Serge Fedorovich Timashev (Russian: Сергей Федорович Тимашев, born September 29, 1937 in Irbit, Sverdlovskaya oblast, Soviet Union) is a Russian scientist performing research for USPolyResearch. He is best known for his work in flicker-noise spectroscopy (extraction of information from chaotic signals), physical chemistry (membrane processes), kinetics of chemical processes (diffusion in energy space), quantum physics (semiconductors), and Earth/space science (mechanism of global changes and evolution).
Timashev holds MS in Physics from the Moscow State University (1960), PhD in nuclear physics from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Moscow, 1966), and DSc in physics and mathematics from the Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Novosibirsk, 1975). His major job track record includes senior researcher (1969 to 1979) at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science, Moscow; head of membrane process laboratory (1979 to present) at the Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow; professor in molecular physics (1990 to 1994) at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute; professor in physics (1997 to present) at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; senior researcher (2005 to present) at USPolyResearch.
Timashev developed a flicker-noise spectroscopy approach for extracting information from the chaotic signals produced by complex systems, which can be used for analyzing and predicting the behavior of these systems (earthquake prediction, EKG evaluation, Parkinsonian tremor signal evaluation, random electrochemical processes, etc.) Discovered the phenomenon of switching conductivity for surface-modified ion exchange polymeric membranes and electropervaporation effect. Described the role of chemical and solar factors in the biosphere evolution. The total number of published papers and books is more than 300. Currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Russ. J. Phys. Chem., Russ. J. Electrochem., Colloid J., and J. Water Chem. Technol.
Honors and awards
Timashev received Russian Federation Government's Prize in Science and Technology (1995), Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (WD Wilson Visiting Fellowship, South Africa, 1996), and Russian Federation's Distinguished Scientist (1998).
- Timashev, Serge F (2008). Flicker-Noise Spectroscopy: Information in Chaotic Signals (In Russian). Moscow: Fizmatlit. ISBN 5-9221-0878-6.
- Timashev SF, Polyakov YuS (2007). "Review of Flicker Noise Spectroscopy in Electrochemistry". Fluctuation and Noise Letters 7 (2): R15–R47. doi:10.1142/S0219477507003829.
- Yulmetyev RM, Demin SA, Panischev OYu, Hänggi P, Timashev SF, Vstovsky GV (2006). "Regular and Stochastic Behavior of Parkinsonian Pathological Tremor Signals". Physica A 369 (2): 655–678. arXiv:physics/0603030. Bibcode:2006PhyA..369..655Y. doi:10.1016/j.physa.2006.01.077.
- Descherevsky AV, Lukk AA, Sidorin AYa, Vstovsky GV, Timashev SF (2003). "Flicker-Noise Spectroscopy in Earthquake Prediction Research". Natural Hazard and Earth System Science 3 (3/4): 159–164. Bibcode:2004PCE....29..389T. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2003.09.017.
- Timashev, Serge F (1991). Physical Chemistry of Membrane Processes. Chichester: Ellis Horwood. ISBN 0-13-662982-2.
- Timashev SF, Valuev VV et al. (1994). "Pervaporation Induced by Electric Current". J. Membr. Sci. 91 (3): 249–258. doi:10.1016/0376-7388(94)80086-3.
- Tunitsky, NN; Kaminsky VA, Timashev SF (1972). Methods of Physicochemical Kinetics (In Russian). Moscow: Khimiya.
- Ovchinnikov, AA; Timashev SF, Belyi AA (1989). Kinetics of Diffusion Controlled Chemical Process (In Russian). New York: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 0-941743-52-7.
- Timashev SF (1972). "Thermal Ionization of "Deep" Centers in Semiconductors in High-Intensity Electric Fields". Sov. Solid State Physics 14: 2621–2625.
- Timashev SF (1993). "Physical Chemistry of Global Changes in the Biosphere". Russ. J. Phys. Chem. 67 (1): 145–149.
- Kostuchenko IG, Timashev SF (1998). "Flicker-Noise in Processes of Solar Activity". Int. J. Bifurcation & Chaos 8 (4): 805–811. doi:10.1142/S0218127498000607.