Professor Alexander Soldatov

Southern Federal University, Russia

LECTURE: In situ characterization of smart materials using large scale facilities.

Alexander Soldatov received his Candidate of Science and Habilitation degrees in Physics from Rostov State University, Russia. Since 1999 he has been working as a Professor of Physics in Rostov State University, the Southern Federal University being its legal successor.  A. Soldatov did his Postdoctoral research at University La Sapienza (Rome, Italy), where he later worked as a visiting professor. He also worked as a senior researcher at Western Ontario University (Canada). This resulted in establishing strong ties for research cooperation with foreign leading scientists to achieve ambitious research goals in applying X-ray spectroscopy techniques for materials science and nanotechnology.

In 2007, Prof. A. Soldatov established the Nanoscale Structure of Matter Research & Educational Center, which later turned into the Smart Materials Research Center, SFedU. His research team have gained a profound experience in experimental applications and theoretical analysis of X-ray absorption data having performed a considerable number of experiments at the world leading synchrotron radiation sources, such as ESRF and Soleil (France), DORIS, ANKA, DESY and BESSY (Germany), SLS (Switzerland), MAX-IV (Sweden) and the Kurchatov Institute (Russia).