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Dr Mikhail Vasiliev

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Staff Member Details


Mikhail is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Science.


  • 2008-present: Senior Research Fellow, ESRI, ECU
  • 2005-2008: Research Fellow, ESRI, ECU
  • 2002-2004: Physicist, Optoelectronics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2001:  Development Engineer, JDS Uniphase Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nanotechnology and micro/nanofabrication process development
  • Optics and photonics
  • Optical fibre technology
  • Materials science (synthesis and characterisation of new materials for applications in nanophotonics)
  • Magneto-optic materials and their applications
  • Development and characterisation of nanostructured material systems


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University.


Recent Research Grants

  • Advanced Glazing Systems for Solar Energy Harvesting and Radiation Control,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2013 - 2018,  $1,236,173.
  • Further design and development of Selective Sunshade Glazing (SSG) systems for use in glass window panels capable of heat protection simultaneous with harvesting of the incident solar energy.,  ClearVue Technologies Ltd.,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $445,647.
  • Design and development of advanced Low-emissivity optical coatings on glass substrates,  Viracon Inc,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $255,056.
  • Further Design and Development of Selective Sunshine Glazing (SSG) Systems to Use in Glass Window Panels Capable of Heat Protection Simultaneous with Harvesting of the Incident Solar Energy,  ClearVue Technologies Ltd.,  Grant,  2012 - 2015,  $1,004,094.
  • Advanced solar control coatings for energy-saving and energy-harvesting windows,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $119,902.
  • Feasibility study, design and development of Selective Sunshade Glazing (SSG) systems for use in glass window panels capable of heat protection simultaneous with harvesting of the incident solar energy,  ClearVue Technologies Ltd.,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $302,450.
  • Manufacture and Characterisation of Novel Diffusion-Doped Electro-Optic Patterned Waveguide Structures on Lithium Niobate Substrates,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $60,000.
  • Ultra-high-speed Infrared Light Modulators and Magneto-Optic Light Controllers for Telecommunications Industry Applications,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2009 - 2010,  $25,000.
  • LiveLens,  Live Technologies Ltd,  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $122,176.
  • Magnetics-based Telemetry System for the Core Level Indicator System (CLIS),  Coretrack Limited,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $35,000.
  • Application-specific nanostructured optical coatings for novel nanophotonic sensors and improving the performance of VCSELs, optical interconnects and photovoltaic solar panels,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008,  $20,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2020), Transparent heat regulation materials and coatings: present status, challenges, and opportunity. Energy Saving Coating Materials, 1-30, The Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-822103-7.00003-0.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2020), Dielectric/metal/dielectric (DMD) multilayers: growth and stability of ultra-thin metal layers for transparent heat regulation (THR). Energy Saving Coating Materials, 1-34, The Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-822103-7.00003-0.

