Zinetula (Zeke) Insepov
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Zinetula (Zeke) Insepov

Adjunct Professor, Professor and Founding Faculty Fellow of Skolkovo/MIT Initiative


  • Master's of Science in semiconductor engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute
  • Ph.D. in semiconductor physics from Lebedev Physics Institute
  • "Doctor of Science" from Semyonov Chemical Physics Institute

Research 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


  • Z. Insepov, J. Rest, G. L. Hofman, Lattice expansion in nuclear fuels at high burnups; Nucl. Sci. and Engin. (2021/7)
  • J.Norem, Z. Insepov, A. Hassanein, An integrated approach to understanding RF vacuum arcs, Nature Scientific reports, 11 (2021) 2361; (www.nature.com/scientificreports/)
  • Computational problems in modeling arcs, J Norem, Z Insepov, AIP Conference Proceedings 1777 (1), 050003 (2016)
  • Cluster Ion-Solid Interactions: Theory, Simulation, and Experiment, Z Insepov; CRC Book Taylor & Francis, USA (2016)
  • D. Roshchupkin, L. Ortega, I. Zizak, O. Plotitcyna, V. Matveev, O. Kononenko, E. Emelin, A. Erko, K. Tynyshtykbayev, D. Irzhak, Z. Insepov, Surface acoustic wave propagation in graphene film, J. Appl. Phys. 118, #10, p. 104901 (2015).
  • Z. Insepov, E. Emelin, O. Kononenko, D. Roshchupkin, K.B. Tnyshtykbayev, K.A. Baigarin, Surface acoustic waves amplification by DC-voltage supplied to graphene film, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 023505 (2015).
  • Z. Insepov, J. Norem, Can surface cracks and unipolar arcs explain breakdown and gradient limits?, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A31 (2013) 011302.
  • Z. Insepov, R.J. Miller, Activation of nanoflows for fuel cells, J. Nanotechnology Engineering and Medicine, 3 (2012) 25201.
  • 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.
  • S. Starikov, Z. Insepov, J. Rest, et al., Radiation induced damage and evolution of defects in Mo, Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011) 104109.
  • Z. Insepov, V. Ivanov, H. Frisch, Comparison of candidate secondary electron emission materials, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 268 (2010) 3315–3320.
  • Z. Insepov, J. Norem, S. Veitzer, Atomistic self-sputtering mechanisms of rf breakdown in high gradient linacs, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 268 (2010) 642–650.
  • 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.
  • Z. Insepov, M. Terasawa, K. Takayama, Surface erosion and modification by highly charged ions, Phys. Rev. A 77 (2008) 062901.
  • Z. Insepov, J. Norem, D. Swenson, A. Hassanein, Surface erosion and modification by energetic ions, Vacuum 82 (2008) pp. 872–879.
  • 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.