National Physical Laboratory

Alexander Tzalenchuk

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Alexander Tzalenchuk

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Alexander received a degree in Electronics Engineering from the Department of Crystal Physics, Faculty of Electronic Materials and Devices, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, and a PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the A V Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Alexander has over 30 years' experience in solid-state physics, nanotechnology and quantum metrology. In his early days in Moscow, he studied charge transport in semiconducting and fast-ion conducting bicrystals. Later, he spent over 10 years at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, investigating Josephson devices in high-Tc superconductors (HTS). In particular, he worked on the development of submicron technology for the HTS materials and studied a range of mesoscopic effects in ultrasmall HTS Josephson junctions before joining NPL in February 2002.

Since joining the Quantum Detection Group at NPL, Alexander has led a number of projects concerning quantum metrology; magnetic and superconducting macroscopic quantum systems; single particle detection; terahertz photon counting; scanning probe microscopy; and graphene.

In 2007, he was appointed Visiting Professor and in 2013 Professor of Physics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He teaches a course 'Frontiers of Metrology' to third year undergraduates and supervises a number of PhD students.

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Tel: +44 20 8943 6953

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015
Created: 16 Dec 2010


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