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"High-tech innovations will be driven by research at the nanoscale, a world where tiny objects behave in surprising, nonintuitive ways."

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Andrei Silov is an Assistant Professor in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group in the Applied Physics department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The physics of individual nanostructures is at the heart of his research. Silov and his group investigate a wide range of the available nano objects, ranging from confinement in two dimensions to the extreme limit of zero-dimensional quantum dots.  

Current research topics include spin manipulation in individual magnetic impurities, spin-correlated currents in quantum dots and the physics of colloidal perovskite nanocrystals. This research is carried out in strong collaboration with the group’s professor, Paul KoenraadOur ultimate goal is to exploit the properties of nanoscale objects for future telecom technologies.  

Silov has already supervised 10 PhD theses as a co-promotor within the group of Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics. 

Academic background

Andrei Silov graduated summa cum laude in Optoelectronics from the St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University in 1985. AfterwardsSilov worked as a staff member for the Ioffe Institute, first as research assistant (1985-1987), then as junior researcher (1987-1991 and later as senior researcher (1992-1996). He received his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the Ioffe Institute in 1991. In 1996Silov won an individual NWO grant for a joint research between Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Ioffe Institute, and he became a research staff member at the COBRA Photonics School in Eindhoven in 1998. Since 2006Silov is member of the Applied Physics Department at TU/e.  

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Research Output 1993 2019

  • 1029 Citations
  • 50 Article
  • 29 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
35 Citations (Scopus)
170 Downloads (Pure)

Strong carrier-phonon coupling in lead halide perovskite nanocrystals

Iaru, C. M., Geuchies, J. J., Koenraad, P. M., Vanmaekelbergh, D. A. M. & Silov, A. Y., 28 Nov 2017, In : ACS Nano. 11, 11, p. 11024-11030 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
94 Downloads (Pure)

Optical orientation of spins in GaAs: Mn/AlGaAs quantum wells via impurity-to-band excitation

Petrov, P. V., Kokurin, I. A., Ivanov, Y. L., Averkiev, N. S., Campion, R. P., Gallagher, B. L., Koenraad, P. M. & Silov, A. Y., 25 Aug 2016, In : Physical Review B. 94, 8, p. 2-8 085308.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
16 Citations (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)

Spin-orbit-induced circulating currents in a semiconductor nanostructure

Bree, van, J., Silov, A. Y., Koenraad, P. M. & Flatte, M. E., 2014, In : Physical Review Letters. 112, p. 1-5 5 p., 187201.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
magnetic moments
electron spin
quantum dots
45 Citations (Scopus)

Many-body exciton states in self-assembled quantum dots coupled to a Fermi sea

Kleemans, N. A. J. M., Bree, van, J., Govorov, A. O., Keizer, J. G., Hamhuis, G. J., Nötzel, R., Silov, A. Y. & Koenraad, P. M., 2010, In : Nature Physics. 6, 7, p. 534-538 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

quantum dots
Kondo effect
optical spectrum

Current-Induced Spin Polarization at a Single Heterojunction

Silov, A., Blajnov, P., Wolter, J. H., Hey, R., Ploog, K. & Averkiev, N. S., 2005, Proc. ICPS-27 International Conference on Physics of Semiconductors, Arizona U.S.A., July 26-30 2004. Menendez, J. & Walle, van der, C. G. (eds.). Arizona U.S.A.: American Institute of Physics, p. 1405-1406 (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 772).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

magnetic fields


Applied quantum physics

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DBL signals and systems

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Student theses

Disentangling the g-tensor of InAs/InP quantum dots: a magneto-optical study

Author: van Maasakkers, M., 31 May 2013

Supervisor: van Bree, J. (Supervisor 1), Silov, A. (Supervisor 2) & Koenraad, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Magnetic field and strain dependence of individual InGaAs quantum dots

Author: Jooken, S., 2015

Supervisor: Koenraad, P. (Supervisor 1), Silov, A. (Supervisor 2), van Bree, J. (Supervisor 2) & Tholen, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Single dot emission in plasmonic structures

Author: van den Broek, S. (., 2017

Supervisor: Tholen, H. M. (Supervisor 1), Silov, A. (Supervisor 2) & Koenraad, P. M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Strain-induced g-factor tuning in individual InGaAs quantum dots

Author: Tholen, H., 30 Apr 2015

Supervisor: Koenraad, P. (Supervisor 1) & Silov, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master