Sergey Makarov, head of St. Petersburg’s ITMO University laboratory, was among the young scientists that received special awards from RF President Vladimir Putin.
Yesterday, Vladimir Putin awarded RF President’s prizes for young scholars. The ceremony was held in Kremlin in Moscow. One of the winners is Sergey Makarov, head of the hybrid nanophotonics and optoelectronics laboratory at St. Petersburg’s ITMO University.
‘It is a great honour for me to be here and receive such a prestigious award. It is very encouraging that such complex interdisciplinary segments as nanophotonics that pursues creating ultra-small, energy efficient, multifunctional devices, receive support,’ Sergey Makarov said.
Sergey Makarov is just 31, but he already has a PhD degree and has won several prestigious grants. This time, he was awarded for research into improving solar panels efficiency. Potentially, solar panels could be ‘pasted’ onto glass and everyday objects.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel