Research

The members of MIFP conduct theoretical and experimental research is many areas of Solid State Physics and Astrophysics.

- The group of
**Prof. Rinaldo Santonico**in collaboration with European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) currently works on gaseous detectors for elementary particles. **Prof. Boris Altshuler**is one of the creators of mesoscopics also renowned for his works on theory of metals, superconductivity, quantum Hall effect.**Prof. Alexey Kavokin**is specialising in the physics of light-matter coupling in nanostructures including microcavities and photonic crystals.**Prof. Andrey Varlamov**is a renowned expert in superconductivity, an author of the "fluctuation theory".**Prof. Igor Lukyanchuk**gave key contributions in the theory of superconductivity and theory of Dirac fermions in graphene.**Prof. Aldo Di Carlo**is a head of Laboratory of Photovoltaics, he currently works on organic solar cells.**Prof. Daniele Sanvitto**is a head of group of the optical spectroscopy of semiconductors. He is known for the recent discovery of the superfluidity of exciton-polaritons.**Prof. Olivia Pulci**is an expert in ab-initio calculations of the electronic structure and optical properties of solids.**Dr. Galia Pozina**is an expert in crystal growth and optical spectroscopy of wide band gap semiconductors.**Prof. Ivan Shelykh**is known for his works on "Spinoptronics" - spin dynamics of exciton-polaritons, and for his research in quantum transport.**Dr. Kirill Kavokin**is an expert in spin-related effects in semiconductors also known for his research on magnetic orientation of birds.**Prof. Daoud Mezzane**is a head of Laboratory of Ferroelectric materials dealing with fabrication of organic and inorganic semiconductors for microelectronic applications.**Dr. Fabrice Laussy**is an expert in quantum cavity electrodynamics, the author of the text-book "Microcavities".**Prof. Mikhail Portnoi**is an expert in exactly solvable physical problems renowned for his works on anyon excitons, excitons in nanostructures and carbon nanotubes.**Dr. Robert Vardanian**is the Director of the Quantum College in Yerevan, which is a private secondary school specialised in physics and mathematics.**Prof. Alberto Bramati**is an expert in quantum optics and spin dynamics in semiconductors known also for the recent discovery of superfluidity of exciton-polaritons.**Prof. Oleg Kibis**is an expert in carbon nanotubes and graphene.**Prof. Zhanghai Chen**is a head of the Material Science laboratory. He is known for his research on excitons in wide-band gap semiconductors.**Dr. Henni Ouerdane**is an expert in excitons, scattering theory, many-body interactions, thermoelectricity and thermodynamics.**Dr. Yuriy Rubo**is an expert in theoretical solid state physics including phase transitions, Wigner crystallisation, superfluidity and vortices.**Prof. Yakov Kopelevich**is an author of pioneering works on electronic properties of semimetals and graphene. He experimentally discovered the quantum Hall effect in graphite.**Prof. Jeremy Baumberg**is an expert in semiconductor non-linear optics and plasmonics. He discovered the bosonic stimulation of exciton polaritons and realised a room temperature polariton laser.**Mr. Fabio Liaci**is an expert in optical spectroscopy and strain effects in semiconductors.**Mr. Adriano Mosca Conte**is an expert in ab-initio studies of novel semiconductor structures and materials.**Prof. Pavlos Lagoudakis**is an expert in experimental studies of microcavities and hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductor structures.**Prof. Pavlos Savvidis**is known for his works on polariton parametric oscillators and first realisation of the polariton light emitting diode.**Prof. Igor Aleiner**is an expert in solid state theory, transport and spin properties of metals and semiconductors.**Prof. Leonid Butov**is an expert in cold exciton gases known for the first observation of macroscopically ordered exciton phases.**Dr. Maria Vladimirova**is known for her experiments on optically induced Faraday and Kerr rotation in complex semiconductor structures.**Prof. Cristiano Ciuti**is an expert in the physics of light-matter coupling, well known for his theoretical works on exciton-polariton parametric amplifiers, ultra-strong coupling systems and polariton superfluidity.