Vladimir Fal’ko is a condensed-matter theorists, who was responsible for advances in the theory of electronic and optical properties of graphene (including discovery of bilayer graphene, in 2006) and theory of localisation and quantum transport in mesoscopic systems. Educated at Moscow Physical Engineering Institute and the Institute for Solid State Physics RAS, he worked as a research fellow at Max-Planck-Institut in Stuttgart and Oxford University and, now, he holds the post of Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Theory at Lancaster University (UK). His current interest includes modelling heterostructures of graphene and other atomically thin two-dimensional crystals, as part of the Horizon2020 European Graphene Flagship Project.
Graphene and related two-dimensional atomic crystals: electronic transport and optical properties.Heterostructures of two-dimensional atomic materials (grapheen-hBN, etc).strongly correlated states of electrons in two-dimensional materials, quantum Hall effect.Fundamentals of nanoelectronics, spintronics, and nano-electro-mechanical systems. Quantum optics and optical properties of semiconductor quantum dots.