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Physicist/engineer, who worked at various academic institutions and taught at Colleges, with tutoring for over 7 years and more than 800 hours of tutoring, about a hundred students, some of whom successfully graduated from High School and went on to Universities.
Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL and
Astronomy 101, 15 students, bi-weekly lectures;
Physics 120, 16 students, bi-weekly lectures+laboratory
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL and
Physics 150, 19 students, bi-weekly lectures+laboratory;
Physics 203, 11 students, bi-weekly lectures+laboratory
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
Physics 100, 8 students, bi-weekly lectures+laboratory
Adjunct Faculty in Physics January 2015—July 2015
Teaching Astronomy and Physics Courses + laboratories twice a week
WyzAnt Inc., Chicago, IL June 2013—present
Tutoring in math and physics; more than 600 hours of tutoring;
Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, Santa Cruz, CA
Instructor July 2009—August 2009
Developed a “Nuclear Science” course for gifted middle-school students involving hands-on projects
Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, Bristol, RI
Instructor July 2007—August 2007
Developed a “Principles of Engineering Design” course for gifted middle-school students involving hands-on projects
DACTools LLC, Lisle, IL
Engineer January 2019—April 2020
Design of optical systems and cryostats for high-pressure research; LabVIEW programming and software development; customer support and instrument improvement;
Almax easyLab Ltd., Diksmuide, Belgium
R&D Engineer October 2015—January 2020
Design and development of new instrumentation for high-pressure physics research
University of Chicago (Argonne National Laboratory) and Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC
Research Scientist April 2010—May 2014
Investigation of P-V-T equation of state of minerals and compounds by Brillouin spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction methods.
University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow September 2009—April 2010
High-pressure physical chemistry research of ferro-organic compounds
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Visiting Scientist December 2008—August 2009
Investigation of high-pressure equation of state of ZnO and MgZnO nanoparticles
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Postdoctoral Scholar August 2007—September 2008
Research in x-ray diffraction on Earth minerals under ultra-high pressure
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Postdoctoral Research Associate May 2004—May 2007
Research in IR spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction of PbSe quantum dots under high pressure
Washington State University, Pullman, WA. August 1998 – May 2004
Ph. D. Physics; Specialty in high-pressure solid-state physics
Thesis title: Infrared Spectroscopy of Conjugated Organic Molecules Under Pressure.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia
M. S. Physics (Russian equivalent) September 1990 – June 1996
Outstanding Graduate Student Award—March 2004
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Diploma with Honors—June 1996
PATENTS, INVENTIONS, AND LICENSES:
“Real time measurement of shock pressure”, U. S. Patent Number S-104,894.
Illinois Substitute Teacher License: License ID: 2297242, Expiration: 06/30/2020
SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:
1. Martha G. Pamato, Alexandr Kurnosov, Tiziana B. Ballaran, Daniel J. Frost, Luca Ziberna, Mattia Giannini, Sergio Speziale, Sergey N. Tkachev, Kirill K. Zhuravlev, and Vitali B. Prakapenka, Single crystal elasticity of majoritic garnets: Stagnant slabs and thermal anomalies at the base of the transition zone, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 451, 114-124 (2016).
2. Zhu Mao, Dawei Fan, Jung-Fu Lin, Jing Yang, Sergey N. Tkachev, Kirill Zhuravlev, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Elasticity of single-crystal olivine at high pressures and temperatures, Earth Panet. Sci. Lett., 426, 204-215 (2015).
3. Chi Ma, Tschauner, O., Beckett, J.R., Yang Liu, Rossman, G.R., Zhuravlev, K., Prakapenka, V., Dera, P., Taylor, L.A., Tissintite, (Ca, Na, square)AlSi2O6, a highly-defective, shock-induced, high-pressure clinopyroxene in the Tissint martian meteorite, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 422, 194-205 (2015).
4. June K. Wicks, Jennifer M. Jackson, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Kirill K. Zhuravlev, Sergey N. Tkachev, and Vitali B. Prakapenka, Thermal equation of state and stability of (Mg0.06Fe0.94)O, Phys. Earth Plan. Int., 249, 28-42 (2015).
5. Yi Hu, Przemyslaw Dera, and Kirill Zhuravlev, Single-crystal diffraction and Raman spectroscopy of hedenbergite up to 33 GPa, Phys. Chem. Min. 42, 595–608 (2015).