**Prof. Leonid Rokhinson**is a specialist in spintronics and electronic transport in semiconductor nanostructures.**Prof. Yuliy Lyanda Geller**is an expert in semiconductor physics known for his works on photogalvanic effect, Berry phase and spin-orbit interaction in semiconductors.**Dr. Natalia Berloff**is an expert in theory of fluids also known for her works on vortices in atomic and polariton condensates.**Dr. Timothy Liew**is known for his research on new concepts of optical integrated circuits and polariton logic gates.**Dr. Valerii Vinokur**is an internationally well known for his theoretical works on supercondutivity, theory of metals, the concept of a super insulator.**Prof. Abderrahmane Kadri**is an expert in the optical properties of wide-band gap semiconductors.**Dr. Khalid Moumanis**is an expert in optical properties of semiconductors and Landau quantisation of excitons.**Dr. Elena Del Valle**is an expert in quantum optics and quantum cavity electrodynamics, known also for her works on excitons in quantum dots and superfluidity.**Dr. Alexander Tartakovskii**is an expert in semiconductor optics known for his works on quantum dots and microcavities.**Prof. Nikolay Gippius**is a well-known expert in non-linear optical and semiconductor physics.**Dr. Gabriela Slavcheva**is an expert in theoretical solid state optics known for her works on numerical simulation of optical processes in semiconductor structures.**Prof. Abdelhakim Nafidi**is an expert in high-temperature superconductivity also known for his research on the Mott transition.**Prof. Hugo N. Nazareno**is a theorist, expert in electronic transport in disordered systems.**Dr. Vladimir Rumyantsev**is an expert in nanophysics and virtual research structures.**Prof. Vyacheslav Elyukhin**is an expert in statistical thermodynamics of semiconductor materials and theory of phase transitions.**Prof. Vladimir Dneprovskii**is a lecturer of Moscow University.**Dr. Mehran Bagheri**is an expert in optical and transport characteristics of low dimensional mesoscopic systems.**Prof. Yuri Pusep**is an expert in optical and transport properties of low dimensional electronic systems.**Prof. Alexey Efros**is a world leading expert in disordered systems who gave key contributions in various areas of the theoretical solid state physics.**Prof. Constantinos Simserides**is an expert in theoretical solid state physics.**Prof. Robert Shekhter**is an expert in nanomechanics known for a wide range of studies in quantum transport.**Prof. Yuri Galperin**is an internationally well known expert in solid state theory who gave important contributions to the theory of electronic transport in low-dimensional systems.**Prof. Alexander Bouzdin**is an expert in superconductivity known for his works on the Abrikosov vortices in various types of superconductors.**Prof. Alexander Onipko**is an expert in theoretical physics.**Prof. Vadim Lyssenko**is an expert in organic semiconductors and non-linear optics.**Dr. Thomas Prevenslik**is an expert in quantum electrodynamics.**Mr. Robert Brueckner**an expert in organic solid state lasers.**Dr. Julia Shikina**is an expert in numerical treatment of many body systems.**Mr. Boris Kheyfets**is an expert in the theory of metals, an author of a popular text-book on this matter.**Prof. Alexey Ustinov**is an expert in nanotechnologies and quantum technologies.**Prof. Igor Lerner**is a world well-known expert in theory of superconductivity and transport effects in electronic systems.**Mr. Petr Averyanov**is an expert in numerical simulations of optoelectronic devices.**Mr. Einar Magnússon**is an expert in spin and optical properties of excitons.**Mr. Ivan Iorsh**is an expert in many body problems and lasing.**Dr. Konstantinos Lagoudakis**is an expert in superfluidity and vortices.**Prof. Eugeniyus Ivchenko**is a world leading expert in theory of semiconductor heterostructures known for his pioneering works on photogalvanics and optics of excitons.**Dr. Marzena Szymanska**is an expert in theory of cold atomic gases and exciton Bose-Einstein condensation.**Dr. Antonio Cricenti**is an expert in the material science.**Ms. Bioud Fatma-Zohra**is an expert in biophotonics.**Prof. Anatoliy Sidorenko**is an expert in superconductivity.