Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

 Name: Anton Grigorievich NAUMOVETS
 Date of birth: 2 January 1936
 Place of birth: Village of Rudka near Pinsk, Brest Region, Belarus
 Education: 1952 Secondary School (Ivanovo, Brest Region, Belarus)
1957 Kiev T. Shevchenko State University

Qualifications:

Kiev T. Shevchenko State University

  • 1957 - first-class diploma in Radiophysics

Institute of Physics, National Acad. Sci. of Ukraine, Kiev:

  • 1964 Cand. Sci. (Ph. D.) in Physical Electronics
  • 1973 Dr hab. in Physical Electronics
  • 1984 Professor
 Affiliation: Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Posts held:

Institute of Physics:

  • 1957-1965 Engineer
  • 1965-1967 Junior researcher
  • 1967-1981 Senior researcher
  • 1981-2013 Head of Department of Physical Electronics
  • 2013-present - Chief researcher

In parallel:

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev

  • 1983-1998 Academician Vice-Secretary of the Department of Physics and Astronomy;
  • 1998-2004: Academician Secretary of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • 2004 2015: Vice-President
  • 2015  present: First Vice-President 
  • 2010 - present: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Reports of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine"

T. Shevchenko National University of Kiev:

  • 1977-78 and 1988-2002: Professor of Physics.

Membership:

  • Corresponding Member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1990)
  • Full Member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1997)
  • Titular Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities (2001)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom (2004)

Awards:

  • State Prize of the USSR (1988)
  • State Prize of Ukraine (1997)
  • V.I. Vernadsky Prize of the Foundation "Ukraine - 21st Century" (2003)
  • N.N. Bogolyubov Prize of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2004)

Honours,
Membership in Professional Societies:

  • Honoured Scientist and Technologist of Ukraine (1995)
  • Orders of Yaroslav Mudry (5th Degree, 2003; 4th Degree, 2007; 3rd Degree, 2014)
  • Officier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques (France, 2012)
  • Gold Medal of European Scientific-Industrial Chamber for Exceptional Achievements in Electronics and Material Science (Belgium, 2013)
  • Ukrainian Vacuum Society, Vice-President (1993-2003)
  • Councillor of the International Union of Vacuum Science, Techniques and Applications (2004).
  • Doctor honoris causa, T. Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine (2009)
  • Doctor honoris causa, V.N. Karazin National University, Kharkov, Ukraine (2014)
  • Honorary Professor, Institute of Low Temperatures and Structural Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland (2015) 

 

Prof. A.G. NAUMOVETS
(Biographical Note)

Anton G. NAUMOVETS was born in the village of Rudka near Pinsk (Brest Region, Belarus), on 2 January 1936. He graduated from Kiev T. Shevchenko State University in 1957 with a first-class diploma in Radiophysics. His further scientific activity proceeded within the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kiev. He received his Ph. D. (Cand. Sci.) degree in 1964 and Dr. hab. degree in 1973. Since 1981, he has been holding the post of the Head of the Department of Physical Electronics in the Institute of Physics. In parallel, in 1977-1978 and 1988-2002, he was Professor of Physics in Kiev National University.

In 1983, Prof. A.G. NAUMOVETS was elected Academician Vice-Secretary of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU). In 1998-2004, he was Academician Secretary of this Department. Since April 2004 tll April 2015 he was Vice-President of NASU and since April 2015  till present he is First Vice-President of NASU.

Prof. A.G. NAUMOVETS is the winner of the State Prize of the USSR (1988), State Prize of Ukraine (1997), V.I. Vernadsky Prize of the Foundation "Ukraine - 21st Century" (2003), and N.N. Bogolyubov Prize of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2004).

In different years, A.G. NAUMOVETS was a member of Internatonal Advisory Boards of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (UK), Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures (Russia), Low-Temperature Physics (Ukraine), Surface Science (USA) and Progress in Surface Science (USA). Since 1972, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Ukrainian Journal of Physics and, in parallel, since 2010, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Dopovidi Nacionalnoi Akademii Nauk Ukrainy" (Reports of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The scientific activity of Prof. A.G. NAUMOVETS is concentrated on surface physics, electron emission phenomena and nanoelectronics. Almost all his works are dedicated to investigation of monolayer and submonolayer adsorbed films, which, by definition, are  nanoobjects since their thickness is equal to atomic diameter, and to electronic properties of nanoparticles.  He is author and co-author of above 200 scientific publications, including a few monographs. His review articles and texts of his invited lectures presented at international conferences were published in many journals, collected books and conference proceedings (see below).

