Dr. Alexey Volkov is an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama. He received his doctorate degree in fluid mechanics from St. Petersburg State University in 1996. Since then, he served as an associate professor at the department of plasma- and gas dynamics of Baltic State Technical University until 2007, when he joined the University of Virginia as a research scientist.
He published 48 papers in peer-review journals, 40 papers in conference proceedings, five book chapters, three textbooks, co-authored 20 invited talks and 152 contributed conference/workshop presentations, advised one doctorate and nine master’s students.
In the mechanical engineering department at The University of Alabama, he served as a principal investigator or co-PI of eight externally funded projects. He currently advices four doctorate students.
In 2016, he became a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. His research interests are related to problems that require multiscale and multi-physics computational approaches and high-performance computing, including laser-material interaction and laser processing; metal-based additive manufacturing and selective laser melting; mechanical and thermal properties of carbon nanotube-based materials and nanocomposites; rarefied and two-phase gas dynamics; and gas-assisted technologies of material fabrication.