**Dr. Natalia Kaputkina**is an expert in theoretical physics of excitons.**Dr. Jacqueline Bloch**is a world leading expert in physics of microcavities especially known for her pioneering works on the Bose Einstein condensation of exciton polaritons, polariton lasing and optical switching.**Prof. Feodor Kusmartsev**is a well-known expert in theoretical solid state physics.**Dr. Mohamed Khalfaoui**is an expert in astrophysics.**Dr. Massimiliano Romano**is a famous expert in mixology and art of spirits.**Dr. Najeh Rekik**is an expert in quantum chemistry.**Prof. Giovanni Ambrosino**is world leading expert in medical physics who invented several new methods of radiology of tumors.**Prof. Vladimir Agranovich**is a world-wide known theoretical physicist who gave key contribution to theory of exciton-polaritons and excitons in organic crystals.**Dr. Goran Pavlovic**is an expert in the physics of exciton-polaritons.**Dr. Michal Matuszewski**is an expert in cold atom physics, superfludity and supersolidity.**Dr. Jerzy Lusakowski**is an expert in semiconductor physics.**Dr. Maria Lifshitz**is a theoretical physicist working in the field of spintronics.**Dr. Igor Rozhanskiy**is an experimental physicist, expert in solid state physics.**Prof. Bilal Tanatar**is an expert in experimental physics.**Prof. Malik Maaza**is an expert in multifunctional materials, nanoscience and science policy.**Prof. Yan Chen**is an expert in the theory of phase transitions and correlated systems.**Dr. Mauro Antezza**is an expert in cold atom physics.**Prof. Bernard Gil**gave key contributions to the optics of wide-band-gap semiconductors, group theory and exciton physics.**Mr. Roberto Iuppa**is an expert in elementary particle and plasma physics.**Ms. Nina Voronova**is an expert in quantum liquids known for her works on exciton polaritons in traps.**Prof. Paul Smeulders**is an expert in elementary particle physics, author of a pioneering concept of the time-dependent speed of light.**Dr. Maria Maragkou**is an expert in photonics and semiconductor optics.**Dr. Emiliano Cancelliere**is an expert in semiconductor optics.**Dr. Sergei Ryzhkov**is an expert in quantum hydrodynamics.**Dr. Margherita Marsili**is an expert in ab-initio calculations of the optical properties of low dimensional systems and new materials.**Dr. Andrea d'Andrea**is an expert in theory of excitons and optics of low-dimensional semiconductor structures.**Dr. Antonino Pietropaolo**is an expert in elementary particle physics.**Prof. Ming-Wei Wu**is an expert in optics and electronic properties of low-dimensional semiconductor structures.**Dr. Mikhail Glazov**is an expert in nanophysics and spintronics.**Prof. Alexander Chaplik**is a world-well known expert in electronic properties of low-dimensional structures.**Prof. Anvar Zakhidov**is an international expert in carbon nanotubes and the Head of Solarno company.**Dr. Benoit Jouault**is an expert in structural and electronic properties of graphene and graphite.**Prof. Yury Lozovik**is an internationally recognised expert in theory of excitons and many body physics.**Dr. Mimoun El Marssi**is an expert in material science known for his works on ferroelectrics.**Ms. Claudia Violante**is an expert in ab-initio calculation of crystal structures.**Dr. Stanislav Moshkalev**is an expert in nanotechnologies, new materials and applications.**Dr. Mikhail Kiselev**is an expert in theoretical condensed matter and statistical physics.**Ms. Paola Gori**is an expert in ab-initio modelling of novel nanostructures.**Dr. Laura Pilozzi**is an expert in theory of excitons and optics of now-dimensional structures.**Prof. Danijel Djurekis**an expert in high temperature superconductivity.**Prof. Attilio Rigomonti**is a world-wide known expert in superconductivty and science policy.**Dr. Sergey Poltavtsev**is an expert in spin optics of semiconductors.**Dr. Dario Gerace**is an expert in photonic crystals and light matter coupling.**Dr. Mario Caringi**is a well known expert in medical physics.**Prof. Antonio Bianconi**is an expert in metamaterials and complex heterostructures.**Dr. Stefano Bellocchio**is a world-recognised expert in electronic engineering and computer modelling, Head of the IT Department of MIFP.**Colonel Michele Turi**is an expert in aeronautics and navigation.