Dr. Maxim Durach

max_durach_photo resizeDr. Maxim Durach
Assistant Professor
B.S. Physics, St.-Petersburg State Polytechnical University, 2004
M.S. Condensed Matter Physics, St.-Petersburg State Polytechnical University, 2006
M.S. Physics, Georgia State University, 2008
Ph.D. Physics, Georgia State University, 2010

Office: Math-Physics, Room 1008
Phone: (912) 478-0575



I am working in the field of theoretical and computational physics for applications in nanotechnology. My research interests are in such areas of study as nano-optics of metals, nonlinear ultrafast optics, coherent control of optical fields, optoelectronics and quantum optics. I have participated in proposal and theoretical description of the plasmonic drag effect in thin metal wires, which can be used for generation of nano-confined THz fields as well as the adiabatic and non-adiabatic metallization effects in strong optical fields, which cause properties of dielectric nanofilms become similar to those of plasmonic metals. Some past research includes the description of modification of Coulomb interaction near metal nanoparticles and theory of spatio-temporal control over focusing of the surface plasmon-polaritons in thin metal films. Currently I am studying optical properties of metal-semiconductor photonic structures.

A list of my publications can be found here

Last updated: 8/11/2016

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