Professor, Department of Physics
Maxim Sukharev is a professor of physics.He received his master's degree in theoretical physics from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1997. In 2000, he defended his doctoral thesis in laser physics at the Department of High-Power Lasers (General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences). From 1998 to 2001, he worked as a research assistant at the Fiber Optics Research Center, Moscow. In 2001, he received the French Ministry of Research Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the research group of Professor Annick Suzor-Weiner at the CNRS Laboratory of Molecular Photophysics (University of Paris South, Orsay). During his appointment, he was involved in the research of optimal and coherent control of atoms and molecules in strong laser fields. In summer of 2003, he joined the research group of Professor Tamar Seideman at the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined Arizona State University as a faculty in 2008. His current research interests include computational nano-optics; coherent control, and physics of light-matter interaction in strong and ultra-strong coupling regimes.