Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory for the Study of Ultrafast Dynamics of Ferroics (UFDF)

About the Laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

Link to the official web-site of the Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation

Fields of scientific research:
Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering

Project goal:

Conducting the relevant research in the field of optoelectronics, nanotechnology and microsystems technology.

Anticipated results: 

To obtain new fundamental knowledge in ultrafast control over ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties of functional materials.
To identify new materials demonstrating a significant impact of electromagnetic radiation (light) upon the spin and charge ordering, and develop more effective methods of exercising control over ferromagnetic properties of nanomaterials.
To develop new methods of femtosecond control over ferromagnetic and ferroelectric parameters of functional materials.
To develop the foundations of new technologies, such as non-volatile terahertz memory based on spin- and charge-ordered environments.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Kimel Alexey Voldemarovich

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:
PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Professor

Job Title:

Associate professor, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Field of scientific interests:

Femtosecond spin dynamics, magneto-optical and optical-magnetic phenomena in condensed and nanostructured environments. This topic is of great importance for the development and application of magnetic memory elements and devices, as well as information processing and transmission devices.

Scientific Recognition: 

The leading scientist was the first to observe the Faraday ultrafast inversion effect.
He co-authored one of the very first works on optical inversion of magnetism using circular-polarized laser impulses. This topic was included in the roadmaps for subsequent development of magnetic memory.
He co-authored two international patents on optical control of magnetism in materials.
He has published his articles in some of the world's leading journals, e.g. "Review of Modern Physics", "Nature", "Nature Physics".

Award for the year's best work of science from the Institute of Physical Engineering named after A. F. Ioffe of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Winner of national competitions of innovative scientific research of the Netherlands and the European competition of scientific research conducted by young sciences, ERC-Starting Grant (2010).

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