Vitaly Kresin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Contact Information
E-mail: kresin@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-0868
Office: SSC 209

Personal Website


  • A.B. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
  • Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 12/1991

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Kresin focuses his experimental and theoretical research on nanoclusters - agglomerates of a finite number of atoms (from a few to thousands) which are bigger than a molecule but smaller than a piece of bulk matter. The gradual development of various bulk characteristics can be studied as a function of size, and quantum effects unique to finite systems can be observed. His work in this field allows for considerable interaction with solid-state, atomic, chemical, and even nuclear physics, and has practical implications for surface science, materials science, nanoelectronics, envrionmental studies, etc.

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Southern California
  • 825 Bloom Walk
  • ACB 439
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484