Prof. Kukushkin Sergey Arsen'evich
Head of the Laboratory of Structural and Phase Transformations in Condensed Media


Professor Sergey Arsen'evich Kukushkin is the head of the laboratory of structural and phase transformations in condensed media. In 1977 he graduated the Leningrad Institute of Technology, in 1982 received a PhD at the Kharkov Polytechnic Institute. In 1991 has defended his doctoral dissertation in the Ioffe Institute in Saint-Petersburg.

Contact Address:

Prof. Sergey A. Kukushkin
Head, Laboratory of structural and phase transitions in condensed media
Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Bolshoj 61, Vas.Ostrov, St.Petersburg 199178, Russia
Fax: +7(812)321 4771

Email: sergey.a.kukushkin at



Full list of publications and pdf's are available at:


  • Growth of silicon carbide on silicon
  • Theory of first order phase transitions in multicomponent systems with chemical reactions
  • Theory of processes of growth of thin film, islands, quantum dots and nanostructures
  • Theory of first order phase transitions in ferroelectrics and in crystalls under load
  • Physics and chemistry of surfaces
  • Theory of vitrification and devitrification
  • Theory of melt crystallization
  • Theory of decomposition of solid solutions
  • Microscopic fracture theory


  • Soros Professorship (1997)
  • Russian Grants (Russian Fund for Basic Research) (1992-1999)
  • Russian Federal Center "Integration" (1997-1999)
  • President stipend for outstanding scientists (2000)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2000-2002) Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat . Physikalisch-Chemisches-Institut.
  • Grant CICESE (Center of Science and Education of Mexico, Ensenada)2000-2002
  • P.A. Rebinder Prize of the Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences for a cycle of works "Chemical self-assembly of the crystal surfaces: a new method of aimed nucleation of epitaxial films" (2010).
  • AF Ioffe Prize and medal by the Government of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the category of physics and astronomy "for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of science and technology." (2014)

Last updated  3 April 2020.