My research is in theoretical sub-atomic nuclear physics, hadron structure and Quantum Chromo Dynamics. The main theme is three dimensional structure of the proton and the neutron. The aim is to learn the internal structure of the nucleon from the point of view of quarks and gluons. My experience has been mainly in the theoretical and phenomenological interpretation of experimental data in terms of the so-called Transverse Momentum Dependent distributions that encode three-dimensional structure of the nucleon in the momentum space. My focus is on the analysis of experimental data from international and national facilities such as CERN, BNL, Jefferson Lab, SLAC, KEK, Fermilab and others.
I have external funding from DOE as a part of Topical Collaboration TMD grant of more than $2M and the sole PI of NSF grant of $150,000. My position at Penn State Berks is a bridge position with Jefferson Lab. The goal of this bridge grant is to strengthen nuclear physics research done in the United States by facilitating collaboration between Jefferson Lab and a faculty member at a research university, and thereby assure the long term continuity of that research stream.
Prior to joining PSU Berks in August 2015 I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Turin, INFN Turin at Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale 2001-2009 and a Staff Scientist at Theory Center of Jefferson Lab 2009-2015.
I am the author of more than 50 research papers.
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, Russia, 2000
M.Sc. (summa cum laude), Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1997