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Dr. Olga Kuksenok

Olga Kuksenok

Summary of WEC-Relevant Research Expertise and Activities

Theoretical modelling and computer simulations of:

  • Dynamics of multi-component reactive mixtures
  • Oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions
  • Multi-component fluids flowing in chemically patterned microchannels  
  • Polymer gel membranes
  • Interactions between membranes and inclusions
  • Transport of nanoparticle-filled binary fluids through micropores

Computational design of

  • An anti-fouling system
  • Chemomechanically modulated catch-and-release system

Three Relevant Publications:

  1. Ya Liu, Gerald T McFarlin IV, Xin Yong, Olga Kuksenok, Anna C Balazs, Designing Composite Coatings That Provide a Dual Defense against Fouling. Langmuir, 31 (27), 7524-7532 (2015)
  2. Yongting Ma, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Olga Kuksenok, Dennis Perchak, and Anna C. Balazs,  Modeling the Transport of Nanoparticle-filled Binary Fluids through Micropores,   Langmuir 28, (31) 11410-11421 (2012)
  3. Olga Kuksenok, David Jasnow, Anna C.Balazs. Local control of periodic pattern formation in binary fluids within microchannels. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 240603 (2005)