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Alexei Orlov

Alexei Orlov

Research Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Research Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-8079

Office: 227 Stinson Remick Hall


Ph. D., IREE RAS, Moscow, 1990


I was born in Moscow, USSR in 1959, got my University Diploma in Physics from <a href="">Lomonosov Moscow State University</a> (MGU) in 1983, got my PhD in Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics from Institute of <a href="">Radio Engineering and Electronics</a> (USSR Academy of Sciences) in 1990. The title of my thesis was "Mesoscopic effects in hopping conductance of GaAs field-effect transistor" (Ph.D advisor Dr. Alex Savchenko ) I spent a year in England working in <a href="">Alex Savchenko group</a> at the University of Exeter Since 1994 I live and work in the USA. Currently, I am Research Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.


Summary of Activities/Interests

Research Interests: My topics of research are experimental studies of nanostructures and nanodevices with main focus on experimental single electronics and nanomagnetics. This include single-electron devices used for sensors, memories and logic, quantum-dot cellular automata (electronic and magnetic), domain-wall motion in magnetic nanowires. Most recently several important experimental results were obtained. High frequency single-electron latch was demonstrated with 1 microsecond clock pulses. Single electron transistors fabricated on wide bandgap insulating substrates were tested. A lot of interesting developments are in the field of nano magnetic logic.

Courses: Sensors, Inst. & Meas. in EA


A New Class of Spin-Wave-Based Devices May Improve Overcrowded Electromagnetic Spectrum

September 27, 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is putting a new “spin” on wireless communications, one that could significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization [access and processing] while at the same time providing improved energy efficiency within devices.


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