Research Topics

Diploma of a Scientific Discovery of the Phenomenon of the Propagation of Spatially-Extended Interface Phonon Polaritons in Composite Superlattices from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia (1999). 

Medal “Academician P. L. Kapitsa” of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia (2000).

Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2007).

 

Research interests in nanophysics and materials engineering:

  • topological effects in quantum rings and strain-induced micro- and nano-architectures,
  • optical properties of quantum dots,
  • phase boundaries and vortex matter in micro- and nano-architectures and patterned superconductors,
  • superconducting properties of metallic nanograins,
  • thermoelectric properties of semiconductor nanostructures,
  • surface-induced magnetic anisotropy in mesoscopic systems of dilute magnetic alloys,
  • quantum transport in sub-0.1 micron semiconductor devices,
  • phonons vibrational excitations and polaronic effects in nanostructures.

 

Since 1995 V. M. Fomin acted as co-promoter, leader of research teams and principal researcher in the following research projects:

 

1. International and European

    Efficient thermoelectric conversion of the energy based on crystalline-amorphous nanowires with variable cross section,  SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CENTER IN UKRAINE (STCU), Project no. 5937. Durtation: 1/1/2014 − 31/12/2015
    Nanoscale Superconductivity (NanoSC), European Cooperation in Science and Technology, COST Action no. MP1201. Duration: 19/10/2012 - 18/10/2016
    Self- assembled semiconductor n anostructures for new devices  in photonics and  electronics  (SANDiE) – Network of Excellence, 6th Framework Programme of the EC “Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences”, Contract no. NMP4-CT-2004-500101. Duration: 1/7/2004 – 30/6/2008
    Theory of phonons, the electron-phonon interactions, and the electric and thermoelectric effects in stacks of self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots, Exchange grant No. 2157 within the European Science Foundation (ESF) activity 'Arrays of Quantum Dots and Josephson Junctions'. Duration: 10/10/2008 to 31/12/2008.
    Theory of vortex dynamics in nanostructured supercondicting films, Exchange grant No. 1932 within the European Science Foundation (ESF) activity 'Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity'. Duration: 10/3/2008 to 9/6/2008
    Excitons in semiconductor nanocrystals as energy suppliers for optoelectronic and biomedical applications, INTAS Collaborative Research Grant no. 05-104-7656, Duration: 1/6/2006 – 30/11/2008
    Nanoscience and engineering in superconductivity (NES). International Core-to-Core Programme , European Science Foundation (ESF) – Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Duration: 2004 – 2006
    Nanoscience and engineering in superconductivity (NES). International Research Programme , ESF – JSPS - National Science Foundation (US NSF). Duration: 2007 – 2012
    Self-assembled nanostructured materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications (NANOMAT), EC Growth Programme, Contract no. G5RD-CT-2001-00545. Duration: 1/10/2001 – 30/9/2004
    Vortex matter in superconductors at extreme scales and conditions (VORTEX). ESF-Programme. Duration: 1999 – 2003
    Crystals with controlled shape and microstructure for science and industry (CRYSHAPE), EC Specific International Scientific Cooperation Activities ( INCO), COPERNICUS Research Network, Contract number ERB IC15 CT98 0812. Duration: 01/09/1998 – 31/08/2000
    PHANTOMS European Commission Research Network, Contract number 11-3251. Duration: 1997 – 1998
    Quantification of surface analysis by means of low-energy ion scattering. EU HCM Research Network. Duration: 1/1/95 – 31/12/96
    Polarons, bipolarons and excitons. Properties and occurrence in new materials. EU HCM Research Network. Duration: 1/10/93 – 31/3/96
    Nanoscience for nanotechnology. EU Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) Program, Grant for Euroconferences.  Duration: 1998 – 2000

 

 

