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Andrey Kaul

Andrey Kaul
Academic director

PhD in Chemistry, professor in the nonorganic chemistry chair at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Graduate of the Moscow State University Chemistry Department, Mr. Kaul is a well-known researcher in the area of chemistry of solids and nonorganic materials. Together with his students he worked out physical and chemical basics of a promising Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) technology. The team has developed cutting-edge original devices to implement the technology, created and investigated epitaxial thin films with various functional properties - high temperature superconductors, ferroelectric materials, transparent conducting materials, materials with very high magnetic resistance and multi-layer heterostructures combining these components. The researcher also offered original chemical methods of vapor deposition intensification with simultaneous improvement of their structure and functional properties.

Mr. Kaul is one of the scholars to have initiated chemical methods of HTS thin film deposition, especially the MOCVD method. Studies, started soon after cuprates were discovered to be superconductors in the late 1980s, focused on the ways to make high-quality films and HTS containing bismuth, mercury and lead. He also initiated research into textured buffer and superconducting coats on flexible metal films -- the researches have been conducted from the second half of the 1990s.

Mr. Kaul wrote more than 300 research papers and holds 15 copyright certificates and patents. He supervised twenty PhD theses and one doctoral thesis.

Winner of the State Prize in chemistry and MSU Lomonosov Prize, a George Soros professor.

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