Dr., Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia
Alexei Kuzmin earned a Doctor’s degree in physics from the University of Latvia in 1992 for a development of theoretical methods of x-ray absorption spectra analysis. In 1993 he attended the Higher European research course for users of large experimental systems “HERCULES” (Grenoble, France) in the field of neutron and synchrotron radiation for condensed matter studies.
He has been a fellow of “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei” at the University of Trento (Italy) in 1993 and received NATO guest fellowship at CNR-ITC (Trento, Italy) in 1995 and EGIDE fellowships at the University of Marseille (Aix-Marseille II) (France) during 2001-2006. In 1996 he was awarded Academia Europaea Baltic Prize for x-ray absorption spectroscopy study of transition metals oxide compounds and related materials. He is a corresponding member of Latvian Academy of Sciences since 2005, a member of International XAFS Society (IXS), European Synchrotron Radiation Society (ESRS) and the International Programme Advisory Committee for condensed matter physics at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia).
Currently he is directing research on a development of advanced methods of x-ray absorption spectra analysis based on classical molecular dynamics and reverse Monte Carlo simulations. He is also involved in research projects on multifunctional oxide materials for applications in transparent electronics and nanophotonics. He has published over 160 papers in refereed journals, including 3 review papers (h-index=22).
Details of his research can be found at www.dragon.lv/exafs.