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Aalto University, Aalto/Finland


Dr. I. Nefedov

Department of Radio Science and Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

P.O. Box 13000, 00076 Aalto, Finland

E-mail igor.nefedov(at)aalto.fi



Brief CV

Dr. of Science Igor S. Nefedov is an internationally recognized  expert in bianisotropic media, numerical methods for bianisotropic media waveguides and wire media, ferrites, metamaterials, including hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs), plasmonics, thermal emission and thermal radiative heat transfer. He has suggested a new concept of exploitation of hyperbolic metamaterials, so-called asymmetric HMMs, for perfect absorbers and thermal emitters.  He proposed (with C. Simovsky) to exploit HMMs for giant enhancement of the radiative heat transfer between bodies. Now this approach is intensively developed in several research groups. Igor Nefedov has published more than 150 papers in referred journals and many conference papers. His h-index is 18 in ISI Web of Science and his works are cited more than 1500 times  in ISI Web of Science. In this project his expertise in plasmonics and hyperbolic metamaterials is planned.

Research interests:

Hyperbolic metamaterials; thermal energy heat transfer; thermal emission; electromagnetic properties of carbon nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, graphene); absorbers.

Recent relevant publications

  1. C. A. Valagiannopoulos, M. S. Mirmoosa, I. S. Nefedov, S. A. Tretyakov, and C. R. Simovski, “Hyperbolic-metamaterial antennas for broadband enhancement of dipole emission to free space,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 116, no. 16, p. 163106, 2014.
  2. I. S. Nefedov and L. A. Melnikov, “Super-planckian far-zone thermal emission from asymmetric hyperbolic metamaterials,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, no. 105, p. 161902, 2014.
  3. M. S. Mirmoosa, F. Ruting, I. S. Nefedov, and C. R. Simovski, “Effective-medium model of wire metamaterials in the problems of radiative heat transfer,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 115, no. 23, p. 234905, 2014.
  4. I. Nefedov, C. Valagiannopoulos, and L. Melnikov, “Perfect absorption in graphene multilayers,” Journal of Optics, vol. 15, no. 15, p. 114003, 2013.
  5. C. Valagiannopoulos and I. Nefedov, “Increasing the electromagnetic attenuation below a quasi-matched surface with use of passive hyperbolic metamaterials,” Photonics and Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications, no. 11, pp. 182-190, 2013.
  6. I. Nefedov, C. Valagiannopoulos, S. Hashemi, and E. Nefedov, “Total absorption in asymmetric hyperbolic media,” Scientific Reports, vol. 3, no. 2662, p. 2662, 2013.
  7. C. Simovski, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, and S. Tretyakov, “Optimization of radiative heat transfer in hyperbolic metamaterials for thermophotovoltaic applications,” Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 14988-15013, 2013.

Significant infrastructure // technical equipment

The facilities that this Aalto unit can make available for the current project are: a) a powerful supercomputer Triton and a parallel system made of 5 CAD workstations for mathematical and scientific processing software: Zeeland IE3D, EMS&S FEKO, CST Microwave studio, IMST Empire, Agilent ADS, FEKO, Ansoft HFSS, Speag SEMCAD, APLAC, REMCOM XFDTD, and COMSOL Multiphysics for numerical simulations; unique radio and THz measurement facilities covering the frequency range of 30 kHz to 800 GHz, namely: 1) vector network analyzers for the frequency range of 5 MHz - 350 GHz and its extensions for the band 350 – 800 GHz; 2) spectrum analyzers for the frequency range of 30 Hz - 40 GHz, its extensions up to 325 GHz; 3) anechoic chamber for 1 - 200 GHz; 4) small anechoic chamber for 200 MHz – 10 GHz; 5) near field scanner, 1.5 x 1.5 m, frequency range to 800 GHz. Also, we may share free-space measurement setups comprising horn antennas for different bands within 2-600 GHz, microwave and THz lenses, THz polarizers for 100-350 THz, metal waveguide kits for different bands, up to 800 GHz, home-made dielectric rod waveguides sensors for 100-600 THz, sensors for measurement of transmission/reflection properties of material samples up to 800 GHz.