Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Alex Chernov

Physicist
Materials Science Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Physics Physics Department of the Moscow State University, USSR

Research Interests

Crystal growth, surface and materials sciences, atomic solid state physics.

Honors and Awards

Russian Federation Government Prize in Science and Technology (1998)
A.V. Shubnikov Prize of the Institute of Crystallography (inauguration award of 1986; also in 1994)
F.C. Frank Prize of the International Organization of Crystal Growth (inauguration award) (1989)
Member, USSR/Russian Academy of Sciences, Division of Physics; elected in 1987
E.S. Fyodorov Prize of the USSR Academy of Sciences. (1983)
Special Prize of the USSR Academy of Science Presidium for Diamond Synthesis (1966)

Selected Publications

Chernov, A. A., J. J. DeYoreo, L. N. Rashkovich, and P. G.Vekilov, Materials Research Bulletin 29, 927-934 (2004).

Chernov, A. A., "Protein Crystals and Their Growth," J. Structural Biology 142, 1-21 (2003).

Chernov, A. A., "Modern Crystallography III," Crystal Growth, Springer Series on Solid State Science, vol. 36, published by Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo, Part I (1984).

Chernov, A. A., "Copolymer Chains and Mixed Crystal Growth," Sov. Phys. Uspekhi 4, 116-148 (Uspekhi Fiz Nauk 100 299-327) (1971).

Chernov, A. A., "Spiral Growth of Crystals," Sov Phys Uspekhi, Uspekhi Fiz Nauk 73, 277-331 (1961).

Service in International Organizations

  • International Organization of Crystal Growth: President: 2007–current; Vice President:  1977–1983, 1989–1991    
  • Program, Advisory and Organizing Committees of more than 25 international meetings

Visiting Scientist/Professor

  • Harvard University, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, 1965-1966
  • Tokyo University, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1989
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Science and  Engineering Laboratory, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 1992,1993,1994
  • Tohoku University, Institute for Materials Research, Sendai, Japan, 1994
  • Universities Space Research Association, NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1995

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