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Leonid Chernyak

University of Central Florida
United States of America

Leonid Chernyak


Dr. Chernyak received his PhD in Physics from Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) in 1996. He spent one year (1996-1997) as a Research Associate in the Departments of Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) and Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas, USA). He joined UCF in 1999 where he is a Professor. 

Research Interest

Condensed Matter Physics  Physics for Scientists and Engineers  Modern Physics  Coordinator of multi-section Physics for Scientists and Engineers II course  Recitations for Physics for Scientists and Engineers. 


  • O. Lopatiuk-Tirpak, L. Chernyak, F.X. Xiu, J.L. Liu, S. Jang, F. Ren, S.J. Pearton, K. Gartsman, Y. Feldman, A. Osinsky, P. Chow (2006) “Studies of Minority Carrier Diffusion Length Increase in p-type ZnO:Sb “J. Appl. Phys., 100, 086101 (3 pages).

  • O. Lopatiuk, A. Osinsky, L. Chernyak (2006) “Minority carrier transport in ZnO and related materials, chapter in Zinc Oxide Bulk, Thin Films and Nanostructures, C. Jagadish and S. Pearton (Editors), Elsevier.

  • O. Lopatiuk-Tirpak, W.V. Schoenfeld, L. Chernyak, F.X. Xiu, J.L. Liu, S. Jang, F. Ren, S.J. Pearton, A. Osinsky, P. Chow (2006) “Carrier concentration dependence of acceptor activation energy in p-type ZnO “Appl. Phys. Lett., 88, 202110 (3 pages).

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