Ida Pavlichenko earned her MSc degree in physics (summa cum laude, 2010) from the Physics Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. As a Master’s student, Ida performed research on novel hyperbranched polymers under the supervision of Prof. Aziz M. Muzafarov. She then received an IDK-NBT fellowship to pursue her doctoral studies in the group of Prof. Bettina Lotsch in the Chemistry Department of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. Ida’s PhD research was focused on the development of an innovative integrated optoelectronic sensing platform based on bio-inspired “smart” stimuli-responsive photonic crystals, for which she was awarded with the doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry (summa cum laude, 2014).
Since August 2015, Ida is a postdoctoral fellow in the Aizenberg group, where she continues to apply the principles of bio-inspired engineering for the assembly of novel photonic materials and devices.
Awards and honors
• MIT Impact Program 2016
• Member of the Nanosystems Initiative Munich Graduate Program (NIM-GP), 2011-2014
• Travel Award from the Center for NanoScience (CeNS), 2013
• International NanoBioTechnology (IDK-NBT) Doctorate Scholarship sponsored by the
Elite Network of Bavaria and the Munich Center of NanoScience, 2010-2012
• e-Fellows.net Fellowship. 2011-2012
• The Vladimir Potanin Foundation Fellowship for outstanding academic accomplishments
and leadership qualities, 2009-2010
• Sergey Vavilov Fellowship for students with outstanding academic records, 2009-2010