Department of Physics & Earth Science
Dr. Valeriy Dolmatov
Professor of Physics
M.S. Tashkent State University (Uzbekistan)
Ph.D. Tashkent State University
Office: 215 Floyd Hall
Telephone: (256) 765-4320
Fax: (256) 765-4795
Val's research focuses on theoretical atomic and molecular physics, particularly on studying of the structure of atoms and their interactions with photons in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) energy region, and incoming electron beams. Before joining UNA, Val conducted his research in atomic and molecular physics at several research institutions, including the Tashkent Physical-Technical Institute (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), and, as a visiting scientist, at the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), Hamburg University (Germany), Imperial College of London (UK), and Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA). Val has over 200 publications in the area of atomic and molecular physics, including about 80 research papers published in top refereed physics journals. His publications have received well over 1000 citations by fellow researchers to date; see Val’s profile at http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rmXBgVkAAAAJ&hl=en. Or at Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Valeriy_Dolmatov/ .
The past and present support for Val’s research includes such high ranked funding agencies as the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Royal Society of London, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union Program INTAS (International Association), and other.
Awards and Recognition
Val’s research has been formally recognized by him being elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society “For advancing the understanding of the structure and spectra of free and confined atoms, photoelectron angular asymmetries, dynamics of half-filled-subshell” (2010); election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership. Val is also an elected Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), since 1991. In 1996, he held Ex-Quote Visiting Scientist Fellowship in the Royal Society of London. Furthermore, Val was the recipient of the Bottimore Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (2003) as well as the Academic Affairs Outstanding Scholarship/Research Award (2008) established by UNA.
Val teaches courses in Interactive Physics, General Physics, Modern Physics, and Quantum Mechanics. He involves students in his research with whom he co-authored over 30 publications on various topics of atomic theory, including 10 articles published in top refereed physics journals.