Dr. Katerina Kanevche
Hi, I am Katerina Kanevche and my research topics of interest are near-field IR microscopy (SNIM) and nano-FTIR spectroscopy. The SNIM setup, equipped with an AFM and quantum cascade laser, is capable of recording topography as well as images of the scattered near-field amplitude and phase, thus revealing the local IR response of the specimen.
Nano-FTIR offers the possibility to collect spectra at the molecular level by incorporating a broadband laser source in the SNIM setup. Ultimately these super resolution techniques will be implemented for chemical imaging and nano-spectroscopy of solid-supported membrane proteins.