January 11, 2006
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One of the most respected academic institutes in the world has chosen a California State University, Bakersfield physics professor as one of its scholars for 2006-2008.
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics on the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, selected Alexander Dzyubenko as one of its visiting researchers.
“This is one of the most respected institutes of its kind in the world,"
said Tom Meyer, CSUB's interim dean of Natural Science and Mathematics.
“This is quite an honor.”
And no small feat, apparently, either. “Only 24 scholars have been previously selected by the institute,” said Dzyubenko. “I am glad and feel honored to receive such a fellowship.”
The purpose of the program, Meyer said, is to support the research efforts of faculty at American colleges and universities that are not major research institutions. Each KITP scholar receives funds for three round trips and up to six weeks of local expenses to be used over a period of three years, he said.
Dzyubenko, a theoretical physicist, has been at CSUB since fall 2002. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees from Moscow State University. He is currently “doing basic research on electronic properties and optics of semiconductor nano-structures,” he said. “The common interest in these structures, both experimental and theoretical, ranges from fundamental physics to laser and detector applications.”
Dzyubenko’s work is currently supported by two awards from the National Science Foundation and the Cottrell Research Foundation. He has worked at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, in Germany, and the Netherlands.
Dzyubenko is the second recipient of this honor from CSUB. Vladmir Gasparyan, CSUB physics professor, was named a scholar in 2002-2004. “I think this speaks well of CSUB and our physics department,” Dzyubenko said.