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Alexei V. Tkachenko
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Staff Scientist | Theory and Computation


▪ Soft Condensed Matter Theory
▪ Statistical Physics
▪ Theory of Programmable Self-Assembly
▪ Bio-inspired Materials
▪ Molecular Biophysics

CFN Research Activities

Dr. Tkachenko works on a variety of problems in Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter, with special focus on programmable self-assembly and biologically-inspired nanotechnology. In particular, he is one of the pioneers of theoretical studies of DNA/nanoparticle and DNA/colloidal systems. The strategic objective of this research is to use the highly specific bimolecular interactions (e.g. between complementary DNA) for programmable nano-architecture, and for design of functional nanostructures. Much of this research is done in close collaboration with CFN Soft/Bio Nanomaterals group, as well as with CFN user community.


▪ B.Sc.& M. Sc. In Physics: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
▪ PhD in Physics : Bar-Ilan University, 1998

Professional Appointments

▪ Postdoctoral Research: James Frank Institute, University of Chicago (1997-1999)
▪ Postdoctoral research: Bell Labs , Lucent Technologies (1999-2001)
▪ Assistant Professor of Physics : University of Michigan (2001-2009)