My research interests are mainly in Theoretical Atomic Physics, and I do my research in the TCP Research Division.
Selected research topics are: many-body theory in atoms; electron-atom scattering, negative ions, photodetachment; interaction of positrons with atoms and molecules: scattering, bound states and annihilation; quantum chaos in complex atoms and other many-body systems; multiphoton processes in strong laser fields; cold atom scattering.
Gleb Gribakin joined Queen's University in 1999. In 1992-1999 he was a reseacher in the School of Physics, University of New South Wales (Sydney). He obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from St Petersburg State Technical University in 1987.
Dr Gribakin's PhD was on many-body theory calculations of negative ions and photodetachment. His research area, interests and expertise have since expanded to include low-energy electron scattering on atoms and molecules (including electron attachment), positron interactions with atoms and molecules (scattering, bound states, annihilation), quantum chaos in complex atoms and other many-body systems, electron-ion recombination, multiphoton processes in strong laser fields, and cold atom scattering.
In recent years Dr Gribakin gave invited talks at DAMOP (2006), ICPEAC (2007), GEC (2007) and other conferences.
He is a member of the International Advisory committee for the Positron Workshop, was on the Local Organising Committee for the Highly Charged Ions conference (Belfast 2006), and was a co-editor of its proceedings, and is a member of the Local Organising Committee of XXVII ICPEAC (to be held in Belfast in 2011).
Dr Gribakin is an author of over 70 publications, including a chapter on the theory of positron-molecule annihilation in the book New Directions in Antimatter Chemistry and Physics, Eds. C. M. Surko and F. A. Gianturco, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2001). He is also a regular referee for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A and Journal of Physics B.