CMUXE People

Zinetula (Zeke) Insepov
Adjunct Professor

Professor and Founding Faculty Fellow of Skolkovo/MIT Initiative of Nuclear Engineering
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Master's of Science in semiconductor engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute
Ph.D. in seminconductor physics from Lebedev Physics Institute
Doctor of Science" from Semyonov Chemical Physics Institute

Research and academic interests

Ion beam materials processing, including very low energy ion-solid interactions. Electronic materials and technology. Nanotechnology. Nuclear materials and systems. High-gradient accelerators. Interaction of plasma with surfaces.


  1. Z. Insepov, J. Norem, Can surface cracks and unipolar arcs explain breakdown and gradient limits?, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A31 (2013) 011302.

  2. Z. Insepov, R.J. Miller, Activation of nanoflows for fuel cells, J. Nanotechnology Engineering and Medicine, 3 (2012) 25201.

  3. Z. Insepov, J. Rest, A. Yacout et al, Derivation of kinetic coefficients by atomistic methods for studying defect behavior in Mo, J. Nucl. Materials 425 (2012) 41-47.

  4. S. Starikov, Z. Insepov, J. Rest, et al., Radiation induced damage and evolution of defects in Mo, Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011) 104109.

  5. Z. Insepov, V. Ivanov, H. Frisch, Comparison of candidate secondary electron emission materials, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 268 (2010) 33153320.

  6. Z. Insepov, J. Norem, S. Veitzer, Atomistic self-sputtering mechanisms of rf breakdown in high gradient linacs, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 268 (2010) 642650.

  7. Z. Insepov, New nanopumping effects with carbon nanotubes, Chapter 1 in the Book "Recent developments in modeling and applications of Carbon Nanotubes". Eds. Q. Wang, B.I. Yakobson, and K.M. Liew, 2009.

  8. Z. Insepov, M. Terasawa, K. Takayama, Surface erosion and modification by highly charged ions, Phys. Rev. A 77 (2008) 062901.

  9. Z. Insepov, J. Norem, D. Swenson, A. Hassanein, Surface erosion and modification by energetic ions, Vacuum 82 (2008) pp. 872879.

  10. Z. Insepov, J. Norem, D.R. Swenson, A. Hassanein, M. Terasawa, Surface erosion and modification by ions studied by computer simulation, Nucl. Inst. Meth. Phys. Res. B 258 (2007) 172-177.