Email: malovicko@physics.montana.edu
Phone: 406-994-3474
Fax: 406-994-4452
EPS Room 243, MSU, Bozeman, 59717-3840, MT

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Selected Honors, Awards, and Public Outreach/Service:

Awards

  • Nominated for “President's Excellence in Teaching Award”, MSU, Montana (2007).
  • APS award for Professional Skills Development Workshop, Baltimore, Maryland (2006).
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Physics Department, MSU, Montana (2004). 

Biographical Sketch:

Education

  • Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences, Phys. and Math.) Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine
  • M.Sc. in Physics of dielectrics and ferroelectrics, Rostov-on-Don State University, USSR

Positions

  • Associate Professor (tenure), Physics Department, Montana State University, the USA. 2002 - to present.
  • Senior research scientist; Osnabrück University, Germany. 1997-2002.    
  • Research scientist; 1. Physikalische Institut der J.-L. Universität Giessen, Germany. 1994-1996.    
  • Head of the group, senior research scientist; research scientist, junior research scientist, postgraduate student, and engineer; Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine. 1978-1994.

Interests:

  • Magnetic resonance of intrinsic (Check it out here)
  • Extrinsic and radiation defects in photonic materials
  • Nanostructures and materials for telecommunications and computing
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Defects in Solids:
    The Group of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy studies extrinsic (impurity) and intrinsic defects to tailor properties of novel materials for advanced applications of XXI century (photonic processors, high-density non-volatile memory and other elements for communication technologies). The lab is equipped with the unique spectroscopic system for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Electron Nuclear Double Resonance, and simultaneous EPR-optical investigations. The modern software based on the relativistic quantum mechanics approach allows obtaining detailed information about studied defects on the atomic level: impurity position and its charge state, local surrounding of the impurity and distribution of electron wave function, mechanisms of charge compensation and recharge processes. All above mentioned contributes to fundamental physics of defects, giving a solid background for defect engineering. 

Teaching

Courses for graduate and undergraduate students of Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments:

  • Novel Materials for Physics and Engineering (2010, 2008, 2006)
  • Quantum Mechanics 1 (2007, 2004)
  • Solid State Physics (2007, 2005, and 2003)
  • Condensed Matter Physics 1 (2008, 2006, 2004)
  • Condensed Matter Physics 2 (2009, 2005, 2003)
  • Magnetic resonance (seminar, 2010, 2009, 2008)
  • Undergraduate research / Creative activity (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004)
  • Independent study(2009, 2007)

Selected Publications:

  • G.Malovichko, V.Bratus, V.Grachev, E.Kokanyan. Electron paramagnetic resonance and electron-nuclear double resonance study of nonequivalent Yb3+ centers in congruent and nearly stoichiometric lithium niobate. Physica Status Solidi (b): 246, 215-225 (2009).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, J.Jorgensen, M.Meyer, M.Munro, B.Todt, I.Vrable, E.Kokanyan, V.Bratus, S.Okulov. Magnetic resonance study of non-equivalent centers created by 4f-Ions in congruent and stoichiometric lithium niobate. MRS Proceedings. 1111. D01-03 (2009).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Bratus, M.Munro, E.Kokanyan, S.Okulov, V.Grachev. Multifrequency spectroscopy of laser active centers Nd3+ and Yb3+ in nearly stoichiometric LiNbO3. Physica Status Solidi (c), 4, 1346-1351 (2007). 
  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, T.Rust, V.Pankratov. Flight to Mars and radiation defects in Li2B4O7 and KTiOPO4. Physica Status Solidi (c), 4, 1288-1292 (2007).
  • G.Malovichko, R.Petersen, Ch.Bäuman, V.Grachev. Second axial Fe3+ center in stoichiometric lithium tantalate. Journal of Applied Physics, 100, 023911 (2006).
  • B.Briat, V.G.Grachev, G.I.Malovichko, O.F.Schirmer, M.Wöhlecke. Defects in inorganic photorefractive materials and their investigations. Chapter in the book “Springer Series in Optical Sciences, v. 114: Photorefractive Materials and Applications 2”, ed. by P.Günter and J.-P.Huignard. pp. 9-49 (2007).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, S.Okulov, E.Kokanyan, F.Henecker, A.Hofstaetter, O.Schirmer. EPR of Nd3+ in congruent and nearly stoichiometric lithium niobate. Physica Status Solidi (b), 243, 409-415 (2006) (Editor Choice).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, O.Schirmer. Multifrequency spectroscopy of defects in complex oxides.Physica Status Solidi (a), 202, 207-221 (2005).

Grants:

Current: 

  • “Multifrequency spectroscopy of rare-earth and transition ions in optical materials”, NSF,  8/1/2008-7/30/2011.
  • NASA “Point defects created by radiation in non-linear optical crystals used for space-based laser systems”
  • DURIP DoD, “Multifrequency system for the study of defects in solids”
  • National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies / CRDF, USA “Periodically poled lithium niobate crystals - application to wavelength-conversion devices”.
  • NASA EPSCoR “Thermal stability of radiation defects in non-linear optical crystals”
  • Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology, “Development of advanced materials for optoelectronics and optical communication technologies”
  • NASA “Identification of atomic defects due to radiation in non-linear optical crystals used for space-based laser systems”
  • NSF, “Impurity locations and mechanisms of charge compensation in stoichiometric lithium niobate and lithium tantalate crystals”

Selected Talks:

  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, J.Jorgensen, M.Meyer, M.Munro, R.Petersen, I.Vrable, E.Kokanyan, V.Bratus, S.Okulov. Non-Equivalent Centers in Congruent and Stoichiometric LiNbO3 and LiTaO3. International Scientific Workshop. "Oxide Materials for Electronic Engineering - fabrication, properties and application" (ОМЕE-2009). Lviv, Ukraine (2009).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, J.Jorgensen, M.Meyer, M.Munro, B.Todt, I.Vrable, E.Kokanyan, V.Bratus and S.Okulov. Magnetic resonance study of non-equivalent centers created by 4f-ions in congruent and stoichiometric lithium niobate. MRS Fall meeting, Boston, USA (2008).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Bratus, M.Munro, E.Kokanyan, S.Okulov, V.Grachev. Multifrequency spectroscopy of laser active centers Nd3+ and Yb3+ in nearly stoichiometric LiNbO3. Euro-physical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (EURODIM 2006), Milan, Italy (2006).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, O.F.Schirmer. Multiresonance, multifrequency spectroscopy of rare-earth and transition ions in lithium niobate. International conference “LiNbO3, from material to device, from device to system”, Metz, France (2005).
  • G.Malovichko, V.Grachev, O.Schirmer. Multifrequency spectroscopy of defects in complex oxides.International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, Riga, Latvia (2004).