Brief CV of Kirill Belashchenko

Education

Ph.D., 1999, Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute, theoretical physics
M.S., 1996, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (with Honors), physics of metals

Professional experience

2011- Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2005-2011 Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2002-2005 Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2002 Assistant Scientist, Ames Laboratory
1999-2002 Visiting Scientist, Ames Laboratory
1999 Junior Scientist, Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute

Honors and awards

1997 Soros Graduate Student, International Soros Science Education Program
2003 Kurchatov Award, Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute
2007 Nebraska EPSCoR First Award
2008 Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award

Selected publications

A. L. Wysocki, K. D. Belashchenko, and V. P. Antropov, Consistent model of magnetism in ferropnictides, Nature Physics 7, 485 (2011). Preprint: arXiv:1011.1715.

J. M. An, S. V. Barabash, V. Ozolins, M. van Schilfgaarde, and K. D. Belashchenko, First-principles study of phase stability of Gd-doped EuO and EuS, Phys. Rev. B 83, 064105 (2011). [Download]

K. D. Belashchenko, Equilibrium magnetization at the boundary of a magnetoelectric antiferromagnet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 147204 (2010). [Download]

Xi He, Yi Wang, N. Wu, A. N. Caruso, E. Vescovo, K. D. Belashchenko, P. A. Dowben, and Ch. Binek, Robust isothermal electric control of exchange bias at room temperature, Nature Mater. 9, 579 (2010).

A. L. Wysocki, R. F. Sabirianov, M. van Schilfgaarde, and K. D. Belashchenko, First-principles analysis of spin-disorder resistivity of Fe and Ni, Phys. Rev. B 80, 224423 (2009).

S.-Q. Shi, A. L. Wysocki, and K. D. Belashchenko, Magnetism of chromia from first-principles calculations, Phys. Rev. B 79, 104404 (2009).

A. N. Chantis, K. D. Belashchenko, D. L. Smith, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. van Schilfgaarde, and R. C. Albers, Reversal of spin polarization in Fe/GaAs (001) driven by resonant surface states: First-principles calculations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 196603 (2007).

A. N. Chantis, K. D. Belashchenko, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. van Schilfgaarde, Tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance driven by resonant surface states, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 046601 (2007).

J. P. Velev, K. D. Belashchenko, D. A. Stewart, M. van Schilfgaarde, S. S. Jaswal, and E. Y. Tsymbal, Negative spin polarization and large tunneling magnetoresistance in epitaxial Co|SrTiO3|Co magnetic tunnel junctions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 216601 (2005).

K. D. Belashchenko, J. Velev, and E. Y. Tsymbal, Effect of interface states on spin-dependent tunneling in Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions, Phys. Rev. B 72, 140404(R) (2005).

K. D. Belashchenko, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. van Schilfgaarde, D. A. Stewart, I. I. Oleynik and S. S. Jaswal, Effect of interface bonding on spin-dependent tunneling from the oxidized Co surface, Phys. Rev. B 69, 174408 (2004).

K. D. Belashchenko and V. P. Antropov, Multiscale nature of hysteretic phenomena: Application to CoPt-type magnets, Phys. Rev. B 66, 144402 (2002).

K. D. Belashchenko, I. R. Pankratov, G. D. Samolyuk and V. G. Vaks, Kinetics of formation of twinned structures under L10-type orderings in alloys, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 14, 565 (2002).

J. Kortus, I. I. Mazin, K. D. Belashchenko, V. P. Antropov and L. L. Boyer, Superconductivity of metallic boron in MgB2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4656 (2001).

K. D. Belashchenko and V. G. Vaks, The master equation approach to configurational kinetics of alloys via the vacancy exchange mechanism: general relations and features of microstructural evolution, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 10, 1965 (1998).

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Research funding

Current funding

Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Novel rare-earth semiconductors for solid-state neutron detectors, co-PI (with Jennifer Brand, Peter Dowben, Yaroslav Losovyj). 12/2006-6/2011.

NSF-SRC/NRI (Nanoelectronics Research Initiative) Supplement to MRSEC, Multiferroic interfaces: New paradigms for functional switching, co-PI (with E. Y. Tsymbal and R. F. Sabirianov). 5/07-8/11.

Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award, First-principles studies of electronic structure and transport in magnetic systems at finite temperatures, 2008-11.

NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), Quantum and spin phenomena in nanomagnetic systems, co-PI, 2008-2014.

DOE EPSCoR/National Lab Partnership, Phase transformations in confined nanosystems, co-PI (with Jeffrey Shield), 2009-12.

NSF-SRC/NRI Supplement to MRSEC, Study and control of intrinsic magnetization at the boundary of a magnetoelectric for electrically switchable magnetic nanostructures, PI (with Christian Binek and Peter Dowben), 2010-2013.

NSF-DMR, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) program, First-principles theory of thermal effects in spin transport, 2010-2013.

NSF EPSCoR RII Track 2, Cyberinfrastructure-enabled computational nanoscience for energy technologies, 2010-2013.

Grant of CPU time at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Lab (2008-10).

Completed projects

NSF EPSCoR First Award, First-principles studies of electronic structure and transport in magnetic systems at finite temperatures, 2007.

Nebraska Research Initiative, Designing materials for electrodes in spintronic devices, PI (with Christian Binek, Peter Dowben, Renat Sabirianov), 07/2006-06/2010.

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