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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."

Research profile

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.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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