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Alexei Kuzmin
Working place:
Department of Semiconductor Materials
Laboratory of EXAFS Spectroscopy
Position: Senior researcher
Room: 307
Phone: 67251691
E-mail:
 

Born: 1968

Languages: Russian (native), Latvian, English, Italian

Internet resources:

ResearcherID:
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-2400-2010

ORCID:
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4641-6354

ResearchDate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexei_Kuzmin

SCOPUS Author ID: 7103224458:
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7103224458

LOOP Author ID: 319986
http://loop.frontiersin.org/people/319986

Education:

1993

attended the Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems "HERCULES-1993" (Grenoble, France)

1990

Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Latvia

Academic degrees:

2005

Corresponding Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

1992

Doctor degree in Physics, University of Latvia

1990

M.Sc. degree in Physics (cum laude), University of Latvia

Career employment:

2001 - ...

Leading Researcher at Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

1993 - 2001

Researcher at Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

1990 - 1992

Junior Researcher at Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

1986 - 1989

Engineer and Research Associate at Institute of Solid State Physics,

University of Latvia

Mobility:

2008 - 2010, 2012

Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy

2001 - 2006

GPEC, University of Marseille (Aix-Marseille II), France

1993 - 2007

CNR-ITC, CeFSA, Trento, Italy

1991 - 1992

University of Trento, Italy

Scientific interests:

  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (EXAFS/XANES)
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Computer simulations (MD, RMC, ab initio)
  • Nanomaterials

Academic activities:

Lecture course on "Structure and Description of Nanomaterials" for graduate and post graduate students. Supervision of 7 B.Sc., 3 M.Sc., 3 Ph.D. theses.

Scientific projects:

  • Head of the Latvian Government Grant No. 01.0821 (2001-2004) "Reconstruction of Nanocrystals Structure from X-ray Absorption Spectra using Ab Initio Theoretical Methods".
  • Head of the
  • Head of the
  • Participating in Latvian Government Grant Nr.09.1580 "Structure of nano-oxide materials and self-organization in stochastic media" (2010-2012) (Head: J. Purans).
  • Latvian Government Grant No.187/2012 "Local structure determination in functional materials from x-ray absorption spectra" (2013-2016) (Head: A.Kuzmin).
  • Head of the EC FP5 TARI Project (2001-2004) "Magnons in diluted antiferromagnetic materials (MIDAM)" at LNF INFN, Italy.
  • Head of the EC FP6 TARI Project (2004-2005) "Effect of dilution on infra-red absorption in antiferromagnetic materials (EDAAM)" at LNF INFN, Italy.
  • Participating in the
  • Participating in the Project on within the framework of the Excellence Centre of Advanced Material Research and Technology (CAMART) at the Institute of Solid State Physics (Head: ).
  • Participating in the "OSMOSE" project within the bilateral collaboration programme between France and Latvia, 2004-2005) (Heads: and ).
  • Participating in the EC FP6 Specific Targeted Research Project NMP4-CT-2003-505634 on (Heads: & J. Purans.
  • Participating in MNT ERA-NET Matera Project "Functional materials for resistive switching memories" (FMRSM), 2009-2012 (Heads: R. Dittmann & J. Purans).
  • Participating in Latvian National Research Programme in Materials Science "Development of novel multifunctional materials, signal processing and information technologies for competitive knowledge-based products" (IMIS), Project No.1: Multifunctional materials (2010-2013) (Head: ).
  • Principal Investigator in the ESF project (2009-2012) "Nanomaterials for perspective energy effective solutions" (No. 2009/0202/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/09/APIA/VIAA/141) (Head: G).
  • Participating in "Nano-structured test samples for a combined near-field and X-ray microscopy", "OSMOSE" project within the bilateral collaboration Programme between France and Latvia, 2012 (Heads: J. Purans & D. Pailharey).
  • Participating in "Experimental validation of models", EURATOM WP13-MAT-IREMEV-05-01, 2013 (Head: J. Purans).
  • Participating in "Production and characterization of laboratory-scale batches of nano-structured ODSFS", EURATOM WP13-MAT-ODSFS-01-01, 2013 (Head: J. Purans).
  • Participating in Latvian National Research Programme in Materials Science "Multifunctional materials and composites, photonics and nanotechnology" (IMIS2), (2014-2017) (Head: ).
  • Head of the ESF project (2013-2015) "Innovative materials for transparent electronics and photonics" (No. 2013/0015/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/13/APIA/VIAA/010).

Organization and management activities:

  • Member of the Programme Advisory Committee for Condensed Matter Physics at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) (2008 -...).
  • Member of the Expert Commission on the Crystal and Magnetic Structures at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) (2012 -...).

Participation in international conferences:

7 invited presentations.

Publications:

  • h - index: 25
  • Over 190 published works in scientific journals and proceedings of conferences.

Selected publications:

  1. A. Kuzmin and J. Chaboy, EXAFS and XANES analysis of oxides at the nanoscale, IUCrJ 1 (2014) 571-589.
  2. J. Timoshenko, A. Anspoks, A. Kalinko, A. Kuzmin, Temperature dependence of the local structure and lattice dynamics of wurtzite-type ZnO, Acta Mater. 79 (2014) 194-202.
  3. J. Timoshenko, A. Kuzmin, J. Purans, EXAFS study of hydrogen intercalation into ReO3 using the evolutionary algorithm, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26 (2014) 055401 (15pp).
  4. A. Kuzmin, A. Kalinko and R. A. Evarestov, Ab initio LCAO study of the atomic, electronic and magnetic structures and the lattice dynamics of triclinic CuWO4, Acta Mater. 61 (2013) 371-378.
  5. A. Kuzmin and R.A. Evarestov, Quantum mechanics-molecular dynamics approach to the interpretation of X-ray absorption spectra, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 (2009) 055401 (6 pp).

Honours and Awards:

  • Included in Latvian Science's Top 10 Achievements in 2006, 2009, 2013, 2014
  • Awarded Academia Europaea Baltic Prize in 1996

04.05.2016.