Sergei Mikhailov (02/09/1992) is a PhD student at B-PHOT and an Early Stage Researcher in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network FINESSE. He obtained his M.Sc. in Technical Physics in 2016 at SPbPU (St. Petersburg, Russia). At B-PHOT Sergei works under the supervision of Prof. Francis Berghmans and Prof. Thomas Geernaert. His research is focused on the development of photonic crystal fibers for distributed pressure sensing.