President of NT-MDT Co., Deputy Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "NIIFP named after F.V. Lukin", the head of the Department of Microelectronics of the Faculty of Physical and Quantum Electronics in MIPT, Professor of the electrophysical installation Department in NRNU MEPHI
In 1967, he entered the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) at the Faculty of physical and quantum electronics, from which he graduated in the year 1973. After MIPT, he started his carreer at the Research Institute of Physical problems of the Ministry of electronic industry of the USSR in the division, which was engaged in problems of molecular electronics that he has headed since 1988.
In the field of "Molecular electronics", a number of new materials (thin heat-resistant polarizers based on oriented lyotropic liquid crystalline phases of dyes), the physical basis of the technology for their production was developed, a new class of information display devices with the use of these film structures was introduced. Besides, new methods have been developed to orient nematic liquid crystals using textured Langmuir-Blodgett films, which have been successfully implemented and used in the production process at the production association "INTEGRAL" (Minsk). Within the Vetoron project, a group of very effective medicines and dietary supplements, which are still in great demand, were created. A water-soluble form of beta carotene (vitamin E), for which molecular encapsulation technology were developed on a strong scientific base, can be seen at drug stores in Russia and almost all CIS countries to the present date.
Progress in Molecular electronics required special devices, including tunneling and atomic force microscopes with functions of lithographers. Victor Bykov with his friends had organized a small business "MDT" and begun developing these devices and their commercialization. Currently, within the group of companies "NT-MDT" development and production of a number of worldwide-recognized probe devices of a wide range is in progress, including training probe microscopes, automated instruments, instruments for research, industrial applications, etc.
One of results of V. Bykov's research activities at FSUE NIIFP is the idea of technological systems and technologies for development, comprehensive research and small-scale production of element base for nanoelectronics. Prototypes of nanotechnology facilities (production is provided by CJSC "Nanotechnology instruments") were created to enable further development of this element base. NANOFAB complexes are used successfully in several universities of Russia, Kurchatov Institute, FSUE "NIIFP named after F.V. Lukin". Further progress in this field will lead to creation of production lines, as well as small and medium scale productions, for nanoelectronics VLSI constructive-technological constraints (22 - 8 nm), which are limiting at present.