Olga A. Shenderova


Materials Science and Engineering Department

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7907

Work: (919)515-1338 Home: (919) 233-3485

Fax: (919)515-7724 e-mail: olga@peter.mte.ncsu.edu



Education

1991


1987




Ph.D., Materials Science/Solid State Physics
St.Petersburg State Technical University, St.Petersburg, Russia

M.S., Metal Physics and Physical Metallurgy
St.Petersburg State Technical University, St.Petersburg, Russia
Experience

1995-present

















1991-1994


Materials Science and Engineering Department
North Carolina State University
Doctoral Research Associate

calculated atomic-scale structures and mechanical properties of grain boundaries and triple junctions in polycrystalline diamond films; studied stress evolution and a crack propagation in polycrystalline diamond via large-scale calculations; developed a model of two-phase grain boundaries; developed a multiscale modeling approach for calculating grain boundary energies from first principles.

simulated nanoindentation of gold and amorphous-carbon thin films; studied mechanical properties of nanotubule fibers and composites; simulated a hydrogen abstraction tool for nanotechnology; modeled ion-beam damage of polymer surfaces; calculated stresses in nanodevices; simulated nanometer-scale metal-semiconductor junctions within fulleren tubules.

Metallurgical Department
St.Petersburg State Technical University
Faculty and Research Associate

taught undergraduate and graduate courses in metallurgical and physical disciplines; designed educational software implemented in the courses;

studied alloy solidification processes, developed a model of nonmetallic inclusions formation during solidification of steels and their influence on the mechanical properties of the alloys. The software package created as a result of these studies is being used in Russian metallurgical industry for optimizing alloy composition and manufacturing technology.

Professional .
Activities





International Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Workshop on New Approaches to Hi-Tech Materials, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 9-12, 1997, June, 1998

Member of American Physical Society (March 97 - present)

Member of Materials Research Society (April 96 - present)

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science(September 97 - present)

Honors





1987 - diploma cum laude (MS Degree)

1986 - award for the best student's work in Solid State Physics from Institute Prize Foundation
Presentations & Publications


24 Publications, 40 Presentations( 10 invited, including Gordon Research Conference, 1998)
Personal
Many-time winner of St.-Petersburg Track-and-Field Championship (Short Track)