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  Darya Aleinikava, Ph.D.

   Associate Professor, Physics, Benedictine University
Resident Associate, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
PhD in Physics, 2012 The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, New York,

PhD Thesis: Quantum Dislocations in Solid Helium-4
M.Phil. in Physics, 2008 The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, New York
M.S. in Physics, 2006 Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, MS Thesis: Impedance
of Si/SiO2 Composites Near the Percolation Threshold

Research Interests:
• Finite-size systems: statistical mechanics and dynamics
• Strongly anharmonic systems: development of analytical tools, solution for long-standing problem of anharmonic density of states
• Condensed matter physics: properties of solid Helium
• Low-dimensional quantum systems
• Numerical and analytical methods in theory of 1D defects
• Monte-Carlo & Molecular Dynamics simulation methods
• Analysis of multicomponent systems dynamics by solving systems of nonlinear  differential equations

Courses Taught
College Physics, College Physics Lab, Modern Physics

Recent Publications:

  • Optimizing Kinect® depth sensing using dynamic polarization, J. Jancek, D. Aleinikava & G.Mirsky, SIGCSE '17: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (2017)
  • Anharmonic densities of states: a general dynamics-based solution, J. Jellinek & D.  Aleinikava, J. Chem. Phys., 144, 214103 (2016)
  • Automated classification of normal and abnormal heart sounds using support vector machines, A. Bouril, D. Aleinikava, M. S. Guillem, G. M. Mirsky, Proceedings of the “Computing in Cardiology 2016” conference, Volume 43 (2016)
  • Interplay of non-linear elasticity and dislocation-induced superfluidity in solid He4, D.Aleinikava, A.B.Kuklov, arXiv:1110.5884; J. Low Temp. Phys. (2012) 169:133–148
  • The role of He3 impurities in the stress induced roughening of superclimbing dislocations in solid He4, D.Aleinikava, A.B. Kuklov, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 400 (2012) 012036;  arXiv:1108.1182

Darya Aleinikava

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William R. Law, Ph.D.
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