Govorov, Alexander


Email: govorov(at)

Office phone: +86-28-83208922


1987  Novosibirsk Electro-Technical Institute

1991  Institute of Semiconductor, Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia  Ph.D

Work Experience

2018-present  The University of  Electronic Science and Technology of China   Professor

2016-present  Ohio University  Distinguished Professor

2002-2016    Ohio University  Professor

2001-2002    Ohio University  Visiting Professor

1989-2002    Institute of Semiconductor, Novosibirsk, Russia  Scientific Researcher

Research Interests

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Physics of Nanostructures, Energy-Related Research, Optical and Transport Phenomena, Many-Body Effects, Hybrid Nanostructures, Colloidal Nanocrystals, EnergyTransfer, Light Harvesting, Bio-Assembled Nanocrystals

Awards and Honors 

Fellow of the American Physical Society; the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the A. v. Humboldt Foundation (Germany); the Ikerbasque Fellow Award (Spain); the Walton Visitor Award (Ireland), the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) Chair Professorship (China); the 2014 Jacques-Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair Award (INRS, Montreal, Canada); the 2017 1000-Talant Award (Sichuan, China).


More than 250 publications; h-index=65; total number of citations: >16,300 (September 2018); the number of citations in 2017: 2300. The data are taken from Google Scholar ( ). 

[1] P.-P. Wang, S. Yu, A. O. Govorov, and M. Ouyang, Cooperative Expression of Atomic Chirality in Inorganic Nanostructures, Nature Communications, 8, 14312

[2] A. Kuzyk, R. Schreiber, Z. Fan, G. Pardatscher, E.-M. Roller, A. Högele, F. C. Simmel, A. O. Govorov, T. Liedl, DNA-based self-assembly of chiral plasmonic nanostructures with tailored optical response, Nature 483,311–314 (2012)

[3] A.O.Govorov and H. Richardson, Review paper: “Generating heat with metal nanoparticles”, NanoToday, FEBRUARY 2007 | VOLUME 2 | NUMBER 1, pp. 20-39.

[4] A. O. Govorov, G, W. Bryant, W, Zhang, T, Skeini, J, Lee, N, A. Kotov, J, M. Slocik, and R, R. Naik. Exciton-Plasmon Interaction and Hybrid Excitons in Semiconductor-Metal Nanoparticle Assemblies”, Nano Lett. 6, 984 (2006)

[5] Wei Zhang and Alexander O. Govorov, Quantum theory of the nonlinear Fano effect in hybrid metal-semiconductor nanostructures: The case of strong nonlinearity, Phys. Rev. B 84 (RC), 081405 (2011).

[6] A.O. Govorov, W. Zhang, T. Skeini, H. Richardson, J. Lee, and N. Kotov, “Gold Nanoparticle Ensembles as Heaters and Actuators: melting and collective plasmon resonances”, Nanoscale Res. Lett. (2006) 1:84–90