Reader in Physics, School
of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of
London, email k.trachenko-at-qmul.ac.uk
Before joining QMUL, I was a PhD student and an EPSRC
Advanced Research Fellow in Cambridge.
My research interests mostly lie in theoretical and
computational condensed matter physics: fundamental
theory of liquid and supercritical states of matter, glass
transition, glasses, high pressure and radiation damage
effects including in nuclear waste forms and fusion
reactors. I am also interested in links between field theory
and condensed matter physics (liquids).
are representative publications in these areas.
Examples of some earlier and
current research are here.
working with both graduate and
undergraduate students and received
the Golden Corduroy Jacket award for
My PhD students are
awarded major international prizes, complete their
projects in less than 3 years and receive (and
decline) job offers from research centers such as
Cornell, Oak Ridge Lab, MIT and Kings
get in touch about a PhD project.
Some recent highlights in news and media:
energy gets flexible - IoP news
- Paper on slow bitumen flow - highlights in BBC
Feature Article, New
Scientist and Physics
World. The video abstract is here.
What separates a liquid from a gas? - New
understanding of supercritical state in Physics Today
New phonon theory of liquid thermodynamics - highlight by
IoP highlight story about the first
glimpse into radiation damage processes inside a fusion
Animations of atomic motions in liquids,
glasses and radiation damage