Carbon-based nanostructures are among the most intensely studied systems in nanotechnology. Potential practical applications span the fields of medicine, consumer electronics, and hydrogen storage, and they could even be used to develop a space elevator. A research team at the University of Northern Iowa is probing the properties of multilayered carbon nanostructures known as "carbon onions."
About lukashevI received M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the Case Western Reserve University in 2003 and 2007 respectively. I received B.S. in Physics from the Yerevan State University in 1996. I worked as a postdoctoral research associate from 2006 to 2014 in University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Since 2014, I am an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Northern Iowa. My area of expertise is computational and theoretical condensed matter physics and materials science.