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Alexander V. Emelyanenko

Curriculum vitae International cooperation
Awards Publications
Research interests Reviewer in scientific journals


1998: Graduated from Moscow State University.
2001: PhD, Moscow State University, Thesis topic "Molecular models of polar and chiral liquid crystals"
2001 - 2005: Junior Research Associate, Moscow State University.
2005: Research Associate, Moscow State University.
2005 - 2009: Senior Research Associate, Moscow State University.
2009: Doctor of Science (Habilitation), Moscow State University, Thesis topic "Molecular-statistical theory of the smectic states"
2009 - present time: Leading Research Associate, Moscow State University
2002 - 2003: Postdoc in Strathclyde University.
2005: Visiting Scientist, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
2006, 2007: Visiting Scientist, Tokyo Denky University, Japan.
2010: Visiting Scientist, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.


G. Soros' Fellowship (1994,1999).
INTAS Fellowship (1997).
Russian Government Fellowship (1998).
Russian President Fellowship (1999).
European Academy Prize for young scientists in physics (2007).
Russian Foundation for Basic Research grants.
Russian President grants for young scientists (2004-2005,2006-2007,2008-2009).
Member of the Program Committee of the First Russian Conference on Liquid Crystals (2012).
Professor RAS (2016).
Co-Chairman of the 14-th European Conference on Liquid Crystals (2017).


National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
Kent State University, USA.
Institute of Physics of Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
Stepanov Institute of Physics, Minsk, Belarus.


Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society
Physical Review E, American Physical Society.
Reviews of Modern Physics, American Physical Society.
Journal of Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics.
European Physical Journal.
New Journal of Physics, IOPscience.
Polymer Science, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.


Liquid crystals, polymers, ferroelectric and antiferroelectric smectics, intermediate phases, cholesterics, composite materials, surface effects, phase transitions, unhomogeneous and polydisperse structures, materials for energy-saving displays, optical devices with memory effect, light modulators, molecular-statistical physics, computer simulations.


Main publications (627 citations, h-index 15):

