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Oleg Rubel, PhD.



Email: tbh%23net|rubelo


  • M.Eng., (1997), Zaporozhye State Technical University, Ukraine
  • Ph.D. in Material Science, (2001), Zaporozhye State Technical University, Ukraine


Appointments and Affiliations:


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering, McMaster University - present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Department of Electrical Engineering, Lakehead University; 2008-Present
  • Central Technology Laboratory, Material Science Centre and Department of Physics, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany; 2003-2008
  • Department of Aircraft and Manufacturing Engineering, Zaporizhzhya National Technical University, Ukraine; 2000-2003


Research Areas of Focus


Microscopic modelling of transport, optical, electronic, and structural properties of disordered semiconductors for medical imaging detectors. Particular topics include:

  • atomic structure of compound and amorphous semiconductors

  • defects and impurities in crystals and interaction between them

  • electronic and vibrational states in disordered solids

  • density functional theory and empirical force-field potentials

  • semiconductor surfaces: structure and energetics

  • electronic transport in disordered low-mobility semiconductors: hopping, multiple trapping, diffusion, incl. high-field effects, such as impact ionization

  • charge carriers: generation, recombination, lifetime, and trapping

  • optical properties of low-dimensional nanostructures: quantum wells and quantum dots



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