A.A. Solovev






  • 2006.2-2011.6         PhD, Leibnitz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research

  • 2003.9-2005.1         Master of Science, Technical University of Munich

  • 2011.7-2013.6         postdoc, Technical University of Munich

  • 2013.8-2015.12        postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • 2015.4-2015.8         postdoc, University of Toronto

  • 2017.3-2017.7         visiting scholar, Harvard University

  • 2015.9-                    professor, Fudan University


  • Microsystem and Lab-on-a-Chip

  • Materials in Life


  • man-made micro- and nanomotors

  • Microfluidic technology


  • “Dawn program” Award from Shanghai City

  • Meeting with Prime Minister of China as Internal Expert

  • Humboldt Feodor Lynen Felloship for Research Project at University of Toronto

  • Max Planck Fellowship

  • DAAD Prize for International Scholar, TU Munich, Germany, 2012

  • Guinness World Record for “the smallest Man-Made Jet Engine”

  • DSM Science and Technology Award, Zurich, Swizerland


  1. A. A. Solovev, Y. F. Mei, S. Harazim, C. Deneke, G. S. Huang, O. G. Schmidt. Self-Propelled Microjets at Low Reynolds Number. ANNUAL HIGHLIGHT, 44–46, IFW Dresden (2008)

  2. A. A. Solovev, S. Sanchez, Y. F. Mei and O. G. Schmidt. Wireless Control of Tubular Catalytic Microbots for the Transportation and Delivery of Microobjects. ANNUAL REPORT. IFW Dresden (2009)

  3. A.A.Solovev, Y. F. Mei, and O.G. Schmidt. Nanorocket Epxeriments for High School. Dechema: Chemical & Biological Society, BROCHURE FÜR HOCHSCHULE, Marburg (2010)

  4. S. Sanchez, A.A.Solovev, S. Schulze, S. M. Harazim, Y. F. Mei and O. G. Schmidt. Catalytic and Biocatalytic Microbots. ANNUAL HIGHLIGHT. IFW Dresden, 39–41 (2010)

  5. S. Sanchez, A.A.Solovev, E. J. Smith, C. C. Bof’ Bufon, V. M. Fomin, A. N. Ananth, M. Viehrig, O. G. Schmidt. External Sources for controlling the propulsion of self-propelled microjet engines. ANNUAL REPORT. IFW Dresden (2011)

  6. A.A. Solovev, Y.F. Mei and O.G. Schmidt. Catalytic Micro-Strider at the Air- Liquid Interface, ADVANCED MATERIALS, 22, 4340 (2010). Featured in: Materialsviews; Nanowerk Spotlight

  7. S. Sanchez, A.A. Solovev, Y.F. Mei and O.G. Schmidt. Dynamics of Biocatalytic Micro-Engines mediated by Variable Friction Control, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 132, 13144 (2010). Featured in: Nanowerk Spotlight, ChemViews Magazine, RSC Chemistry World

  8. S. Sanchez, A.A.Solovev, S. Schulze and O. G. Schmidt. Controlled Manipulation of Multiple Cells using Catalytic Microbots, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 47, 698 (2011). Featured in: RSC Chemistry World

  9. S. Sanchez, A.A. Solovev, S. Harazim and O.G. Schmidt. Microbots swimming in the Flowing Streams of Microfluidic Channels, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 133 (4), 701 (2011)

  10. U. Vogl, A. Saß, F. Vewinger, M. Weitz, A.A. Solovev, Y. F. Mei, O. G. Schmidt. Light Confinement by a Cylindrical Metallic Waveguide in a Dense Buffer Gas Environment. PHYSICS REVIEW A, 83, 053403 (2011)

  11. A.A. Solovev, S. Sanchez, Y. F. Mei, O.G. Schmidt. Tunable Catalytic Tubular Micropumps operating at Low Concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 13, 10131 (2011) 

  12. S. Sanchez, A.A.Solovev, S. Harazim, Ch. Deneke, Y. F. Mei, O. G. Schmidt. Smallest Man-Made Jet Engine, CHEMICAL RECORDS, 11 (6), 367 (2011)11) A.A. Solovev, S. Sanchez, Y. F. Mei, O.G. Schmidt. Tunable Catalytic Tubular Micropumps operating at Low Concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 13, 10131 (2011)

  13. A.A. Solovev, E. Smith, Carlos C. Bof ' Bufon, S. Sanchez, O. G. Schmidt. Light-Controlled Propulsion of Catalytic Microengines, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 50 (46), 10875–10878 (2011)

  14. A.A. Solovev, W. Xi, D. H. Gracias, S. Harazim, C. Deneke, S. Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt. Self- Propelled Nanotools, ACS NANO, 6 (2), 1751 (2012)

