Roman Anufriev

Roman Anufriev

ロマン アヌフリエフ

Project Associate Professor

The University of Tokyo


I graduated from the Nanotechnology faculty of St. Petersburg Academic University and moved to France, where I did my Ph.D. on optics of semiconductor nanowires at INSA-Lyon. Next, I’ve been working in Nomura group on phononic crystals, and currently, I am a project associate professor at the University of Tokyo. My research is focused on phonon and heat transport in nanostructures. Specifically, I study ballistic thermal conduction in nanowires and phononic crystals for applications in thermoelectrics and microelectronics.



Ballistic heat

Investigation of ballistic conduction of phonons and heat in semiconductors at nanoscale.


Improving the thermoelectric performance of silicon-based devices using nanofabrication.

Ray phononics

In this project, I develop a new concept of heat manipulation based on particle properties of phonons"

Wave phononics

Theoretical and experimental studies of coherent heat conduction in phononic crystals.

Nanowire optics

My PhD project about optical properties of quantum dots is nanowires.


Parabolic mirrors collimating and focusing fluxes of thermal phonons

We demonstrate that parabolic surfaces can act as parabolic mirrors for phonons, thus collimating or focusing phonon fluxes in semiconductors.

Impact of nanopillars on phonon dispersion and thermal conductivity of silicon membranes

We report on the fabrication and thermal measurements of silicon films with nanopillars as small as 12 nm in diameter.

In-plane surface phonon-polariton thermal conduction in dielectric multilayer systems

We find that SPhPs generated in SiO2 nanolayers couple with guided resonant modes and propagate mainly in the nonabsorbent Si layer for microscale Si thicknesses.

Observation of heat transport mediated by the propagation distance of surface phonon-polaritons over hundreds of micrometers

We show that thin nanomembranes support heat transport by SPhPs, as evidenced by an increase in the thermal conductivity with temperature.