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Prof. Dr. Levkin is head of the Biofunctional Materials Systems research group at the Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems (IBCS-FMS) and Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Chemical Technology, Moscow and obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Tübingen in Germany, followed by postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. Pavel Levkin is the cofounder of ScreenFect GmbH and Aquarray GmbH. His research focuses on the development of functional and responsive materials, and surfaces for biomedical and biotechnological applications.

 

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Education and Research Experience


Current positions
   

Professor (W3)                      

Head of research group of Biofunctional Materials                                  
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems (IBCS-FMS)
und Institute of Organic Chemistry
 (IOC)

 2020-present

Group leader

Itmo University, ST. Petersburg (Russia)

SCAMT institute (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies)

01.12.2021 - 24.02.2022
Co-founder

AQUARRAY

Development and commercialization of a miniaturized platform for cell experiments, personalized medicine, and drug discovery

2018-present
CSO

SCREENFECT

Development and commercialization of synthetic gene delivery vectors for biological and biomedical applications

2016-present
     
Previous positions
   
Principal investigator

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and Institute of Organic Chemistry

 2009-2019
 Group leader

Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (Germany)
Institute of Applied Physical Chemistry with Prof. (em.) Grunze

 

 2009-2014

     
Education    

 Postdoc

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Group of Prof. J.M.J. Fréchet
and Dr. F. Svec

 

 2007-2009

Visiting scientist

University of Vienna, Austria

Group of Prof. Wolfgang Lindner

 

2006

Ph.D Chemistry

University of Tübingen, Germany

Group of Prof. Volker Schurig
Organic and Analytical Chemistry

 

2003 – 2007

B.Sc. and M.Sc.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (with honors)
Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences

and Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology
Group of Prof. Rem Kostyanovsky

 

1997 – 2003

 


Funding (selected grants)


2017-2019                                  EXIST Forschungstransfer Grant 
2017  ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant, CellPrintArray
2015  ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant, CellScreenChip 
2014  Helmholtz ERC-Prämie
2014-2018 ERC Starting Grant (DropCellArray-337077)
2012 Helmholtz-Sonderförderung Grant
2011 Helmholtz-Enterprise Grant
2010 Young Investigators Network Start-up grant
2009-2014 Helmholtz-University Young Investigator Group Grant

 


Reviewing Activities


EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

Advanced Biology (IF 3.6, Wiley-VCH), Materials Today Bio (IF 7.4, Elsevier), Advanced Functional Materials (IF 18.8, Wiley-VCH), Small Structures (IF 11.5, Wiley-VCH), Advanced Materials Interfaces (IF 6.2, Wiley-VCH).


2020 CO-ORGANIZER, SPECIAL ISSUE IN ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

"Assembly of Materials Building Blocks into Integrated Complex Functional Systems", co-organized with Joana Aizenberg (Harvard University) and with 22 articles.
2009-PRESENT


REVIEWER

JACS, Nature Communication, Analytical Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie, Biointerphases, Chemical Communication, Journal of the Materials Chemistry, Nano Letters, Acta Biomaterialia, Advanced Functional Materials, Drug Research, Green Chemistry, Macromolecular Bioscience, Advanced Materials, Biomaterials, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ACS Nano, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Langmuir, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Biomacromolecules, Drug Research, European Polymer Journal, Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Separation Science, Macromolecular Bioscience, Macromolecular Rapid Communication, Science, Scientific Reports, Small.

 


Supervision of Graduate Students and Postdoctorl Fellows


  • 2009-PRESENT
    GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
    Postdocs (5 active, 13 total), PhD (14 active, 19 graduated), M.Sc. students (4 active, 17 graduated), visiting students (> 40).

  • 2009-PRESENT
    VISITING PROFESSORS AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
    Prof. S. Azizian (Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran), Assoc. Prof. X. Zhu (Yantai University, China), Assoc. Prof. J. Hoon Byeon (Yeungnam University, South Korea), Assoc. Prof. M. R. Molla (University of Calcutta, India).

 


Teaching Activities


  • 2020-PRESENT
    LECTURE, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS
    Lecture in the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

  • 2014-PRESENT
    COLLOQIUM, ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    Colloquium in the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

  • 2014-PRESENT
    LECTURE, BIOFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AND NANOPARTICLES
    Lecture in the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

  • 2010-2020
    SEMINAR, POLYMER CHEMISTRY AND SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION
    Seminar in the Biointerfaces Graduate School, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

  • 2009-2012
    COLLOQIUM, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
    Colloquium at the Ruprecht-Karls University, Germany.


