh, and M.M. Crain, "Nanolithography considerations for multi-passband filters," Optical Review6, 345-354 (1999)
  • F. Havermeyer, S. F. Lyuksyutov, R. A. Rupp, H. Eckerlebe, P. Staron, and J. Vollbrandt, "Nondestructive Resolution of Higher Harmonics of Light-Induced Volume Gratings in PMMA with Cold Neutrons," Physical Review Letters 80, 3272-3275 (1998) pdf
  • Sergei F. Lyuksyutov, Preben Buchhave, and Mikhail V. Vasnetsov, "Self-Excitation of Space Charge Waves," Physical Review Letters 79, 67-70 (1997) pdf



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