Education Background

  • M.S. Physics Dept. Kiev State University (1951)
  • Ph.D. Physics Kiev State University (1955)

Research Interests

  • Electronic excitations (Frenkel and charge transfer excitons, plasmons, polaritons) in nanostructures, microcavities and at interfaces; problems of lighting and search for new charge separation mechanism.
  • Hybrid organic-inorganic resonant nanostructures for OLED and solar cells, new concepts;
  • Unusual linear and nonlinear optical properties of natural materials with negative refraction in optical domain: basic science and applications.
  • High-efficiency carrier multiplication in semiconductor nano-crystals: theory and application in solar cells.

Contact Information

Phone: 972-883-6545
Fax: 972-883-6529
Office: Founders 3.110
Mail Stop: BE26

Vladimir M. Agranovich

Vladimir Agranovich graduated the Physics Department of Kiev State University (1951). He received PhD in Kiev (1955), degree of Doctor of Science in 1961 from Institute of Chemical Physics( Moscow) and in 1963 he received the Professor Diploma from Commission of Government. Between 1956 and 1969 he was Head of Theoretical Laboratory of Physical-Energetical Institute in Obninsk and in 1969 he joined the newly founded Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Science as Head of the Theoretical Department. He published about 400 papers, three books and many invited chapters in contributed volumes (over 11000 citations).

Professor Agranovich received in 1992 Humboldt Research Award from Alexander forn Humboldt-Foundation in Germany, Kapiza Award in UK in 1993, the Mandelstam Award from the Russian Academy of Science. He is a Fellow of Institute of Physics of the UK and has title Doctor Honoris Causa from Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France. In 2002 Professor Agranovich was appointed “Pioneer of Nano-Science” in the University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Agranovich in 1965 together with the 2003 Nobel Laureate V.L. Ginzburg published the monograph “Crystal Optics with Spatial Dispersion, and Excitons”(in preparation now is third edition of this book).

Dr. Vladimir Agranovich’s contributions to theories about subatomic quasiparticles have netted him a fellowship in the American Physical Society (APS).

In 1968 he published the monograph “Theory of Excitons” (now book is in translation to English and updating ) and in 1982 with M.D. Galanin he published the monograph “Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer in Condensed Matter”. Together with A.A. Maradudin (Irvine) V.M. Agranovich created a well-known series ”Modern Problems in Condense Matter Science” which now comprises 35 volumes. He is also a co-editor of the series “Thin films and nanostructures” and editor of journal “Physics Letters A”.

For about 20 years he was the regional Editor of Solid State Communications and before Perestroika he was main organizer of bilateral workshops and conferences USSR-USA, USSR- Germany, USSR-Italy, USSR- Japan and others. Professor Agranovich advised many students who now are well-known scientists distributed over research institutions in many countries.

Selected Publications

Mechanism for High-Efficient Carrier Multiplication in Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Direct Photogeneration of Multiexcitons via Virtual Single-Exciton States. R.D. Schaller, V.M. Agranovich, V. Klimov, Nature, 2005, December(on line: November 16)

Electronic excitations in organic microcavities with strong light-matter coupling. Agranovich, V. M.; La Rocca, G. C., Solid State Communications (2005), 135(9-10), 544-553.

Interaction of quantum well excitons with a resonant localized excitation. Basko, D. M.; La Rocca, G. C.; Bassani, F.; Agranovich, V. M., Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2005), 71(16), 165330/1-165330/8.

Fast polariton relaxation in strongly coupled organic microcavities. Litinskaya, M.; Reineker, P.; Agranovich, V. M. Journal of Luminescence (2004), 110(4), 364-372.

Linear and nonlinear wave propagation in negative refraction metamaterials. Agranovich, V. M.; Shen, Y. R.; Baughman, R. H.; Zakhidov, A. A. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2004), 69(16), 165112.;

Optical bulk and surface waves with negative refraction. Agranovich, V. M.; Shen, Y. R.; Baughman, R. H.; Zakhidov, A. A. Journal of Luminescence (2004), 110(4), 167.

Electronic Excitations in Organic Based Nanostructures. [ Agranovich, V. M.; Bassani, G. F.; Editors.Elsevier, 2003].493 pp.

Frenkel and charge-transfer excitons in organic solids. Knoester, Jasper; Agranovich, Vladimir M.. Thin Films and Nanostructures (2003), 32 1-96.

Coherent-potential-approximation study of excitonic absorption in disordered molecular aggregates. Balagurov, D. B.; La Rocca, G. C.; Agranovich, V. M., Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2003), 68(4), 045418/1.

Cavity polaritons in microcavities containing disordered organic semiconductors. Agranovich, V. M.; Litinskaia, M.; Lidzey, D. G,. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2003), 67(8), 085311/1-085311/10.

Experimental study of light emission from strongly coupled organic semiconductor microcavities following nonresonant laser excitation. Lidzey, D. G.; Fox, A. M.; Rahn, M. D.; Skolnick, M. S.; Agranovich,, S. Walker., Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2002), 65(19), 195312

Inhomogeneous broadening of polaritons in high-quality microcavities and weak localization. Litinskaia, M.; La Rocca, G. C.; Agranovich, V. M., Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2001), 64(16), 165316/1

New concept for organic LEDs: non-radiative electronic energy transfer from semiconductor quantum well to organic overlayer. Agranovich, V. M.; Basko, D. M.; La Rocca, G. C.; Bassani, F. Synthetic Metals (2001), 116(1-3), 349.

Surface states in molecular chains with strong mixing of Frenkel and charge-transfer excitons. Agranovich, V. M.; Schmidt, K.; Leo, K , Chemical Physics Letters (2000), 325, 308.

Updated: January 25, 2010

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