Sergei L Dudarev
Professor, Department of Materials
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Sergei L. Dudarev, was born in Molodechno, Belarus, grew up in Tbilisi, Georgia, and studied theoretical and mathematical physics at Moscow Engineering Technical University, receiving MSc and PhD degrees in Theoretical Nuclear Physics in 1983. In 1989 was awarded a Moscow Komsomol Prize for outstanding scientific achievements and a Royal Society Research Fellowship in 1991. Moved to Oxford, UK in 1992, becoming a Fellow of Linacre College in 1995 and a Lecturer at Materials Department in 1997. From 1999 S.L. Dudarev is Head of Materials Group at UK Atomic Energy Authority at Culham, south of Oxford. Held Visiting Professorships at the University of Hong-Kong and at Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, and is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Physics, Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor in Materials at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. Author of a book on Electron Diffraction and Microscopy published by the Oxford University Press in 2004, reprinted in paperback in 2011, and over 160 papers in refereed academic journals on subjects spanning the statistical theory of scattering, methods of electronic structure calculations, and mathematical models for nuclear materials.
Mathematical models for scattering of particles (electrons, ions, and neutrons) and radiation in materials, including weak localisation of waves and density matrix-based treatment of diffraction and diffuse scattering of electrons by crystals. Applications of the latter to electron microscopy and spectroscopy of materials, including electron energy loss spectroscopy and Auger surface spectroscopy. Electronic structure of materials, including strongly correlated systems, transition metal oxides, applications of LSDA method. Models for nuclear materials, including ab initio calculations of structure of radiation defects, magnetic and scalar interatomic potentials, Langevin and related stochastic methods, mathematical algorithms for large-scale predictive modelling of complex alloys and steels under extreme high temperature and irradiation conditions.