Keynote Speakers:



Aleksey Vasiliev

Dr. Alexey Vasiliev

Leading researcher,

1 National Reserch Center Kurchatov Institute, Moscow

2 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgopudny, Moscow region




Additive Technologies for Chemical Sensors



Abstract: The application of additive technologies, in particular, 2.5D and 3D ink and aerosol jet printing provides a new benefit for the flexible fabrication of sensors of various types. We consider in this lecture, first of all, the usage of this technique in of MEMS type gas sensors. The application of MEMS for the fabrication of MOX sensors with low power consumption becomes now a very important trend in gas sensor design. However, traditional silicon technology has some evident disadvantages, when applied in high-temperature devices produced in limited batch. We present our attempt to combine the advantages of ceramic MEMS technology (high working (600 ºC) and technological treatment (1000 ºC) temperature, chemical stability at high temperature) with the advantages of additive technologies for the fabrication of functional elements of gas sensor (heaters, sensing, and catalytic layers). We developed conductive silver, gold and platinum nanoparticle (3–30 nm) inks usable in ink and aerosol jet printers and demonstrated the possibility to fabricate narrow conductive lines of microheaters and electrodes of sensor (line width ~ 35 mm). The combination of jet printing onto thin ceramic substrate with laser cutting enables the fabrication of advanced cantilever type sensors operating in pulsing heating mode.



Short Biography: Dr. Alexey Vasiliev graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1980), received Ph.D. degree in 1986 from Kurchatov Institute of atomic energy (chemical physics) and degree of Dr. of Science (habilitation) in 2004 from Moscow Institute of Power Engineering (solid state electronics, micro- and nano-electronics). Dr. Vasiliev is a Member of Steering Committee of 'Eurosensors' Conferences, Member of Analytical Chemistry Council of Russian Academy of Science. He is a laureate of USSR State Prize for young scientists in the field of science and technology - a top award for young scientists in former USSR (1986) and Laureate of Kurchatov Prize (2000). Dr. Vasiliev has published more than 260 publications. His number of citation exceeds 1000. Basic research interests: experimental and theoretical research of semiconductor and MIS structure chemical sensors, physics and chemistry of semiconductor surfaces, material science for chemical sensors (including nanoparticle materials, metal oxides), scientific aspects of thick and thin film sensor technology; additive technologies for chemical sensor fabrication, application of MEMS for gas sensors; kinetics of heterogeneous and gas phase chemical reactions.




Dr. Alexander Oh

Dr. Alexander Oh

Senior Lecturer,

University of Manchester,

School of Physics and Astronomy




Diamond Sensors for Charged Particle Tracking and Dosimetry



Abstract: This presentation will review the current status of diamond detectors for ionizing radiation and will highlight recent developments. The exceptional properties of diamond make it a excellent material for detector applications in particle physics, accelerator beam monitoring and for dosimetric applications in the medical field. Current installations use planar devices with segmented electrodes for spatial resolution. Advances in the laser-assisted transformation of diamond into amorphous-carbon have enabled the production of a new type of particle sensor - 3D diamond. Compared to conventional planar technologies, previous work has proven a 3D geometry to improve the radiation tolerance of detectors fabricated in silicon. First tests of single-crystal and polycrystalline CVD diamond 3D detectors in various particle beams and performance comparison with simulations demonstrate the viability of this concept.



Short Biography: Dr. Alexander Oh is Senior Lecturer (since 2012) at the University of Manchester. He obtained his PhD (1999) at the University of Hamburg with a study on CVD Diamond Detectors for high-energy particle physics experiments. He went to CERN, Geneva, as Research Fellow (2000), and then Research Staff  (2002) working on experimental particle physics, data acquisition systems, and detector technology for the Large Hadron Collider experiments ATLAS and CMS. He then joined the University of Manchester as Royal Society Research Fellow (2009) with a research program to developed 3D diamond detectors and to explore di-boson production processes with the ATLAS experiment.





Dr. Michal Pomorski

Dr. Michal Pomorski

CEA-LIST, Diamond Sensors Laboratory,

Gif-sur-Yvette, F-91191




Super-thin scCVD Diamond Membrane Radiation Detectors: Fabrication,
Characterization and Applications