2. Bilateral

   Control of superconducting vortex dynamics in Nb rolled-up nanostructures, International Bureau of the Federal Ministrty of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany,  01DJ13009. Duration: 1/4/2013 - 31/3/2016
   Nanomotors of Titaniumdioxide-nanotubes for bioapplications, International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, 01DK13010. Duration: 1/10/2013 - 30/9/2015  
    Phonon thermal conductivity in three-dimensional In(Ga)As/GaAs and (Si)Ge/Si quantum-dot superlattices, International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, MDA09/007. Duration: 1/4/2010 – 31/3/2011
    Phonon transport optimization for improved heat removal from nanoscale electronic circuits. U.S. Civil Research and Development Foundation project, MRDA-CRDF MOE2-3057-CS-03. Duration: 1/8/2005 – 31/7/2007
    Optimization of GaN/AlGaN nanostructures for electronic and optoelectronic applications. U.S. Civil Research and Development Foundation project, MRDA-CRDF Award MP2-3044. Duration: 1/4/2003 – 30/9/2004
    Superconductors with nanofabricated periodic pinning arrays. Bilateral project Flanders-China, 11/12/2000 – 11/12/2003
    Semiconductor nanostructures: first-principle theoretical description and high-resolution micro-Raman spectroscopy. U.S. Civil Research and Development Foundation project, CRDF Award MP2-2281. Duration: 2000 – 2002
    Quantum transport in cylindrical semiconductor nanostructures. Exchange project Flemish Community- France CNRS, 1/01/2000 – 31/12/2002
    Electronic transport in quantum wires and quantum dots. Bilateral project Flanders-China, 21/12/98 – 21/12/01

 

 

3. National

    Nanostructured thermoelectrics: Theory, model systems and controlled synthesis, Priority Programme (Schwerpunkt) 1386, German Research Foundation (DFG, Germany). Duration: 1/4/2009 – 31/3/2015.
    Optical confinement phenomena in plasmonic nanomaterials with predesigned electromagnetic properties. Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium) Duration: 1/1/2008 – 31/12/2011
    Influence of crystal defects and interface roughness on the magnetism of mesoscopic ferromagnets and dilute magnetic alloys. Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/2004 – 31/12/2007
    Hybrid systems on nanometer scale. Scientific Research Community (WOG) of the Research Foundation – Flanders F WO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/2004 – 31/12/2007
    Statistics and dynamics of confined fermion systems. Research Foundation – Flanders F WO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/2003 – 31/12/2006
    Application of new methods for confined many-fermion and many-boson systems to confined atomic gases and multielectron bubbles in helium. Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/10/2003 – 30/9/2006 23.     Quantum size effects in nanostructured materials. Interuniverity Attraction Poles - Phase V (IAP 5/01), Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs. Duration: 1/1/2002 – 31/12/2007
    Development and application of theoretical models for electron correlation effects in metsals of reduced dimensionality. Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/2001 - 31/12/2002
    Development and applications of theoretical models for electron correlation effects in metals of reduced dimensionality.   Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/01/2001 – 31/12/2002
    Confinement phenomena in nanostructured superconductors. Research Foundation – Flanders F WO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/2000 – 31/12/2003
    Mesoscopic and nanophysics of semiconductors and superconductors. GOA–BOF (University of Antwerpen). Duration: 2000 – 2003
    Nanostructures: electronic, magnetic and optical phenomena. Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/1999 – 31/12/2003
    Electron correlations in quantum wells and in the multipolaron problem.   Research Foundation – Flanders F WO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/98 – 31/12/2001
    Systems of reduced dimensionality. . Interuniverity Attraction Poles ( IUAP) - Phase IV,   Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs. Duration: 1/1/97 – 31/12/01
    Thermodynamics of the interacting identical particles with help of path integrals. BOF/NOI (University of Antwerpen). Duration: 1997 – 1999
    Studies and fabrication of low-dimensional structures using e-beam lithography Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1997 – 1999
    Electronic structure and polaron effects in systems with reduced dimensionality Research Foundation – Flanders FWO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1/1/95 – 31/12/2000
    Low dimensional systems. Scientific Research Community (WOG) of the Research Foundation – Flanders F WO-V (Belgium). Duration: 1994 –1998