Dr. Mark I. Stockman
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia State University
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083




D.Sci. in Physics
Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1989. (This degree is higher than the Ph.D. It typically requires 15 to 20 years of successful research and publication of at least 50 papers in refereed journals, and it is awarded to less than 1% of active Ph.D. scientists. A counterpart in Germany is Habilitation).
Ph.D. in Physics
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1974. Graduate adviser: Prof. S.T.Belyaev, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (known for Belyaev's technique for interacting Bose fluids and for theory of nucleon superconductivity and collective excitations in nuclei).
M.S. in Physics (with Honors)
University of Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1970.

Research and Academic Positions:

Grants and Awards

Pending Grants and Contracts

Current Grants and Contracts

Completed Grants and Contracts


Theoretical Nanoplasmonics and Nanooptics, Ultrafast Nanooptics, Nanooptical Phenomena at Surfaces and in Condensed Matter

The study includes theory of electronic, optical (especially, nonlinear-optical and ultrafast-optical) properties of nanostructured systems: plasmonic nanoclusters and fractal clusters, metal/dielectric nanocomposites, nano-rough surfaces, and metal/semiconductor nanostructures. The study invokes various analytical methods and large-scale computer modeling. The most important are the new ideas, which can be judged from the papers published (see LIST OF PUBLICATIONS  Section).

This research is supported by grants from the US Department of Energy, a grant from US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and NIRT grant from the US National Science Foundation (see GRANTS AND AWARDS  Section for details). MIS’s research group includes two Postdoctoral Associates. Hiring of another Postdoctoral Associate is currently in progress.

This significant extramural funding and developed collaborations (see below) notwithstanding, I have always been and firmly intend to be in the future a hands-on, active researcher generating my own ideas, conducting my individual, separate research projects, building new theoretical developments, and writing my own computational codes.

Selected Major Results

Other Significant Recent Results

Research Group and Supervision of Students

Graduate Students Sponsored: S. Yu. Novozhilov and A. L. Kozionov (Senior Research Scientists at Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Russia), V. A. Markel (Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania), S. V. Faleev (on scientific staff of the Sandia National Laboratories), K. B. Kurlayev (Georgia School System), L. S. Muratov (on scientific staff of Spectral Sciences, Inc., Boston, MA), T. Siddiqui (Lucent Technologies), and J. R. Evans (research faculty at the University of Central Florida), Prabath Hewageegana, Maxim Durach, and Anastasia Rudina

Research Scientists/Postdoctoral Associates Currently Sponsored: Dr. Maxim Durach and Dr. Anastasia Rusina.


I have a number of active and established collaborations. Some of them have already led to publications of papers and signing of contracts, others resulted in joined obtaining significant research grants, submissions of grant proposal, and research projects currently in progress. Major of them are listed below along with the researchers involved. There are collaborations with both experimentalists and theorists, presented approximately equally: The list presented below is not intended to list all of my active collaborators but only the most active of them.

  1. David J. Bergman, Department of Physics, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  2. Sophie Brasselet, Institut Fresnel, Marseilles, France
  3. Paul Corkum, Femtosecond Science Program, National Research Council of Canada
  4. Maxim Durach, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  5. Sergey V. Faleev, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA, USA
  6. Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  7. Dmitry Gramotnev, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  8. Misha Ivanov, Femtosecond Science Program, National Research Council of Canada
  9. Ulf Kleineberg, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  10. Victor Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los  Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  11. Matthias Kling, Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
  12. Katrin Kneipp, Technical University Copenhagen, Denmark
  13. Takayoshi Kobayashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  14. Ferenc Krausz, Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
  15. Keith Nelson, MIT, Boston, USA
  16. Peter Nordlander, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  17. Hrvoje Petek, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  18. Anastasia Rusina, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  19. Igor Tsukerman, University of Akron, OH 44325, USA
  20. Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK
  21. Joseph Zyss, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
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