Dr. Fedor Vasilievich Kusmartsev
Dr. Fedor Vasilievich Kusmartsev Professor
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Professor, APS and IOP Fellow, Department of Physics

Dr. Fedor Vasilievich Kusmartsev joined Khalifa University in 2021 as a visiting/full professor.  Before joining KU, he was with the Physics Department of Loughborough University since 1996 where he was Head of the Physics Department from 2001-2013. He was also a lead researcher at the Lev D Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics. Dr. Kusmartsev was also the CEO and co-founder of the spin-out company SONOBEX. 

He has received many awards and academic positions, including:

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 2020
  • Fellow of American Physical Society (FAPS) 2014
  • Fellow of British Institute of Physics (FInstP) 1999
  • CAS President’s International Fellowship Award (PIFI) (2021-2023)
  • Research Professor of Excellence, ITMO University, Russia (2018 – 2020)
  • Visiting Professor at University of Roma ToV, Italy (2018 – 2019)
  • Thousand Talent Award (Distinguished Professor, MTRC, CAE, China (2017 – 2020)
  • Visiting NORDITA Professor, Copenhagen, Denmark (1995 – 1996)
  • Visiting Professor at Abo Akademy, Turku, Finland (1994 – 1995)
  • Visiting Professor at Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan (1993 – 1994)
  • Professor at Oulu University, Oulu, Finland (1991 – 1993)
  • Humboldt Fellowship, University of Cologne, Germany (1989 – 1991)

 

Advisor to the following students & staff:

  • Dr. Liu Yang, Research Group Leader, MTRC, CAE, China
  • Prof. Dr. Tilmann Hickel, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Dr. D. Gulevich, Research Group Leader, ITMO, Russia
  • Dr. Rabeb Bkakri, Research Group Leader, Monastir University, Tunisia
  • Dr. Masanori Kohno, Research Group Leader, NIMS, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Shahad Alfadhli, Dean of Science and Head of Nano Research Unit at Princess Nourah University, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Dr E. Sherman, Benasque Professor, Spain 
  • Dr. Wu Zhang, Ass. Prof., Qing Dao University, China
  • Dr. Jake Bowers, Ass. Prof., Loughborough University, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Miko Foegelstroem, Professor, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Prof. Dr. A. O’Hare, Professor of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dr. Phil Sutton, Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Dr. Amira Ben Gurion Trabelsi, Lecturer at Princess Nourah University, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Dr. Päivi Törmä, Academy Professor at Aalto, Finland.
  • Dr. D. Elford, CTO/CEO, SONOBEX-Merford, UK
  • Dr. L. Chalmers CTO/CEO, SONOBEX-Merford, UK
  • Dr. D M Forrester, Leading Scientist, QuinetiQ, UK
  • Dr. V. Shchukin, Chief Scientist of VI Systems GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Elena Tea Russo, SISSA, Italy
  • Dr. Silvia Garelli, Loughborough, UK
  • Dr. Thomas Hewett, London, UK
  • Dr. Phil Gamble, UK
  • Dr. Sathpal Matharu, UK
  • PhD, Jack Hughes, UK
  • PhD, Zihao Chen, UK
  • PhD, Geet Awana, UK

 

Media coverage of research:

Graphene research media report on the paper by F V Kusmartsev published in Physical Review Letters in 2020, 124, p.087701

Online news articles published in respond on this paper

 between February 3 and March 6, 2020


New graphene amplifier has been able to unlock hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
Loughborough University • Peter Warzynski • 3rd Feb, 2020 • news

Researchers have created a unique device which will unlock the elusive terahertz wavelengths and make revolutionary new technologies possible.


The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week
GE ReportsGE Reports • 9th Feb, 2020 • Blog

Indeed, a device to amplify THz waves could open a “new era of medical, communications, satellite, cosmological and other technologies,” according to Loughborough University, one of the institutions involved in the ...


