### Education

Ph.D., 1999, Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute,” theoretical physics

M.S., 1996, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (with Honors), physics of metals

### Professional experience

2017- Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2011-2017 Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2005-2011 Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2002-2005 Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2002 Assistant Scientist, Ames Laboratory

1999-2002 Visiting Scientist, Ames Laboratory

1999 Junior Scientist, Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”

### Honors and awards

2014 Outstanding Referee for the journals of the American Physical Society

2008 Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award

2003 Kurchatov Award, Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”

1997 Soros Graduate Student, International Soros Science Education Program

### Selected publications

G. G. Baez Flores, A. A. Kovalev, M. van Schilfgaarde, and K. D. Belashchenko, *Generalized magnetoelectronic circuit theory and spin relaxation at interfaces in magnetic multilayers*, Phys. Rev. B **101**, 224405 (2020).

K. D. Belashchenko, A. A. Kovalev, and M. van Schilfgaarde, *Interfacial contributions to spin-orbit torque and magnetoresistance in ferromagnet/heavy-metal bilayers*, Phys. Rev. B **101**, 020407(R) (2020).

K. D. Belashchenko, A. A. Kovalev, and M. van Schilfgaarde, *First-principles calculation of spin-orbit torque in a Co/Pt bilayer*, Phys. Rev. Materials **3**, 011401(R) (2019).

Igor Žutić, Alex Matos-Abiague, Benedikt Scharf, Hanan Dery, and Kirill Belashchenko, *Proximitized Materials*, Materials Today **22**, 85 (2019).

I. A. Zhuravlev, A. Adhikari, and K. D. Belashchenko, *Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in bulk and thin-film CuMnAs for antiferromagnetic memory applications*, Appl. Phys. Lett. **113**, 162404 (2018).

I. A. Zhuravlev, V. P. Antropov, A. Vishina, M. van Schilfgaarde, and K. D. Belashchenko, *Tunable dimensional crossover and magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe _{2}P-based alloys*, Phys. Rev. Materials

**1**, 051401(R) (2017).

K. D. Belashchenko, A. A. Kovalev, and M. van Schilfgaarde,

*Theory of spin loss at metallic interfaces*, Phys. Rev. Lett.

**117**, 207204 (2016).

K. D. Belashchenko. O. Tchernyshyov, A. A. Kovalev, and O. A. Tretiakov,

*Magnetoelectric domain wall dynamics and its implications for magnetoelectric memory*, Appl. Phys. Lett.

**108**, 132403 (2016).

I. A. Zhuravlev, V. P. Antropov, and K. D. Belashchenko,

*Spin-fluctuation mechanism of anomalous temperature dependence of magnetocrystalline anisotropy in itinerant magnets*, Phys. Rev. Lett.

**115**, 217201 (2015). [Download]

B. S. Pujari, P. Larson, V. P. Antropov, and K. D. Belashchenko,

*Ab initio construction of magnetic phase diagrams in alloys: The case of Fe*, Phys. Rev. Lett.

_{1-x}Mn_{x}Pt**115**, 057203 (2015). [Download]

K. D. Belashchenko, J. Weerasinghe, S. Mu, and B. S. Pujari,

*Spectral signatures of thermal spin disorder and excess Mn in half-metallic NiMnSb*, Phys. Rev. B

**91**, 180408(R) (2015). [Download]

K. D. Belashchenko, L. Ke, M. Daene, L. X. Benedict, T. N. Lamichhane, V. Taufour, A. Jesche, S. L. Bud'ko, P. C. Canfield, and V. P. Antropov,

*Origin of the spin reorientation transitions in (Fe*, Appl. Phys. Lett.

_{1-x}Co_{x})_{2}B alloys**106**, 062408 (2015).

I. A. Zhuravlev, J. M. An, and K. D. Belashchenko,

*Microscopic, first-principles model of strain-induced interaction in concentrated size-mismatched alloys*, Phys. Rev. B

**90**, 214108 (2014). [Download]

J. K. Glasbrenner, B. S. Pujari, and K. D. Belashchenko,

*Deviations from Matthiessen's rule and resistivity saturation effects in Gd and Fe from first principles*, Phys. Rev. B

**89**, 174408 (2014). [Download]

A. L. Wysocki, K. D. Belashchenko, and V. P. Antropov,

*Consistent model of magnetism in ferropnictides*, Nature Physics

**7**, 485 (2011).

K. D. Belashchenko,

*Equilibrium magnetization at the boundary of a magnetoelectric antiferromagnet*, Phys. Rev. Lett.

