Valikov's research interests include technologies of ion treatment, coating and surface alloying by ion mixing method. He is an author of more than 20 scientific works. The most significant: Study of the evolution of the metal surfaces topography under ion beam impact using statistic methods. Modification of the cylindrical products outer surface influenced by radial beam of argon ions at automatic mode. The multicomponent doping of surface layers of materials under the influence of ion beams with a broad energy spectrum. In 2014, he won a competition: “The best post graduate student of NRNU MEPhI”.