Victor V. Zhorin began his work as a theoretical physicist and an associate professor working on developing first principles quantum-mechanics foundations for a new class of infrared laser materials with mixed type of chemical bonding. Those materials were proven to be of importance for applications in laser communication, femtosecond and microchip laser design.
He was invited by the Argonne National Laboratory (DOE) to work on estimation of long-term radiation damage effects in high-level nuclear waste forms. Research showed that self-healing processes in solid-state matrix partially offset the structural damage around radioactive centers.
Recently, he's conducted economics research to analyze the role of financial systems in developing economies by using advanced structural models of economic growth with financial sector and occupation choice.