Doctor of physics and mathematics, professor of theoretical physics at the Linköping University, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, leading expert of scientific project, research supervisor of the Modeling and Development of New Materials Laboratory
Quantum physics, high-pressure physics, accelerated materials design, computer simulations.
Field of knowledge according to OECD
01.03. Physics, condensed matter.
Doctor of physics and mathematics, professor of theoretical physics at the Linköping University, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, leading expert of scientific project, research supervisor of the NUST MISIS for the Modeling and Development of New Materials Laboratory
2014 — present: research supervisor, leading expert of the NUST MISIS Modeling and Development of New Materials Laboratory.
2003 — present: professor in theoretical physics at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linköping University (Sweden).
1997: doctor of physics and mathematics, Moscow Institute of Steel And Alloys.
1991: PhD in physics and mathematics, Moscow Institute of Steel And Alloys.
1988: higher education, metallurgical engineer in physics of metals, Moscow Institute of Steel And Alloys.
Main results of scientific work
Igor Abrikosov is one of the world’s most renowned experts in the study of materials based on the fundamental principles of quantum physics. He is developing methods of the theory of solids with a sufficient predictive power for knowledge-based development of new materials. His research covers a wide range of problems within solid state physics: from method development to advanced applications of theoretical models. This leads to a basic understanding of features of materials, e.g. at extreme temperatures and pressures. Using advanced computer modeling, Abrikosov identifies and investigates new functional materials with a great potential for applications in future technologies.
- Theory of the Invar effect in Fe-Ni alloys [Nature 400, 46 (1999)].
- Discovery of a pressure-induced phase separation in Fe-Si [Nature (2003)].
- Discovery of stabilization of bcc Fe-Ni alloys at high pressure [Science 316, 1880 (2007)].
- Theory of the oxygen storage capability of ceria and improving fuel cell efficiency by co-doping [Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 166601 (2002), PNAS 103, 3518 (2006) and patent].
- Concept of multicomponent alloying for hard coatings [APL 99, 091903 (2011) and patent].
- Discovery of electronic topological transition in hcp Fe [PRL 110, 117206 (2013)].
- Discovery of novel electronic transition in Os compressed to 750 GPa [Nature (2015)].
- Discovery of high-temperature-stable ohmic contacts to SiC [Nature Materials (2017)].
- Theory of enhanced stability of qubits in quantum wells [Nature Commun. (2019)].
- 2019 Wallenberg Scholar from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
- 2014 Megagrant of the Russian Government
- 2014 Outstanding Referee Award from the American Physical Society
- 2011 Individual Grant for Successful Research Leader from SSF
- 2007 Göran Gustafsson Prize in Physics
- 2001 Individual Grant for the Advancement of Research Leaders from SSF
- 2000 Oscar prize of Uppsala University
Scopus Hirsch Index — 60.
Number of articles on Scopus — 340.
Scopus AuthorID: 7003897790.
Significant research projects, grants
- Modern Materials Physics for the 3d Millennium Accelerated Materials Design (AMD3d), megagrant of the Government of the Russian Federation,
- Grantee of 4 grants of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation under the Increase Competitiveness Program of NUST MISIS
- Grant of the Russian Science Foundation “Discovery of the fundamental relationships of the materials behavior under extreme conditions”,
- Supervisor of 12 projects of the Swedish Scientific Council
- Supervisor of 3 projects of the Swedish Swedish Government Strategic Research Area.
Totally from 1996: about 45 external projects.
- “Origin of the Invar effect in iron nickel alloys”, Nature 400, 46 (1999).
- “Quantum origin of the oxygen storage capability of ceria”, Physical Review Letters 89(16),166601, pp. 166601/1-166601/4 (2002).
- “Iron-silica interaction at extreme conditions and the electrically conducting layer at the base of Earth’s mantle”, Nature 422, 58 (2003).
- “Experimental Evidences for Body-Centred-Cubic Phase of Iron-Nickel Alloy in the Earth’s Core”, Science 316, 1880 (2007).
