Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Cand. Sc., Physics and Mathematics, St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, Russia
Engineer-Physicist, St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
My research interests continue to evolve. The papers listed here are concerned with fluid dynamics, polymer physics, Brownian motion, liquid crystals, and stochastic processes. I became interested in geology and geophysics in 2000. My current research is focused on cosmology.
Turbulent drag reduction by polymers: A quantitative theory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2059-2062 (1987)
Brownian motion in a rotating fluid: Diffusivity is a function of the rotation rate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 1442-1445 (1988)
Dynamics and sound emission of a spherical cavitation bubble in a dilute polymer solution, J. Fluid Mech. 218, 239-263 (1990)
Drag force on a line defect moving through an otherwise undisturbed field: Disclination line in a nematic liquid crystal, G. Ryskin and M. Kremenetsky, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1574-1577 (1991).
Simple procedure for correcting equations of evolution: Application to Markov processes, Phys. Rev. E 56, 5123-5127 (1997)
Methane-driven oceanic eruptions and mass extinctions, Geology 31, 741 - 744 (2003)
Secular variation of the Earth's magnetic field: induced by the ocean flow? New Journal of Physics 11, 063015 (2009)
Abrupt global events in the Earth's history: a physics perspective, Reports on Progress in Physics 73, 122801 (2010)
Boltzmann factor and Hawking radiation, Physics Letters B, in press (2014)