**Ms. Elena Kammann**is an expert in polariton lasing and Optical spin Hall effect.**Dr. Igor Kupchak**is an expert in theoretical ab initio physics.**Dr. Ivan Savenko**is an expert in terahertz optics and polaritonics.**Mr. Arseniy Alexeev**is an expert in low-dimensional quantum systems.**Prof. Olga Vinogradova**is an expert in soft condensed matter, fluid mechanics and nanoscience.**Dr. Andrea Perali**is an expert in theoretical condensed matter physics.**Dr. Valentin Dediu**is an expert in Spintronics and Organic materials.**Mr. Hess Tylor**is an expert in aeronautics.**Prof. Carlos Trallero Giner**is an expert in Bose-Einstein condensation.**Mr. Mikhail Durnev**is an expert in excitons.**Prof. Emilio Elizalde**is an expert in astrophysics and cosmology.**Mr. Serguei Andreev**is an expert in macroscopically arranged exciton states.**Dr. Maria Mackanicova**is a EU project manager.**Dr. Gaetano Campi**is a leading expert in semiconductor physics.**Prof. Pavel Belov**is a worldwide well-known expert in metamaterials and acoustic waves.**Dr. Daniele Barretin**is an expert in quantum dot physics and organic solar cells.**Prof. Alexander Alodjants**is an expert in quantum optics and quantum information.**Prof. David Nielson**is a world-leading expert in many-body theory and exotic phases in semiconductors. His recent work addresses superfluidity in graphene bilayers.**Dr. Paul Voisin**is a world-leading expert in optics of low-dimensional semiconductor structures.**Dr. Sven Hoefling**is a leading expert in crystal growth and optical spectroscopy of low-dimensional semiconductor structures.**Dr. Viktor Kabanov**is an expert in metamaterials and plasmonics.**Dr. Katzir Yiftach**is an expert in high intensity laser-matter interactions.**Dr Simone De Liberato**is an expert in theory of light-matter coupling in solid state systems.**Dr. Dmitry Krizhanovskii**is an expert in physics of semiconductor microcavities and polariton lasers.**Dr. Anna Rodina**is an expert in symmetry and optical properties of semiconductors.**Dr. Oleksandr Kyriienko**is an expert in theory of exciton-polaritons.**Dr. Stefano Portolan**is an expert in polariton physics, semiconductor photonics and quantum optics.**Dr. Carlo Levi**is an expert in photovoltaics and bio-physics.**Prof. Tuğrul Hakioglu**is an expert in low temperature condensed matter physics.**Prof. Mohammed Shabat**is an expert in optics.**Prof. Luca Sapienza**is an expert in quantum optics and nanoscience.**Prof. Vladimir Manucharyan**is an expert in mesoscopic physics and quantum information.**Ms. Evgenia Cherotchenko**is an expert in hybrid Fermi-Bose systems.**Prof. Federico Capasso**is a world-wide known expert in semiconductor physics and optics, a pioneer of Quantum Cascade Lasing.**Mr. Anton Nalitov**is an expert in the physics of excitons.**Ms. Svetlana Sidorenko**is an expert in Neurology and Neurosurgery.**Dr. Mikhail Ivanov**is a director of the world leading Physical-Technical Lyceum in Saint-Petersburg.**Dr. Liudmila Sidorenko**is an expert in human physiology, molecular biology and human genetics.**Dr. Antonio Perrone**is an expert in agriculture and engineering.**Prof. Vladimir Fomin**is an expert in theoretical physics and nanophysics.**Dr. Fabrizio Marchese**is an expert in the physics of elementary particles and in the patent law.**Dr. Alexander Poddubny**is an expert in metamaterials, photonic crystals and exciton-polaritons.**Dr. Roosanna Harutyunyan Yessayan**is an expert in Chemical Physics.**Prof. Carlos Duque Echeverri**is an expert in semiconductor physics and electronic properties of solids.**Dr. Juan Carlos Martínez Orozco**is an expert in nanophysics and microelectronics.**Mr. Charles Downing**is an expert in theory of spin-related phenomena in graphene and carbon nanotubes.**Dr. Maria Kuznetsova**is an expert in spin physics of semiconductors.**Dr. Mauro Missori**is an expert in complex systems.**Dr. Pavel Ginzburg**is an expert in metamaterials and photonics.**Dr. Christian Schneider**is an expert in polaritonics and semiconductor physics.**His Excellency Shirish Soni**is a Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tadzhikistan and Kyrgizstan.**Dr. Alexandra Sheremet**is an expert in quantum optics and atomic physics.**Mr. Fedor Fedechkin**is an expert in the exciton physics and spintronics.