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Alexey Snezhko




  • Ph.D., Physics and Materials Research, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2001
  • M.Sc. Degree in Physics summa cum laude, Donetsk State University, Donetsk, Ukraine, 1996

Professional Experience

  • 2008-present Physicist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2006-2008 Enrico Fermi Fellow, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2004-2006 Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2002-2004 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina
  • 1996-2002 Research Scientist, Department of Low Temperature Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Selected Awards

  • Distinguished Performance Award, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA (2014)
  • Enrico Fermi Fellowship, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA (2006)
  • Special Fellowship from International Soros Foundation for Science and High Education, Donetsk State University, Ukraine (1995)

Research Interests

  • Out-of-equilibrium self-assembly and collective dynamics at micro and nano scales
  • Emergent phenomena in complex systems, active colloids
  • Pairing symmetries of novel superconductors, vortex matter

Selected Publications

(More than 80 papers in refereed scientific journals including Physical Review Letters, Nature Materials, Science etc.)

  • Self-assembled magnetic surface swimmers
    A. Snezhko, M. Belkin, I. S. Aranson, W.-K. Kwok
    Physical Review Letters 99, 158301 (2009)
  • Magnetic manipulation of self-assembled colloidal asters
    A. Snezhko, I. Aranson
    Nature Materials 10, 698 (2011)
  • Manipulation of emergent vortices in swarms of magnetic rollers”
    G. Kokot,  A. Snezhko
    Nature Communications 9, 2344 (2018)
  • Emergence of reconfigurable wires and spinners via dynamic self-assembly”
    G. Kokot, D. Piet, G.M. Whitesides, I. S. Aranson, A. Snezhko
    Scientific Reports  5, 9528 (2015)
  • Surface wave assisted self-assembly of multidomain magnetic structures
    A. Snezhko, I. S. Aranson, W.-K. Kwok
    Physical Review Letters 96, 078701 (2006)
  • Flocking ferromagnetic colloids”
    A. Kaiser, A.Snezhko, I. Aranson
    Science Advances 3e1601469 (2017)
  • Active turbulence in a gas of self-assembled spinners”,
    G. Kokot, S. Das, R. Winkler, G. Gompper, I. Aranson, and A. Snezhko
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114,12870 (2017)
  • Magnetic nanoparticles as efficient bulk pinning centers in type-II superconductors
    A. Snezhko, T. Prozorov, R. Prozorov
    Physical Review B 71, 024527 (2005)
  • Nodal Order Parameter in Electron-Doped Superconducting Films PrCeCuO (x=0.13, 0.15, 0.17)
    A. Snezhko, R. Prozorov, R. W. Giannetta, D. D. Lawrie, P. Fournier
    Physical Review Letters 92, 157005 (2004).
  • Emergence of radial tree of bend stripes in active nematics”
    A. Sokolov, A. Mozaffari, R. Zhang, J. de Pablo, A. Snezhko
    Physical Review X 9, 031014 (2019)
  • Reconfigurable structure and tunable transport in synchronized active spinner materials
    K. Han, G. Kokot, S Das, R.G. Winkler, G. Gompper, A. Snezhko
    Science Advances 6, eaaz8535 (2020)