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Profile of a potential supervisor - Natalia A. Ivanova

University University of Tyumen
English proficiency Upper-Intermediate
The program of study for which the graduate student will be accepted Fluid, Gas and Plasma Mechanics; Physical Chemistry; Thermal Physics and Theoretical Heat Engineering
The code of the direction of study for which the graduate student will be accepted 01.02.05; 02.00.04; 01.04.14
List of research projects proposed by a potential research supervisor (participation / leadership) Improving pesticide performance for crop protection using surfactant technology and 2D aerosols. Grant number 075-03- 2020-066/3 [2020-2022, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Principal Investigator]
Photoinduced thermocapillary convection in two-layer liquid systems. Grant number 19-38-90214 [2019-2021, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Principal Investigator]
Self-organization of micro- and nanoparticles in evaporating liquids, controlled by optical irradiation. Grant number 19-31- 90099 [2019-2021, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Principal Investigator]
Acoustic- and microfluidics of suspensions: microflows and phase transitions in the acoustic radiation field with thermal, inertial and vibrations impacts. Grant number 19-02-00937а. [2019-2021, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Co- Principal Investigator]
List of possible research topics Study of the spreading phenomena of complex liquids on biological surfaces.
Development of methods for controlling the self-organization of nanoparticles in evaporating liquids and the creation of crystal structures on solid substrates.
Study of the multiphase filtration in artificial micro- and nanoporous media.
Study of phase transitions in layers of complex and biological surfactants adsorbed on interfaces.
Microfluidics and Physical Chemistry
Supervisor’s research interests Wetting and spreading phenomena
Adsorption surfactants on solid-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces
Heat and mass transfer in thin liquid films
Microfluidics and optofluidics, droplets and bubbles flows
Manipulation of submicron particles in liquid media, self- organization of nanoparticles in colloidal solutions
Methods of laser diagnostics of liquids
Physico-chemical and optical experimental methods
Non-destructive evaluation control of thin films and solids
Supervisor’s research interests PhD student is provided with access to modern and unique equipment at the Center for Environmental Management and Physical and Chemical Research, REC Nanotechnology, as well as access to the Mendeleev supercomputer at the Center for High Performance Computing.
Researches are performed in the collaboration with leading Russian scientific centers and universities (Federal Research Center "Crystallography and Photonics" RAS, Moscow; Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, RAS, Moscow; Institute of Computational Modeling SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk; Saint-Petersburg State University, Laboratory of Colloidal Chemistry), as well as with the foreign colleagues from UK, Germany and Belgium.
The program provides for the financial support for PhD student in the framework of ongoing projects, and employment in a laboratory as a research engineer or junior fellow.
PhD student is given the opportunity to take training courses (computational and experimental research methods, the use of scientific instruments) and internships in Russian and foreign scientific centers.
Supervisor’s specific requirements: Skills of mathematical methods of experimental results processing is required.
Experience in the software Comsol Multiphysics, Fluent, OpenFoam is encouraged.
Knowledge of English at a level sufficient for reading scientific literature.
Supervisor’s main publications: Natalia Ivanova, 2020. Biomimetic optics: liquid-based optical elements imitating the eye functionality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 378, 20190442. (doi: 10.1098/rsta.2019.0442).
N.S. Kubochkin, N.A. Ivanova, 2019. Droplet shape and wetting behavior under influence of cyclically changing humidity. Langmuir, 35(14), 5054-5059. (doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00159).
D.S. Klyuev, V.M. Fliagin, M. Al-Muzaiqer, N.A. Ivanova, 2019. Laser-actuated optofluidic diaphragm capable of optical signal tracking. Applied Physics Letters 114, 011602. (doi: 10.1063/1.5063961).
A.Yu Malyuk, N.A. Ivanova, 2018. Varifocal liquid lens actuated by laser-induced thermal Marangoni forces. Applied Physics Letters 112, 103701. (doi: 10.1063/1.5023222)
N. Ivanova, V.M. Starov, A. Trybala, V.M. Flyagin, 2016. Removal of micrometer size particles from surfaces using laser-induced thermocapillary flow: experimental results. Journal of Colloids and Interface Science 473, 120-125. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.04.001)
Results of intellectual activity Hye-jung Cho, Natalia Ivanova, “Device and method for pumping fluids employing the movement of gas bubbles in microscale,” US Patent 7 942 643 B2, May 17, 2011.
Malyuk A. Yu., Ivanova N.A., “Varifocal liquid lens,” Patent RF number 2652522. Bulletin 12, 2018.
Zykov A. Yu., Ivanova N.A., “Method of measurement of thin film coating thickness on thermal conducting bases,” Patent RF number 2664685. Bulletin 24, 2018.
Ivanova N.A., Tarasov O.A., “Method for cleaning solid surface from microparticles,” Patent RF number 2666416, Bulletin 25, 2018.