Professor Rastko Sknepnek

Professor (Teaching and Research)

Physics, School of Science and Engineering

Computational Biology, School of Life Sciences

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Dr Rastko Sknepnek obtained his PhD in physics under supervision of Prof Thomas Vojta at the University of Missouri – Rolla, USA in 2004.

From 2004 to 2006 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the McMaster University (Canada) in the group of Prof A. John Berlinsky and Catherine Kallin. In 2006 he moved to the Iowa State University/DOE Ames Laboratory (USA) to do another Postdoc with Prof Joerg Schmalian and Prof Monica Lamm.

In 2009 he joined group of Prof Monica Olvera de la Cruz at Northwestern University (USA) as a Research Associate. In 2012 Dr Sknepnek was awarded inaugural Distinguished University Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Soft Matter Program at Syracuse University (USA). In September 2013 he joined University of Dundee as Lecturer in Physics and Dundee Fellow.


Research interests

  • Pattern formation in complex geometries
  • Physics of biological and artificial membranes
  • Physics of active systems
  • Guided assembly of nanocomposite materials
  • Scientific code development
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