Slava Rotkin Ph.D.
Slava V. Rotkin, Ph.D. is the Frank J. Feigl Junior Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor of Physics at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Since 1994 Professor Rotkin works in the area of physics of carbon nanomaterials, especially nanotubes (NT), and their device applications.Main focus of recent research of his group is on theoretical and experimental studies of NT-DNA complexes. His name has been recently included in the “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders” by Marquis Who's Who. His work was funded by NSF, DoE, DoD, NASA and also Beckman (private) Foundation.
Professor Rotkin recently works on fundamental physics of the interaction of NTs with organic molecules, polymers. He also contributed to understanding transport properties of NT array devices. His background in Solid state theory and Semiconductors is from Ioffe Institute (St. Petersburg). Dr. Rotkin has pioneered theory of van der Waals interactions for nanotube MEMS (together with Professor Narayana Aluru at Beckman Institute, UIUC). Dr. Rotkin applied quantum and group theory methods to study electronic, mechanical and optical properties of fullerenes and more recently nanotubes. He advanced nanotube transistor theory in collaboration with Professor Karl Hess (UIUC) and Professors Harry Ruda and Alexander Shik (Univ. of Toronto). His works have been featured on the covers of few publications (Nanomaterials Handbook, Y. Gogotsi, Ed.; CRC-Taylor&Francis (2006); “Applied Physics of Nanotubes: Fundamentals of Theory, Optics and Transport Devices”, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Series, Ser.Ed.: Ph. Avouris, Springer Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (2005); Applied Physics Letters vol. 84 (16), 19 April 2004; "Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology", Eds.: W. Goddard, D. Brenner, S. Lyshevski, G.J. Iafrate; CRC Press, 2002).
EducationDr. Rotkin received his Ph.D. from Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia in 1997 and has his M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) from Electro-technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia (1994).
Career HighlightsDr. Rotkin spent 6 years at Ioffe Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg. In 1999 he moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC Dr. Rotkin held research positions at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and also in 2000 he became a Beckman Fellow. Since 2004 he is with the Physics Department of Lehigh University.
Dr. Rotkin is panel and proposal reviewer for a number of national and international funding agencies, including NSF, DoE and CRDF, a Member of the Program Committees at the ECS and SPIE, organizer of the Nanotube Sessions at the ECS since 2001, and also organizer of a number of other symposiums and schools in past. He is referee for 23 scientific journals. He has advised more than a dozen of students.
Awards2006 Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
2004 Frank J. Feigl Junior Faculty Scholar
2000 Beckman Fellow
1995 Personal Fellowship of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
1994-96 President and Government Personal Grant for Young Scientists of Russia.
BooksSlava V. Rotkin and Shekhar Subramoney, Eds,;“Applied Physics of Nanotubes: Fundamentals of Theory, Optics and Transport Devices”, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Series, Ser.Ed.: Ph. Avouris, Springer (2005).
Book chapters and review papers:
1. Slava V. Rotkin, “From Quantum Models to Novel Effects to New Applications: Theory of Nanotube Devices”, in “Applied Physics of Nanotubes: Fundamentals of Theory, Optics and Transport Devices”, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Series, Ser.Ed.: Ph. Avouris, Springer Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (2005).
2. Slava V. Rotkin, Alexander Shik, “Electrostatics of nanowires and nanotubes: Application for field-effect devices”, in the Special Issue Nanowires and Nanotubes, Editor: Peter Burke, Publ.: World Scientific, Singapore. International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems, in press, 2006.
3. Slava V. Rotkin, "Theory of Nanotube Nanodevices", in Nanostructured Materials and Coatings for Biomedical and Sensor Applications, Eds: Y.G. Gogotsi and Irina V. Uvarova. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht-Boston-London. NATO Science Series: II. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry – Vol. 102, pp. 257-277, 2003.
4. Narayan R. Aluru, Jean-Pierre Leburton, William McMahon, Umberto Ravaioli, Slava V. Rotkin, Martin Staedele, Trudy van der Straaten, Blair R. Tuttle and Karl Hess, "Modeling Electronics on the Nanoscale", in "Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology", Eds.: W. Goddard, D. Brenner, S. Lyshevski, G.J. Iafrate; CRC Press, 2002.
Important Articles1. Stacy E. Snyder, and Slava V. Rotkin, “Polarization component of the cohesion energy in the complexes of a single-wall carbon nanotube and a DNA", JETP Letters 84 (6), 348-351, (2006).
2. Yan Li, Umberto Ravaioli, and Slava V. Rotkin, "Metal-Semiconductor Transition and Fermi Velocity Renormalization in Metallic Carbon Nanotubes", Phys. Rev. B vol. 73 (3), 035415--1-10 (2006).
3. L. Rotkina, S. Oh, J.N. Eckstein, S.V. Rotkin, “Logarithmic behavior of the conductivity of electron-beam deposited granular Pt/C nanowires”, Phys. Rev. B vol. 72 (23), 233407--1-4 (15 Dec 2005).
4. Salvador Barraza-Lopez, Slava V. Rotkin, Yan Li, and Karl Hess, "Conductance Modulation of Metallic Nanotubes by Remote Charged Rings", Europhysics Letters 69 (6), 1003-1009 (2005).
5. Arnaud Robert-Peillard, Slava V. Rotkin, “Modeling Hysteresis Phenomena in Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors”, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 4 (2), 284-288 (2005).
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