Abrikosov Igor

D.Sc, Professor, Head of the laboratory

Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (metal engineer majoring in the physics of metals)

Field of Study

03.06.01 Physics and Astronomy

Major

Condensed matter physics and quantum technology

Areas of Expertise (Science Topics)

His areas of expertise cover a wide spectrum of fundamental issues of theoretical solid state physics. They entail the development of effective first-principles methods, their implementation in the form of complete computer codes and applications for describing and obtaining an understanding of the properties of materials. The studies are primarily focused on issues of the electronic structure of condensed crystal systems. The key goal of research is to gain a better fundamental understanding of properties of materials based on the underlying principles of quantum mechanics and to make such knowledge available to (apply such knowledge in the area of) the applied materials science, adjacent branches of science and industries.

Strengths

Igor Abrikosov is a global expert in fundamental issues of the theoretical solid state physics. He acted as a reviewer of scientific papers sent to 16 international journals, including Materials, Phys. Rev. Lett., Rev. Mod. Phys., Appl. Phys. Lett., Chem. Phys. Lett., Phys. Rev. B.

Primary Research Projects
  • New theoretical methods: locally self-consistent Green’s function method (LSGF) and the exact muffin-tin orbitals potential approximation method (EMTO-CPA) [Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4203 (1996), Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 156401 (2001)].
  • Theory of invar-alloy effects in Fe-Ni system alloys [Nature 400, 46 (1999)].
  • Discovering the phase segregation caused by pressure in the Fe-Si system [Nature 422, 58 (2003)].
  • Discovering the stabilization of the BCC phase of the Fe-Ni alloy with high pressures [Science 316, 1880 (2007)].
  • Theory of abnormal stability of low-chromic steels [J. Nucl. Mater. 321, 84 (2003)].
  • Theory of the oxygen-preserving capacity of cerium and improving the efficiency of fuel elements by way of co-alloying [Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 166601 (2002), PNAS 103, 3518 (2006) and a patent].
  • Theoretical understanding of the impact of magnetic disorder on the equation of CrN condition [Nature Materials 9, 283 (2010); Phys. Rev. B 82, 184430 (2010)].
  • Concept of obtaining multi-component alloys for solid coatings [APL 99, 091903 (2011) and a patent].
  • Opening electronic topological transitions in hexagonal close arrangement iron [PRL 110, 117206 (2013)].
Scientific Recognition
  • 5 registered patents and know-hows for the last 5 years; about 40 successfully completed and active research projects supported by international and Swedish foundations and organizations;
  • 2011 — individual grant of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for successful managers of research;
  • 2007 — Göran Gustafsson prize for physics, one of the most prestigious national awards in Sweden;
  • 2001 — individual grant of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for achievements in research management; and
  • 2000 — Oscar annual award given to young scientists who developed their genius in academic affairs.
Scientific Expertise
  • He acted as a reviewer of research applications of the Department of Energy of the United States, American Chemical Society, European Science Foundation, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Vienna Science and Technology Fund. He acted as an opponent and member of the dissertation board in respect of 20 academic dissertations.
  • He acted as a reviewer of scientific papers sent to 16 international journals, including Materials, Phys. Rev. Lett., Rev. Mod. Phys., Appl. Phys. Lett., Chem. Phys. Lett., Phys. Rev. B.
  • He acted as a reviewer of research applications of the Department of Energy of the United States, American Chemical Society,
  • European Science Foundation, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Vienna Science and Technology Fund.
Hirsch index: 57
Academic Advising

He has released 2 candidates of science.