Slowa Solovyov, Ph.D.


Education and Training:

Ph.D. in Solid State Physics,    Institute for Metal Physics, Kiev, Ukraine

M.S. in Applied Physics (summa cum laude), Institute for Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia

Research and Professional Experience:

2014 – presents, Consulting Scientist, BAH Holdings

2015 – present, Scientist, Brookhaven Technology Group, Inc.

2014 – present, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stony Brook University

1997 – 2016, Materials Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory

1989 – 1997, Research Scientist, Kiev Institute for Metal Physics, Kiev, Ukraine


  1. Solovyov, V.F. and Q. Li, Fast high-temperature superconductor switch for high current applications.Applied Physics Letters, 2013. 103(3): p. 032603-3.
  2. Solovyov, V., I. Dimitrov, K., and Q. Li, Growth of thick YBa2Cu3O7 layers via a barium fluoride process.Superconductor Science and Technology, 2013. 26(1): p. 013001.
  3. Solovyov, V.F., Q. Li, W. Si, B. Maiorov, T.J. Haugan, J.L. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Yao, Q.X. Jia, and E.D. Specht, Influence of defect-induced biaxial strain on flux pinning in thick YBa2Cu3O7 Physical Review B, 2012. 86(9): p. 094511.
  4. Solovyov, V., Q. Li, M. Rupich, S. Sathyamurthy, and X. Li, New Pinning Strategies for Second-Generation Wires. Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on, 2012. 23(3): p. 6600905.
  5. Solovyov, V.F., Q. Li, Y. Chen, A. Guevara, T. Shi, and V. Selvamanickam, Nucleation of ReBa2Cu3Ox (Re = rare-earth) during high-rate metal-organic chemical vapor deposition growth. Journal of Applied Physics, 2011. 110(12): p. 123904-6.
  6. Solovyov, V.F., K. Develos-Bagarinao, Q. Li, W.-D. Si, L.-J. Wu, J. Zhou, H. Wiesmann, and J. Qing,Strong pinning in thick YBa2Cu3O7 layers mediated by catalysis of a new long-period metastable cuprate phase. Journal of Applied Physics, 2010. 108(11): p. 113912-6.
  7. Solovyov, V.F., K. Develos-Bagarinao, Q. Li, J. Qing, and J. Zhou, Nature of YBa2Cu3O7 nucleation centers on ceria buffers. Superconductor Science and Technology, 2010. 23(1): p. 014008.
  8. Solovyov, V.F., D. Abraimov, D. Miller, Q. Li, and H. Wiesmann, Correlation between YBa2Cu3O7 nuclei density and the grain orientation of the CeO2 buffered Ni–W template of the second-generation superconducting wire. Journal of Applied Physics, 2009. 105(11): p. 113927-7.
  9. Solovyov, V.F., Q. Li, H. Wiesmann, P. Oleynikov, and Y. Zhu, Strong influence of the YBa2Cu3O7 grain size on critical current densities of thick YBa2Cu3O7 layers made by a metal-organic deposition process.Superconductor Science and Technology, 2008. 21(12): p. 125013-125018.
  10. Solovyov, V.F., H.J. Wiesmann, L. Wu, Q. Li, L.D. Cooley, M. Suenaga, B. Maiorov, and L. Civale, High critical currents by isotropic magnetic-flux-pinning centres in a 3 µm-thick YBa2Cu3O7 superconducting coated conductor. Superconductor Science and Technology, 2007. 20: p. L20-L23.


  1. U.S. Patent # 6,794,339 “Synthesis of YBa2Cu3O7 using sub-atmospheric processing.”
  2. U.S. Patent #7,361,377 Fluorinated precursors of superconducting ceramics, and methods of making the same”.
  3. U.S. Patent#7,622,426 “Methods of controlling hydrogen fluoride pressure during chemical fabrication processes”.


r&d100-153px R&D 100 award, “Active superconducting fault current limiter”

U.S. patent application

BNL press release

DOE press release

Synergistic activities:

  1. Editorial board member, Scientific Reports (Nature publishing group), since 2015.
  2. Conference organizer, Applied Superconductivity Conference, Portland, OR 2012.
  3. Conference organizer, Applied Superconductivity Conference, Charlotte, NC 2014.
  4. Conference session organizer, Spring Materials Research Society Meeting 2010.
  5. Session Chairman, Spring Materials Research Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2007, 2011.