Department of Spectroscopy of Molecular Systems and Nanostructured Materials




Gennadii V. Kamarchuk

Ph.D., Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics


B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (ILTPE) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; 47 Nauky Avenue, Kharkiv, 61103, Ukraine.


tel.: +380(57)341-0918

fax: +380(57)340-3370






Date and place of birth: 1956, Donetsk Region, Ukraine.


Education background


1979: M.Sc. – Kharkov State University, Ukraine; Speciality – Low Temperature Physics.


1988: Ph.D., Physics – ILTPE, Kharkov, Ukraine; Speciality – Condensed Matter Physics.


2000: Senior Researcher – Higher Certification Committee of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine; Speciality – Solid State Physics.


2012: Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics – ILTPE, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Speciality – Solid State Physics.




1979: Engineer ILTPE.


1988: Junior Researcher (postdoctoral position) – ILTPE.


1990: Staff Researcher – ILTPE.


1994: Senior Staff Researcher – ILTPE.


1994-1998: Scientific Secretary of the National Scientific Council of Ukraine on the Problem of High Temperature Superconductivity.


2001-2011: Project Manager – ILTPE.


2014: Leading Staff Researcher – ILTPE.


2014: Head of Department ILTPE.


Area of expertise


(i) main field: Yanson point-contact spectroscopy. Point-contact gas-sensitive effect. Chemical sensors. Sensors for breath research.


(ii) other fields: Superconductors. Electron-phonon interaction. Electric conductivity. Nano- and mesoscopic physics. Low-dimensional conductors. Gas-sensitive materials.


(iii) current research interest: Quantum and spectral properties of point-contacts, molecular systems and nanostructured materials. Point-contact sensors. Breath analysis. Noninvasive medical diagnostics.





1988: Ukrainian Republican M. Ostrovsky Prize.


2001: STCU project 2276 “New organic conductors. Physical-chemical properties. Improvement of the process of organic superconductors synthesis”.

Funding: €300000.


2004: STCU project 3268 "Development of new sensors for monitoring gas media”. Funding:  $250000.


2005: Member of the International Association of Breath Research (IABR).


2006: Joint NASU-CNRS project.


2007: Editorial Board member of the "Journal of Breath Research".


2009: CNRS-NASU PICS project No.4766 “Point-contact gas-sensitive nanosensors”. Funding:  €42000.


2011: International Advisory Board member of the "Journal of Breath Research".


2014: Member of the Editorial Board of “Universal Journal of Materials Science”.


Above 200 scientific publications including 21 patents.




  • Key publications

    I. Kushch, N. Korenev, L. Kamarchuk, A. Pospelov, A. Kravchenko, L. Bajenov, M. Kabulov, A. Amann, G. Kamarchuk. On the importance of developing а new generation of breath tests for Helicobacter pylori detection. J. Breath Res. 9 No.4, 047111 (14 pp) (2015).

    DOI: 10.1088/1752-7155/9/4/047111.


    G.V. Kamarchuk, A.P. Pospelov, L.V. Kamarchuk, and I.G. Kushch, Point-contact sensors and their medical applications for breath analysis: a review. In: Nanobiophysics: Fundamentals and Applications, ed. by V. A. Karachevtsev, chapter 11, 327 (Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., 2015) 417 pp.

    ISBN 978-981-4613-96-5 (Hardcover), 978-981-4613-97-2 (eBook).


    A. P. Pospelov, A. I. Pilipenko, G. V. Kamarchuk, V. V. Fisun, I. K. Yanson, and E. Faulques. A new method for controlling the quantized growth of dendritic nanoscale point contacts via switchover and shell effects. J. Phys. Chem. C, 119 No.1, 632 (2015).

    DOI: 10.1021/jp506649u.


    G.V. Kamarchuk, A.P. Pospelov, A.V. Savitsky, and L.V. Koval’. Nonlinear cyclic transport phenomena in copper point contacts. Low Temp. Phys. 40, No. 10, 937 (2014).

    DOI: 10.1063/1.4898792.


    G.V. Kamarchuk, A.P. Pospelov, I.G. Kushch. Sensors for exhaled gas analysis: an analytical review. In: “Volatile Biomarkers: Non-Invasive Diagnosis in Physiology and Medicine”. Ed. by A. Amann and D. Smith. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Chapter 15, 265 (2013).

    ISBN 981-256-284-2.


    O. Pyshkin, G. Kamarchuk, A. Yeremenko, A. Kravchenko, А. Pospelov, Yu. Alexandrov and E. Faulques. Evidence for sensory effects of а 1D organic conductor under gas exposure. J. Breath Res. 5 No. 1, 016005 (9 pp) (2011).

    DOI: 10.1088/1752-7155/5/1/016005.


    G.V. Kamarchuk, I.G. Kolobov, A.V. Khotkevich, I.K. Yanson, A.P. Pospelov, I.A. Levitsky, and W.B. Euler. New chemical sensors based on point heterocontact between single wall carbon nanotubes and gold wires. Sensors and Actuators B, 134, 1022 (2008).

    DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2008.07.012.


    G.V. Kamarchuk, O.P. Pospelov, A.V. Yeremenko, E. Faulques, I.K. Yanson. Point-contact sensors: new prospects for а nanoscale sensitive technique. Europhys. Lett., 76 No.4, 575 (2006).

    DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10303-6.


    G.V. Kamarchuk, A.V. Khotkevich, V.M. Bagatsky, V.G. Ivanov, P. Molinie, A. Leblanc, E.C. Faulques. Direct determination of Debye temperature and electron-phonon interaction in 1T-VSe2. Phys. Rev. B, 63, 073107 (2001).

    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.63.073107.


    G.V. Kamarchuk, A.V. Khotkevich, V.M. Bagatsky, A.V. Kravchenko. Point-contact spectroscopy of organic conductors. In: Spectroscopy of Superconducting Materials, ed. by E. Faulques. American Chemical Society Symposium series, Vol. 730, Oxford University Press, Washington D.C., Chapter 14, 196 (1999).

    ISBN 0-8412-3609-7.


    .K. Yanson, G.V. Kamarchuk, A.V. Khotkevich. Nonlinearity of Voltage-Current Characteristic of Point Contacts Superconductor-Normal Metal Caused by Electron-Phonon Interaction, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys., 10, No. 4, 423 (1984).



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