Chichkov, Boris N.

Chichkov, Boris N., Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Work Group Leader

REBIRTH Unit Nanoengineering (W3) & Nanosurfaces

Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) & Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH)
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover


Biography / About

Date of Birth:July, 1955
Function:Head of the Nanotechnology Department


1972 - 1978Student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)
1978 - 1981Post-graduate student at the MIPT and P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow
1981Ph.D. in physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Academic appointments and Research posts:

1981 - 1995Scientific researcher at the P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow
1988 - 1990Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut for quantum optics, Garching
1992 - 1993Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
1993 - 1994Visiting Research Scientist at the Technical University Darmstadt and Max-Planck-Institut for Biophysical chemistry, Göttingen
1994 - 1995Visiting research scientist at the Institut für Quantenoptik (Institute of Quantum Optics), Leibniz Universität Hannover
1995 - 1997Scientific researcher at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
1997Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) in physics, Dr. rer. nat. Habil and „Privatdozent” at the Hannover University
1997 - 2000 Guest Professor at the Institut für Quantenoptik (Institute of Quantum Optics), Universität Hannover
2000 - 2001Senior Scientific Researcher at the Institut für Angewandte Physik (Institute of Applied Physics), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
2001 - 2004Head of the Strategy Group at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
Since 2004 Head of the Nanotechnology Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
Since 2009Professor (W3) of Physics, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Other professional activities:

  • Editorial Board Member of the following journals: “Applied Physics A”; “International Journal of Bioprinting”; “Materials Science and Engineering: C: Materials for Biological Applications”; “Nanotechnology, Science and Applications”; “Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine”
  • Reviewer for EU-, DFG-Projects and national projects for Canada, USA, Russia, Australia, Denmark, Holland, and France

Major research interests:

  • Laser physics and laser technologies
  • 3D Laser printing
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomedicine
  • Tissue Enginnering

Selected Publications:

  1. K. Doll, E. Fadeeva, J. Schaeske, T. Ehmke, A. Winkel, A. Heisterkamp, B.N. Chichkov, M. Stiesch, N. S. Stumpp. Development of laser-structured liquid-infused titanium with strong biofilm-repellent properties. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2017. 9 (11), 9359–9368.
  2. A.I. Shpichka, A.V. Koroleva, A. Deiwick, P.S. Timashev, E.F. Semenova, I. Ya Moiseeva, M.A Konoplyannikov, B.N. Chichkov. Evaluation of the vasculogenic potential of hydrogels based on modified fibrin. Cell and Tissue Biology. 2016. 11 (1), 81-87.
  3. A. Koroleva, A. Deiwick, A. Nguyen, R. Narayan, A. Shpichka, O. Kufelt, R. Kiyan, V. Bagratashvili, P. Timashev, T. Scheper, B. Chichkov. Hydrogel-based microfluidics for vascular tissue engineering. BioNanoMaterials. 2016. 17 (1-2), 19-32.
  4. O. Kufelt, A. El-Tamer, C. Sehring, M. Meißner, S. Schlie-Wolter, B. N. Chichkov. Water-soluble photopolymerizable chitosan hydrogels for biofabrication via two-photon polymerization. Acta biomaterialia. 2015. 18, 186-195.
  5. A. Barchanski, D. Funk, O. Wittich, C. Tegenkamp, B. N. Chichkov, C. L. Sajti. Picosecond laser fabrication of functional gold–antibody nanoconjugates for biomedical applications. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. 2015. C 119 (17), 9524-9533.
  6. U. Zywietz, A. B. Evlyukhin, C. Reinhardt, B. N. Chichkov. Laser printing of silicon nanoparticles with resonant optical electric and magnetic responses. Nature communications. 2014. 5, 4402.
  7. O. Kufelt, A. El-Tamer, C. Sehring, S. Schlie-Wolter, B. N. Chichkov. Hyaluronic acid based materials for scaffolding via two-photon polymerization. Biomacromolecules. 2014. 15 (2), 650-659.
  8. S. Schlie-Wolter, A. Ngezahayo, B. N. Chichkov. The selective role of ECM components on cell adhesion, morphology, proliferation and communication in vitro. Experimental cell research. 2013. 319 (10), 1553-1561.
  9. S. Michael, H. Sorg, C.T. Peck, L. Koch, A. Deiwick, B. Chichkov, P. M. Vogt, K. Reimers, Tissue engineered skin substitutes created by laser-assisted bioprinting from skin-like structures in the dorsal skin fold chamber in mice. PloS one. 2013. 8 (3), e57741.
  10. L. Koch, M. Gruene, C. Unger, B. Chichkov. Laser assisted cell printing. Current pharmaceutical biotechnology. 2013. 14 (1), 91-97.

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