Ph.D., Theoretical Physics
Postdoctoral Research Associate
I work in the group of Jean-Herve Prevost at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University. My current research is related to the Princeton Carbon Mitigation Initiative. The goal is to predict behavior of carbon dioxide in deep saline aquifers. Simulations of such system couple thermodynamics of CO2-brine mixtures, transport in porous media and geomechanics.
Before coming to Princeton I spent two years as a postdoc in Alexander Neimark's group at Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University. My research there included theoretical description of adsorption-induced deformation of porous materials, and developing methods for characterization of porous materials using density functional theory and Monte-Carlo simulations techniques.
I defended my PhD at St. Petersburg State University, Russia. I worked on my thesis at the Department of Statistical Physics under the supervision of Professor A. P. Grinin and Professor F. M. Kuni. My thesis concerned regularities of gas bubbles and liquid droplet growth in phase transitions, focusing on solutions of non-steady heat conduction and diffusion problems.
Beside research I also enjoy teaching. Currently I teach a graduate seminar "WRI502: Writing an Effective Scientific Research Article" at Princeton Writing Center. During my graduate study I used to give a graduate course "Kinetics of first order phase transitions". Prior to that I used to work as a teacher of physics at high school.