Victor I. Klimov Ph.D.
Dr. Klimov's current research interests are in the area of physics and chemistry of nanoscale structures built from chemically generated nanoparticles (colloidal or nanocrystal quantum dots) and advanced characterization of these structures using femtosecond spectroscopic techniques and techniques that combine high-spatial resolution imaging (far- and near-field) with various cw and time-resolved spectroscopies.Some specific topics of my research are:
• multiparticle interactions (e.g., biexciton and Auger) in strongly confined system,
• optical gain, stimulated emission, and lasing in quantum-dot media,
• interfacial energy and charge transfer in ?homogenous? (e.g., quantum dot solids) and ?heterogeneous? (e.g., quantum-dot/polymer blends) systems,
• physics of the superparamagnetic transition in single domain magnetic nanoparticles,
• cw and time-resolved near-field spectroscopy of nanoscale materials.
Our Team and Nanoscience at LANL
Our team actively participates in several LANL activities in the area of Nanoscience. Recent success of the Nanoscience program at Los Alamos has led to the establishment of a new DoE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) jointly operated by LANL and Sandia National Laboratories. As a LANL leader of the CINT Nanophotonics & Nanoelectronics Thrust, I have been closely involved in the development of the CINT research program. I am also a member of the Los Alamos Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Council. One goal of this council is to establish a long-term, LANL-wide program in the Nanoscience arena. Additionally, I serve as a co-director of the LANL chapter of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM). My role as co-director involves interfacing LANL activities in the ICAM and Nanoscience areas and, specifically, coordinating ICAM and CINT programs.
Education• 1993: Dr. Sci., Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia), 1981: Ph.D., Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia), 1978: M.S., Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)
Career Highlights• 2001 - present, Team Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory
• 1995 - 2000, Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory
• 1993 - 1995 Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Technical University of Aachen (Aachen, Germany)
• 1993, Visiting Professor, Madrid Autonomous University (Madrid, Spain)
• 1981 - 1993, Associate, Assistant Professor, Moscow State University and Moscow Institute of Geodesy (Moscow, Russia
Awards• 2004 LANL Fellow
• 2003 OSA Fellow
• 2003 APS Fellow
• 2000 Los Alamos Fellows Prize
• 2001, 1997, 1996 Los Alamos Achievement Awards
• 1993 Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
• 1992 International Science Foundation Award
BooksSemiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Electronic and Optical Properties; CRC Press (2003)
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