Abstract: Using dry argon/oxygen plasma etching technique self-supported large area and a few micrometres thick single crystal (sc) chemical vapour deposition (CVD) diamond membranes are routinely produced at Diamond Sensors Laboratory of CEA-LIST. The device fabrication process includes, the deep plasma etching step, which requires preliminary samples screening in regard to: surfaces quality (polishing defects), surfaces parallelism (wedge) and the bulk quality  (absence of inclusions and voids). The effects of such defects on the membranes morphology will be addressed and methods of the samples pre-characterization will be discussed. Such screened scCVD membranes exhibit very good surface quality with no change in initial surface roughness. Next, produced membranes are subjected to a standard techniques used for diamond radiation detectors preparation: hot acid cleaning, plating with metal and carbon contacts (including patterning with photolithography) and connection to the read-out electronics aiming at characterization of their electrical properties. Due to the extremely short drift path of the excess charge carriers in such structures, the use of a cheaper non-electronic grade diamond material as a radiation detector is feasible and employed for various detector systems. Despite presence of non-negligible amount of atomic impurities within the diamond bulk, scCVD membrane detectors exhibit: stable operation, charge collection efficiency close to 100%, homogenous response, and extraordinary dielectric strength up to 250 V/micron (2.5 MV/cm). Finally, several unique applications of diamond membrane detectors are going to be discussed and results from their performance presented, including:

Concluding, membrane scCVD diamond detectors are perfect candidates for applications were transparency, radiation hardness and speed are required.



Short Biography: Graduated in Technical Physics at the AGH University of Science and Technology (Cracow, Poland) in 2002. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Germany). After one year of PostDoc position, since 2009 he is with the Diamond Sensors Laboratory, Institute LIST of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), where he leads development activities related to the innovative radiation sensors based on CVD diamond material. He gained his expertise in radiation sensors, while working (2004-2008) on the development of single crystal CVD diamond detectors for hadron physics at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany. His current research interests are involved with diamond based i) x-ray beam monitors for modern light sources ii ) BNCD diamond membranes for secondary electron emission and photocathodes  iii ) ultra- high dose dosimeters, microdosimeters and ion tagging devices for experimental radio- and hadron- therapy, iv) radiation hard diamond detectors including ultra-thin single crystal diamond membranes for radiobiology use and 3D diamond detectors. He is author and co-author of more than 50 scientific publications and holds three patents.




Pavel Shuk

Dr. Pavel Shuk

Distinguished Technologist

Rosemount Measurements and Analytical

Emerson Automation Solution, Emerson Electric Corp.

Shakopee, MN, USA




Carbon Monoxide Gas Sensing Technologies in Combustion Application


Abstract: Major carbon monoxide gas sensing technologies for the application in combustion environment are reviewed with many theoretical and practical aspects as well as operation basics details. A comprehensive CO gas sensing technologies review is supported with the latest developments trends. Performance and applications options for carbon monoxide measurements in the process using calorimetric, mixed potential electrochemical CO-sensor or tunable diode laser (TDL) CO-sensor across the duct or in in-situ application for power generation, chemicals production, heating, process control, safety, and quality will be discussed. Special attention will be given to the technologies application limits and analyzer’s system requirements.


Short Biography: D. Sc. Pavel Shuk is a Distinguished Technologist at Emerson Process Management, Emerson Electric Corp., Shakopee, MN (USA). He graduated with a first class honor BS and MS degrees in Physical Chemistry (‘summa cum laude’) from Belarus State University, Minsk and completed his Ph. D with ‘magna cum laude’ in high temperature electrochemistry and materials at Greifswald University (Germany). He obtained a D.Sc. (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) from Greifswald University (Germany) for “Contribution to noble metal free electrochemical cells development” and was a Humboldt Fellow in 1992-93 at University of Tübingen (Germany). Since 1999 he is with Rosemount Measurements and Analytical, Emerson Automation Solution (USA), world leader in analytical instrumentation, working on the new advanced gas sensor products R & D for the combustion process and new gas sensing technologies evaluation. He developed many new solid state advanced sensors, i.e., CO2-, CO-, O2-, pH- and high temperature humidity sensor. Pavel Shuk has published over 125 peer reviewed papers, 19 patents, 7 books chapters and 36 special reports, a book on chemical sensors. He is a member of the Editorial Board of “J. Solid State Electrochemistry” (Springer) and was in “International Conference on Sensing Technology” (ICST) Intern. Program Committee in 2007-2017.




Special Sessions:



1. Advances in Diamond Detectors and Instrumentation

    (Chairmen: Prof. Gennaro Conte, University Roma Tre, Italy and Dr. Victor G. Ralchenko, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China)


2. Environmental Monitoring and Mapping Applications

    (Chairman: Dr. Paolo Dabove, Politecnico di Torino, Italy)




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Gala Dinner


21 September 2017



Moscow River Tour



A visit to Moscow cannot be complete without an evening social event, and SEIA' 2017 will be not exception. In 2017 we will have dinner whilst taking a 3-hour cruise down the Moscow River on the «BLAGODAT’» panoramic boat.

There will be no speeches, no technical presentations, merely an opportunity to relax and enjoy Moscow in friendly atmosphere.




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