Andrei Afanasev, Ph.D.

Andrei Afanasev serves as a Scientific Advisor for Maier & Maier, providing expert insight and analysis on all manners of subjects relating to his advanced research and experience. He is currently the Gus Weiss Chair of Theoretical Physics; Lead Physicist, GW Energy Research Initiative, in the Department of Physics, The George Washington University (GWU). His areas of research and expertise include Photonics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Computing, Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Physics.

Dr. Afanasev received both his Master of Science in Physics and Engineering and his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear and particle physics from the Kharkov National University in the Ukraine. He spent a significant part of his career as a scientist at Thomas Jefferson Accelerator Facility, one of the National Laboratories of the Department of Energy, where he was also elected a Director of Users Group that included over 1,500 physicists. He has also held numerous research, visiting and faculty positions at the National Institute for Nuclear Physics in Genoa, Italy, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, North Carolina Central University, Rutgers University and Hampton University.

Over the course of his career, he has made significant research contributions in the field of nuclear and particle physics probed with high-power electron accelerators and free-electron lasers. Professor Afanasev has authored over 100 scientific papers and was the editor of two books, “Radiation Acoustics” and “Physics with CEBAF at Jefferson Lab”. Andrei Afanasev currently leads the physics effort for the GWU energy initiative and he is a Director of the Photoemission Research Laboratory in GWU.

  • Education
    • PhD Theoretical and Particle Physics  Kharkov National University
    • MS Theoretical and Particle Physics  Kharkov National University
  • Membership
    • Gus Weiss Chair of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics The George Washington University
    • Lead Physicist, GW Energy Research Initiative, Department of Physics The George Washington University
    • Director, Photoemission Research Laboratory, Department of Physics The George Washington University