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Serge Nakhmanson (PI)



Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Institute of Materials Science

University of Connecticut

97 North Eagleville Rd.

Storrs, CT 06269-3136

Phone: (860) 486-5252

Fax: (860) 486-4745


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Education and Training:

Department of Physics, St-Petersburg State University, St-Petersburg, Russia   B.S. 1994
Department of Physics, St-Petersburg State University, St-Petersburg, Russia   M.Sc. 1996
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH   Ph.D. 2001
Department of Physics, NC State University (Postdoc 1)   2001 − 2004
Department of Physics, Rutgers, the State University of NJ (Postdoc 2)   2004 − 2006


Professional Experience:

2006 − 12/2012 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory    Staff Scientist
01/2013 − … Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut    Associate Professor
2015 − … Department of Physics, University of Connecticut    Joint Appointment


Recent synergistic activities:

  • Organizer of the Materials Science section for the 2017 Connecticut Science Olympiad Tournament.
  • Mesoscale phenomena in complex oxides symposium organizer, IC4N meeting, Porto Heli, Greece, June 2016.
  • Multiple symposia co-organizer for the ACerS Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) series of meetings (2014-2018).
  • Emergent Properties of Polar Interfaces and Nanostructures symposium organizer, International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, August 2013.
  • Chief organizer and session chair, Workshop on Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, Jan-Feb 2012.
  • Co-organizer of the Argonne Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate visit to the Thomas Young Centre for theory and simulation of materials, London UK, August 2011.
  • First principles calculations of polarization and phonons in ferroelectric materials with Quantum Espresso tutorial, International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities, San Juan PR, June 2010.


Other stuff:

I am a competitive plastic armor modeler, a member of the [national] Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS), and a member of the CT (NMMA) and Chicagoland AMPS Chapters, the latter one – at large. I am also an AMPS-certified judge and table captain, and a member of the AMPS Review Crew. Check out my reviews at the AMPS website and my model builds at my personal workbench [always under heavy construction].

I have had some involvement in practicing various martial arts throughout my life. Currently I am a member of the UConn JKA karate club.