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Higher education


student, 2007 – 2010, Faculty of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Dept. of Solid State Physics and Nanosystems, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (state university, since 2010- National Nuclear Research University MEPhI);

student, 2010 – June 2013, Faculty of Physics and Technics, Dept. of Radio-physics, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia.

Employment experience

June 2022 - present

Leading Researcher, Königssystems UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

May 2019 – May 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

Deutsche Electron Synchrotron (DESY),

Hamburg, Germany.

August 2016– April 2019

Researcher of Research and Educational Centre (REC) “Functional Nanomaterials”, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University,

Kaliningrad, Russia

February 2013 – August 2016

June 2011 – February 2013

PhD Student, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany


Research and Educational Centre (REC) “Functional Nanomaterials”,

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University,

Kaliningrad, Russia

June 2010 – June 2011

Laboratory assistant,

Research and Educational Centre (REC) “Functional Nanomaterials”,

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University,

Kaliningrad, Russia

February 2008 – June 2011

Laboratory assistant,

Dept. of solid state physics and nanosystems,

National Nuclear Research University MEPhI,

Moscow, Russia


(1) main field:

material science: thin film functional nanostructures

(2) other fields:

nanoelectronics, magnetism, magnetic materials, spintronics

(3) current research interests:

growth and investigation of novel thin film functional thin film materials for different applications such as nanoelectronics, spintronics, multiferroics, photovoltaics, medicine and active diagnostics system

Number of publications in journals indexed in the Scopus

H - index (Scopus)

Number of citations (Scopus)







Professional summary

  • Adept in material science with an emphasis on thin film functional nanostructures, and a deep knowledge base covering nanoelectronics, magnetism, magnetic materials, and spintronics.

  • Showcased innovative capabilities by pioneering the reliable epitaxial growth of Pt layers using PLD, introducing a unique epitaxial method for Bi Aluminate (BiAlO3) ferroelectric films, and developing various other ferroelectrics.

  • A formidable researcher, she's formulated an extensive array of recipes for distinctive thin film oxide structures and systems throughout her career journey from esteemed institutions such as DESY to leading positions in Königssystems UG.

  • Currently steering the scientific strategy of Königssystems UG, she acts as a pivotal scientific generator and advisor, ensuring cutting-edge advancements in the realm of thin film structures.


        Award of the government of the Kaliningrad region EUREKA for the work "Nanostructured generators of standing waves for applications of molecular biology", 2017. Best student poster presentation award at European Materials Research Society conference, Warsaw, September 2010

List of 10 most important journal publications

        1. Petr Shvets, Ksenia Maksimova, and Alexander Goikhman. "Raman Spectroscopy of V4O7 Films." Coatings 12, no. 3 (2022): 291, cited 4 times

        2. Petr Shvets, Ksenia Maksimova, and Alexander Goikhman. "Polarized Raman scattering in micrometer-sized crystals of triclinic vanadium dioxide." Journal of Applied Physics 129, no. 5 (2021), cited 7 times

        3. Vyacheslav Fominski, Dmitry Fominski, Roman Romanov, Mariya Gritskevich, Maxim Demin, Petr Shvets, Ksenia Maksimova, Alexander Goikhman. Specific Features of Reactive Pulsed Laser Deposition of Solid Lubricating Nanocomposite Mo–S–C–H Thin-Film Coatings. Nanomaterials 10 (12), 2456, 2020. Cited 8 times

        4. Vyacheslav Fominski, Roman Romanov, Dmitry Fominski, Alexey Soloviev, Oxana Rubinkovskaya, Maxim Demin, Ksenia Maksimova, Pavel Shvets, Aleksandr Goikhman. Performance and Mechanism of Photoelectrocatalytic Activity of MoSx/WO3 Heterostructures Obtained by Reactive Pulsed Laser Deposition for Water Splitting. Nanomaterials 10 (5), 871, 2020. Cited 15 times

        5. Petr Shvets, Olga Dikaya, Ksenia Maksimova, Alexander Goikhman. A review of Raman spectroscopy of vanadium oxides. Journal of Raman spectroscopy 50 (8), 1226-1244, 2019. Cited 248 times

