Kuksenok Research Group
Computational Modeling of Multicomponent Multifunctional Materials

About the PI

Dr. Kuksenok is currently an Associate Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. She was formerly a Research Associate Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Kuksenok received her PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, in 1997. Dr. Kuksenok’s research interests and accomplishments span the following areas of materials science: elastodynamics of responsive polymer gels, dynamics of multi-component polymer blends, biomimetic materials, pattern formation in non-equilibrium chemical systems, complex fluids dynamics, and theory of heterogeneous liquid crystalline systems. Dr. Kuksenok has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters. More on Google Scholar.

Phone: (864) 656-5956
Office: 299D Sirrine Hall
E-mail: okuksen at clemson dot edu

Research Areas

  • Computational design of biomimetic materials
  • Theory and computer simulations of multi-component polymer blends
  • Interfacial phenomena and surface properties
  • Pattern formation in non-equilibrium systems
  • Heterogeneous liquid crystalline systems

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