6. D.M. Trots, A. Kurnosov, S. Tkachev, K. Zhuravlev, V. Prakapenka, T. Boffa Ballaran and D.J. Frost, The Sm:YAG primary fluorescence pressure scale, J. Geophys. Res., v. 118, Issue: 11, p: 5805-5813, DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010519, (2013)
7. Przemyslaw Dera, Kirill Zhuravlev, Vitali Prakapenka, Mark L. Rivers, Gregory J. Finkelstein, Ognjen Grubor-Urosevic, Oliver Tschauner, Simon M. Clark, and Robert T. Downs, High-pressure single-crystal micro-X-ray diffraction (SCμXRD) analysis with GSE_ADA/RSV software, High Pres. Res., v. 33, issue 3 (concealed information) (2013).
8. Podsiadlo, Paul; Kwon, Goon; Koo, Bonil; Lee, Byeongdu; Prakapenka, Vitali; Dera, Przemyslaw; Zhuravlev, Kirill; Krylova, Galyna; Shevchenko, Elena; How "Hollow" are Hollow Nanoparticles?, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 2435-2438 DOI: 10.1021/ja311926r (2013).
9. Hui Xiong, Handan Yildirim, Paul Podsiadlo, Jun Zhang, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Jeffrey P. Greeley, Elena V. Shevchenko, Kirill K. Zhuravlev, Sergey Tkachev, Subramanian K.R.S. Sankaranarayanan, and Tijana Rajh, Compositional Tuning of Structural Stability of Lithiated Cubic Titania via Vacancy Filling Mechanism under High Pressure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 078304 (2013) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.(concealed information)
10. Chang Lu, Zhu Mao, Jung-Fu Lin, Kirill K. Zhuravlev, Sergey N. Tkachev and Vitali B. Prakapenka, Elasticity of single-crystal iron-bearing pyrope to 20 GPa and 750 K, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett. 361, 134 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.041
11. K. K. Zhuravlev, Alexander F. Goncharov, S. N. Tkachev, V. Prakapenka, Vibrational, elastic, and structural properties of cubic silicon carbide under pressure up to 75 GPa: implication for a primary pressure scale, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 113503 (2013). (concealed information)
12. Z. Dong, K. K. Zhuravlev, S. A. Morin, L. Li, S. Jin, and Y. Song, Pressure-induced structural transformations of ZnO nanowires probed by X-ray diffraction, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116(3), 2102-2107, (2012) (concealed information)
13. K. K. Zhuravlev, K. Traikov, Z. Dong, S. Xie, Y. Song, and Z. Liu, Raman and infrared spectroscopy of pyridine under high pressure, Phys. Rev. B 82, 064116 (2010).
14. Zhuravlev K. K., W. M. Hlaing OO, and M. D. McCluskey, X-ray diffraction of MgxZn1−xO and ZnO nanocrystals under high pressure; J. Appl. Phys. (concealed information) (2009).
15. Zhuravlev K. K., A. Wolf, J. K. Wicks, S. M. Clark, J. Yan, and Jackson J. M., Isothermal compression behavior of (Mg,Fe)O using neon as a pressure medium: DOI: 10.1007/s0(concealed information)7-6, Phys. Chem. Min. 37, 013511 (2010).
16. J.M. Pietryga, K.K. Zhuravlev, M. Whitehead, V.I. Klimov, and R.D. Schaller,
Evidence for barrierless Auger recombination in PbSe nanocrystals: A pressure-dependent study of transient optical absorption, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 217401 (2008).
17. Zhuravlev K. K., Pietryga J. M., Schaller R. D., and Sander R. K., Optical Properties of PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Under Pressure, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90 043110 (2007).
18. Zhuravlev K. K., PbSe vs CdSe: thermodynamic properties and pressure dependence of the band gap, Physica B 394, 1 (2007).
19. Zhuravlev K. K. Molecular-field theory method for evaluating critical points of the Ising model, Phys. Rev. E 72 056104 (2005).
20. Zhuravlev K. K. and McCluskey M. D., Conformational analysis of p-terphenyl under hydrostatic pressure by infrared spectroscopy, J. Chem. Phys. 120 1841 (2004).
21. McCluskey M.D., Jokela S.J., Zhuravlev K.K., Simpson P.J., and Lynn K.G., Infrared spectroscopy of hydrogen in ZnO. Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, pp. 3807-9 (2002).
22. McCluskey M.D., Grover D.I., and Zhuravlev K.K., Infrared spectroscopy of Bis(4-nitrophenyl) Disulfide grown on a Pb layer. Chem. Lett. 11, pp. 1138-1139 (2002).
