• Development of superconducting structures with unique electromagnetic characteristics and the study of their physical properties...

Alexey Ustinov

IMG_8804_crop3 D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics, Professor of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Phone: 8-495-638-4646

e-mail: ustinov@kit.edu

Scientific interests: Low-temperature physics, Superconductivity, Josephson junctions and arrays, macroscopic quantum coherence, quantum information processing, superconducting qubits, solitons in Josephson transmission lines, microwave spectroscopy, mm- and sub-mm experiments with superconductors.


Alexey Ustinov in the lab “Superconducting metamaterials”

Scientific advances:  Alexey Ustinov is one of the most famous in the world of experts on long Josephson transition lines and the physics of magnetic soliton waves – nonlinear waves in these structures. He devoted many years to the study of multilayer and discrete Josephson systems, his most cited works were published in these areas. In 2000 Ustinov group has encountered internal localized modes (discrete breathers) in arrays of Josephson contacts. In 2003, his group published in Nature a report about tunneling of Josephson vortex – the largest quantum object detected today. Over the last years the main emphasis in the research Ustinov group was on superconducting qubits. The fastest of the currently registered superconducting qubits with a frequency of coherent oscillations reaching 30 GHz was demonstrated in 2009. The last works of the group in 2010-2011 have been focused on the study of coherent duplex defects in tunnel barriers of Josephson contacts and associated with them hybrid quantum systems.

Reseach projects and contracts: Recipient of 12 grants of German Science Foundation (DFG). Contractor of 7 grants within FP5-FP7 programs of European Union. Recipient of 8 grants in the frame of European office of Aerospace Research.

Referee in Science, Nature, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, Europhysics Letters, Applied Physics Letters, etc.

Editorial Board member of Superconducting Science and Technology Journal.

Reviewer for German Science Foundation (DFG), FP6 and FP7 programs of EU, national research programs of USA, Israel, Belgium, Sweden.

Over 300 papers in refereed journals and 3 patents. Articles in Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, Science, Nature. h-index 39.


Team of Laboratory

Scientific recognition: 

1989 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany)

1998 Stefanos Pnevmatikos International Award for Research in Nonlinear Science from FORTH Foundation

2011 – Mega-Grant Award of the Russian Government