Borovkova Mariia


Doctoral Student, M.Sc. (Optics), M.Sc. (Photonics), B.Sc. (Photonics)

Education
2017-present   Doctoral student (I4Future program), Opto-Electronics and Measurement Techniques Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.  Research Supervisors: Docent Dr. Sc. Alexey Popov, Prof. Dr. Sc. Igor Meglinski.
2016      Master of Science in Optics, the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, NY, USA
2016      Master of Science in in Photonics and Optical Information Technology, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
2014      Bachelor of Science in Photonics and Optical Information Technology, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
2010      Secondary School diploma, Gymnasium №61; St. Petersburg, Russia

Other education and training, qualifications and skills
2016      The OSA Foundation Siegman International School 2016 on Lasers, ICFO Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
2015      The OSA Foundation IONS Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany

Research skills
Measurement of water concentrations in biological tissues by THz time-domain-spectroscopy (development of software in Matlab with GUI for calculation of concentrations in transmission and reflection modes; experiments on water status measurement conduction); Investigation of human blood glucose level influence on blood optical properties in the THz region of frequencies; Alignment of THz spectrometer; Simulation of the ultra-broadband terahertz sources based on antenna arrays.

Programming and computer skills
Code V, OptiLayer; Matlab, MathCad, Wolfram Mathematica, MathType; Origin Pro, LabView, CST Microwave Studio; MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, LaTex.

Language skills
Russian: native, English: fluent, Finnish: pre-intermediate.

Other academic merits
2015-16  President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Chapter at the ITMO University
2015-17 Officer of the ITMO University Student Optical Chapter

Research interest
Biophotonics, biomedical optics, terahertz radiation, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, noninvasive glucose level monitoring, noninvasive water concentration measurement, noninvasive diagnostics of tumors

Work experience
2014-17         Engineer at the Terahertz Biomedicine Laboratory at the ITMO University International Institute of Photonics and Optical Information Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013-15         Engineer at the ITMO University Center for Student Mass Media Development, St. Petersburg, Russia
2012-14         Assistant at the Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies Laboratory at the ITMO University International Institute of Photonics and Optical Information Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia


Scientific achievements
Honors and Awards
2016            2nd place for Best Student Poster Paper at the Annual School for Young Scientists and Students of Optics, Laser Physics and Biophotonics – Saratov Fall Meeting 2016 and Symposium Optics and Bophotonics; Saratov, Russia

2016     Tuition Grants awarded by the OSA Foundation and the University of Rochester for the participation in the OSA Foundation Siegman International School 2016 on Lasers, ICFO Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
2015-16      Sponsorship for 1-year Master Degree program in Optics at the University of Rochester awarded by the ITMO University

2015     Travel Grant to the SPIE/OSA European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2015 (Munich, Germany) and the IONS Karlsruhe 2015 Conference (Karlsruhe, Germany) awarded by the ITMO University

Research projects fellowships
2017-20   Doctoral programme fellowship by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action at the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

2015     IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Pre-Graduate Scholarship (and a Travel Grant for any MTT-S Conference attending)

List of selected publications

1. Borovkova, M., Serebriakova, M., Fedorov, V., Sedykh, E., Vaks, V., Lichutin, A., salnikova, A. and Khodzitsky, M. (2017). Investigation of terahertz radiation influence on rat glial cells. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(1), 273-280.

2. Goryachuk A.A., Khodzitsky M.K., Borovkova M.A., Khamid A.K., Dutkinskii P.S., Shishlo D.A. Development of the technique of terahertz pulse spectroscopy for diagnostic malignant tumors during gastrointestinal surgeries//Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IET - 2016, Vol. 741, No. 1, pp. 012072

3. S. I. Gusev, M. A. Borovkova, M. A. Strepitov, and M. K. Khodzitsky, "Blood optical properties at various glucose level values in THz frequency range," in Clinical and Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging IV, J. Brown and V. Deckert, eds., Vol. 9537 of SPIE Proceedings (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper 95372A.

 

Last updated: 23.2.2017