Michael L. Gorodetsky

Doctor of Phys.-Math Scinces
(Analogue of German habilitation)
Born July 24, 1966 in Moscow, Russia

Faculty of Physics,
M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State Universitry,
Chair of Physics of Oscillations
Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119991

    Scientific interests:  Physics of high-Q optical, microwave and mechanical systems; whispering gallery modes in optical and microwave resonators; optical microspheres applications in photonics and experimental technique; fundamental mechanisms of dissipation; nonlinear optical effects; quantum nondemolition measurements and theory of quantum measurements; laser gravitational-wave antennas.

    Dr.Sc.Phys. Thesis: "High-Q resonators in experimental physics" (2001)
    PhD Thesis: "Optical microresonators with whispering-gallery modes" (1993)

1991 -- 1997: research fellow, chair of Molecular physics and physics of measurements, faculty of Physics, Moscow State University
1997 -- 2001:  senior research fellow, chair of Molecular physics and physics of measurements, faculty of Physics, Moscow State University
2002 -- 2007:  leading research fellow, chair of Physics of oscillations, faculty of Physics, Moscow State University
2007 -- 2011:  Associate professor
2011 -- now:  Professor
2013 -- now:  Russian Quantum Center external fellow.

    Visiting Scientist:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena CA, USA) - 1998, 2000, 2011, 2012, 2013
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena CA, USA) - 2001
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Garching, Germany) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009
Visiting professor, EPFL, (Lausanne, Switzerland) - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

1999: Best young scientist of Moscow State University for the cycle of works "High-Q optical and microwave resonators for high-precision and quantum measurements".
2006: Best young Doctor of Physics of Moscow State University. Second award.

    Current research grants:
2003-2004: Alexander von Humboldt fellowship
2005-2006: President of Russia research grant "Young Doctors of Sciences".
2007: Talented students and young scientists of MSU support grant
2009: Alexander von Humboldt return fellowship
2009: RFBR publishing grant for the monograph "Optical microresonators with giant quality-factor".
2010-2012: NSF grant LIGO scientific collaboration.
2010-2012: "Dynasty foundation" grant for young doctors of sciences.
2012-2013: Era.NET RUS. Optomechanical photonic crystals for novel optical devices and sensors.
2013-: RFBR grant

    Special courses for graduate students:
"Optical microresonators" - 4th year.
"Frequency standards" - 5th year.