February 14, 2018

Audrius Alkauskas

Audrius Alkauskas (theoretical physicist) is known for his work on ab initio theory of radiative and non-radiative processes in solids, as well as research on spin qubits in semiconductors. His current research interests are related to solid-state quantum technologies, in particular, technologies based upon the remarkable properties of optically-active defects in diamond and other wide band-gap materials (SiC, h-BN, etc).

Dr. Audrius Alkauskas obtained his PhD from the University of Basel (Switzerland), and subsequently worked in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and University of California Santa Barbara (USA). Currently, Audrius Alkauskas is a Principal Research fellow at the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania), where he leads a research group, and a Professor of physics at Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania). He has received the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship in 2015, as well as the Marshak fellowship from the American Physical Society in 2017. His research has been published in Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, etc., and his article “Tutorial: Defects in semiconductors – combining experiment and theory” got most reads in the Journal of Applied Physics in 2016.

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