  1. A. V. Emelyanenko and M. A. Osipov, Influence of dimerization on the nematic-isotropic phase transition in strongly polar liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals. 26, 187 (1999). IF=2.20
  2. A. V. Emelyanenko and M. A. Osipov, Nematic-isotropic phase transition in polar liquid crystals. I. Statistical theory. Crystallography Reports. 45, 501 (2000). IF=0.563
  3. A. V. Emelyanenko and M. A. Osipov, Nematic-isotropic phase transition in polar liquid crystals. II. Role of the dispersion interaction. Crystallography Reports. 45, 510 (2000). IF=0.563
  4. A. V. Emelyanenko, M. A. Osipov, and D. A. Dunmur, Molecular theory of helical sense inversions in chiral nematic liquid crystals. Physical Review E 62, 2340 (2000). IF=2.366
  5. A. V. Emelyanenko, Analytical description for the chiral nematic state in terms of molecular parameters. Physical Review E 67, 031704 (2003). IF=2.366
  6. A. V. Emelyanenko and M. A. Osipov, Theoretical model for the discrete flexoelectric effect and a description for the sequence of intermediate smectic phases with increasing periodicity. Physical Review E 68, 051703 (2003). IF=2.366
  7. A. V. Emelyanenko and M. A. Osipov, Origin of spontaneous polarization, tilt, and chiral structure of smectic liquid-crystal phases composed of bent-core molecules: A molecular model. Physical Review E 70, 021704 (2004). IF=2.366
  8. A. V. Emelyanenko and M. A. Osipov, Theoretical Studies of the Structure of Intermediate Chiral Smectic Phases with Increasing Periodicity. Ferroelectrics 309, 13 (2004). IF=0.53
  9. N. M. Shtykov, A. D. L. Chandani, A. V. Emelyanenko, Atsuo Fukuda, and J. K. Vij, Two kinds of smectic-C_alpha^* subphases in a liquid crystal and their relative stability dependent on the enantiomeric excess as elucidated by electric-field-induced birefringence experiment. Physical Review E 71, 021711 (2005). IF=2.366
  10. A. D. L. Chandani, N. M. Shtykov, V. P. Panov, A. V. Emelyanenko, Atsuo Fukuda, and J. K. Vij, Discrete flexoelectric polarizations and biaxial subphases with periodicities other than three and four layers in chiral smectic liquid crystals frustrated between ferroelectricity and antiferroelectricity. Physical Review E 72, 041705 (2005). IF=2.366
  11. A. V. Emelyanenko, Atsuo Fukuda, and J. K. Vij, Theory of the intermediate tilted smectic phases and their helical rotation. Physical Review E 74, 011705 (2006). IF=2.366
  12. J. -K. Song, A. D. L. Chandani, A. Fukuda, J. K. Vij, I. Kobayashi, and A. V. Emelyanenko, Temperature-induced sign reversal of biaxiality observed by conoscopy in some ferroelectric Sm-C* liquid crystals. Physical Review E 76, 011709 (2007). IF=2.366
  13. A. V. Emelyanenko, E. P. Pozhidaev, N. M. Shtykov, and V. E. Molkin, Antiferroelectric and ferrielectric liquid crystal display: electrically controlled birefringence color switch as a new mode. Journal of the Society for Information Display 16(8), 811 (2008). IF=0.877
  14. A. V. Emelyanenko, Complex smectic phases: threshold phenomena and application prospects. Doklady Physics 53, 559 (2008). IF=0.521
  15. A. V. Emelyanenko, Unified theory for the phase transitions in liquid crystals. Doklady Physics 53, 571 (2008). IF=0.521
  16. A. V. Emelyanenko, Method of calculation of the elasticity constants for tilted smectic. South Ural State University Bulletin, "Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry" 11(22), 38 (2008).
  17. A. V. Emelyanenko, Theory of nematic-smectic phase transition. South Ural State University Bulletin, "Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry" 11(22), 43 (2008).
  18. A. V. Emelyanenko, Investigation of frustration between ferroelectricity and antiferroelectricity in smectics. Moscow University Physics Bulletin 63, 396 (2008). IF=0.503
  19. A. V. Emelyanenko, Influence of the electric field on frustration between ferroelectricity and antiferroelectricity in smectics. Moscow University Physics Bulletin 64, 67 (2009). IF=0.503
  20. A. V. Emelyanenko, Molecular-ststistical approach to a behaviour of ferroelectric, antiferroelectric and ferrielectric smectic phases in the electric field. Eur. Phys. J. E 28, 441 (2009). IF=1.464
