Alexey Kovalev

Alexey Kovalev.

Associate Professor

Physics and Astronomy

310K Jorgensen Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-2880
  • Ph.D., Physics, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands - 2006
  • M.S. (Equiv.), Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, Russia - 1999

Research Interests
  • Spintronics and Spincaloritronics
  • Spin-Hall Effect
  • Magnetoelectronics
  • Spin-Transfer Torque
  • Anomalous Hall Effect
  • Magnetization Dynamics
  • Nanoelectromechanical Systems
  • Theory of Spin-Polaron in 2D Antiferromagnets
  • Quantum Information Theory

Honors and Awards
  • 2015 - DOE Early Career Award
  • 2014 - Nebraska EPSCoR First Award
  • 2013 - Research Development Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2010 - Nominee for UCLA Chancellor’s post-doctoral research award

Select Publications
  • A. A. Kovalev, L. X. Hayden, G. E. W. Bauer, Y. Tserkovnyak, "Macrospin Tunneling and Magnetopolaritons with Nanomechanical Interference", Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 147203 (2011)
  • A. A. Kovalev, J. Sinova and Y. Tserkovnyak, "Anomalous Hall Effect in Disordered Multiband Metals", Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 036601 (2010)
  • A. A. Kovalev and Y. Tserkovnyak, "Magnetocaloritronic nanomachines", Solid State Commun. (Special issue: Caloritronics) 150, 500 (2010)
  • A. A. Kovalev and Y. Tserkovnyak, "Thermoelectric spin transfer in textured magnets", Phys. Rev. B 80, 100408(R) (2009)
  • A. A. Kovalev, Y. Tserkovnyak, K. Výborný, J. Sinova, "Transport theory for disordered multiple-band systems: Anomalous Hall effect and anisotropic magnetoresistance", Phys. Rev. B 79, 195129 (2009)
  • A. A. Kovalev, "NANOMECHATRONICS: A new twist on a classic experiment", Nature Nanotechnology 3, 710 (2008)
  • A. F. Barabanov, A. A. Kovalev, O. V. Urazaev, A. M. Belemouk, "Spin-polaron excitations in the two-dimensional Kondo lattice with spin frustration", Physics Letters A 265, 221 – 224, (2000)
  • A. A. Kovalev, K. Výborný, J. Sinova, "Hybrid skew scattering regime of the anomalous Hall effect in Rashba systems: unifying Keldysh, Boltzmann, and Kubo formalisms", Phys. Rev. B 78, 041305(R) (2008)
  • A. A. Kovalev, G. E. W. Bauer and A. Brataas, "Nano-mechanical magnetization reversal", Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 167201 (2005)
  • A. A. Kovalev, G. E. W. Bauer and A. Brataas, "Current-driven ferromagnetic resonance, mechanical torques and rotary motion in magnetic nanostructures", Phys. Rev. B 75, 014430 (2007)
  • A. A. Kovalev, A. Brataas, and G. E. W. Bauer, "Spin transfer in diffusive ferromagnet-normal metal systems with spin-flip scattering", Phys. Rev. B 66, 224424 (2002)