Curriculum vitae

A complete information (especially a full list of previous positions) can be found in my LinkedIn profile (also available in Russian).

Personal information

Name: Maxim A. Yurkin

Date of birth: December 8, 1982



Bachelor of Science in physics (with honors), Novosibirsk State University, 2002 (thesis in Russian)

Master of Science in physics (with honors), Novosibirsk State University, 2004 (thesis in Russian)

PhD in computer science, University of Amsterdam, 2007 (thesis)

PhD in biophysics, Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, 2008 (abstract & thesis in Russian)

Editorial activities

Associate editor of Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (2013 – present)


Light scattering simulation, inverse light scattering problems

Computer programming in C, LabView, Mathematica, parallel programming using MPI

Developing ADDA computer code

Operating scanning flow cytometer, and developing software for it

Teaching physics and mathematics at the School for physics and mathematics of Novosibirsk State University

Teaching "Inverse problems: theory and applications" at the Novosibirsk State University

Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge English, level C2), grade B

Current position

Senior researcher at Laboratory of Cytometry and Biokinetics,

Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion SB RAS,

Institutskaya 3, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia, tel: +7 (383) 3333240, fax: +7 (383) 3307350

Current research interests

Simulating light scattering. Discrete dipole approximation. Inverse light-scattering problems. Characterization of blood cells

Selected honors and awards

2017 – Publons Peer Review Award, one of the top 1% of reviewers in the field of Physics & Astronomy (link)

2010, 2016 – Prize of the Academia Europaea for Russian young scientists (link in Russian)

2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 – Most valued reviewer of the year for J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer (link)

2012–2014 Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation for young scientists (link in Russian)

2008 – Young scientist's award from the administration of the Novosibirsk region (link in Russian)

2007 – Young scientist’s award in electromagnetic and light scattering (by Elsevier) (link)

2004 – Medal of Russian Ministry of Education and Science “For the best scientific student work” (link in Russian)

Selected publications

Mishchenko M.I., Dlugach J.M., Yurkin M.A., Bi L., Cairns B., Liu L., Panetta R.L., Travis L.D., Yang P., and Zakharova N.T. First-principles modeling of electromagnetic scattering by discrete and discretely heterogeneous random media, Phys. Rep. 632, 1–75 (2016). (PDF)

Yurkin M.A. and Huntemann M. Rigorous and fast discrete dipole approximation for particles near a plane interface, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 29088–29094 (2015). (PDF, link)

Yurkin M.A. and Kahnert M. Light scattering by a cube: accuracy limits of the discrete dipole approximation and the T-matrix method. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 123, 176–183 (2013). (PDF)

Yurkin M.A. and Hoekstra A.G. The discrete-dipole-approximation code ADDA: capabilities and known limitations. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 112, 2234–2247 (2011). (PDF) Highly Cited Paper

Yurkin M.A., de Kanter D., and Hoekstra A.G. Accuracy of the discrete dipole approximation for simulation of optical properties of gold nanoparticles. J. Nanophoton. 4: 041585-15 (2010). (PDF)

Strokotov D.I., Yurkin M.A., Gilev K.V., van Bockstaele D.R., Hoekstra A.G., Rubtsov N.B., and Maltsev V.P. Is there a difference between T- and B-lymphocyte morphology? J. Biomed. Opt. 14: 064036–12 (2009). (PDF)

Yurkin M.A. and Hoekstra A.G. The discrete dipole approximation: an overview and recent developments. J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transf. 106, 558–589 (2007). (PDF) Highly Cited Paper Erratum: 171, 82–83 (2016). (PDF)

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