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Dr. YAKOVLEV Nikolai

Senior Scientist I


IMRE staff with Adjunct Appointment in University/Industry, Advanced Characterisation and Instrumentation (ACI) Department

6319 4735

2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

Optics, spectroscopy, ellipsometry, etc

Magnetism and anisotropic magnetic materials

Surface science


Precise measurement of light polarisation and use of this technique for analysis of magnetic materials and molecular interactions

Variable angle magnetometry

Secondary ion mass spectrometry


Imaging precision ellipsometry for parallel analysis of therapeutic antibodies on glycan arrays.

Characterization of complex magnetic nanostructures.

Label-free optical detection of protein molecular layers from cell lysate in microfluidics.


2011 – current   Senior Scientist I, IMRE

2002 – 2011      Research Scientist, IMRE

2000 – 2002      Research Associate, IMRE

1999 – 2000      Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

1989 – 1999      Research Scientist, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia

1987 – 1989      Junior Researcher, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia


Master of Science, Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Russia, 1981

Ph.D., Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia, 1986


Prize of Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, 1993

MOE Singapore, Outstanding Mentor Award, 2008 and 2009

ASTAR, Most Inspiring Mentor Award, 2011


MRS-Singapore, member since 2001


"Protein-tannic acid multilayer films: A multifunctional material for microencapsulation of food-derived bioactives" Hooi Hong Lau, Regan Murney, Nikolai L. Yakovlev, Marina V. Novoselova, Su Hui Lim, Nicole Roy, Harjinder Singh, Gleb B. Sukhorukov, Brendan Haigh, Maxim V. Kiryukhin, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, v.505, 332-340.

"A facile approach for screening isolated nanomagnetic behavior for bit-patterned media" N.Thiyagarajah, M.Asbahi, R.T.J.Wong, K.W.M.Low, N.L.Yakovlev, J.K.W.Yang, V.Ng, Nanotechnology, 2014, 25 25203.

"Distribution of switching fields in thin films with uniaxial magnetic anisotropy" N.L.Yakovlev, Y.Y.Tay, Z.J.Tay, H.V.Chen, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2013, 329, 170-177.

"Cationic-vacancy-induced room-temperature ferromagnetism in transparent, conducting anatase Ti1-xTaxO2 (x similar to 0.05) thin films" A.Rusydi, S.Dhar, A.R.Barman, Ariando, D.C.Qi, M.Motapothula, J.B.Yi, I.Santoso, Y.P.Feng, K.Yang, Y.Dai, N.L.Yakovlev, J.Ding, A.T.S.Wee, G.Neuber, M.B.H.Breese, M.Ruebhausen, H.Hilgenkamp, T.Venkatesan, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2012, 370, 4927-4943.

"Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry of Macromolecules Loading in Individual Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Microcapsules" N.L.Yakovlev, M.V.Kiryukhin, M.N.Antipina, T.T.Susanto, S.Ravi, M.Adithyavairavan and G.B.Sukhorukov, Australian J. Chemistry, 2011, 64, 479-483.

"Two-Axis Magnetisation Analysis of Epitaxial Cobalt Films" N.L.Yakovlev, H.Chen, K.Zhang, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2011, 11, 2575-2578.

"Adsorption and interaction of organosilanes on TiO2 nanoparticles" Q.Chen, N.L.Yakovlev, Appl.Surf.Sci. 2010, 257, 1395-1400.

"Direct Adsorption and Monolayer Self-Assembly of Acetyl-Protected Dithiols" K.H.A.Lau, C.Huang, N.Yakovlev, Z.K.Chen, and S.J.O'Shea, Langmuir, 2006, 22, 2968-2971.

"Degradation and failure of organic light-emitting devices" Ke L, Chua S.-J., Zhang K. and Yakovlev N., Applied Physics Letters, 2002, 80, 2195-2197.

"RHEED rocking curves from fluoride (111) surfaces" N.L.Yakovlev, J.L.Beeby, P.A.Maksym, Surface Science, 1995, 342, L1121-L1126.

"Fluoride layers and superlattices grown by MBE on Si(111): dynamic RHEED and Sm2+ photoluminescence studies" J.C.Alvarez, N.S.Sokolov and N.L.Yakovlev, Applied Surface Science, 1992, 60/61, 421.


"Ellipsometry System For Measuring Molecular Binding, Adsorption And Desorption" N.L.Yakovlev, L.Sutarlie, D.S.-W.Ow, T.Tandiono, PCT/SG2015/050130, 2015.

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