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Крашенинников Аркадий Валерьевич The University: Aalto University

Country: Finland

City: Espoo

Department: Department of Applied Physics

Academic Position: Senior Scientist, Adjunct Professor (University of Helsinki)

Winner of open international NUST «MISiS»  grant competition  to support the invitation of world's leading scientists for short term joined research projects
Research Area: Electronic structure calculations, low-dimensional materials, defects, irradiation effects

Academic degree and titles:

PhD, Docent

Major Scientific Advances:
Dr. Krasheninnikov has worked in various areas of computational materials science, specifically on
- graphene and other carbon nanostructures,
- inorganic low-dimensional materials,
- energy materials,
- irradiation effects in solids,
- plasma-facing materials, and
- transformations of materials under high pressure.

Currently his main areas of research are computational studies of the effects of ion and electron irradiation on low-dimensional systems, as well as theoretical studies of the electronic structure of carbon nanomaterials (graphene and carbon nanotubes) and two-dimensional inorganic two-dimensional materials.

Dr. Krasheninnikov’s main scientific achievement is the development of the theory of irradiation effects in low-dimensional systems and multi-scale modeling of defects in nanostructures, as evidenced by numerous publications in high-impact scientific journals (including papers in Nature Group journals, Science, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters etc., as well as invited review articles in Nature Materials and Applied Physics Reviews), more than 50 invited/plenary talks at international conferences and a large number of citations (about 6000) of the papers he co-authored.

Dr. Krasheninnikov has predicted many effects to be confirmed later on in the experiments. For example, in 2003 he co-authored a paper [P.O. Lehtinen, et al. "Magnetic properties and diffusion of adatoms on a graphene sheet", Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003) 017202] on magnetism in graphene (which was not isolated until 2005), and the paramagnetic behavior of defects in graphene was experimentally confirmed in 2012 by A. Geim’s group.

 The leading scientist also predicted several effects related to the stiffening of the materials under electron beam [J. Åström et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 (2004) 215503] which were experimentally confirmed later [Nature Nanotechnology 3, 626 - 631 (2008)], and predicted [H.-P. Komsa and A. V. Krasheninnikov, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3 (2012) 3652] the existence of a new class of two-dimensional alloys with tunable optical gaps, which were synthesize_d in 2013. 

Research Projects and Contracts
Currently he is the Principal Investigator in several projects funded by the Academy of Finland and CIMO foundation.
•  Defect-Mediated Engineering of Carbon Nano-Materials, 2009-2012
•  Irradiation effects in low-dimensional materials, 2011-2013
•  Understanding the nature of grain boundaries in graphene from experiments and simulations 2011-2014.
•  Understanding the growth of hybrid BCN two-dimensional materials from first-principles simulations 2013-2014
•  Two-dimensional programmable materials for optical and electronic applications 2012-2016
Previously he received grants from the Magnus Ehrnrooths and Väisälä Foundations (Finland), and European Research Council. 

Referee, Reviewer

Referee for scientific journals (56 journals):
Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B, Nature Nanotech., Nature Communications, PNAS, Nano Letters, JACS, ACS Nano, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Appl. Phys., Carbon, Physica E, Mat. Sci. and Eng. B, Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures, Scripta Materialia, Nano, European J. of Physics, Physica Status Solidi, Applied Physics A, Diamond and Related Materials, Nanotechnology, J. Phys. Chem. B, J. Phys. Chem. C, J. of Phys. and Chem. of Solids, Crystal Growth and Design, J. Materials Research, Rad. Effects and Defects in Solids, Nanoscale, J. Nanomaterials. J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Chem. Phys. Lett., Nucl. Inst. and Meth. Phys. B, New J. Phys., J. Phys. Cond. Matt., Acta Materialia, J. Vac. Sci. Tech. B., J. Chem. Phys, Comput. Mater. Sci., Micron, Mod. Sim. Mater. Sci., Physica Scripta. Sol. State. Comm., Thin Solid Films, Radiation Phys. Chem, Microelectronic Engineering, Appl. Surf. Sci., Materials Chemistry and Physics, J. of Alloys and Compounds, J. of Colloid and Interface_ Science, Physics Letters A, Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics, RSC Advances, J. Materials Chem. A, Ultramicroscopy, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2D materials.
Evaluator of proposals:
European Science Foundation, Eurasia Foundation, Ireland Science Foundation, Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, Petroleum Research Fund (USA), Vienna Science and Technology Fund (Austria), Swiss Center for Supercomputing, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, Swiss Natural Science Foundation, Slovenian Research Agency, National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (Chile).

Scientific Recognition
Hirsh index is 39 (ISI)  43 (Google Scholar).
In 2010 he received the Huntswill Ion Beam Institute Award for developing the theory of irradiation effects in nanomaterials.

Work in NUST MISiS:
 In collaboration with the members of the “Inorganic Nanomaterils” laboratory, NUST MISiS, Dr. A.V: Krasheninikov A.V. is going to carry out a research project “Interfacing BN nanotubes with the Al matrix: optimum conditions for strong bonding”.
In this project, by combining atomistic simulations and experiments, microscopic insights into the structure of the interface_ will be obtained and means to make the bonding at the interface_ stronger will be suggested.
The results can be used for manufacturing BNNTs-Al composite materials with the properties superior to those produced so far.


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