Education and Professional Activity

Last Name KHONIK
First Name Vitaly
Middle Name Alexandrovich
Date of Birth December 17, 1955
Position Head of the Department of General Physics, Voronezh State Pedagogical University (VSPU), Russia
Title Professor
Office address Department of General Physics, Voronezh State Pedagogical University, 86 Lenin St, Voronezh 394043, Russia. Tel/fax: +7-473-2554722
Education, Academic Degrees and Titles
  • 1994 - Professor academic rank
  • 1992 - Doctor of Sciences (phys. & math.) degree in Solid State Physics
  • 1991 - Senior Researcher academic rank in Solid State Physics
  • 1983 - Candidate of Sciences (phys. & math.) degree in Solid State Physics
  • 1978 - Graduated from Voronezh Polytechnic Institute (VPI), major - Solid State Physics
Employment History
  • 2010 present: head of the Department of General physics at VSPU
  • 1992-2010: Professor at VSPU
  • 1992: Associate Professor at VSPU
  • 1991-1992: Associate Professor at VPI
  • 1985-1991: Senior Researcher at VPI
  • 1984-1985: Junior Researcher at VPI
  • 1981-1983: Doctoral Course Student at VPI
  • 1978-1981: Engineer-Physicist at VPI
Academic Awards

Awarded the title "Soros Professor" in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Honorary worker of higher professional education (2011).

International Experience
  • July 2018 - Visiting Professor at the Northwestern Polytechical University, Xi'an, China
  • October 2016 - Visiting Professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bejing
  • August 2012 - Visiting Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • May 2009 - Guest Professor at School of Materials Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • April 2007 Guest Professor at Roskilde University, Denmark
  • January 2007 to February 2007 Visiting Scholar at the Physics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • January 2006 to March 2006 A scholar of the Japanese Society for Promotion Science (JSPS) at the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology of Kanazawa University (Kanazawa, Japan)
  • January 2005 to February 2005 Visiting Scholar at the Physics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • April 2003 to August 2003 Visiting Scholar at the Physics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • October 2002 to December 2002 A scholar of the German Service for Academic Exchanges (DAAD), Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig, Germany
  • May 1999 to April 2000 Associate Professor of Mechanical System Engineering Department, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia, Visiting Professor two to four week visits in 1996, 1998 and 2001
  • A participant of international conferences and workshops: on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation (ICIFUAS, Italy 1993, France 1996, Spain 2002), Mechanical Spectroscopy (Poland 2000); Structure of Non-Crystalline Solids (Czech Republic 1996); 18 International Congress on Glass (USA 1998); Physics of Amorphous Solids: Mechanical Properties and Plasticity (France, Les Houches, March 2010 ); ACAM workshop Multiscale Modelling of Amorphous Materials: from Structure to Mechnical Properties (Dublin, Ireland, July 2011), 8th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex Systems (Wisla, Poland, July 2017).
Activity as a reviewer
  • A reviewer of Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Journal of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Scripta Materialia, US National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Materials Research, Physica Status Solidi (a), Intermetallics, Journal of Composite Materials, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Physics Letters, Materials Research Express, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Metal Science and Heat Treatment, Glass Physics and Chemistry, Review of Scientific Instruments.

Selected papers