Vladimir Popok

Associate Professor (Docent) qualification

  • Skjernvej 4, A, 1112

    9220 Aalborg Ø


1994 …2022

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Teaching experience


BSU - Belarusian State University, UGOT - University of Gothenburg, Chalmers - Chalmers University of Technology, UR - University of Rostock, AAU - Aalborg University

List of courses and other activities

Co-lecturer of the courses “Conductive polymers” and “Methods of physical experiment” for master students at BSU in years 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Assistant of the course “Atomic and Molecular Physics” for bachelor students at UGOT in 2004–2006. In years 2007-2009 lecturer and examiner of this course.

Development and supervision of the laboratory “Pulsed NMR” for the course “Experimental Physics - Spectroscopy Methods” at UGOT/Chalmers in years 2005 and 2006.

Development and supervision of two laboratory projects for Nanoparticles Summer School (PhD students level) in year 2007.

Lecturer and examiner of the course “Clusters, Fullerenes and Nanotubes” for master students at UGOT/Chalmers in years 2007 and 2008.

Co-lecturer and co-examiner of the course “Atomic, Molecular and Cluster Physics” for master students at UGOT/Chalmers in year 2008.

Co-lecturer of the course “Microscopy to Probe the Quantum World” for graduate students at Chalmers in year 2009.

Lecturer and examiner of the course “Advanced Experimental Physics: Solid State” for international master students at UR in 2010/2011.

Lecturer and examiner of the course "Electromagnetism" for bachelor students at AAU in 2011-2021.

Lecturer and examiner of the course "Surface Science" ("Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces" since 2019) for master students at AAU in 2012-2022.

Lecturer and examiner of the course "Semiconductor Physics" ("Semiconductors: Physics, Devices and Engineering" since 2017) for master students at AAU in 2012-2021.

Lecturer and examiner of the course "Astrophysics and Astronomy" for bachelor students at AAU in 2013-2021.

Lecturer and examiner of the course "Optoelectronics" for bachelor students at AAU in 2022.

Co-lecturer of PhD course "Modern Power Semicondutors and Their Packaging" ("Design of Modern Power Semiconductor Components" since 2018) at AAU in 2015-2021.

Supervision of numerious student semester, bachelor and master projects at AAU in 2012-2022.

Research profile

Main research expertise is in materials synthesis and study on the nanoscale, growth and characterisation of wide band gap semiconductors, failure analysis of power electronic components and in scanning probe microscopy.

Publications: Over 130 peer-reviewed papers, a few books and book chapters. h-index of 29 (Google Scholar). Presented over 30 invited talks at international conferences.

Research projects for last 10 years:

Tailoring the metal-nitride films for power electronics, 2021-2014, Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD), Industrial PhD project in collaboration with Polyteknik AS;

Nanoscale Energy Generators, 2021-2023, Novo Nordisk Foundation;

Bilateral Network on Nanocluster-based Functional Materials, 2017, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, (principal investigator - PI);

Semiconductor Materials for Power Electronics (SEMPEL),2014-2019, IFD (work package leader - WPL);

Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), 2012-2016, IFD (WPL);

Materials engineering on nanoscale using atomic clusters, 2012-2013, Obel Family Foundation (PI);

Atomic cluster beams for nano-optimisation of materials, 2012-2013, SparNord Foundation (PI).

Supervised 7 PhD students and 3 PostDocs.

Acted as opponent and assessment committee member for 8 PhD Theses.

Acts as a peer-reviewer of 10-15 manuscripts a year, most often for the journals published by IOP, AIP, Wiley, Springer, Elsevier and Nature group.

Contributed to organisation of 9 International Conferences and 2 PhD Schools.




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