Kurakina Dariya Andreevna

 
Biography

Daria Kurakina is a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences. She received her master’s degree from Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russian Federation) in 2018. Her scientific interests include Monte Carlo numerical simulations of light transport in biotissues in the application to bioimaging modalities (such as Optical Diffuse Reflectometry, OCT) and photodynamic therapy.

Scope of professional interests

Light propagation in highly scattering media

  • Optical methods of biomedical diagnostics
  • Monte Carlo simulation of light propagation in scattering media
  • Effect of nanoparticles on light propagation in scattering media
  • PDT treatment planning
  • Optical Diffuse Reflectometry
Education
  • Bachelor's degree (2016, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod )
  • Master's degree (2018, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod )
Professional Employment
  • 2019 - Present - Junior Research scientist, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Awards, prizes, grants
  • 2020 SPIE Scholarship
  • 2019 Diploma of Nizhny Novgorod session of young scientists
  • 2019 Prize-winner of the young scientists competition (Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian
  • Academy of Sciences, Russia)
  • 2018 Diploma with Honors for achievements in studies, Lobachevsky State University of N. Novgorod.
  • Department of the Advanced School of General and Applied Physics
  • 2017 Laureate of the Russian Student Olympiad on the physics of laser and plasma technologies