Aleksandr Rodin

Science (Physics)

Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor Aleksandr Rodin was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States at the age of 14. He attended the University of Southern California between 2003 and 2007, graduating with a BS in Physics. Following this, he obtained his PhD in Physics in 2012 from the University of California, San Diego. This led him to a two-year postdoctoral position with Boston University. He moved to Singapore in 2014 where he joined the Graphene Research Centre. There, he worked both on characterising new two-dimensional materials, as well as looking for their potential applications. In 2018, he joined Yale-NUS as a member of the Division of Science.

Focusing on two-dimensional materials, Asst Prof Rodin is primarily interested in their electronic properties. In particular, he studies unusual effects that arise from the non-traditional band structures in two dimensions, such as anisotropic excitations and valley polarisation. He is also involved in studying many-body physics in the context of impurity-substrate interactions.

Asst Prof Rodin has over 30 publications. The most recent ones are

(1) P. Z. Hanakata, A. S. Rodin, H. S. Park, D. K. Campbell, and A. H. Castro Neto, “Strain-induced gauge and Rashba fields in ferroelectric Rashba lead chalcogenide PbX monolayers (X= S, Se, Te)“, Phys. Rev. B 97, 235312 (2018)
(2) A. S. Rodin, A. H. Castro Neto, “Localized magnetic states in two-dimensional semiconductors“, Phys. Rev. B 97, 235428 (2018)
(3) S. Lin, A. Carvalho, S. Yan, R. Li, S. Kim, A. S. Rodin, L. Carvalho, E. M. Chan, X. Wang, A. H. Castro Neto, J. Yao, “Accessing valley degree of freedom in bulk Tin (II) sulfide at room temperature“, Nat. Commun. 9 (1), 1455 (2018)
(4) Z. Qiu, H. Fang, A. Carvalho,A. S. Rodin, Y. Liu, S. J. R. Tan, M. Telychko, P. Lv, J. Su, Y. Wang, A. H. Castro Neto, J. Lu, “Resolving the Spatial Structures of Bound Hole States in Black Phosphorus“, Nano Lett. 17}, 6935 (2017)
(5) P. Z. Hanakata, textbf{A. S. Rodin}, A. Carvalho, H. S. Park, D. K. Campbell, A. H. Castro Neto, “Two-dimensional square buckled Rashba lead chalcogenides“, Phys. Rev. B 96, 161401 (2017)
(6) A. S. Rodin, P. Z. Hanakata, A. Carvalho, H. S. Park, D. K. Campbell, A. H. Castro Neto, “Rashba-like dispersion in buckled square lattices“, Phys. Rev. B 96, 115450 (2017)

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