**Prof. Tatiana Shubina**is an expert in optical spectroscopy of semiconductors.**Prof. Joel Belessa**is a world leading expert in plasmonics.**Dr. Anna Posazhennikova**is an expert in theory of Fermi and Bose gases.**Dr. Grzergorz Sek**is an expert in semiconductor optics and lasing.**Dr. Monica Medeot**is an expert in geology and gemology.**Dr. Alexey Slobozhanyuk**is an expert in metamaterials and magnetic resonance imaging.**Prof. Maurizio De Crescenzi**is an expert in structural properties of matter.**Dr. Alina Karabchevsky**is an expert in optical waveguides and molecular cocktails.**Dr. Enrico Scantamburlo**is an expert in material science.**Prof. Jerome Tignon**is an expert in terahertz spectroscopy and parametric amplifiers.**Prof. Alexander Chudnovskiy**is an expert in the solid state physics and microelectronics.**Prof. Giuseppe Balestrino**is an expert in superconductivity.**Prof. Grigorios Itskos**is an expert in semiconductor nanostructures.**Dr. Aurelia Chenu**is an expert in light-matter coupling.**Prof. Leonardo Modesto**is an expert in quantum gravitation theory.**Dr. Antonino Marciano**is an expert in quantum gravitation.**Dr. Alexey Okulov**is an expert in quantum optics.**Dr. Mirella Koleva**is an expert in bio-physics.**Prof. Alexander Tagantsev**is an expert in ferroics and solid state theory.**Dr. Andrea Reale**is an expert photovoltaics and electronic device simulations.**Mr. Nikita Kavokine**is an expert in fluidics and organic synthesis.**Mr. Tanveer Tabish**is an expert in metamaterials.**Prof. Leonid Shvartsman**is an expert in theoretical condensed matter physics and quantum optics.**Prof. David Citrin**is an experts in plasmonics and confined optical systems.**Dr. Stella Kutrovskaya**is an expert in electron microscopy.**Prof. Spiros Skourtis**is an expert in molecular biophysics and chemical physics.**Ms Varvara Chunakova**is an expert in Public relations, marketing and business administration.**Dr. Arango Restrepo**is an expert in quantum dot theory.**Dr. Walter Ospina**is an expert in nano-physics.**Dr. Galina Novik**is an expert in microbiology.**Prof. David Lidzey**is a world leading expert in organic semiconductors and organic based opto-electronics.**Dr. Fabiana Arduini**is an expert in material science and chemistry.**Dr. Illaria Cacciotti**is an expert in CBRN and environmental security.**Prof. Ligia Maria Moretto**is an expert in material science and CBRNE.**Dr. Daniele Fargion**is an expert in astrophysics and elementary particle physics.**Prof. Riccardo Valentini**, the Nobel Prize winner, is a world leading expert in climate studies.**Dr. Yury Illarionov**is an expert in microelectronics and semiconductor physics.**Prof. Bingsuo Zou**is an expert in quantum dots and colloidal systems.**Dr. Polina Kuzhir**is an expert in Nanophysics and Photonics.**Dr. Igor Chestnov**is an expert in photonic engineering and optical gyroscopes.**Dr. Andre Xuereb**is a quantum physicist, expert in cold atoms.**Dr. Serge Karabchevsky**is an expert in applied physics and engineering.**Dr. Lee**from Seoul is an expert in mathematics and applied optics.**Mr. Lopez Camilo**is an expert in the theoretical condensed matter physics and optics.**Dr. Maria Stella Prete**is an expert in novel structures and materials.**Dr. Sergey Salikhov**is an expert in crystallography and a former Head of Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Education of Russia.**Prof. Ibrahim Abdulhalim**is an expert in liquid crystals.**Mr. Davide Grassano**is an expert in ab-initio calculations and 2D crystals.**Mr. Bishal Banjara**is an expert in general relativity.**Dr. Vanya Darakchieva**is an expert in wide band gap semiconductors.**Dr. Claudio Attacalite**is an expert in engineering and computational physics.**Prof. Stefan Meier**is a world-leading expert in plasmonics.**Dr. Julia Vorobyova**is an expert in mesoscopic and quantum physics.**Prof. Manuela Scarselli**is an expert in the electronic microscopy.**Dr. Lorenzo Gontrani**is an expert in ab-initio calculations.**Dr. Olga Kusmartseva**is an expert in optical physics and engineering.**Dr. Viktoriia Rutckaia**is an expert in photonics.**Ms. Olga Doctorova**is an expert in avionics and aeronautics.

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