PhD Volodymyr A. Petriakov received the Diploma in radio engineering from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine in 1974. From 1974 to 1979, he worked at Design Bureau (Svetlovodsk, Ukraine). He received his PhD degree in dielectrics and semiconductors from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute in 1986. In the same time, he worked at the Plant of pure metals, Svetlovodsk, in period from 1979 to 1988.
From 1988 to 2007 he was a researcher, then Head of the Laboratory of
infrared photodetectors on the materials CdxHg1-xTe in the Special Design and Technology Bureau of the Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine. In the period between 2010-2013, he worked as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Physics and Technology of Low-dimensional Systems at the V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics. There he was engaged in the development and research of detectors and antennas for the terahertz frequency range. Since 2014, he has been working as a Senior Researcher in the Plasma Technology Department of the Institute for Nuclear Research NAS of Ukraine. There he was engaged in the development of manufacturing technologies and the study of metal and semiconductor micro strip detectors for ionizing radiation. In June 2022 Volodymyr Petriakov joined CENTERA Project in Warsaw. His research interests include MCT thin film technology for terahertz detectors.