Researchers Unlock Elusive Terahertz Wavelengths with a Graphene Amplifier
Everything RF • 7th Feb, 2020 • News

To overcome this challenge, a team of physicists from Loughborough created a new type of optical transistor – a working THz amplifier – using graphene and a high-temperature superconductor. The physics ...


Graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
Impact Lab • 18th Feb, 2020 • News

 Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said, “As the THz light falls on the sandwich it is reflected, like a mirror.”

A graphene amplifier. Credit: Loughborough University

“The main point is ...


Graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
ΙΣΧΥΣ (Ischys) • 10th Feb, 2020 • Blog

 Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough's Department of Physics, said, "As the THz light falls on the sandwich it is reflected, like a mirror."
The main point is that there will be more ...


Graphene amplifier for terahertz radiation
Extremnews • 6th Feb, 2020 • News

... greatly improve broad areas of science such as imaging, spectroscopy, tomography, medical diagnosis, health monitoring, environmental control, and chemical and biological identification," said Fedor Kusmartsev, physics professor at Loughborough University. For example, ...


Graphene amplifier taps into elusive terahertz gap
Engineer Online • 6th Feb, 2020 • News

“The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich,” said Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, from Loughborough’s Department of Physics. “As the THz light falls ...


Researchers Introduce New Graphene Amplifier to Explore Terahertz Wavelengths
Tekno Scienze Publisher • 6th Feb, 2020 • News

Professor Fedor Kusmartsev , of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich. As the THz light ...


Graphene amplifier may tap into the "terahertz gap"
Graphene-Info • 6th Feb, 2020 • News

 Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough's Department of Physics, said, "As the THz light falls on the sandwich it is reflected, like a mirror."


Graphene amplifier for terahertz radiation
ICT Kommunikation • 5th Feb, 2020 • News

... greatly improve broad areas of science such as imaging, spectroscopy, tomography, medical diagnosis, health monitoring, environmental control, and chemical and biological identification," said Fedor Kusmartsev, physics professor at Loughborough University. For example, ...


New Graphene Amplifier Unleashes New Frequencies in Electromagnetic Spectrum
Interesting Engineering • 5th Feb, 2020 • News

"As the THz light falls on the sandwich it is reflected, like a mirror," said Professor Fedor Kusmartsev of Loughborough University's Department of Physics, in the phys.org report.
 
"The main point ...


Graphene device bridges the terahertz gap
Laboratory News • 5th Feb, 2020 • News

Professor  Fedor Kusmartsev , of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich. As the THz light ...


Graphene amplifier unlocks hidden electromagnetic frequency
Olhar Digital • 4th Feb, 2020 • News

"When the THz light falls into the sandwich, it is reflected like a mirror," explains professor Fedor Kusmartsev. The THz photons are transformed by graphene into massless electrons, which in turn are ...


Science.- Graphene reveals hidden frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Spanish) • 4th Feb, 2020 • News

Professor Fedor Kusmartsev of the physics department at Loughborough University said: "the device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich. When the light ...


Graphene reveals hidden frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum
Europa Press • 4th Feb, 2020 • News

Professor Fedor Kusmartsev of the physics department at Loughborough University said in a statement: "the device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich. ...


New Graphene Amplifier Has Been Able To Unlock Hidden Frequencies In The Electromagnetic Spectrum
RF Globalnet • 4th Feb, 2020 • News

Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich (as shown above).
 
“As ...


New Graphene Amplifier Has Been Able To Unlock Hidden Frequencies In The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Photonics Online • 4th Feb, 2020 • News

Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich (as shown above).
 
“As ...


Researchers Introduce New Graphene Amplifier to Explore Terahertz Wavelengths
Laborpraxis Worldwide • 4th Feb, 2020 • News

Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich (as shown above).
 
“As ...


New graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
Nanowerk • 3rd Feb, 2020 • News

(Image: Loughborough University)    Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a ...


Graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
PhysOrg.com • 3rd Feb, 2020 • News

(Image: Loughborough University)    Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a ...


Graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
Biology News - Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology • 3rd Feb, 2020 • News

(Image: Loughborough University)    Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a ...


New graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
Nanowerk Nanotechnology Spotlight • 3rd Feb, 2020 • News

(Image: Loughborough University)    Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a ...


New graphene amplifier has been able to unlock hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum 3 February 2020
IC Loughborough • 3rd Feb, 2020 • News

Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said: “The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich (as shown above).

“As the THz ...


Graphene amplifier unlocks hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
Impact Lab • 18th Feb, 2020 • Blog

 Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough’s Department of Physics, said, “As the THz light falls on the sandwich it is reflected, like a mirror.”

A graphene amplifier. Credit: Loughborough University

“The main point is ...


Graphene amplifier taps into elusive terahertz gap
The Engineer Online • 6th Feb, 2020 • News

“The device has a very simple structure, consisting of two layers of graphene and superconductor, forming a sandwich,” said Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, from Loughborough’s Department of Physics. “As the THz light falls ...


Graphene amplifier may tap into the "terahertz gap"
Graphene-Info • 6th Feb, 2020 • Blog

 Professor Fedor Kusmartsev, of Loughborough's Department of Physics, said, "As the THz light falls on the sandwich it is reflected, like a mirror."


Graphene amplifier for terahertz radiation
ICTkommunikation • 6th Feb, 2020 • News

... greatly improve broad areas of science such as imaging, spectroscopy, tomography, medical diagnosis, health monitoring, environmental control, and chemical and biological identification," said Fedor Kusmartsev, physics professor at Loughborough University. For example, ...


Graphene amplifier for terahertz radiation
ICTkommunikation • 5th Feb, 2020 • Blog

... greatly improve broad areas of science such as imaging, spectroscopy, tomography, medical diagnosis, health monitoring, environmental control, and chemical and biological identification," said Fedor Kusmartsev, physics professor at Loughborough University. For example, ...

Education
  • PhD, Physics, L D Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia
    Advisor: E I Rashba now in Harvard University and Nobel Prize Winner (2021)
  • MSc, Electronic Engineering, Moscow Phys-Tech Uni,  Russian-MIT in a class together with Nobel Prize Winner Sir Andre Geim, University of Manchester, UK (2008)
Teaching Areas
  • Solid State Physics and Topological Materials
  • Photovoltaics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Surface Science, materials
  • Thermal Physics
  • Low temperature Physics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Introduction to Cosmology
  • Internet and Complex Networks in Nature and Society
  • Atomic and Thermal Physics
  • Physical Cosmology
  • Physics of Complex Networks
  • General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Introduction into Symmetry Group Theory
  • Introduction to Topology, Homotopical Groups
  • Theory of Function Singularities
  • Catastrophe Theory
Research Interests

Dr. Kusmartsev has more than 30 years of research experience in Theoretical Physics. He developed a theory based around Dirac/Weyl Hamiltonians, which includes carrier relaxation and recombination mechanisms in topologically protected states. We have already established a road map towards the development of THz optoelectronic devices based on topological insulators and discovered quasi-two-dimensional Weyl metals. They have dissipation-less electrical and spin currents even at room temperatures. These currents are also sensitive to light irradiation. Many of these novel electro-spin-optical transport phenomena originate from the topologically protected states, which may exist on the interfaces of these novel hybrid topological materials developed we developed. In particular, the unique spin structure of these topological states allows us to design of Faraday isolators and optical switches that operate without an external magnetic field, leading to a major technological breakthrough. The topological character of Weyl metals allows to design and fabricate Veselago lenses and transistors. These new lens will allow to focus electrons in a very narrow spot with the size less than atom. Therewith a new atomic level microscope will be build up in near future and that will revolutionise the imaging technology.

