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Alexander Chervanyov

Project leader ("Eigenestelle")

Institut für Theoretische Physik
Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 9
D-48149 Munster

Büro TP 305

Email: chervany(at)uni-muenster.de

Coordination of

Lecturing (at WWU Münster)

SoSe2016: Structure Formation in Soft Matter Systems (with Professor U. Thiele)

Research Interests:

  • Non-linear dynamics in Biophysical Systems;
  • Non-linear equations in Polymer Theory;
  • Polymer-mediated interactions and properties of Filled Polymer Systems;
  • Polymer Adsorption.

Work History:

  • 2017 -p.t. Project leader; 2014-2016 Staff Scientist,Teaching coordinator -   Institut für Theoretische Physik, WWU Münster
  • 2005- 2014 Staff Scientist - Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
  • 2003-2005 Research Associate - Dept. of Chemistry, University of Virginia
  • 2002 –2003 Research Associate - Dept. Chem. Eng., University of Pittsburgh
  • 2000-2001 Guest Scientist - Max-Planck-Institut für komplexer Systeme, Dresden
  • 1995- 1999 Research Scientist - Phys.-Tech. at Kharkov State University
  • 1995-1999 Senior lecturer in Mathematics, later docent - NGI of Ukraine

LONG-TERM GUEST POSITIONS

  • May-Sept. 2014 Visiting scientist, CBNI Centre for BioNano Interactions Interactions, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Apr.-May 2011 Visiting scientist, KAVLI Institute of Theoretical Physics (KIPT), Santa-Barbara CA, US.
  • April-July 2005 Junior Research Associate, ICTP for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
  • Oct.-Nov. 2001 Guest scientist, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany.

Representative publications:

  • A.I. Chervanyov, Polymer-mediated interactions and their effect on the coagulation–fragmentation of nano-colloids: a self-consistent field theory approach, Soft Matter 11, 1038-1053 (2015).
  • A.I. Chervanyov, Analytic liquid state theory of the polymer-mediated interactions mediated by reversibly adsorbed polymers,  J. Chem. Phys. 141, 244902 (2014).
  • A.I. Chervanyov, Depletion forces acting on nanoparticles in confined polymer systems: Potential theory, Phys. Rev. E  83(6), 061801 (2011).
  • A.I.Chervanyov, G. Heinrich, What really enhances the adsorption of polymers onto chemically nonuniform surfaces: surface randomness or its heterogeneity?, J. Chem. Phys. 125, 084703 (2006).
  • A.I. Chervanyov, A.C. Balazs, Effect of particle size and shape on the order-disorder phase transition in diblock copolymers, J. Chem. Phys. 119(6), 3529 (2003).
  •  A.I. Chervanyov, Effects of boundary scattering and optic phonon drag on thermal conductivity of a slab of rectangular cross-section, Phys. Rev. B  66, 214302(2002).
  • A.I. Chervanyov, Contribution of phonon drag to the Knudsen effect in superfluid mixtures, J. Low Temp. Phys. 126, 115 (2002).


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