  15. G. Wang, A.A.Solovev, G. Huang, M. Maitz, N. Huang, Y.F. Mei. Dynamic curvature control of rolled-up metal nanomembranes activated by magnesium. JOURNAL of MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 22, 12983, (2012)

  16. A.A. Solovev, S. Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt. Collective Behaviour of Self-Propelled Catalytic Micromotors, NANOSCALE, 5, 1284 (2013)

  17. W. Xi,# A.A. Solovev,# A.N. Ananth, D. H. Gracias, S. Sanchez, O. G. Schmidt. Magnetic Micro- drillers: Towards Minimally Invasive Surgery. NANOSCALE, 5, 1294 (2013).

  18. Y. F. Mei, A.A.Solovev, S. Sanchez, O.G. Schmidt. Rolled-up Nanotech on Polymers: From Basic Perception to Self-Propelled Catalytic Microengines, CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 40, 2109 (2011). [JOURNAL COVER IMAGE] Featured in: derStandard.at, LiLipuz.de, Blick.ch

  19. A.A. Solovev, Y.F. Mei, E. B. Ureña, G. Huang, and O. G. Schmidt. Catalytic Microtubular Jet Engines Self-propelled by Accumulated Gas Bubbles, SMALL, 5, 1688 (2009). [JOURNAL COVER IMAGE]

  20. A.A.Solovev, S. Sanchez, M. Pumera, Y.F. Mei and O. G. Schmidt. Magnetic Control of Catalytic Microbots for the Delivery and Assembly of Microobjects, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 20, 15, 2430 (2010). [JOURNAL COVER IMAGE]. Featured in: RSC Chemistry World, Nanowerk Spotlight

  21. Y. F. Mei, G. S. Huang, A.A.Solovev, E. B. Ureña, I. Mönch, F. Ding, T. Reindl, R. K. Y. Fu, P. K. Chu, and O. G. Schmidt. Versatile Approach for Integrative and Functionalized Tubes by Strain Engineering of Nanomembranes on Polymers. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 20, 4085–4090, (2008). [JOURNAL COVER IMAGE]. Featured in: Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung, IFW Highlight, Pro-physik.de, PM Magazine, Zeit Wissen Magazine, Bild Zeitung, Magazines: Welt der Physik, Spektrum der Wissenschaft.

  22. R. Edy, Y. Zhao, G. S. Huang, J. J. Shi, J. Zhang, A. A. Solovev, Y. F. Mei. TiO2 nanosheets synthesized by atomic layer deposition for photocatalysis. Progress in Natural Science: Materials International 26 (5), 493-497 (2016).

  23. H. Ning, Y. Zhang, H. Zhu, A. Ingham, G. Huang, Y. Mei, A. A. Solovev. Geometry Design, Principles and Assembly of Micromotors. Micromachines, 9 (2), 75 (2018)

  24. Y. Zhang, H. Zhu, W. Qiu, Y. Zhou, G. Huang, Y. Mei, A. A. Solovev. Carbon dioxide bubble-propelled microengines in carbonated water and beverages. Chem. Commun. DOI: 10.1039/c8cc01011k (2018). JOURNAL COVER.

  25. Local‐Curvature‐Controlled Non‐Epitaxial Growth of Hierarchical Nanostructures C Li, S Zhang, B Zhang, J Liu, W Zhang, AA Solovev, R Tang, F Bao, J Yu, ... Angewandte Chemie 130 (14), 3834-3838

  26. J. Werner, S. Nawar, A. A. Solovev, D. A. Weitz,  Hydrogel Microcapsules with Dynamic pH-Responsive Properties from Methacrylic Anhydride. Macromolecules 51, 5798-5805 (2018). Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/ydaldx7j

  27. V. A. Bolanos Quinones, H. Zhu, A. Solovev, Y. Mei and D. H. Gracias. Origami Biosystems: 3D assembly methods for biomedical applications. Advanced Biosystems (2018)

  28. S. Naeem, F. Naeem, M. Manjare, F. Liao, V. A. Bolaños Quiñones, G. S. Huang, Y. Li, J. Zhang, A. A. Solovev, and Y. F. Mei. Tubular catalytic micromotors in transition from unidirectional bubble sequences to more complex bidirectional motion. Applied Physics Letters, 114 (3), 033701 (2019)

  29. H. Zhu, S. Nawar, J. G. Werner, J. Liu, G. S. Huang, Y. F. Mei, D. A. Weitz, A. A. Solovev. Hydrogel micromotors with catalyst-containing liquid core and shell. Journal of physics. Condensed matter: an Institute of Physics Journal (2019)