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Vadim Ivanov



Affiliation and official address: Dr., full professor of physics, the Head of the Department of Experimental physics, St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Polytekhnicheskaya 29, 195251 St.Petersburg, RUSSIA, Tel.+7- (812)-552-77-90, FAX +7-(812)-552-75-74, 


Date and place of birth:  April 5, 1946, Leningrad region, Russia

Citizenship: Russia

Education and Professional Appointments:

  • 1963–1969, student, Leningrad State University, Physics faculty
  • 1969–1978, science collaborator of A.F.Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR 
  • 1978-present time, associated professor, from 1988 – full professor of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 
  • 1999 – present time the Head of the Department of Experimental physics, 
  • 2001 – 2011 - the Dean of Physics and Mechanics Faculty of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University

Academic degrees:

  • 1974, Candidate of Physical-Mathematical Science (Ph.D.). Defence: A.F.Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute
  • 1988, Doctor of Physical-Mathematical Science. Defence: Leningrad State University

Special awards: 

  • Two awards of the Academy of Science of the USSR (during the work in the Ioffe Institute).
  • Honored worker of Science of Russian Federation 
  • Award-winning of Saint-Petersburg Government (2013)

Other title: Prof. V. Ivanov has granted the professional title of Chartered Physicist (CPhys) of the Institute of Physics London.


  • the head of the group of Theory Atoms and Atomic Processes in St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University
  • 1995 – 2002 the member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physics B
  • since 1999 the fellow of the Institute of Physics (London) – Chartered Physicist
  • 1995– 1998 – the member of the Atomic and Molecular Physics Division of the European Physical Society
  • since 1989 the member of the council of the Russian Academy of science on Physics of Electron and Atomic Collisions
  • The member of International Advisory Boards of the Int. Conf. on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Int. Conf. On Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics (VUV) in 2004-2010, Int. Symposium on Atomic Cluster Collisions (ISACC). The member of the organizing committees of the other 6 international conferences.
  • The President of NGO Euroscience Cooperation Centre, which represents ES Local Section in Russia (2012-now), took part at ESOF2008.

Main Scientific efforts: The application of the many-body theory to the structure and processes with atoms, ions, atomic clusters and nanoparticles. The many-electron effects in the electron scattering and photoionisation of neutral atoms, positive and negative ions, atomic clusters and fullerenes. Quantum phenomena in one-dimensional conductance – silicon quantum wires.
Invited and Progress Talks at the International Conferences: (21 times, 1990-now)

The reports were presented at the 78 International conferences and at the 26 National conferences

Visits and work in different scientific centres:  
Visiting professor:
 in Institute of Physics (Boris Kidric) Yugoslavia. 1990,
in University College Dublin, Dr. G.O'Sullivan (Dublin, Ireland), 1993, 1995, 1996;
in Institute of Physics and Astronomy of Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark), Prof.T.Andersen, 1994;
in University of Sendai (Japan), Dr.K.Ueda, 1997;
in University of New South Wales (Gordon Godfrey fund) ,(Sydney, Australia), Dr. M.Yu.Kuchiev, 1997;
in University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Dr. M.Yu.Kuchiev, 1998 – 1999;
in Dublin City University (Ireland, Dublin), Prof. E.Kennedy and Dr.P.van Kampen, 2001;
the ITAMP of Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA), Prof. K.Kirby (H.Sadepoughr) and Dr.V.Kharchenko, 2003;
in the FIAS (Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies) and lecturing professor on the International School "Theoretical and computational methods in Meso-Bio-Nano- Science". (July 2006, Frankfurt, Germany);
in the FIAS (Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies) of W.J.Goethe Frankfurt University July 2006, July 2007 and January 2008;
in the FIAS (Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies) of W.J.Goethe Frankfurt University January 2009, November 2009, January 2010, November 2010, May 2011, November 2011;
in the FIAS (Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies) of W.J.Goethe Frankfurt University July 2012, January 2013;

Visits and work with Dr.J.West at Daresbury Laboratory (UK), 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995;

Work on European project CUTE, University of Ferrara, Italy 2011.

Total number of publications > 370


  1. N.O. Vasetskaya and V.K. Ivanov. “Radiative decay of doubly-excited states of oxygen, carbon and nitrogen ions”. Optika I Spectroscopiya. 2008. V. 105, № 5, pp. 726-731 (in Russian)
  2. V.K.Ivanov, R.G.Polozkov, A.V.Solov’yov. “Electron-positron clusters: structure and stability”. In book: Latest Advances in Atomic Cluster Collosions. Structure and Dynamics from the Nuclear to the Biological Scale. Eds J.-P.Connerade and A.V. Solov’yov. Imperial College Press. 2008. P.p. 297-310.
  3. R.G.Polozkov, V.K.Ivanov, A.V.Verkhovtsev, A.V.Solov’yov. “On the stability of metallic hollow cluster systems: jellium model approach”. Phys. Rev. A. 2009, V. A 79, n. 6, p. 063203-1/7.
  4. A.K.Belyaev, A.S.Tiukanov, A.I.Toropkin, V.K.Ivanov, R.G.Polozkov and A.V.Solov’yov. “Photoabsorption of the fullerene C60 and its positive ions”. Physica Scripta 2009. V. 80, 048121 (5 pp.).
  5. P.I.Yatsyshin, R.G.Polozkov, V.K.Ivanov and A.V.Solov’yov. “Structure of electron-positron clusters: Hartree-Fock approximation”. Physica Scripta 2009. V. 80, 048126 (4 pp.).
  6. V.K. Ivanov, P.I.Yatsyshin. “Resonances in 2p-electron photodetachment cross section of Na- negative ion”. Journal of Technical Physics 2009. V. 79, n. 1, pp. 10- 15 (in Russian).
  7. A.V.Solov’yov, R.G.Polozkov and V.K.Ivanov. “Angle-resolved photoelectron spectra of metal cluster anions within a many-body-theory approach”. Phys. Rev. A 2010, V. A 81, n. 2, p. 021202(R) [3 pages]
  8. A.V. Verkhovtsev, R.G. Polozkov, V.K. Ivanov, A.V. Korol, A.V. Solov’yov. “Role of exchange interaction in self-consistent calculations of endohedral fullerenes”. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research B, Vol. 279, pp. 202-204 (2012)
  9. A.V. Verkhovtsev, R.G. Polozkov, V.K. Ivanov, A.V. Korol and A.V. Solov’yov. “Hybridization-related correction to the jellium model for fullerenes”. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 45 (2012) 215101-(1-8) (8pp)
  10. R.G. Polozkov, V.K. Ivanov, A.V. Korol, A.V. Solov’yov, “Photodetachment of metal cluster negative ions within many-body theory”, European Phys. J. D, 66, 287-(1-7) (2012)
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