Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
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, black-box operators, and stochastic processes. I became interested in geology and geophysics a few years ago.
"Turbulent drag reduction by polymers: A quantitative theory." Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2059-2062 (1987); Erratum, ibid. 66, 968 (1991).
"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).
"Diagonal shadow - a quasi-Newton iteration in spectral domain." J. Comput. Phys. 111, 410-413 (1994).
"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).