Main scientific results of Prof. A.G. NAUMOVETS

  • Discovery of the fact that the direction of the surface drift of adsorbed atoms and molecules in an inhomogeneous electric field depends on mutual orientation of the electric field and the dipole moment of adsorbed particle (V.M. Gavrilyuk, A.G. Naumovets, Sov. Phys. Solid State, 5 (1963) 2043; E.V. Klimenko, A.G. Naumovets, Sov. Phys. Solid State, 13 (1971) 25; 15 (1974) 2181. A review: A.G. Naumovets, Yu.S. Vedula, Surf. Sci. Reports, 4 (1985) 365).
  • First observations of the structure of submonolayer adsorbed films at low temperatures which discovered long-period two-dimensional lattices and demonstrated the existence of long-range lateral interactions in adsorbed layers (V.K. Medvedev, A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Sov. Phys. Solid State, 12 (1970) 301. A review: A.G. Naumovets, Surface Sci. 299/300 (1994) 706).
  • Experimental confirmation of the existence of long-range lateral interaction of adsorbed particles effected via the electron gas of the substrate (Yu.S. Vedula, V.V. Gonchar, A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Sov. Phys. Solid State, 19 (1977) 1505).
  • First observation of two-dimensional condensation (first-order phase transition) in the adsorbed layers with dominating repulsive interaction (V.K. Medvedev, A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Sov. Phys. Solid State, 12 (1970) 301).
  • The controversial issue (standing since 1933 I. Langmuir's classic work with Cs-W system) on the relation between the work function minimum and degree of surface coverage by a metal adsorbate was resolved in a parallel study of the work function change and the atomic structure of Na and Cs adlayers on the W (110) surface. An experimental proof was given that the work function minimum corresponds to a submonolayer coverage (V.K. Medvedev, A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Sov. Phys. Solid State, 12 (1970) 301; A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Surface Science, 21 (1970) 426).
  • First observation of a rotational phase transition in incommensurate adsorbed layers (A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Surface Science, 21 (1970) 426).
  • Experimental demonstration of the distinct character of order-disorder transitions in commensurate and incommensurate adlayers which evidences a peculiar character of order in two-dimensional systems (A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Sov. Phys. JETP, 46 (1977) 575).
  • Experimental evidence that the work function of covered surfaces depends on short-range order rather than on long-range order in the adsorbed layer (A.G. Naumovets, A.G. Fedorus, Surface Science, 93 (1980) L98)
  • First observations of the multiphase character of surface diffusion in adsorbed layers (a review: A.G. Naumovets, Yu.S. Vedula, Surf. Sci. Reports, 4 (1985) 365).
  • Experimental substantiation of the soliton mechanism of surface diffusion in the region of the commensurate-incommensurate phase transition (a review: A.G. Naumovets, Yu.S. Vedula, Surf. Sci. Reports, 4 (1985) 365)
  • Experimental evidence that the yield of negative ions in secondary ion emission is less sensitive to the nature of surface chemical bonds than the yield of positive ions (A.G. Arakelov, V.F. Bibik, A.G. Naumovets, V.A. Titov, Poverkhnost, 10 (1989) 30).
  • Technology of preparation of nanoisland metal films with a regular (chain-like) structure (A review: R.D.Fedorovich, A.G. Naumovets, P.M. Tomchuk, Physics Reports 328 (2000) 73).
  • Discovery of the phenomenon of electron-stimulated surface diffusion and of its major mechanisms (a review: A.G. Fedorus, E.V. Klimenko, A.G. Naumovets, E.M. Zasimovich, I.N. Zasimovich, Nucl. Instr. Methods, B 101 (1995) 207).
  • Introduction of low-work-function substrates into scanning tunneling microscopy to facilitate the imaging of large organic molecules (A.A. Marchenko, V.V. Cherepanov, Z.I. Kazantseva, D.T. Tarashchenko, A.G. Naumovets, Surface Science, 416 (1998) 460).
  • Investigation, on the example of lithium niobate, of the changes of surface elemental composition of multicomponent polar compounds caused by thermal evaporation and external electric field (A.Ye. Lushkin, V.B. Nazarenko, K.N. Pilipchak, V.F. Shnyukov, A.G. Naumovets, J. Phys D: Applied Physics, 32 (1999) 9).
  • The first experimental observation of a two-dimensional (surface) glass state in a metal-on-metal system (A.G. Fedorus, V. Koval, A.G. Naumovets, H. Pfnuer, European Phys. Journal, B24 (2001) 395).
  • Experimental evidence for the stable low-macroscopic-field electron emission from piezoelectric thin films (A.A. Dadykin, A.G. Naumovets, Journal of Materials Science, A 353 (2003) 12).
  • Observation of resonance electron tunneling in the field electron emission from Ge-Si nanostructures with quantum dots (A.A. Dadykin, A.G. Naumovets, Yu. N. Kozyrev et al., Progress in Surface Science, 74 (2003) 305). These systems showed also a considerable photosensitivity up to near infrared wave range (J. Mater. Sci., 46 (2011) 5737).
  • Revealing of similarities between the atomistic processes which occur in adsorbed layers during surface diffusion and in lubricant nanolayers during friction (a review: O.M. Braun and A.G. Naumovets, Surf. Sci. Reports, 60 (2006) 79).
  • A new method of processing the experimental concentration profiles, recorded during diffusion, which is based on error-function expansion and allows extraction of the concentration dependence of diffusivity (A.G. Nikitin, S.V. Spichak, Yu.S. Vedula, A.G. Naumovets, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 055301 (1-12)).        
  •  Clarification of the origin of C60 fullerene solubility in physiological aqueous solutions (Yu.I. Prylutsky et al., Langmuir,  30 (2014) 3967). 

A more detailed list of major publications by Prof. A.G. Naumovets is available here.