- “Improving thermal stability of hard coating films via a concept of multicomponent alloying”, Applied Physics Letters 99(9), 091903 (2011).
- “Magnetic self-organized atomic laminate from first principles and thin film synthesis”, Physical Review Letters 110(19),195502 (2013).
- “The most incompressible metal osmium at static pressures above 750 gigapascals”, Nature 525(7568), pp.
- “Synthesis of Ti3AuC2, Ti3Au2C2 and Ti3IrC2 by noble metal substitution reaction in Ti3SiC2 for high-temperature-stable Ohmic contacts to SiC”, Nature Materials 16(8), pp.
- “Stabilization of Stabilization of point-defect spin qubits by quantum wells”, Nature Communications 10(1),5607 (2019).
Scientific supervision and teaching
Supervisor of 20 PhD theses, co-advisor of 12 postgraduates and supervisor of more than 20 diplomas in the field of the electronic theory of solid state.
- Undergraduate lecture course “Statistical mechanics” (2001, 2002)
- Undergraduate lecture course “Advanced scientific computing” (2007)
- Invited lectures for the course “Prospects of physics”
- Presentation of the theory and modeling profile
- Lecture course in condensed Matter theory (1996, 1997)
- Lecture course in density functional theory (2004)
- Lecture course in the electronic structure theory (2006, 2010,
- Lecture course in statistical simulations in condensed matter theory (2008, 2013 at LiU, Sweden, 2013 at TSU, Russia)
- lecture course “Introduction into first-principles simulations of materials properties” at TSU, Russia (2012)
- Seminar series on Green’s function technique in computational physics
- Invited tutorial Quantum Simulation of Liquids and Solids at Centre Europeen de Calcul Atomique et Moleculaire (CECAM), Lyon, France (2005, 2006)
- Lecturer at Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on the Training in Basic Radiation Materials Science and its Applications to Radiation Effects Studies and Development of Advanced Radiation-Resistant Materials, Trieste, Italy, 2008
- Summer School on Computational Materials Sciences, DocMASE Summer School, San-Sebastian, Spain, 2010;Linköping, Sweden, 2013
Scientific and social activities
Examination faculty opponent/committee member of 16 PhD dissertations
Editorial Board member, Nature PJ Computational Materials
Editorial Board member, High Temperature
Reviewer of major international scientific journals, including Nature Materials, Phys. Rev. Lett., Rev. Mod. Phys., Appl. Phys. Lett., Chem. Phys. Lett., Chem. Rev. B.
Reviewer of applications for the US Department of Energy, the American Chemical Society, ESF, EU, NOW, Netherlands, WWTF, Austria, RSF, Russia, ERC, EU and FWF, Austria
Membership in organizational and program committees
- 5th APDIC World Round Robin Seminar 2016, Moscow, Russia, 2016
- AFM — Advanced Functional Materials Conference, Sweden, 2016, 2018
- Session at the 54th European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) International Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology, Bayreuth, Germany, 2016
- International conference and School “Electronic Structure Theory for Accelerated Materials Design: New Tool for Materials Science”, Moscow, Russia, 2017
- XV Russian Conference (with international participation) on Thermophysical Properties of Substances (RCTP-15) and School for Young Scientists, Moscow, Russia, 2018
- Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS-2019), Uppsala, Sweden, 2019 (National Advisory Committee)
- Symposium D6 at EUROMAT2019, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019
Membership in working groups
Board member of the National supercomputer center, Linköping, Sweden, 2018 — present
Representative of the working group "Real materials properties: Metallic alloys“under Psi-k Network (www.psi-k.org), 2008 — 2018
Director of the International Interdisciplinary Materials Science Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials, Linköping University, Sweden, 2018 — present
Member of the Pan-European Network of Trustees Psi-k, 2014 — present
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Center of Excellence “Novel Materials Discovery (NOMAD) Laboratory”,