Other research topics include:

  • Chaos and Nonlinear Physics in topological materials
  • THz radiation devices from semiconductor and superconductor
    superlattices and graphene-superconductor hybrids
  • Excitons in 2D materials, Graphene, Nanophysics,
    Metamaterials, Topological Dirac and Weyl materials
  • Many body physics, Photovoltaics, Nanoscience and
    Nanotechnology of graphene-superconductor hybrids
  • Electron-Hole liquid in 2D materials and its instability
  • Cosmology, Dark Matter and Dark energy, Theory of axion
    galaxy droplets with topological defects
  • White holes with dark energy
  • Gravitational mass of sound and vortices
  • Gravitational Waves associated with boson star and black hole interaction
  • Quantum Field Theory Methods and its application to Quantum Computing with superconductor-graphene hybrids and analogous systems
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles and their application in Nanomedicin, FMR resonances and their dependence on topological environment such substrate from Weyl materials
  • Internet, Networks, Complex Systems, Sociophysics and Econophysics. Application of geometro-dynamics methods to these systems
  • Topological order in high-temperature superconductors

Research Projects:

For more than a decade Dr. Fedor Vasilievich Kusmartsev has led a series of research projects, especially, leading and managing the large multi-stakeholder research consortium – the European Network-Programme “Arrays of Quantum Dots and Josephson Junctions”(AQDJJ) from 2004, which includes 75 universities from 12 EU countries. The European Science Foundation assessment reports unanimously stated that the strong success of the AQDJJ consortium work was “due to the leadership of the AQDJJ chairman, Prof F V Kusmartsev.” 

He has given over 71 plenary and invited talks at international conferences, research seminars at other institutions and four series of short research courses on Topological materials in research centres, e.g. Plenary lecture ”The Terahertz Devices from hybrids of superconductors and topological materials” at the Intern. Conference Superconducting Terahertz Devices 2020 (STD2020).

Dr. Kusmartsev received more than £4M funding, in total, from various sources UK, ESF, EU and others that include:

  • Leverhulme Professorship, E.J. Mele, Project on Topological Insulators, £95, 000, Leverhulme Trust, UK (2014 – 2016)
  • Network-Programme grant on Arrays of Quantum Dots and Josephson Junctions, AQDJJ (Chair of ESF Network AQDJJ), £1,000,000, European Science Foundation (2003 – 2012)
  • Synthetic materials £495,773, EPSRC, UK (2011 – 2015)
  • Practical Sound Attenuation, £167,750, EPSRC, UK (2011 – 2010)
  • Centre for Manufacture&Characterisation at the Nanoscale, £1,200,000, HEFCE, UK (2007 – 2010)
  • Semi-/Super-conducting nano-devices for terahertz radiation £302,373, EPSRC, UK (2007 – 2010)

Affiliated Research Centers:

  • E I Rashba, role of spin-orbital interaction in Ge/Sn topological mterials, Harvard University, USA*
  • Eugene J Mele, Topological Materials and snake states in in Ge/Sn hybrid p-n junctions, Penn State University, USA*
  • Kui Jin, high-quality films made from various high-temperature superconductors made with Pulse-Laser Deposition (PLD) method, IOP, CAS, China
  • Andre Geim, Manchester University, Small superconductors, graphene, Dirac fermions in in Ge/Sn. *
  • Yi Luo, micro-nano-fabrication nano-thin-films and terahertz devices, MTRC, CAE, China
  • Lutfi Ozyuzer, terahertz radiation from high-temperature superconductors and its detection with in Ge/Sn heterojunctions, Izmir Institute of Technology (IIT), Turkey
  • Kazuo Kadowaki, growing single crystals of HTSC on the hybrids in Ge/Sn, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Marat Gaifullin, making tapes from the films of high-temperature superconductors. Providing fabrication support of HTSC and Ge/Sn samples and devices, SuperOx Japan