Organisation of Scientific Meetings and Selcted Invited Talks


  • 2022 MARCH
    INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD, CIMTEC
    “Advanced Materials Nanobiotechnology”

  • 2018 MARCH
    INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD, CIMTEC
    “Advanced Materials Nanobiotechnology”

  • 2017 MARCH
    CO-ORGANIZER, BM10—BIOINSPIRED INTERFACIAL MATERIALS WITH SUPERWETTABILITY
    Symposium of the Materials Research Society (MRS). Co-organized with Robin Ras (Aalto University, Finland), Shutao Wang (CAS Beijing, China), and Haeshin Lee (KAIST, Korea) in Boston (USA).

  • 2021 NOVEMBER
    INVITED TALK, WPI-MANA, NIMS
    “3D printing of superhydrophobic objects with bulk nanostructure".

  • 2021 NOVEMBER
    INVITED TALK, SKOLTECH UNIVERSITY MOSCOW, INSTITUTES SEMINAR
    Design and synthesis of functional surfaces and patterns for biological applications.

  • 2021 OCTOBER
    INVITED TALK, 3M, COMPANY SEMINAR
    Design and synthesis of functional surfaces and patterns for biological applications.

  • 2021 SEPTEMBER
    INVITED TALK, UNIVERSITY OF SHANGHAI, INSTITUTES SEMINAR
    Design and synthesis of functional surfaces and patterns for biological applications.

  • 2021 MAY
    INVITED TALK, WEBINAR, BRUKER
    “Droplet Microarrays – Readout by MALDI imaging”

  • 2020 NOVEMBER
    KEYNOTE LECTURE, 3RD WORLD LAUREATES FORUM, SHANGHAI
    Biology and Medicine Session III: Multifunctional materials systems.

  • 2020 SEPTEMBER
    INVITED TALK, “WETTING DYNAMICS”, MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR POLYMER RESEARCH
    Patterned lubricant-infused surfaces: preparation and applications

  • 2020 MAY
    INVITED TALK, “MATTER TO LIFE”, LECTURE SERIES, RUPRECHT-KARLS UNIVERSITY, HEIDELBERG,
    “Designing Complex Biofunctional Materials through the combination of opposite properties”

  • 2020 JANUARY
    INVITED TALK, “INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUPERWETTABILITY”, SINGAPORE
    “Virtual all-liquid surface tension-confined channels based on patterned lubricant-infused surfaces”

     


Institutional Resposibilities


  • 2020-PRESENT
    MEMBER COORDINATION COMITTEE, “3DMM2O”
    Excellence cluster “3D matter made to order”

  • 2018-PRESENT
    CO-ORGANIZER, INSTITUTES SEMINAR
    Weekly seminar for the interdisciplinary exchange between research groups of the Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems – Functional Molecular Systems.

 


Membership of Scientific Societies


  • 2010-PRESENT
    MEMBER, BIOINTERFACES INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE SCHOOL (BIF-IGS)
    The Graduate School provides a structured PhD program for doctoral researchers. It aims to attract outstanding students and to offer research opportunities, education and training in the trans- and multi-disciplinary research areas including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and informatics.

  • 2007-2012
    MEMBER, AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.

 


Fellowships, Awards and Prizes


  • 2021 NEULAND INNOVATION CONTEST 1ST PRIZE Prize awarded to ©Aquarray (link).
  • 2020 HEISENBERG PROFESSORSHIP DFG
  • 2017 SCIENCE4LIFE VENTURE CUP Prize awarded to ©Aquarray (link).
  • 2015 HEINZ-MEYER LEIBNITZ PRIZE Early-career award for researchers in Germany. Awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Highlighted by the DFG (link) and in Angewandte Chemie (link).
  • 2014 EWALD-WICKE PRIZE Awarded by the German Bunsen Society of Physical Chemistry from the Ewald Wicke Foundation “for outstanding work in the field of the production of structured superhydrophobic-superhydrophilic surfaces and their applications in cell biology and microfluidics.” Highlighted in Angewandte Chemie (link) and ChemistryViews (link).
  • 2006 ERNST-BAYER PRIZE Awarded by the German Chemical Society (GDCh) for an excellent article in the field of analytical separation techniques.
01.12.2021 - 24.02.2022

Contact

Prof. Dr. Pavel Levkin   
Build.: 319 / Office: 444 
E-Mail: levkin@kit.edu
Tel:  +49-721-608-29175

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