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Anatoly Frenkel


Office:208 Engineering Bldg. Stony Brook, NY

Physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles and disordered systems,  piezo-, ferro-, pyro-electricity and electrostriction in thin films,  mechanisms of doping and diffusion in semiconductor quantum dots,  mechanisms of work of functional nanomaterials (catalysts, filtration materials, actuators).   Development of   in situ  operando  techniques and synchrotron methods (spectroscopy, scattering and imaging) . Development of machine learning methods for structural analysis of nanomaterials.




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  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2017
  • Weston Visiting Professor Fellowship, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2015-2018


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (Physics), University of Washington, Seattle. 1995-1996 (advisor: E. A. Stern)
  • Ph.D. (Physics) Tel Aviv University, Israel: 1995 (advisor: A. V. Voronel)
  • M.Sc. (Physics) St. Petersburg University, Russia: 1987 (advisor: L. N. Labzovsky)


  • Professor, Stony Brook University, 2016-present
  • Professor, Yeshiva University, 2007-2016
  • Associate Professor, Yeshiva University, 2001-2007
  • Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996-2001
  • Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, 1995-1996
  • Research Assistant, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1990-1995
  • Research Engineer, Institute of Acoustics, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1987-1990

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