Andrei Sirenko

Contact Info

Title: Professor and Department Chair
Office: 468 Tiernan
Phone: 973-596-5342
Dept: Physics Dept

About Me


  • Ph.D., Experimental Physics, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1993
  • M.S., Optoelectronic Devices, Electrical Engineering University, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1987

Awards and Honors

  • 1995 −1997 - Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 1994 - Fellowship from the Volkswagen Foundation
  • 1993 - Personal Grant from the International Science Foundation
  • 1992 - Personal Grant from the American Physical Society

Courses Taught

Taught undergraduate courses of

  • Solid State Physics 446
  • Advanced Research Lab (Phys450)
  • High-Power Lasers (OPSE 402)
  • Introductory Physics (Phys103, Phys105, Phys106, and Phys111)

Graduate course:

  • Principles of Spectroscopy (Phys774).

Average Student Rating of the Teaching Effectiveness (SRTE) is 3.7 (4 max).

Advisor of the SPS Chapter at NJIT.


Research Interests

  • Optics
  • Materials and Device Physics
  • X-ray
  • Raman Scattering in Solids

Research Activities

Materials science of magnetic and ferroelectric oxides, semiconductor nanostructures, QKD and
PMD in transmission fibers, and characterization of monolithically-integrated GaN-based
optoelectronic devices. Primary research interest is in the field of far-IR Transmission,
Ellipsometry, and Raman Spectroscopy, Nanoscale High-Angular Resolution X-ray Diffraction, and X-ray Standing Waves. PI in the current beam-time proposals at the National Synchrotron Facilities NSLS, CHESS, and APS. Elected Member of the User Committee at CHESS (2004-


Selected Publications

A. A. Sirenko, C. Bernhard, A. Golnik, Anna M. Clark, Jianhua Hao, Weidong Si, and X. X. Xi,
"Soft-mode hardening in SrTiO3 thin films", Nature, 404, 373 (2000).

Akimov, A. A. Sirenko, A. M. Clark, J.-H. Hao, and X. X. Xi, "Electric field-induced soft-mode
hardening in SrTiO3 films", Phys. Rev. Lett., 84, 4625 (2000).

A. A. Sirenko, I. A. Akimov, J. R. Fox, A. M. Clark, Hong-Cheng Li, Weidong Si, and X. X. Xi,
``Observation of the first-order Raman scattering in SrTiO3 thin films´´, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4500

S. Park, Y. Horibe, T. Asada, L. S. Wielunski, N. Lee, P. L. Bonanno, S. M. O’Malley, A. A.
Sirenko, A. Kazimirov, M. Tanimura, T. Gustafsson, and S-W. Cheong, Epitaxial Nanorods with a
Checkerboard Pattern in ZnMnGaO4 Films, Nano Letters (2008).

A. A. Sirenko, S. M. O’Malley, and K. H. Ahn, S. Park, G. L. Carr, and S-W. Cheong, “Infraredactive
excitations related to Ho3+ ligand-field splitting at the commensurate-incommensurate
magnetic phase transition in HoMn2O5”, Phys. Rev. B, (2008). cond-mat/0703255.