Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS),
Doctor of Science (Phys&Math),
Chairman of the Board, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR),
Director, RAS Laser and IT Research Institute,
Vice Director, Kurchatov Institute,
Head, Dept. of Medical Physics, Moscow State University
Prof. Panchenko was born on September 15, 1947 in Baranovichi, Brest Region. In 1971 he graduated from the School of Physics, Moscow State University; in 1974 he finished a post graduate program there. Since 1985 he worked at the Laser and IT Research Institute, RAS as a Dept. Head, Division Head, and Vice Director for Research. Since 1992 and till now he is Director, Laser and IT Research Institute, RAS.
Prof. Panchenko is an expert in laser-based information technology, research instrumentation, nonlinear optics, and medical physics. His most prominent works are in the most advanced fields of physics and engineering.
Laser physics and nonlinear optics:
- a kinetic theory of laser-excited molecular nonlinear relaxation and dissociation theory, also applicable to ozone, has been developed;
- an unconventional way of laser isotope separation laser by multiwave molecular gas excitation has been proposed;
- numerical models of gas lasers with direct Sun excitation (applicable to telecommunications) and laser effects in planetary upper atmospheres have been developed. The models have helped to explain NASA's unparalleled experimental data;
- a theory of laser beam and ultra-short laser impulse diffraction by a spatially modulated surface has been developed; a new category of diffraction components controlling high power laser beams has been invented.
Laser-based Information Technology:
- a concept of laser-based IT, systems, and instruments for topologically complex 3D object geometry reconstruction with various input data (tomographic and photogrammetric, CMM, and CAD data); the data can be transferred over the Internet;
- a laser-induced relief sector control theory has been developed; it has enabled to develop a laser-induced submicron relief etching technology (about 0.2 µm); the relief is etched on semiconductors and polymers to make basic components of high performance fiberoptics networks and optical links in microprocessor systems;
- a theory has been developed, narrow-band (frequency selective) Bragg filters based on monomode polymer waveguides with submicron grids used in Tb fiberoptics networks;
- turbulence in non-equilibrium gas medium has been studied to develop adaptive optics that compensates wavefront distortion in high-power lasers and data transfer systems;
- a new category of adaptive optics instruments and diagnostic systems for ultrastrong optical field research and basic medical research has been developed;
- contactless methods and instruments for subsurface material inspection (thermowave microscopy, laser optothermoacoustic diagnostics) have been developed jointly with Moscow State University;
- expert and smart learning systems for industrial laser operators have been developed jointly with the System Analysis Institute, RAS.
Laser-based macro-, micro, and nanotechnology:
- laser IT systems and a rapid prototyping lase stereolithography technology have been developed The technology and equipment are extensively used in aerospace, radioelectronics, and medicine. A number of air- and fluid dynamics models for advanced civil and military aircraft have been developed (jointly with Bauman Technical University and the Central Airhydrodynamics Institute). Dozens of 3D models and topologically complex assemblies for optoelectronic instruments have been developed;
- manufacturing technologies and domestic industrial lasers have been developed. The Institute and its SMB innovative companies manufacture precise laser cutting machines used in Russia and internationally;
- a concept and an actual technology for micro- and nanopowder selective laser sintering to produce nanostructural gradient materials, including biocompatible ones, and to make topologically complex 3D objects;
- dissociable laser plasma has been studied; technology and equipment for laser-plasma spraying of nanometer-tick film made of various materials have been developed.
Medical Physics: Prof. Panchenko has supervised and has been directly involved in an R&D project to build a generation of laser medical systems and technologies for socially sensitive medical care:
- a one-of-a-kind human bones prototyрing technology has been developed to make personalized biocompatible and bioactive implants, manufacturing and surgical tools; the implants replacing damaged bones are made with laser sterolithography based on X-ray and NMR tomography data transferred over the Internet Over 2,500 maxillofacial, neurosurgical, spine, and oncology-related operations have been performed at 27 Russian hospitals using stereolithographic biomodels created at the Laser and IT Institute from pre-surgery computer tomography data transferred over the Internet (Herzen Oncology Institute, Blokhin National Oncology Center, Burdenko Neurosurgery Research Institute, Oncology Moscow Clinical Research Institute and others);
- a new generation of smart laser surgery systems has been developed. The Perfocor line is intended for transmiocardial laser revascularisation on a beating heart; this operation replaces or complements the bypass surgery. Over 600 successful operations have been performed (Bakulev Cardiovascular Surgery Research Center, Moscow Clinical Research Institute); Lancet-M is another system with an online tissue ablation monitoring through Doppler backscattering; the surgeon ca identify the what kind of tissue is removed right in the course of surgery. It offers new ways of low-invasive and organ sparing surgery, mostly in oncology. The systems have successfully passed clinical tests and are now in use at Herzen Oncology Institute and the National Laser Medicine Research Center;
- an adaptive ophthalmology optical methods and instruments have been created jointly with Moscow State University. It is designed for laser eye surgery and registers retina images with up to 1 µm using an active correction of dynamic eye aberrations. The system has successfully passed clinical tests (Eye Decease Institute, Eye Microsurgery Research Facility);
- fundamentals of optical-acoustic tomography and methods and instruments laser-ultrasonic tissue diagnostics have been developed jointly with Moscow State University for early detection of oncology cases.
