Vladimir Fomin is a Research Professor at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden), Germany and Professor at the Moldova State University, Republic of Moldova. He received his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics in 1978, and Doctor of Science Habilitation in 1990. He is a recipient of the Academician P. L. Kapitsa Medal from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia (2000), and Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2007). His current research interests are in physics and engineering of nanostructured materials, with specific focus on topology and geometry driven effects in quantum rings and rolled-up micro and nano-architectures, as well as phonons, vibrational excitations and polaronic effects in nanostructures. Professor Fomin is an author of 3 monographs, 9 reviews, and 200 journal papers in his field of research. He has been a Visiting Researcher in Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory at the University of California – Riverside (UCR) a number of times. His present visit is dedicated to a joint theoretical and experimental investigation of confined phonons in rolled-up semiconductor nano-architectures.