Alexander GUREVICH

Professor of Physics and Eminent Scholar, Old Dominion University

Professor Gurevich is a theoretical condensed matter physicist specializing in superconductivity and materials science of high-performance superconductors carrying high current densities at high dc magnetic fields or operating under large-amplitude radio-frequency electromagnetic fields. His recent works have addressed anomalously large upper critical fields in alloyed MgB2, microwave reduction of nonlinear surface resistance and new ways of boosting the microwave performance of superconducting resonators by surface nanostructuring. In 1989 he was awarded the Humboldt Fellowship to work on the high-Tc cuprares at the Institute of Technical Physics at KFK, Karlsruhe. From 1992 to 2006 he was a senior scientist in the Applied Superconductivity Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked on current-limiting mechanisms in superconducting materials. In 2006 he was a staff scientist at NHMFL, where he worked on properties of the newly discovered iron-based superconductors at high magnetic fields. In 2012 he joined the faculty of the Physics Department at Old Dominion University as a full professor. Gurevich is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published two books and more than 190 journal papers and has given 110 invited talks.