Astronomy and astronomy education
Disordered solids, structural relaxation phenomena, topological self-organization, oxide and non-oxide glasses and their applications, properties and application of bioglasses.
Fundamental and applied quantum mechanics.
Atomic and electronic structure of non-oxide glasses and amorphous thin films (EXAFS, XANES, XPS, Raman, positron annihilation); structural dynamics in glasses; interaction of light and ionizing radiation with amorphous solids; surface science in application to solid state disordered media; gray scale photolithography and electron-beam nanostructuring on glasses; amorphous optical IR materials for micro- and nanophotonics.
Design and control of electromechanical devices, robotics, and manufacturing processes.
Spectroscopy (X-Ray, UV-VIS, IR, Raman, Nuclear Magnetic resonance, etc) and electronic structure of novel materials at the molecular, nano, and bulk scales; the spectroscopy and electronic structure of ions in plasmas and the collisional and radiative processes that connect various states; plasma spectroscopy as an astrophysical diagnostic tool; novel applications of thermodynamics and kinetics and new algorithm development.
Late stages of stellar evolution and survey calibration.
Experimental surface physics