Faculty Profile

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Valery Kiryukhin
Professor
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Group: Condensed matter experiment
Phone: 848-445-8752
Office: W118
Email: vkir@physics.rutgers.edu
Homepage: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~vkir/

Research Overview:

Studies of electronic, structural, and magnetic properties of novel materials. Strongly-correlated systems and quantum magnetism are of primary interest. Compounds with strong spin-orbit coupling, multiferroics, frustrated magnets, spin liquids, and materials with self-organized nanostructure are examples of current problems under investigation. Questions of fundamental importance in condensed matter physics, such as low-dimensional and frustrated magnetism, charge/orbital order, and exotic electronic phases are addressed. The investigated materials also hold potential for practical applications, e.g. in quantum information technologies. The main experimental techniques are x-ray and neutron scattering. Experiments are performed on campus, and at leading national facilities, such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, and National Institute of Standards and Technology. The work is done in close collaboration with other groups at Physics Department, especially through Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials (RCEM). Students get a broad exposure to worlds-best experimental scattering facilities, as well as to state-of-the-art laboratory techniques for crystal growth and characterization. Our group provides great opportunities for establishment of scientific contacts and collaborations.

News Item(s):
  • Three faculty members of our department were elected to the 2014 class of Fellows of the American Physical Society
  • Associate Professor Valery Kiryukhin has won a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany
  • Professor Valery Kiryukhin has been named a recipient of an NSF CAREER award
  • Valery Kiryukhin as been chosen to receive an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for 2001