Alexander N. Zakhlevnykh


Address
15 Bukireva, Perm 614990, Russian Federation
Perm State University
Physics of Phase Transitions Department
Faculty of Physics
 
Phone, Fax, e-mail
+7 (342) 239 66 76, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Date of Birth
13.11.1954
 
Educational Background
Perm State University, Faculty of Physics, Specialty: “Physics”, 1976
Post-graduate Study –Institute of Continuum Media Mechanics, UB RAS, 1980
 
Academic Degrees and Titles
Candidate of Physics and Mathematics, 1984, Ural Polytechnic Institute
Reader, 1989.
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, 1999, Perm State University
Professor, 1999.
 
Stages of Professional Career
Assistant Lecturer, Perm State University, 1980-1988.
Senior Lecturer, Perm State University, 1988 -1989.
Reader, Perm State University, 1989-1998.
Professor, Perm State University, 1998 – up to now.
Dean of Faculty of Physics, Perm State University, 1988 – up to now.
Head of Department of Physics of Phase Transitions, Perm State University, 2004 – up to now.
 
Membership in Academic Councils, other State and Public Associations
Member of Perm State University Academic Council
Vice-Chairman of   D 212.189.06 Dissertation Council
Member of RF Classical University  Educational and Methodological Council on Physics.
 
Research Projects Management
1. Grant of RF Higher Education State Committee for “Study of Orientational and Magnetic Properties of Ferrocholesterics”, 1993.
2. Grant of RF Higher Education State Committee for “Magnetic Properties of Complex Ferrosuspensions and Ferrocolloids”, 1994-1995.
3. Grant of RF Higher Education State Committee for ”Study of Physical Properties of Liquid Crystals and Magnetic Suspensions on their Basis”, 1994-1996.
4. Grant of RFBR for “Magnetic Properties of Helicoidal Ferrosuspensions”, 1996-1998.
5. Grant of RF Higher Education State Committee for “Study of Orientational and Magnetic Phenomena in Ferroliquid Crystals”, 1997-1999.
6. Grant of RF Ministry of Education for “Domain Walls in Helicoidal Ferrosuspensions”, 1998-2000.
7. Grant of “Open Society Institute” International Scientific Foundation (Soros Foundation) – “Soros Reader”, 1999.
8. Grant of RF Ministry of Education for “Investigation of the Effect of Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Molecular Anchoring Energy on Orientational Phase Transitions in Thin Cells”, 2000-2001.
9. Grant of RFBR for “Studying the Effect of Molecular-Surface Anchoring on Orientational Phase Transitions in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals”, 2001-2003.
10. Grant of RF Ministry of Education for “Studying the Effect of Surface Anchoring on Orientational Phenomena in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals”, 2002-2004.
11. Grant of RF Ministry of Education for “Phase Transitions in Magnetic Suspensions on the Basis of Liquid Crystals”, 2003-2004.
12. Grant of RF Ministry for Education and Science for “Orientational and Structural Instabilities and Transitions in Magnetic Dispersion Media”. 2005-2006.
13. Grant of RF Ministry for Education and Science for “External Field Induced Instabilities and Transitions in Magnetic Dispersion Media”, 2007.
14. Grant of RFBR for “Effect of Shear Flow on Magnetic Field Induced Orientational Transitions in Liquid Crystals and Magnetic Suspensions on their Base”, 2007-2009.
15. Grant of RF Ministry for Education and Science for “Study of Orientational and Structural Instabilities in Anisotropic Liquids”, 2008-2010.
16. Grant of RFBR for “Orientational Transitions in Suspensions of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Liquid Crystals”, 2010-2012.
 
Participation in International Projects
Scientific Educational Centre for “Non-Equilibrium Transitions in Continuum Media” under  РЕ-009-0 CRDF Grant, 2001-2008. (Supervisor of Educational Component).
 
Current Research Activities
Scientific interests lie in the field of Liquid Crystal Physics, Physics of Magnetic Dispersion Media, Physics of Phase Transitions, Physics of Magnetic Phenomena. Theoretical investigation of orientational transitions in liquid crystal nanosuspensions induced by external fields; study of the surface anchoring properties and their effect on the character of orientational transitions in liquid-crystalline nanosuspensions.
Scientific visits to the Universities of Finland, France and United Kingdom. Participation in implementation of 20 Grants in the field of Liquid Crystal Physics and Physics of Magnetic Phenomena being a supervisor in  17 out of them. Editor of the “Bulletin of Perm University. Series: Physics” journal.
 
Academic and other Awards
Badge of “RF Honourary Worker of the Higher Professional Education”, 1999.
Honour Title of “RF Merited Worker of the Higher School”, 2003.
 
Total Number of Publications
Research Articles – 120.
Textbooks (Tutorials) – 4.
 
Selected Publications
1. Zakhlevnykh A.N., Sosnin P.A. Ferrocholesteric-Ferronematic Transition in an External Magnetic Field //  J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 1995. Vol.146. pp.103-110. (In English)
2. Zakhlevnykh A.N., Sosnin P.A. Statistical Theory of Nematic Liquid Crystals Composed of Biaxial Ellipsoidal Particles // J. Mol. Cryst. and Liquid Cryst. 1997. Vol.293. pp.135-173. (In English)
3. Zakhlevnykh A.N., Shavkunov V.S. Structure of the Domain Walls in Soft Ferrocholesterics // J. Mol. Cryst. and Liquid Cryst. 1999. Vol.330. pp.593-599. (1837-1843). (In English)
4. Zakhlevnykh A.N., Shavkunov V.S. Magnetic Properties of Ferrocholesterics with Soft Particle Anchoring // J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 2000. Vol.210. pp.279-288. (In English)
5. Shavkunov V.S., Zakhlevnykh A.N. One-Dimensional Structures in Ferrocholesteric Film with Weak Homeotropic Anchoring on the Layer Boundaries // J. Mol. Cryst. and Liquid Cryst. 2001. Vol.367. pp.175-182. (In English)
6. Zakhlevnykh A.N. Threshold Magnetic Fields and Fredericksz Transition in a Ferronematic // J. of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 2004. Vol. 269, No.2. pp. 238 – 244. (In English)
7. Makarov D.V., Zakhlevnykh A.N. Influence of Shear Flow on the Fredericksz Transition in Nematic Liquid Crystals // Physical Review E. 2006. Vol. 74, No. 4. pp. 041710 (1 – 9). (In English)
8. Zakhlevnykh A.N., Makarov D.V. Shear Flow of a Ferronematic in a Magnetic Field // J. Mol. Cryst. and Liquid Cryst. 2007. Vol. 475. pp. 233-245. (In English)
9. Makarov D.V., Zakhlevnykh A.N. Magnetic Field-Induced Orientational Phases of Ferronematics in Shear Flow // J. Magn. and Magn. Mater. 2008. Vol. 320, No.7. pp. 1312-1321. (In English)
10. Makarov D.V., Zakhlevnykh A.N. Tricritical Phenomena at the Fredericksz Transition in Ferronematic Liquid Crystals // Physical Review E. 2010. Vol. 81, No. 5. pp. 051710(1-9). (In English)

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