        6. A. Goikhman, P. Shvets, U. Koneva, R. Mantovan, K. Maksimova. Polycrystalline magnetite (Fe3O4) thin films from FeOx/Fe bilayers grown by pulsed laser depositions. Thin Solid Films 652, 28-33, 2018. Cited 9 times

        7. Shvets, Petr, Ksenia Maksimova, Maxim Demin, Olga Dikaya, and Alexander Goikhman. "Cathodic arc sputtering of functional titanium oxide thin films, demonstrating resistive switching." Physica B: Condensed Matter 513 (2017): 15-20. Cited 10 times.

        8. N. Sokolov, V. Fedorov, A. Korovin, S. Suturin, D. Baranov, S. Gastev, B. Krichevtsov, K. Maksimova, A. Grunin, V. Bursian, L. Lutsev, M. Tabuchi. Thin yttrium iron garnet films grown by pulsed laser deposition: Crystal structure, static, and dynamic magnetic properties. Journal of Applied Physics, 119 (2), 2016. Cited 16 times.

        9. A Zenkevich, Yu Matveyev, K Maksimova, R Gaynutdinov, A Tolstikhina, V Fridkin. Giant bulk photovoltaic effect in thin ferroelectric films. Physical Review B, 90 (16), 161409, 2014. Cited 239 times.

        10. A. Zenkevich, M. Minnekaev, Yu. Matveyev, Yu. Lebedinskii, K. Bulakh, A. Chouprik, A. Baturin, K. Maksimova, S. Thiess, W. Drube. Electronic band alignment and electron transport in Cr/BaTiO3/Pt ferroelectric tunnel junctions. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (6), 2013. Cited 86 times.

Conferences for last 5 years

        1. Mobile pulsed laser deposition equipment for in situ investigation at synchrotron radiation facilities, K. Maksimova, M. Zschornak, M. Nentwich, A. Goikhman, A. Grunin, T. Weigel, N. Leubner, D. Novikov, The 15th International Meeting on Ferroelectricity, Tel Aviv, Israel, 26-30 March, 2023

        2. Structural and electronic properties of ultrathin LaCoO3 films grown by pulsed laser deposition, K. Maksimova, А. Kozlov, O.Dokaia, A. Goikhman, conference «Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XVII», San Francisco, USA, 01-06 February 2020.

        3. Pulsed Laser Deposition cells for in-situ and in-vacuo experiments on neutron and synchrotron facilities, A. Goikhman, P.Prokopovich, K. Maksimova, conference «Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XVII», San Francisco, USA, 01-06 February 2020.

        4. Magnetic and spin-transfer properties of amorphous and polycrystalline iron silicides thin films. A. Grunin, K. Maksimova and A. Goikhman. Joint European Magnetic Symposia, 7-11 December 2020. Lisbon – on-line.

        5. Сomplex bio-surfaces development by micro- and nano- laser texturing with inorganic thin films coatings growth by ALD, Maksimova K., Maznitsyna E., Daskalova A. Conference E-MRS Fall Meeting 2018, Septenber 17-20, 2018 г. Warsaw, Poland.

        6. PLD growth conditions for a high quality complex oxides thin films production. Maksimova K, Dikaia O., Kozlov A., Goikhman A. Conference E-MRS Fall Meeting 2018, Septenber 17-20, 2018 г. Warsaw, Poland.

        7. Pulsed Laser Deposition setup for in-situ experiments with at neutron and synchrotron sources, Goikhman A., Maksimova K. German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities, Garching, Germany, September 16-19, 2018.

        8. Pulsed laser deposition of the polycrystalline Ni-Mn-based Heusler alloys thin films. A. Grunin, A. Goikhman, K. Maksimova, Invited, International Conference on Laser Ablation COLA-2017, France, Marcelle, 03-09 September 2017.  

        9. Cathodic arc sputtering of lower titanium oxides. Shvets P., Goikhman A., Maksimova K., European congress and Exhibition on Advanced materials and processes EUROMAT-2017, Greece, Thessaloniki, 17-22 September, 2017.


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