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Andrey V. Sokolov

Assistant Scientist

Biography

Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics and Materials Research, Illinois Institute of technology, Chicago, USA, 2009
  • M.Sc. Degree in Solid State Physics, Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, 2005

 

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present Staff Physicist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2015-2017 Assistant Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2013-2015 Enrico Fermi Fellow, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2011-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

 

Research Interests

  • Non-equilibrium phenomena in artifical and biological systems
  • Self-organization and self-assembly in active systems
  • 3D multi-photon lithography

 

Selected Recent Publications

  • Emergence of Radial Tree of Bends Stripes in Active Nematic”
    Andrey Sokolov, Ali Mozaffari, Rui Zhang, Juan J de Pablo, Alexey Snezhko, 
    Phys. Rev. X 9 (3), 031014, (2019)
  • Engineering bacterial vortex lattice via direct laser lithography”
    Daiki Nishiguchi, Igor S Aranson, Alexey Snezhko, Andrey Sokolov
    Nature communications 9 (1), 1-8, (2018)
  • Spontaneous topological charging of tactoids in a living nematic”
    Mikhail M Genkin, Andrey Sokolov, Igor S Aranson
    New Journal of Physics 20 (4), 043027, (2018)
  • Instability of expanding bacterial droplets”
    Andrey Sokolov, Leonardo Dominguez Rubio, John F Brady, Igor S Aranson
    Nature communications 9 (1), 1-8 (2018)
  • Tuning antimicrobial properties of biomimetic nanopatterned surfaces”
    Martyna Michalska, Francesca Gambacorta, Ralu Divan, Igor S Aranson, Andrey Sokolov, Philippe Noirot, Philip D Laible,
    Nanoscale 10 (14), 6639-6650 (2018)
  • Dynamic states of swimming bacteria in a nematic liquid crystal cell with homeotropic alignment”
    Shuang Zhou, Oleh Tovkach, Dmitry Golovaty, Andrey Sokolov, Igor S Aranson and Oleg D Lavrentovich, 
    New Journal of Physics, 19 055006 (2017)
  • Topological Defects in a Living Nematic Ensnare Swimming Bacteria”
    Mikhail M Genkin, Andrey Sokolov, Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Igor S Aranson,
    Phys. Rev. X 7, 011029 (2017)