Vasily Melnikov, PhD

Research Group Staff

Research Technical Specialist


Research Interests

Time-resolved laser spectroscopy, microscopy and imaging; Light-matter interactions and optics of nanomaterials and nanocomposites; Silicon photonics, integrated optics, optoelectronics and photovoltaics

Selected Publications

  • Electrically Tunable Fabry-Perot Resonator Based on Microstructured Si Containing Liquid Crystal
    V.A. Tolmachev, V.A. Melnikov, А.V. Baldycheva, K. Berwick, T.S. Perova
    Progress in Electromagnetics Research, v. 122, 293-309, (2012)
  • All-optically tunable waveform synthesis by a silicon nanowaveguide ring resonator coupled with a photonic-crystal fiber frequency shifter
    A.D. Savvin, V.A. Melnikov, I.V. Fedotov, A.B. Fedotov, T.S. Perova, A.M. Zheltikov
    Optics Communications, v. 284, pp. 1652-1655, (2011)
  • Size effect on the infrared spectra of condensed media under conditions of 1D, 2D and 3D dielectric confinement
    I.I. Shaganov, T.S. Perova, V.A. Melnikov, K. Berwick
    Journal of Physical Chemistry, v. 114, pp. 16071-16081, (2010)
  • Optical properties of one-dimensional photonic crystals fabricated by photo-electrochemical etching of silicon
    E.V. Astrova, V.A. Tolmachev, G.V. Fedulova, V.A. Melnikov, A.V. Ankudinov,. S. Perova
    Applied Physics A, v. 98, pp. 571-581, (2010)
  • Electrotunable in-plane one-dimensional photonic structure based on silicon and liquid crystal
    V.A. Tolmachev, T.S. Perova, S.A. Grudinkin, V.A. Melnikov, E.V. Astrova, Yu.A. Zharova
    Applied Physics Letters, v. 90, pp. 011908/1-3, (2007)
  • Linear and nonlinear optical anisotropy of amorphous oxidized silicon films induced by a network of a pores
    L.A. Golovan, V.A. Melnikov, S.O. Konorov, A.B. Fedotov, V.Y. Timoshenko, A.M. Zheltikov, P.K. Kashkarov, D.A. Ivanov, G.I. Petrov, V.V. Yakovlev
    Physical Rewiew B, v. 73, pp. 115337/1-5, (2006)
  • Second-harmonic generation in strongly scattering porous gallium phosphide
    V.A. Melnikov, L.A. Golovan, S.O. Konorov, D.A. Muzychenko, A.B. Fedotov, A.M. Zheltikov, V.Y. Timoshenko, P.K. Kashkarov
    Applied Physics B, v. 79, No. 2, pp. 225–228, (2004)


  • PhD, Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 2005
  • MSc, Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 2002

Professional Profile

  • 2014–present: Research Technical Specialist, Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy and Imaging Laboratory, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Semiconductor Spectroscopy Laboratory, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005-2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, Microelectonics Technology Laboratory, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) since 2012
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and IEEE Photonics Society since 2010
  • Member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) since 2004


  • IRCSET Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ireland, 2007-2009
  • SPIE Educational Scholarship, Russia, 2005

KAUST Affiliations

● Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

● Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Spectroscopic and Microscopic imaging system