Department of Physics South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Dr. Vladimir Sobolev is a professor at the Department of Physics of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Dr. Sobolev earned his M.S. Degree from the Kharkov State University in Ukrainian SSR; he earned his Ph.D. in Physical & Mathematical Sciences from Donetsk Physics & Technology Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR; obtained his Habilitation Degree of Doctor of Physical & Mathematical Sciences from The Supreme Attestation Committee of the USSR. During his teaching and research career Dr. Sobolev taught in Ukraine, Taiwan and the U.S.A.
His main research interests are in wide range of properties of materials with spontaneous polarization (ferroelectric, magnetic, and magnetoelectric substances), phase transitions in materials with spontaneous polarization, kinetic and relaxational behavior of systems of interacting quasiparticles in substances subjected to the action of intense external alternating fields (magnetic and electric fields), optical properties of magnetic and magnetoelectric materials, and properties of high-temperature superconducting materials. Results of his research have been published in more than 300 articles. His results were presented in more than 150 presentations at different conferences. He authored several invention patents on methods of measurements of parameters of thin magnetic films.