Dr. phys. Alexei KUZMIN
Leading Researcher
Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia
Kengaraga iela 8
Riga, LV 1063

Phone: +371 67251691
Fax: +371 67132778


Born: August 12, 1968, Riga, Latvia

Languages: Russian, Latvian, English, Italian



Brief Description of Main Research: My current research interests are concerned with a development of new methods for the analysis of X-ray absorption spectra using Molecular Dynamics simulations, Quantum Chemistry calculations and Reverse Monte Carlo technique. I am the author of the original x-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) data analysis software package "EDA" and the original approximated method for performing the MS calculations of XAFS. In 2002 I have designed and constructed a high-performance computing cluster LASC, at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia. The LASC cluster is currently used for parallel quantum chemical calculations and simulations of x-ray absorption spectra of nanoparticles, molecules and crystals. My scientific interests in the fields of physics and materials science are concerned with oxide compounds containing transition metal and rare-earth ions (crystals, nanomaterials, amorphous and crystalline thin films, glasses, solutions). Currently, I participate in the national and international research projects on multifunctional materials for smart windows, solar cells, transparent conducting coatings, sensors, phosphours and photocatalysts. The complex investigations of physical and chemical properties of above mentioned materials require the use of different experimental and theoretical techniques. In particular, I have expertise in conducting studies using synchrotron x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), confocal spectromicroscopy (Raman and luminescence), atomic force microscopy, optical absorption/luminescence spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction.




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I am author and co-author of more than 200 papers. My Hirsch index (Web of Science) is h=25.

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Last update: 31-08-2016