Prof. Alexander I. LOTKOV, CSc., D.Sc.

Prof. Alexander I. LOTKOV, CSc., D.Sc.

Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science of the RAS, SB, Tomsk, Russian Federation

Alexander I. Lotkov was born in Chimkent, Kazakhstan, USSR, in 1945. He received his degree in physics from Tomsk State University, Russia, in 1968, the CSc degree (Ph.D. equivalent) from the Siberian Physical-Technical Institute at Tomsk State University in 1974, and the D.Sc. degree in physics and mathematics from the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, SB RAS, Tomsk, in 1992. In 2006, he was awarded the academic rank of Professor.

At the METAL'18 conference Prof. Lotkov will present the lecture at the Session E - Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys: "Surface Engineering of NiTi Alloys as a Way Toward New-generation Smart Biocompatible Materials for Medical Implants".

Stages of academic career

1963 - 1968 student, Tomsk State University
1968 - 1971 postgraduate, Department of Experimental Physics, Tomsk State University
1971 - 1992 Senior Researcher (1971–1974), Scientific Secretary (1974–1978), Head of the Laboratory of Electronic Structures (1979–1991) and Deputy Director for Science (1991–1992), Siberian Physical-Technical Institute
1992 till now Head of the Laboratory of Shape Memory Alloys and Deputy Director for Research, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science


Prof. Lotkov is author and coauthor of more than 300 scientific papers, 5 monographs, and 28 patents. His research interests include physics of structural phase transformation, grain fragmentation, and microstructure formation in B2 intermetallic compounds, and in NiTi-based shape memory alloys in particular, under severe plastic deformation and electron-ion plasma treatment.

The physical concept developed by Prof. Lotkov and colleagues for thermoelastic martensite transformations and the results of pioneering experimental research guided by Prof. Lotkov demonstrate the role of electronic structure, crystalline defects, and lattice dynamics in premartensite and martensite transformations in B2-structured Ti alloys and provide the way to developing new superelastic shape memory alloys for medicine and high-temperature shape memory alloys for engineering.

Prof. Lotkov is Chairman of the State Examination Boards at National Research Tomsk State University and National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University; Vice Chairman of the Dissertation Council at ISPMS SB RAS; member of the Scientific Council of ISPMS SB RAS; member of the United Scientific Council of SB RAS on Power industry, Machine building, Mechanics, and Control processes; member of the International Coordinating Council for Physics of Strength and Plasticity of Materials; member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Material Science and Journal of Advanced Materials (translated and published in Inorganic Materials: Applied Research), and journal Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine; member of the organizing committees of several international conferences.