S.Stafeev is the author of more than 150 scientific and educational publications in national and international editions.
He has scientific works in the area of optics of semiconductors, infrared systems of laser sensing, systems and methods of visualization of optical and electrical inhomogeneities of semiconductors and semimetals.
He has publications by the optical processing of information and optical filtering; by optical and X-ray research of fractal structures, by using of spatial liquid crystal-modulators of light.
Pedagogical works are devoted to the teaching of general physics course, to the using of modern information technologies in science education, to historical aspects of the development of optical concepts.
Sergey Stafeev is the author of lecture course by the wave and quantum optics which includes guide published in traditional form, training CD- drive and network version with audio accompaniment and flash animations, which is placed in the public domain on the Internet.
He has been working as a coordinator of the project of creation and development of the federal natural sciences educational portal which is performed within the program "Development of a unified educational environment of Russia" by the grant of the ministry of education since 2002.
The Deputy Chairman of the Dissertation Council D 212.227.06, the member of the Dissertation Council D 212.227.01.
Sergey Stafeev was awarded the medal "In memory of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg" in 2004.
Publication in the journal "Scientific and technical messenger of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics"