Dmitri Y. Petrovykh

Group Leader 
System Biology

Since 2011, Dr. Dmitri Y. Petrovykh is a Group Leader at INL, where his research interests include several areas of nanobiotechnology and quantitative biology: rational design and quantitative analysis of biointerfaces, cell-nanoparticle interactions, and quantitative bioanalytics. Elucidating the interactions at molecular and nanoparticle-based biointerfaces provides important insights for biosensors, microarrays, programmed self-assembly of nanostructures, and bioinspired materials.

Dmitri has earned an undergraduate degree in Physics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1995. In 1999, his graduate research with Prof. Franz J. Himpsel on the self-assembly and characterization of low-dimensional nanostructures has been recognized by the Best Student Paper award from the Nanometer-scale Science and Technology Division of AVS. In 2000, Dmitri has received a Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin and joined the University of Maryland, initially to develop passivation and functionalization of semiconductor surfaces for chemical and biological sensing. His pioneering work in establishing quantitative analysis of DNA films has been recognized in 2003 by the Best Paper award from the international Surface Analysis conference.

Selected Publications