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Alexey Romanov Russian

Alexey Romanov
  • Post
    Leading Professor at the Institute of Advanced Data Transfer Systems,
    Head at the Research Center for Advanced Functional Materials and Laser Communication Systems,
    Head at the Transnational Scientific and Education UniFEL Center for Advanced Methods of Materials Research
  • Degree



1978 – Honours degree in Physics of Metals and Metallurgy, Physics and Mechanics Department, Leningrad Polytechnical Institute

1981 – PhD in Solid State Physics, Leningrad Polytechnic Institute

1989 – DSc in Solid State Physics, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk

Professional Development

2021 – "Physical materials science" (Togliatti State University)

2018 – "Modeling of the growth of specific nanoobjects during electrodeposition" (Togliatti State University)

Professional Activity

Present – Member of the Research and Development Council

2021-present – Head of the Research Center for Advanced Functional Materials and Laser Communication Systems,  ITMO University

2019-present – Chair of the Academic Degree Council, ITMO University

2018-present – Leading professor, ITMO University

2018-present – Head of the Solid State Theory Sector, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

2018-2021 – Dean of the Faculty of Laser Photonics and Optoelectronics, School of Photonics, ITMO University

2016-2021 – Head of the International Scientific Center of Functional Materials and Devices, ITMO University

2013-2016 – Head of the International Laboratory "Advanced LED Materials and Devices", ITMO University

2012-2018 – Professor and head of the Department of LED Technology, ITMO University

2009-2014 – Head of the Research Department of the Optogan company in St. Petersburg

2013-2017 – Head of the Nanocatalysts and Functional Materials Laboratory, Togliatti State University

2010-2014 – Professor of Physics of Nanostructures, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia

1998-2002 – Visiting professor at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

1995-2012 – Visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

1995-2006 – Visiting researcher at the Dresden Technical University, Germany

1993-1994 – Researcher at the Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA

1991-1992 – Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research in Stuttgart, Germany

1981-2018 – Junior researcher, researcher, senior researcher, leading researcher, chief researcher, head of the Solid State Theory Sector, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Professional Interests

Micro- and nanomechanics of disclinations and dislocations, physical and mechanical properties of amorphous, nanostructured, and nanocomposite materials, materials and devices of electronics and optoelectronics.


2019-2021 – Leader of Russian Science Foundation project 19-19-00617 «Theory of structural defects in nanoobjects and nanomaterials»

2014-2016 – Grant Leader of Russian Science Foundation project 14-29-00086 «Scientific background of the fabrication of wide bandgap semiconductor materials with low defect density»

2013-2017 – Scientific adviser of the project №14.В25.31.0011 at Togliatti State University «Development of physical-chemical basis for the technology of innovative nanocatalysts based on basic metals». Megagrant of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation (the Decree No. 220 by the Government of the Russian Federation)

2008 – Certificate of Honor by the Russian Academy of Sciences

2008 – Marie Curie Senior Fellowship Award, Brussels, EU

2006 – Award for the best research project at the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

2006 – Erasmus Mundus Fellowship Award, Brussels, EU

2004 – Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Continuation Award, Bonn, Germany

2000 – Mercator Professorship Award of DFG, Bonn, Germany

1998-2002 – Coordinator for Volkswagen (VW) Foundation (research project Nr. 05019225), Hannover, Germany

1994-1995 – Coordinator for International Foundation for Science (ISF) (projects R51000, R513000 and SDM000), Washington, USA

1993-1994 – Coordinator for INTAS projects (INTAS- 93-3213 and INTAS-94-4380), Brussels, EU

1993 – Principal investigator for National Research Council CAST Program, Washington, USA

1991-1992 – Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, Bonn, Germany

Other Professional Activities

Member of the Editorial Board of scientific journals: Materials Physics and Mechanics; Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials; Reviews on Advanced Materials Science (editor-in-chief in 2017-2018); Deformation and Destruction of Materials; ITMO Bulletin; Vector of Science; Reviews on Advanced Materials and Technologies (editor-in-chief from 2019)


Modern music (blues and rock), painting, and volleyball

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