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Entry requirements:
  •  Master’s degree / equivalent in a related field
  •  B2 level of English
  •  Good track record of publications related to the topic of the intended research
  •  Strong research proposal 1,500 - 3,500 words

Research supervisor:
Alexey Sokolik

Supervisor’s research interests:
  •  Electronic properties of graphene.
  •  Fast dynamics of electron gas in graphene after laser pump.
  •  Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity.
  •  Superconductivity in novel materials.
  •  Quantum virial theorem and its generalizations.
  •  Magneto plasmons in low-dimensional systems. 

Research highlights:
  •  Quantum-mechanical and quantum fieldtheoretical methods.
  •  Research of novel materials and nanostructures (graphene, topological insulators, metasurfaces etc.).
  •  Participation in research grants. 

Supervisor’s specific requirements:
  •  Good knowledge of quantum mechanics and solid state physics.
  •  Knowledge of second quantization and quantum many-body methods. 

Main publications:
  •  Yu.E. Lozovik, A.A. Sokolik, Electron-hole pair condensation in graphene bilayer, JETP Lett. 87, 55 (2008).
  •  D.K. Efimkin, Yu.E. Lozovik, A.A. Sokolik, Collective excitations on a surface of topological insulator, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 7, 163 (2012).
  •  D.K. Efimkin, Yu.E. Lozovik, A.A. Sokolik, Electronhole pairing in a topological insulator thin film, Phys. Rev. B 86, 115436 (2012).
  •  A.A. Sokolik, Yu.E. Lozovik, Many-body filling factor dependent renormalization of Fermi velocity in graphene in strong magnetic field, Phys. Rev. B 99, 085423 (2019).
  •  A.A. Melnikov, A.A. Sokolik, A.V. Frolov, S.V. Chekalin, E.A. Ryabov, Anisotropic ultrafast optical response of terahertz pumped graphene, Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 191107 (2019).
  •  A.A. Sokolik, A.D. Zabolotskiy, Yu.E. Lozovik, Virial theorem, boundary conditions, and pressure for massless Dirac electrons, Ann. Phys. 412, 168001 (2020).