Journal Articles

  • Thomas, J., Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2020), Increasing the Yield of Lactuca sativa, L. in Glass Greenhouses through Illumination Spectral Filtering and Development of an Optical Thin Film Filter. Sustainability, 12(9), 3740, Switzerland, DOI:
  • Alam, MN., Rahman, M., Basher, M., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2020), Optical and Chromaticity Properties of Metal-Dielectric Composite-Based Multilayer Thin-Film Structures Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering. Coatings, 10(251), 1-14, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/coatings10030251.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2019), Recent Developments in Solar Energy-Harvesting Technologies for Building Integration and Distributed Energy Generation. Energies, 12(6), article no. 1080, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/en12061080.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., (2019), Analysis, Optimization, and Characterization of Magnetic Photonic Crystal Structures and Thin-Film Material Layers. Technologies, 7(3), Article no.49, DOI:
  • Alam, MN., Lonsdale, W., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2019), Application-specific oxide-based and metal-dielectric thin-film materials prepared by radio frequency magnetron sputtering. Materials, 12(20), article number 3448, DOI: 10.3390/ma12203448.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2019), Optical constants of rare-earth substituted amorphous oxide-mix-based layers deposited to enable synthesis of magneto-optic garnets. Optical Materials, 98(December 2019), Article number: 109309, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI:
  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2019), Initial Field Testing Results from Building-Integrated Solar Energy Harvesting Windows Installation in Perth, Australia. Applied Sciences, 9(19), Article number 4002, DOI: 10.3390/app9194002.
  • Kotov, V., Shavrov, V., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., Balabanov, D., (2018), Properties of magnetic photonic crystals in the visible spectral region and their performance limitations. Photonics and Nanostructures: fundamentals and applications, 28(February 2018), 12-19, DOI: 10.1016/j.photonics.2017.11.003.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., (2018), Spectrally-Selective Energy-Harvesting Solar Windows for Public Infrastructure Applications. Applied Sciences, 8(6), Article no.849, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/app8060849.
  • Kotov, V., Shavrov, V., Popkov, A., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Alam, MN., Alyabyeva, LN., Balabanov, DE., Burkov, V., Virchenko, MK., (2018), Magneto-optic properties of ultrathin nanocrystalline ferrite garnet films in the 8K to 300K temperature interval. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2018(2018), article no.7605620, Hindawi, DOI: 10.1155/2018/7605620.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Belotelov, V., Alameh, K., (2018), Properties of Ferrite Garnet (Bi, Lu, Y)3(Fe, Ga)5O12 Thin Film Materials Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering. Nanomaterials, 8(5), Article no.355, DOI: 10.3390/nano8050355.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2018), Influence of Substrate Stage Temperature and Rotation Rate on the Magneto-Optical Quality of RF-Sputtered Bi2.1Dy0.9Fe3.9Ga1.1O12 Garnet Thin Films. Applied Sciences, 8(3), Article number 456, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/app8030456.
  • Sekatskii, S., Smirnov, A., Dietler, G., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2018), Photonic Crystal-Supported Long-Range Surface Plasmon-Polaritons Propagating Along High-Quality Silver Nanofilms. Applied Sciences, 8(2), Article number 248, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/app8020248.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Badshah, MA., Kim, S., Alam, MN., (2018), Semi-Transparent Energy-Harvesting Solar Concentrator Windows Employing Infrared Transmission-Enhanced Glass and Large-Area Microstructured Diffractive Elements. Photonics, 5(3), article no.25, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/photonics5030025.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2017), High-performance RF-sputtered Bi-substituted iron garnet thin films with almost in-plane magnetization. Optical Materials Express, 7(3), 676-686, DOI: 10.1364/OME.7.000676.
  • Balabanov, DE., Kotov, VA., Shavrov, VG., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2017), Magneto-Optical Methods for Analysis of Nanothick Magnetodielectric Films. Journal of Communications Technology and Electronics, 62(1), 78-82, Pleiades Publishing, Inc., DOI: 10.1134/S106422691701003X.
  • Sylgacheva, D., Khokhlov, N., Kalish, A., Dagesyan, S., Prokopov, A., Shaposhnikov, A., Berzhansky, V., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, V., (2016), Transverse magnetic field impact on waveguide modes of photonic crystals. Optics Letters, 41(16), 3813-3816, OSA - The Optical Society, DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.003813.
  • Ignatyeva, D., Kapralov, PO., Knyazev, GA., Sekatskii, SK., Dietler, G., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, VI., (2016), High-Q Surface Modes in Photonic Crystal/Iron Garnet Film Heterostructures for Sensor Applications. JETP Letters, 104(10), 679–684, Russia, Pleiades Publishing, DOI: 10.1134/S0021364016220094.
  • Vasiliev, M., Alghamedi, R., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2016), Photonic microstructures for energy-generating clear glass and net-zero energy buildings. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 31831, London, UK, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/srep31831.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Kotov, VA., Demidov, V., Balabanov, D., (2015), YIG: Bi2O3 Nanocomposite Thin Films for Magnetooptic and Microwave Applications. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015(2015), Article no. 182691, New York, USA, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2015/182691.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Kotov, V., Balabanov, D., Akimov, I., Alameh, K., (2015), Properties of exchange coupled all-garnet magneto-optic thin film multilayer structures. Materials, 8(4), 1976-1992, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/ma8041976.
  • Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., (2015), Synthesis, Characteristics, and Material Properties Dataset of Bi:DyIG-Oxide Garnet-Type Nanocomposites. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015(2015), Article ID 127498, New York, USA, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2015/127498.
  • Kuz’michev, A., Kreilkamp, LE., Alam, MN., Bezus, E., Vasiliev, M., Akimov, I., Alameh, K., Bayer, M., Belotelov, V., (2015), Tunable Optical Nanocavity of Iron-garnet with a Buried Metal Layer. MDPI Materials, 8(6), 3012-3023, Basel Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/ma8063012.

Conference Publications

  • Vasiliev, M., Alam, MN., Alameh, K., (2019), Highly Stable Thin-Film Multilayers For Thermal Regulation and Energy Savings In Smart Cities. Highly Stable Thin-Film Multilayers For Thermal Regulation and Energy Savings In Smart Cities, 229-231, IEEE XPlore, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/HONET.2019.8908086.
  • Ignatyeva, DO., Sekatskii, SK., Khokhlov, NE., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, VI., (2016), Enhancement of SPR-sensor Sensitivity in Garnet-based Plasmonic Heterostructures. Progress In Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS), 831 - 835, Red Hook, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/PIERS.2016.7734494.
  • Ignatyeva, D., Kapralov, P., Knyazev, G., Borovkova, O., Sekatskii , S., Alam, MN., Vasiliev, M., Alameh, K., Belotelov, V., (2016), SPR sensor with ultranarrow magnetoplasmonic resonance. Conference Proceedings of The 10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (METAMATERIALS), 67-69, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/MetaMaterials.2016.7746438.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  High performance magneto-optic garnet materials for integrated optics and photonics
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Silver (ag) nanoparticle based masks for the development of antireflection subwavelength structures in gaas and si solar cells
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Magnetic micro-confinement of quantim degenerate gases: An approach to quantum computing

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Development of an optical sensor for real-time weed detection using laser based spectroscopy.
  • Master by Research: Opto-VLSI processing for reconfigurable optical devices

Adjunct Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Luminescent solar concentrator structures for solar energy harvesting and radiation control
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