Mike Pivnenko received his MSc in Engineering from Kharkov University (Ukraine) in 1986. Between 1986 and 1996 he was involved in theoretical research on electrodynamics of condensed media. After completing his doctoral studies on the Physics of Liquid Crystals in 2001, he joined the Liquid Crystal Group at the University of Southampton. Mike then became a Research Fellow in the Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics, University of Cambridge, studying liquid crystals, including blue phase materials, and liquid crystal lasers. He transferred to the Photonic & Sensors Group in 2008.
Dr. Mike Pivnenko is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Cambridge University and Photonics and Sensors Group, University of Cambridge.