  21. K.L. Sandhya, Atsuo Fukuda, J.K. Vij, and A.V. Emelyanenko, Degeneracy lifting near the frustration points due to long-range interlayer interaction forces and the resulting varieties of polar chiral tilted smectic phases. Liquid Crystals 36, 1101 (2009). IF=2.20
  22. A.V. Emelyanenko, Theory for the evolution of ferroelectric, antiferroelectric, and ferrielectric smectic phases in the electric field. Physical Review E 82, 031710 (2010). IF=2.366
  23. S. Aya, Yu. Sasaki, F. Araoka, K. Ema, K. Ishikawa, A.V. Emelyanenko, and H. Takezoe, Observation of two isotropic-nematic phase transitions near a surface. Physical Review Letters 106, 117801 (2011). IF=5.93
  24. A.V. Emelyanenko, S. Aya, Yu. Sasaki, F. Araoka, K. Ema, K. Ishikawa, and H. Takezoe, Two transitions between isotropic and nematic phases in confined liquid crystals. Physical Review E 84, 041701 (2011). IF=2.366
  25. Chih-Chieh Chien, Jui-Hsiang Liu, and A.V. Emelyanenko, Fabrication and characterization of imprinted photonic crystalline polymer matrices via multiple UV polymerizations. J. Mater. Chem. 22, 22446 (2012). IF=5.968
  26. K.L. Sandhya, A.D.L. Chandani, A. Fukuda, J.K. Vij, A.V. Emelyanenko, and K. Ishikawa, Degeneracy lifting due to thermal fluctuations around the frustration point between anticlinic antiferroelectric SmCA* and synclinic ferroelectric SmC*. Physical Review E 87, 012502 (2013). IF=2.366
  27. A.V. Emelyanenko and K. Ishikawa, Smooth transitions between biaxial intermediate smectic phases. Soft Matter 9, 3497 (2013). IF=3.889
  28. N.V. Kalinin, A.V. Emelyanenko, L.A. Nosikova, Z.A. Kudryashova, and J.-H. Liu, Recombination of dimers as a mechanism for the formation of several nematic phases. Physical Review E 87, 062502 (2013). IF=2.366
  29. V.Yu. Rudyak, A.V. Emelyanenko, and V.A. Loiko, Structure transitions in oblate nematic droplets. Physical Review E 88, 052501 (2013). IF=2.366
  30. N.V. Kalinin and A.V. Emelyanenko, The existence of two nematic phases caused by dimer recombination. Moscow University Physics Bulletin 68(6), 455 (2013). IF=0.503
  31. M.S. Romashin and A.V. Emelyanenko, Investigation of polar and nonpolar ordering in a smectic liquid crystal layer. Moscow University Physics Bulletin 68(3), 249 (2013). IF=0.503
  32. A.V. Emelyanenko and A.R. Khokhlov, Simple theory of transitions between smectic, nematic, and isotropic phases. J. Chem. Phys. 142, 204905 (2015). IF=2.965
  33. V.Yu. Rudyak and A.V. Emelyanenko, Orientational ordering of Janus colloids in cholesteric liquid crystals. Soft Matter 11, 7237 (2015). IF=3.889
  34. A.V. Emelyanenko, V.Yu. Rudyak and J.-H. Liu, Phase transitions in ellipsoidal droplets of nematic liquid crystals. Moscow University Physics Bulletin 71(1) (2016). IF=0.503
  35. A.V. Emelyanenko, Induction of new ferrielectric smectic phases in the electric field. Ferroelectrics 495, 129 (2016). IF=0.53
  36. A.V. Emelyanenko and E. P. Pozhidaev, Multistability in the mixtures of smectic-C∗ materials with compensated twisting power. Physical Review E 93, 042705 (2016). IF=2.366
  37. Y.-S. Zhang, A.V. Emelyanenko, J.-H. Liu, Fabrication of resonance core assisted self-assembling gelators derived from cyclohexanone. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 65, 444 (2016). IF=4.217
  38. A.V. Emelyanenko, Structural and ferroelectric phase transitions, Hucisko, Poland, 16–20 May 2016. Liquid Crystals Today 25, 85 (2016).
  39. M. N. Krakhalev, A. P. Gardymova A. V. Emelyanenko, Jui-Hsiang Liu, and V. Ya. Zyryanov, Untwisting of the Helical Structure of Cholesteric Droplets with Homeotropic Surface Anchoring. JETP Letters 105, 51 (2017). IF=1.235
  40. N. V. Kalinin, A. V. Emelyanenko and J.-H. Liu, Structure, elasticity and phase transitions in liquid crystals with deformations. Phase Transitions 90, 86 (2017). IF=0.70
  41. Y.S. Zhang, R. Balamurugan, J.C. Lin, S. Fitriyani, J.H. Liu and A.V. Emelyanenko, Pd2+ fluorescent sensors based on amino and imino derivatives of rhodamine and improvement of water solubility by the formation of inclusion complexes with β-cyclodextrin. Analyst (2017). IF=3.885