23. Zhuravlev K. K. and McCluskey M. D., Infrared spectroscopy of biphenyl under hydrostatic pressure. J. Chem. Phys. 117, pp. 3748-3752 (2002).
24. McCluskey M. D., Zhuravlev K. K., Kneissl M., Wong W., Treat D., Limpijumnong S., Van de Walle C. G., and Johnson N. M., Vibrational Spectroscopy of GaN:Mg Under Pressure. Mat. Res. Symp. Proc. 693, I2.4.1-I2.4.6 (2002).
25. McCluskey M. D. and Zhuravlev K. K., N2 and CO2 vibrational modes in solid nitrogen under pressure. J. Chem. Phys. 116, pp. 1607-1611 (2002).
26. McCluskey M. D., Zhuravlev K. K., Davidson B. R., and Newman R. C., Acceptor-hydrogen complexes in semiconductors under pressure. Physica B 308-310, pp. 780-783 (2001).
27. Zhuravlev K. K. and McCluskey M. D., Flattening of organic molecules under pressure. J. Chem. Phys. 114, pp.5465-5467 (2001).
28. McCluskey M. D., Zhuravlev K. K., Davidson B. R., and Newman R. C., Pressure dependence of local vibrational modes in InP. Phys. Rev. B 63 12502 (2001).
H-INDEX: 18, citation rate: ~100/year.
“Concomitant measurements of elasticity and density of materials under extreme conditions: implications for the primary pressure scale and equation of state determination”, Geophysical Laboratory, June 2013.
“Getting to the core: application of advanced synchrotron x-ray and optical techniques to the fundamental problems in high pressure research”, XRADIA, November 2012.
“Materials under high pressure: organic molecules and quantum dots”, Washington State University, January 2007
I am writing to express my strong support to a very talented and extremely multifaceted scientist Dr. Kirill Zhuravlev.
I know Kirill since 2010, when he assumed his duties as a postdoc and beamline scientist at the Sector 13 of the Advanced Photon Source (Argonne National Laboratory). We carried out multiple experiments using the state of the art Brillouin scattering spectroscopy setup coupled with Raman scattering and synchrotron X-ray to study phase transitions and elastic properties of advanced materials at extreme conditions. His list of publications resulting from our collaboration speaks volumes about his diligent work, expertise and dedication. Dr. Zhuravlev showed great amount of patience, helpfulness and initiative during our user support operations. His outstanding background in Physics proved to be irreplaceable in all major instrumental and experimental developments of both laser heating systems and two major synchrotron beamstations available at this Sector.
Kirill Zhuravlev worked as a Ph. D. student on the project involving the high pressure effects on conjugated organic molecules. He demonstrated great degree of independence, deep knowledge of physics, and ability to perform his job accurately and in timely manner. In the course of his Ph. D. work he worked out the mechanism of the flattening of the conjugated polyphenyl molecules under pressure. Even though I did not personally know him at that time, his dissertation work was an inspiration for one of the University of Nevada Las Vegas graduate students, Mr. Edward Romano (currently working as an R&D Test Engineer at Bio-Rad) that I was co-supervising to carry out and successfully accomplish experimental high pressure studies of 1,3,5,7-Cyclooctatetraene.
During Kirill’s postdoctoral work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, he worked in collaboration with the quantum physics group on the high-pressure optical and elastic properties of nanocrystals. He determined that PbSe quantum dots have high optical deformation potential and proposed an idea of a dynamic pressure sensor, which was subsequently patented. He also independently worked on the problem in statistical physics, studying Ising model. As a result, he has proposed novel and interesting idea of estimating the critical points of Ising models on the lattices, which accounts for the lattice symmetry, the feature, which other mean-field models lack. He demonstrated ingenuity and non-standard thinking in regards to the approach to the problems in science.
Dr. Zhuravlev has switched his research interests to the field of geophysics in 2007 and has since made some valuable contributions to the field. He studied the P-V equation of state of iron-rich ferropericlase and related its volume behavior under extreme conditions to other studies of the same material, helping to elucidate the relationship between the high-to-low spin transition and phase stability of ferropericlase.
Kirill Zhuravlev has an uncanny ability to explain complex ideas in a digestible way, because he graduated from one of the best schools of Physics – Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology – putting him in a top tier of candidates that are capable of making significant contributions to the educational process.
Sergey Tkachev, Ph. D.
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