Postdoc Spotlight: Maxim Shcherbakov

Postdoc Maxim Shcherbakov, Applied and Engineering Physics

September 21, 2018

Featured as part of Cornell’s Postdoc Appreciation Week 2018 

Maxim Shcherbakov is from Pushchino, Moscow Oblast, Russia and has a PhD in laser physics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. He conducts research in the field of nanophotonics in Gennady Shvets’ lab in Applied and Engineering Physics.

What is your area of emphasis? Why is this work important?

I study how light interacts with artificial nanomaterials, which we sometimes like to call “metamaterials.” If you try hard enough, you can make them have properties you wouldn’t expect them to have, and that’s when things start getting interesting. 

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