  42. S.A. Shvetsov, A.V. Emelyanenko, N.I. Boiko, . J.-H. Liu, A.R. Khokhlov, Communication: Orientational structure manipulation in nematic liquid crystal droplets induced by light excitation of azodendrimer dopant. Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 211104 (2017). IF=2.965
  43. Jui-Hsiang Liu, Emelyanenko A.V., Yan-Song Zhang, Fabrication and Optical Characterization of Imprinted Broad-Band Photonic Films via Multiple Gradient UV Photopolymerization. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 55, 1427 (2017). IF=3.318
  44. E.S. Filimonova, A.V. Emelyanenko, J.H. Liu, A study of polarization in smectic liquid crystals via statistical-physics methods. Moscow University Physics Bulletin 72, No 4, с. 369 (2017). IF=0.503
  45. V.Yu. Rudyak, M.N. Krakhalev, O.O. Prischepa, V.S. Sutormin, A.V. Emelyanenko, , and V.Ya. Zyryanov, Orientational structures of the nematic droplets with conical boundary conditions. JETP Letters 106, No. 6, p. 358 (2017). IF=1.235
  46. V.Yu. Rudyak, M.N. Krakhalev, V.S. Sutormin, O.O. Prishchepa, V.Ya. Zyryanov, J.-H. Liu, A.V. Emelyanenko, A.R. Khokhlov, Electrically induced structure transition in nematic liquid crystal droplets with conical boundary conditions. Physical Review E 96, 052701 (2017). IF=2.366
  47. M.N. Krakhalev, A.P. Gardymova, O.O. Prishchepa, V.Yu. Rudyak, A.V. Emelyanenko, J.-H. Liu, V.Ya. Zyryanov, Bipolar configuration with twisted loop defect in chiral nematicdroplets under homeotropic surface anchoring. Scientific Reports 7, 14582 (2017). IF=4.259
  48. Y.S. Zhang, C.Y. Liu, A.V. Emelyanenko, J.H. Liu, Synthesis of Predesigned Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals and Their Applications in Field-Sequential Color Displays. Advanced Functional Materials, 1706994 (2018). IF=15.621
  49. S.A. Shvetsov, A.V. Emelyanenko, N.I. Boiko, A.S. Zolot’ko, Y.-S. Zhang , J.-H. Liu , A.R. Khokhlov, Optical orientation of nematic liquid crystal droplets via photoisomerization of an azodendrimer dopant. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 9, 870 (2018). IF=3.13
  50. S.A. Shvetsov, V.Yu. Rudyak, A.V. Emelyanenko, N.I. Boiko, Y.-S. Zhang, J.-H. Liu, A.R. Khokhlov, Photoinduced orientational structures of nematic liquid crystal droplets in contact with polyimide coated surface. Journal of Molecular Liquids 267, 222 (2018). IF=3.648
  51. A. Kaznacheev, E. Pozhidaev, V. Rudyak, A.V. Emelyanenko, and A. Khokhlov, Biaxial potential of surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals. Physical Review E 97, 042703 (2018). IF=2.366
  52. A.R. Khokhlov and A. Emelyanenko, Nanostructured liquid crystal systems and applications. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 9, 2644 (2018). IF=3.13
  53. S.A. Shvetsov, A.V. Emelyanenko, M.A. Bugakov, N.I. Boiko, J.H. Liu, Photo-orientation at the interface between thermotropic nematic liquid crystal and water caused by azobenzene polymer additives. Polymer Science, Series C 60, 72 (2018). IF=1.4 A.V. Emelyanenko, E.S. Filimonova, Molecular-statistical approach to the description of tilted smectic phases. Phase Transitions (2018). IF=0.70
  54. A.V. Emelyanenko A.V., M.A. Osipov, Modern Problems in the Study of Liquid Crystals, Polymer Science - Series C 60, 1 (2018) IF=1.4 S.A Shvetsov, A.V. Emelyanenko, M.A. Bugako, N.I. Boiko, V.Ya. Zyryanov, Photo-orientation of nematic liquid crystal without preliminary cell surface treatment, Optical Materials Express, 9, 2595 (2019). IF=2.566.
  55. M.N. Krakhalev, V.Yu. Rudyak, O.O. Prishchepa, A.P. Gardymova, A.V. Emelyanenko, J-H. Liu, V.Ya. Zyryanov, Orientational structures in cholesteric droplets with homeotropic surface anchoring, Soft Matter,15, 5554 (2019). IF=3.889
  56. S. Shvetsov, T. Orlova , A.V. Emelyanenko, A. Zolot’ko, Thermo-Optical Generation of Particle-Like Structures in Frustrated Chiral Nematic Film, Crystals 9, 574 (2019) IF=2.144
  57. Shvetsov S.A., Gruzdenko A.A., Emelyanenko A.V., Boiko N.I. Photoinduced Orientational Structure Transformation in Cholesteric Microdroplets, Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute, 46, 201-205 (2019) IF=0.369
  58. A.V. Emelyanenko, Molecular–Statistical Theory for the Description of Re-Entrant Ferroelectric Phase, Crystals, 9, 583 (2019). IF=2.144

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