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Andrei Coval

Group at IUP:

Molecular Spectroscopy


Current Position:

Ph.D. Student
Research Interest:


IR spectroscopy, FTIR, high precision measurements, greenhouse gases.
Research Career:
Feb. 2019 – present: Post-doc position at the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP), Universität Bremen.

2010 – 2017: Researcher at the Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia
Development of an innovative medical diagnostic device based on a tunable diode laser
absorption spectroscopy for exhaled air analysis, laboratory work.

Oct. 2012 – Aug. 2013: Project Leader Russian Ministry of Science and Education project: “Highly sensitive exhaled air isotopic composition laser analysis for medical diagnostics.”

Oct. 2011 – Oct. 2015 Post-doc position at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia.

Sept. 2009 - Sept. 2011: Master of Science (MSc) in Laser Physics, MIPT, Moscow, Russia.
Master thesis: "Laser Analysis of the Exhaled Air's CO2 Isotopic Composition".
Selected Publications:

1) E.V. Stepanov, P.V. Zyryanov, S.G. Kasoev, A.V. Koval’, V.A. Milyaev, A.A. Panov, E.A. Tishchenko, Computer Emulation of the Method for Comparing the Isotopic Composition of CO in Gas Mixtures Based on Laser Spectral Analysis at the 2.05-μm Line. Phys. Wave Phen., 2012, vol. 20, pp. 45-57. DOI: 10.3103/S1541308X12010062


2) E.V. Stepanov, A.N. Glushko, S.G. Kasoev, A.V. Koval', D.A. Lapshin, Near-IR laser-based spectrophotometer for comparative analysis of isotope content of CO2 in exhale air samples. Quantum Electronics, 2011, 41 (12), pp. 1124–1130. DOI:
10.1070/QE2011v041n12ABEH014698


3) A.V. Koval, E.V. Stepanov, Method for precise comparison of isotopic CO2 content in breath samples based on laser spectral analysis. Proceedings of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 2012, vol.4, no.3(15). pp. 27-35. (in Russian)


4) Stepanov E.V., Shulagin Yu.A., Babarskov E.V., Diachenko A.I., Koval A.V., Tischenko E.A., Peculiarities of Endogenous carbon monoxide (CO) diffusion through the lung membrane at breath holding. Technologies of Living Systems, 2011, vol. 8, pp. 63 -70. (in Russian)
All Publications:
1) E.V. Stepanov, P.V. Zyryanov, S.G. Kasoev, A.V. Koval’, V.A. Milyaev, A.A. Panov, E.A.Tishchenko, Computer Emulation of the Method for Comparing the Isotopic Composition of CO2 in Gas Mixtures Based on Laser Spectral Analysis at the 2.05-μm Line. Phys. Wave Phen., 2012, vol. 20, pp. 45-57. DOI: 10.3103/S1541308X12010062


2) E.V. Stepanov, A.N. Glushko, S.G. Kasoev, A.V. Koval', D.A. Lapshin, Near-IR laser-based spectrophotometer for comparative analysis of isotope content of CO2 in exhale air samples. Quantum Electronics, 2011, 41 (12), pp. 1124–1130. DOI:
10.1070/QE2011v041n12ABEH014698


3) A.V. Koval, E.V. Stepanov, Method for precise comparison of isotopic CO2 content in breath samples based on laser spectral analysis. Proceedings of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 2012, vol.4, no.3(15). pp. 27-35. (in Russian)


4) Stepanov E.V., Shulagin Yu.A., Babarskov E.V., Diachenko A.I., Koval A.V., Tischenko E.A., Peculiarities of Endogenous carbon monoxide (CO) diffusion through the lung membrane at breath holding. Technologies of Living Systems, 2011, vol. 8, pp. 63 -70. (in Russian)


5) E.V. Stepanov, A.V. Koval’, Laser spectral analysis of the CO2 isotopic composition near 2.05 μm. Trudy IOFAN [Prokhorov General Physics Institute Proceedings], 2012, vol.68, pp. 2-32. (in Russian)


6) E.V. Stepanov, P.V. Zyrianov, S.G. Kasoev, A.V.Koval’, A.N. Glushko, D.A. Lapshin, Near-IR Laser-Based System for 13СО2/12СО2 Ratio Analysis in Breath. Book of Abstracts 20th International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies ALT’12, 2012, pp. 104-105.


7) A.V.Koval’, E.V. Stepanov, S.G. Kasoev, A.N. Glushko, D.A. Lapshin, Near-IR 13СО2/12СО2 Ratio Analyzer for Isotopic Breath Tests Execution. Sbornik trudov Vserossiiskoi molodejnoi konferenzii “Perspektivi razvitia fundamentalnih nauk” [Proceedings of All-Russian Youth Conference "Prospects for the Development of Basic Sciences"], 2011, pp. 81-83. (in Russian)