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Evgeny Nikolaev

Space Center

Prior to Skoltech, Evgeny was a professor of chemical physics and led the Laboratory of Ion and Molecular Physics at the Institute of Energy Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

At the same time, he worked as the head of the Laboratory for Mass Spectrometry of Biomacromolecules at the Institute of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Outside of that position, Evgeny was the lead scientific member of the Orehovich Institute of Biomedical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Previously he has researched at the Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Evgeny has also taken up organizational roles, serving as an organizer of the 8th European Conference on Mass Spectrometry and a member of the organizational committee for another European conferences on mass spectrometry. He has organized three Moscow conferences for schools on Mass Spectrometry, and participated as a member of the organizational committee for three international conferences on Genome, Proteomics, Bio-informatics, and Nanobiotechnology for Medicine. He has also organized the first International Skolkovo Conference for imaging with mass spectrometry.

His bachelor’s degree in molecular and chemical physics and his Ph.D. in chemical physics are from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He holds the title “doctor of science” from the Institute of Energy Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences.

Evgeny has been a visiting professor throughout the world: University Metz, France; University of Waterloo, Canada; University of Delaware, USA; University of Arizona, USA; and Purdue University, USA.

He is a member of the editorial board for the European Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. He has advised 20 Ph.D. students at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In all, he has published 162 articles and produced 35 patents.

Evgeny specializes in mass spectrometry and ion processes
as well as proteomics and petroliomics. His current research activities include supercomputer modeling of ion cloud behavior in accumulation and transportation of ions. Using mass spectrometry, he researches proteomes within physical liquids found in the human body through long isolation. He also develops the fundamental basis for quantitative analysis by mass spectrometry of the average copied proteins in the human body. Other research interests include analysis and classification of natural deposits of carbon through super-resolution mass spectrometry. He also develops and characterizes the dynamically harmonized Penning traps for Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry.

  • mass spectrometry
  • ion processes
  • proteomics and petroliomics.
  • supercomputer modeling of ion cloud behavior in accumulation and transportation of ions
  • Boldin, I.A.; Nikolaev, E.N. FTICR cell with dynamic harmonization of the electric field in the whole volume by shaping of excitation and detection electrode assembly. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2011, 25, 122-126
  • Eugene N. Nikolaev, Ivan A. Boldin, Roland Jertz and Gökhan Baykut. Initial Experimental Characterization of a new ultra-high resolution FTICR Cell with Dynamic Harmonization, J Am Soc Mass Spectrom, 22(7) 2011, 1125-1129
  • Indeykina, Maria; Popov, Igor; Kozin, Sergey; Kononikhin, Alexey; Kharibin, Oleg; Tsvetkov, Philippe; Makarov, Alexander; Nikolaev, Eugenij, Capabilities of MS for analytical quantitative determination of the ratio of α- and β-Asp7 isoforms of the amyloid-β peptide in binary mixtures, Anal. Chem., 2011, 83 (8), 3205–3210
  • Gleb Vladimirov, Christopher L. Hendrickson, Greg T. Blakney, Alan G. Marshall, Ron Heeren, Eugene Nikolaev, Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Resolution and Dynamic Range Limits Calculated by Computer Modeling of Ion Cloud Motion, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 22(9) 2011, 11-20
  • Eugene N. Nikolaev; Ron M.A. Heeren; Alexander M. Popov; Alexander V Pozdneev; Konstantin S Chingin; Realistic modeling of ion cloud motion in Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance cell by use of a particle-in-cell approach Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 21, 2007; 1-20
  • Andriy Kharchenko, Gleb Vladimirov, Ron M. A. Heeren, Eugene N. Nikolaev Performance of Orbitrap Mass Analyzer at Various Space Charge and Non-Ideal Field Conditions: Simulation Approach J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. (2012), 23(5), pp.977-87
  • Honor issue International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2012)
  • Medal from the Moscow government for Achievements in Science (1997)
  • Russian Academy Award for developing magneto-optical memory (1989)
Yury Kostyukevich
Yury Kostyukevich
Research Scientist
Gleb Vladimirov
Gleb Vladimirov
Research Scientist
Oleg Kharybin
Junior Research Scientist
Anastasiia Fursova
Research Intern

Earth Observation Sensors and Measurements
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering

Course description:
This course introduces students to the first principles and methods of the observation of Earth surface, monitoring of Earth atmosphere and detection of different kind of radiation coming from Space. The course will cover wide range of the satellites-, aircraft-, rockets- and balloon- based techniques designed for environmental monitoring, meteorology, map making etc. The course will teach the theoretical fundamentals required for the design of instruments for Earth observation. The course will cover the wide range of sensors used for observation including optical, acoustic, electro-chemical, mass spectrometry based, magnetic, etc.
After successful completion of this class, students will acquire the initial knowledge of the composition and structure of the atmosphere (gases, radicals, ions, aerosols at different altitudes), solar wind, cosmic rays, temperature distribution and magnetic field distribution.
Students will acquire knowledge about different sensors design and range of their applications and the body of knowledge required to design of instruments for Earth observation at the level of Preliminary Design Review (PDR).

Basic undergraduate mathematics including, linear algebra, real variables analysis, complex variables, linear algebra, differential equations, basic undergraduate physics electro-magnetism, mechanics.