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Konstantin (Kostya) Kornev

Konstantin (Kostya) Kornev


Phone: (864) 656-6541
Office: 295 Sirrine Hall


Dr. Konstantin Kornev graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Kazan State University (KSU) in Russia in 1988. From 1988 until 1990, he worked at the Institute of Mechanics and Mathematics at KSU. In 1990 he was invited to join the Institute for Problems in Mechanics in Moscow, the leading institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the field of mechanics. While at RAS, he worked as an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Aircraft Technology in Moscow. In 2000, he joined the Textile Research Institute in Princeton, NJ. In August of 2006, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Clemson University, SC.


PhD, Physics and Mathematics, Kazan State University (KSU), Russia 1988
M.S, Mechanics and Mathematics, Kazan State University (KSU), Russia 1983

Research Areas

Bio-Inspirational Materials

Recent Awards

2018 - The Founder's Award of the Fiber Society
2017 - The Theodore von Karman Fellow of RWTH Aachen University in Germany
2016 - President of the Fiber Society

Selected Publications

Aprelev, P., Bruce, T.F., Beard, C.E., Adler, P.H., Kornev, K.G. Nucleation and formation of a primary clot in insect blood, Scientific Reports, 9, 3451(2019)

Zhang, C. Adler, P.H., Monaenkova, D., Andrukh, T., Pometto, S., Beard, C. E., and Kornev, K.G. Self-assembly of the butterfly proboscis: the role of capillary forces. J. R. Soc. Interface 20180229 (2018).

Chen, Z., Townsend, J., Aprelev, P., Gu.Y., Burtovyy, R., Luzinov, I., Kornev, K.G., Peng, F. , Magnetic submicron mullite coatings with oriented SiC whiskers, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(14), 11907-11919(2018)

Zhang, C., Beard, C. E., Adler, P.H., Kornev, K.G., Effect of curvature on wetting and dewetting of proboscises of butterflies and moths. R. Soc. open sci.5, 171241 (2018)

Sooneon Bae, Michael J. DiBalsi, Nicole Meilinger, Chengqi Zhang, Erica Beal, Guzeliya Korneva, Robert O. Brown, Konstantin G. Kornev, and Jeoung Soo Lee, Heparin-Eluting Electrospun Nanofiber Yarns for Antithrombotic Vascular Sutures, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(10),8426-8435(2018)

Savchak, O, Morrison, T.,  Kornev, K.G. Kuksenok, O. Controlling deformations of gel-based composites by electromagnetic signals within the GHz frequency range, Soft Matter, 7;14(43):8698-8708(2018)