**105**, 147204 (2010). [Download]

Xi He, Yi Wang, N. Wu, A. N. Caruso, E. Vescovo, K. D. Belashchenko, P. A. Dowben, and Ch. Binek,

*Robust isothermal electric control of exchange bias at room temperature*, Nature Mater.

**9**, 579 (2010). [Download]

A. L. Wysocki, R. F. Sabirianov, M. van Schilfgaarde, and K. D. Belashchenko,

*First-principles analysis of spin-disorder resistivity of Fe and Ni*, Phys. Rev. B

**80**, 224423 (2009). [Download]

A. N. Chantis, K. D. Belashchenko, D. L. Smith, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. van Schilfgaarde, and R. C. Albers,

*Reversal of spin polarization in Fe/GaAs (001) driven by resonant surface states: First-principles calculations*, Phys. Rev. Lett.

**99**, 196603 (2007). [Download]

A. N. Chantis, K. D. Belashchenko, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. van Schilfgaarde,

*Tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance driven by resonant surface states*, Phys. Rev. Lett.

**98**, 046601 (2007). [Download]

K. D. Belashchenko, J. Velev, and E. Y. Tsymbal,

*Effect of interface states on spin-dependent tunneling in*Fe/MgO/Fe

*tunnel junctions*, Phys. Rev. B

**72**, 140404(R) (2005). [Download]

J. Kortus, I. I. Mazin, K. D. Belashchenko, V. P. Antropov and L. L. Boyer,

*Superconductivity of metallic boron in MgB*, Phys. Rev. Lett.

_{2}**86**, 4656 (2001). [Download]

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### Research funding

#### Current projects

NSF-DMR, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) program, First-principles studies of spin-orbit torque and magnetoresistance in magnetic nanostructures, 2020-

NSF MRSEC: Polarization and Spin Phenomena in Nanoferroic Structures (P-SPINS), 2014-.

#### Completed projects

NSF-DMR, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) program, *First-principles studies of relativistic spin interactions and torques*, 2016-2020

Center for NanoFerroic Devices (CNFD), NRI/NIST, 2013-2017.

NSF-DMR, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) program, *First-principles studies of magnetic interactions and excitations*, 2013-2017.

NSF-DMR, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) program, *First-principles theory of thermal effects in spin transport*, 2010-2014.

NSF MRSEC: *Quantum and spin phenomena in nanomagnetic systems (QSPINS)*, 2008-2014.

NSF EPSCoR RII Track 2, *Cyberinfrastructure-enabled computational nanoscience for energy technologies*, 2010-2013.

NSF-SRC/NRI Supplement to MRSEC, *Study and control of intrinsic magnetization at the boundary of a magnetoelectric for electrically switchable magnetic nanostructures*, PI (with Christian Binek and Peter Dowben), 2010-2013.

NSF-SRC/NRI (Nanoelectronics Research Initiative) Supplement to MRSEC, *Multiferroic interfaces: New paradigms for functional switching*, co-PI (with E. Y. Tsymbal and R. F. Sabirianov). 5/07-8/11.

DOE EPSCoR/National Lab Partnership, *Phase transformations in confined nanosystems*, co-PI (with Jeffrey Shield), 2009-12.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency, *Novel rare-earth semiconductors for solid-state neutron detectors*, co-PI (with Jennifer Brand, Peter Dowben, Yaroslav Losovyj). 12/2006-6/2011.

Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award, *First-principles studies of electronic structure and transport in magnetic systems at finite temperatures*, 2008-11.

Nebraska EPSCoR FIRST Award, *First-principles studies of electronic structure and transport in magnetic systems at finite temperatures*, 2007.

Nebraska Research Initiative, *Designing materials for electrodes in spintronic devices*, PI (with Christian Binek, Peter Dowben, Renat Sabirianov), 07/2006-06/2010.

### Teaching

Electricity and Magnetism II (PHYS 914): Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021

Statistical Physics (PHYS 912): Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2012, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

Quantum Mechanics I (PHYS 916): Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008

Quantum Mechanics II (PHYS 917): Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2019

Thermal Physics (PHYS 431/831): Fall 2010, Fall 2011

Advanced Topics in Solid State Physics (PHYS 951): Spring 2006, Spring 2016