Senior Research Officer
Department of Nanotechnology
National Institute for Nanotechnology
Alexander Kobryn has his expertise in predictive and descriptive modeling of equilibrium and time-dependent non-equilibrium phenomena in soft condensed matter systems such as molecular and macromolecular liquids and solutions, electrolytes and polyelectrolytes, gels and polymer blends, with the use of methods from statistical physics, theoretical physics, and theoretical and computational chemistry to research quantum and classical systems on multiple time and length scales, in nanoconfined geometries, and in nanoporous media. Successful applications include, in particular, polymer design rules for self-assembly of functionalized ionomers, explanation of the gelation mechanism and prefiguring of the gelation ability of multifunctional oligomeric electrolyte gelators, modeling of the active layer nanomorphology and dynamics of polymer blends that are building blocks for inexpensive organic and organic-metallic-halide solar panels, controlled fluid flow in MEMS and NEMS with CFD coupled to molecular properties of fluid and channel materials, etc.
Molecular and macromolecular liquids and solutions, electrolytes and polyelectrolytes, gels and polymer blends, physics, and theoretical and computational chemistry
Organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells for photovoltaic applications: Modeling the effect of molecular structure and environment on miscibility and morphology of bulk heterojunctions