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Sergei Rouvimov

Sergei Rouvimov

Research Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Research Associate Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-0226

Office: 233 Stinson Remick Hall


MS, St-Petersburg State University (Russia)

PhD from A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, 1987


Sergei Rouvimov (Ruvimov) is currently Research Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame and TEM Director at Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility.

Prior to University of Notre Dame, Dr. Rouvimov was affiliated with leading research institutions including A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (Russia), Max Plank Institute for Micro-Structure Physics (Germany), Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (CA, USA) and Portland State University (OR, USA). He also served as "key technical expert" and area lead engineer at SUMCO USA being responsible for structure-related issues and materials characterization for entire US part of the company. At Portland State University he developed and served as a director of Professional Science Master Program on Renewable Energy (2010-2011), established and served as an adviser (2008-2012) of Physics Student Club and Sigma-Pi-Sigma Honor Student society, and has been nominated as outstanding student adviser (2012) by SPS of America. He established Focus Interest Group on Electron Crystallography and Automated Mapping Techniques at Microscopy Society of America (2011) and served as its first President. At University of Notre Dame, he has established Electron Microscopy Student Club (2012), Notre Dame Imaging and Microanalysis Society affiliated with Microscopy Society of America (2013), "Women in Microscopy" Student Club (2016), and Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop (2013 - now). 

During the last 20 years his research was focused on nano-science, nano-technology and nano-characterization including novel nano-structured materials (III-V, II-VI, III-Nitrides, etc). He coauthored in over 100 publications with overall 8000 citations (H index 36). TEM research on quantum dots, being highly recognized (over 1500 citations, http// brought his name among the world-wide top 25 authors in this area (1992-2002). He collaborated with over 100 outstanding scientists including Zh. I. Alferov, 2000 Nobel Prize Laureate, and H. Amano,  I. Akasaki and S. Nakamura, 2014 Nobel Prize Laureates. 

During 2016-2017 Dr. Rouvimov served as a member of College Council, currently he is a member of Notre Dame Faculty Senate.

Summary of Activities/Interests

The research activities of Dr. Rouvimov are related to electron microscopy material science and nano-technology in collaboration with many research groups inside and outside of Notre Dame. 

Currently electron microscopy is a key research technique for many bio, materials science and device applications. To promote the advances in electron microscopy and its unique capabilities, Dr. Rouvimov developed a successful TEM program at University of Notre Dame that involves training of new TEM users, advising Notre Dame Electron Microscopy Student Club that has regular monthly meetings and Notre Dame Imaging and Microanalysis Society, teaching TEM Course, organizing Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshops at the end of Spring Semester.


Electron Microscopy Unlocks a Door to a New Era of Discovery

December 14, 2017

The phrase “larger than life” many times throughout history has been applied to describe the impact of scientific discoveries and revolutionary technologies. At the University of Notre Dame, precision instruments and state-of-the-art facilities, such as the electron microscopy core within the Integrated Imaging Facility, are beginning to fill in gaps and reveal details that are propelling science beyond what is known.