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Oleksiy Svitelskiy

Curriculum Vitae

             

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Experimental Solid State Physics (2003), Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA, USA. Project: “Raman Study of Relaxor Ferroelectrics KTa1-xNbxO3, PbMn1/3Nb2/3O3 and PbZn1/3Nb2/3O3”.

B.S. Degree in Radio-Physics (1991), Radio-Physics Department, Kyiv State Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine. Obtained qualification: Engineer-Radiophysicist (Cryogenics and Microelectronics).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

Associate Professor                                                               August 2015 – present

Gordon College, Dept. of Physics (Wenham, MA, USA).

Visiting Assistant Professor                                         August 2014 – August 2015

Gordon College, Dept. of Physics (Wenham, MA, USA).

Teaching and Research Fellow                                        February 2012 – July 2014

Colgate University, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy (Hamilton, NY, USA).

Postdoctoral Research Scientist                                January 2010 – January 2012

University of NC – Charlotte, Dept. of Physics and Optical Science (Charlotte, NC, USA).

Invited Professor                                                                                          June 2011

University de Picardie J.Verne, Laboratoirede Physique de la Matière Condensée (Amiens, France)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist                                 June 2007 – December 2009

National Institute for Nanotechnology (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).

Postdoctoral Research Scientist                                 February 2004 – March 2007

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Tallahassee, FL, USA).

 

Postdoctoral Research Scientist                                January 2003 – January 2004

Lehigh University, Department of Physics (Bethlehem, PA, USA).

Honors and awards:

  • 1996 George Soros stipend to distinguish the most successful young Ukrainian scientists.
  • 1997 F.J.Feigl Sherman Fairchild Memorial Award to distinguish successful graduate students.
  • 2011 Recognized by the US Government as an Alien with Extraordinary Ability.
  • 2011 Honorable status of Senior Member of SPIE, the Society for Optics and Photonics.
  • 2012 Discretionary grant from Colgate University Research Council
  • 2013 Discretionary grant from Colgate University Research Council

 

Diploma students:

  • Shreeya Khadka  (class of 2014) – graduated with honors
  • John Grossmann (class of 2014) – graduated with honors

 

 Other professional activities:

  • Referee for Physical Review and Optics Letters journals.
  • Senior Member of SPIE, the Society for Optics and Photonics.
  • Member of American Physical Society

 

 
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