Lev Gasparov is an associate professor in the Department of Physics. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Solid State Physics, Russia in 1993. Dr. Gasparov joined UNF in 2000 after several years as the Alexander von Humboldt fellow in Germany and as the Post Doctoral research associate at the University of Florida. His research interests are in the field of Solid State Physics with a main emphasis on the spectroscopy of correlated electron systems. Dr. Gasparov is the author of a number of publications. His scholarship resulted in the organization of the optical spectroscopy laboratory at UNF. The laboratory hosts state-of-the art equipment of the research university caliber funded by numerous federal grants such as the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval research, and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Dr. Gasparov has been a mentor for a number of UNF undergraduates who have been participating in his research from his first year at UNF. Many of his former students are currently in the graduate programs of the nation’s leading research institutions such as the University of California-Berkley, University of Florida, Auburn University and some are already faculty members in the nation's universities.