Prof. Panchenko focuses on education and training issues. He has been a scientific adviser to 7 Doctors of Science and 11 PhD students. He is a head of the Dept. of Medical Physics, Moscow State University. He has established the department. He has developed and delivers courses on fundamentals of laser technology and medical physics. He has launched the highly successful research and education centers at Moscow State Geodesy and cartography and the Laser and IT Research Institute, RAS.
Prof. Panchenko has a lot of managing duties at many domestic and international organizations. He is Chairman of the Board, Russian Foundation for Basic Research; a Board member, Nanotechnology and IT Division, RAS; a member of the Presidium, Troitsk Research Center, and a member of many other academic and industrial research and expert boards. For a number of years he served as Chairman, International Society for Optics and Photonics, (SPIE), Russian division; now he is a member of the International Directorate, the Optical Society of America (OSA).
Prof. Panchenko is a board member for several leading Russian and international journals; a member of organizing committees and co-chairman for many largest Russian and international conferences on laser and IT technology, coherent and nonlinear optics, and medical physics.
Prof. Panchenko is an Honored Master of Science, RF Government Research Excellence Award winner, Russian National Research and Technology Award winner, holder of an Order of Friendship. He has been awarded with the Moscow Region governor's award For Merits and a UNESCO medal for his contribution to nanoscience and nanotechnology. He is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).
Prof. Panchenko has authored over 400 papers including 12 monographs and reviews, 26 patents. He has been a scientific editor for 21 proceedings.
1. Kamaev S. V., Markov M. A., Nikitin A. N., Novikov M. M., Panchenko V. Ya. Laser Stereolithography: Current State and Prospects // Additive Technology: Present and Future: International Conference Proceedings. Russian National Institute for Aircraft Materials. Moscow, 2015. P. 20.
2. Gabbasov R. R., Polykarpov M. A., Cherepanov V. M., Chuev M. A., Mishchenko I. N., Lomov A. A., Panchenko V. Ya. Exploring Dimensional Effects in Nanoparticles with Mössbauer and X-Ray Methods// Russian Academy of Sciences Proceedings. Physics Series. 2015. Vol. 79. No. 8. P. 1118.
3. Sokolov V. I., Zvyagin A. V., Igumnov S. M., Molchanova S. I., Nazarov M. M., Nechaev A. V., Savelyev A. G., Tuytuynov A. A., Khaidukov E. V., Panchenko V. Ya. Refractive Index Determination in β-NAYF4/YB3+/ER3+/TM3+ с Nanocrystals with Spectrometric Refractometry // Optics and Spectroscopy. 2015. Vol. 118. No. 4. P. 637-642.
4. Nazarov М. M., Khaidukov E. V., Savelyev A. G., Sokolov V. I., Akhmanov A. S., Shkurinov A. P., Panchenko V. Ya. A Terahertz Response in a Polymer Composite with High Concentration of Si Micro- and Nanoparticles // Russian Nanotechnology. 2015. Vol. 10. No. 3-4. P. 68-73.
5. Avetisov S. E., Bolshunov A. V., Khomchik O. V., Fyodorov A. A., Siplivy V. I., Baum O. I., Omelchenko A. I., Shcherbakov E. M., Panchenko V. Ya., Sobol E. N. Laser-Induced Sclera Permeability Enhancement as a treatment for Resistant Open-Angle Glaucoma // National Glaucoma Journal. 2015. Vol. 14. No. 2. P. 5-13.
6. Vasiltsov V. V., Panchenko V. Ya., Galushkin M. G., Dubrov V. D., Egorov E. N., Solovyov A. V., Misyurov A. I. The Influence of Multiwave Radiation Beam Parameters on Gas Laser Cutting Efficiency // High Technology for Manufacturing. 2014. No. 3 (33). P. 14-20.
7. Grishaev R. V., Miradze F. Kh., Nizyev V. G., Panchenko V. Ya., Khomenko M. D. The Modeling of Melting and Crystallization in Selective Laser Sintering with Metal Powder Injection // Physics and Chemistry for Material Treatment. No. 1. 2013. P. 12-23.
8. Panchenko V. Ya., Vasiltsov V. V., Galushkin M. G., Ilyichev I. N., Misyurov A. I. Basic Thermophysical Processes in Additive Laser Metal Powder Deposition // Physics and Chemistry for Material Treatment. 2013. No. 2. P. 5-10.
9. Brosalin A. V., Derensky I. G., Dyachkov A. B., Panchenko V. Ya., Tsvetkov G. О. The Development of a Contactless Laser System for High Speed Rail Track Ultrasonic Inspection// Inspection. Diagnostics. 2013. No. 5. P. 23-28.
10. Panchenko V. Ya., Korchagin A. D. On the Partnership with OAO Russian Railways and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research // AO Russian Railways Untied Research Council Newsletter. 2013. No. 2. P. 1-6.
11. Deep channeling and Filamentation а High Power Laser Radiation in a Substance / Edited by V.Ya. Panchenko. Moscow : Intercontact Nauka, 2009. 266 p.
12. Laser Material Treatment Technologies: Current Basic Research and Applied Problems / Edited by V.Ya. Panchenko. Moscow : Physmatlit Publishing, 2009. 704 p.
13.Panchenko V. Ya., Novodvorsky O. A., Golubev V. S. Manufacturing of High-Quality Nanometric Films with Laser Plasma Spraying Technology // Advanced Materials. 2007. P.39.
14.Modern Laser and IT Technologies: Collection, Laser and IT Research Institute, RAS / Edited by V.Ya. Panchenko and V.S. Golubev. Moscow : Intercontact Nauka, 2005. 303 p.