Slava V. Rotkin

Lehigh University, USA


Slava V. Rotkin is the Frank J. Feigl Junior Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor of Physics at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. Professor Rotkin received his Ph.D. degree from Ioffe Institute in 1997 —thesis advisor: Professor R. A. Suris— and his M.S. degree (summa cum laude) from Electro-Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1994. He was a Research Fellow at Ioffe Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences until 1999, then at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology until 2004. In 2000, he became a Beckman Fellow. Professor Rotkin is panel and proposal reviewer for a number of funding agencies, including NSF, DoE, and CRDF, a Member of the Program Committees at the ECS and SPIE. He is referee for 31 scientific journals. He has advised more than a dozen of students. His name has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders. His work was funded by NSF, DoE, DoD, NASA, and also Beckman (private) Foundation. Since 1993, Professor Rotkin works in the area of fundamental physics of carbon nanomaterials, especially nanotubes (NT), and their device applications. His recent research is on theoretical and experimental studies of the interaction of NTs with organic molecules, polymers, and solvents. He also contributed to understanding transport properties of NT array devices. Professor Rotkin with Professor Narayana Aluru (UIUC) have pioneered theory of van der Waals interactions for NT-NEMS. Professor Rotkin advanced NT transistor theory in collaboration with Professor Karl Hess (UIUC) and Professors Harry Ruda and Alexander Shik (University of Toronto). His works have been featured on the covers of few publications (Nanomaterials Handbook, Y. Gogotsi, Ed. CRC (2006); Applied Physics of Nanotubes, Ph. Avouris, Ser.Ed. Springer (2005); Applied Physics Letters; Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology, W. Goddard, D. Brenner, S. Lyshevski, G. J. Iafrate; Eds. 1st and 2nd Eds, CRC (2002, 2007)).

Biography Updated on 17 January 2008

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