Dr. Tanya Ostapenko*

  • 2002 - 2006: B.Sc. Physics and Mathematics, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, USA
  • 2006 - 2008: M.A. Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
  • 2008 - 2011: Ph.D. Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
  • 2011 - 2014: Postdoctoral researcher, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2014 - present: Postdoctoral researcher/PI, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany

Major Research Interests

  • Liquid crystals
  • Complex Fluids
  • Biological microswimmers
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Microfluidics

  • Homepage Department/Research Group

    Selected Recent Publications

    • A. Eremin, Y. Geng, R. Stannarius, T. Ostapenko, P.K. Challa, J.T. Gleeson, A. Jákli, S. Klein (2016) "Peculiarities of the Magneto-optical Response in Dispersions of Anisometric Pigment Nanoparticles." RSC Advances 6, 80666
    • S.M. Salili, T. Ostapenko, O. Kress, C. Bailey, W. Weissflog, K. Harth, A. Eremin, R. Stannarius, A. Jákli (2016) "Rupture and Recoil of Bent-Core Liquid Crystal Filaments." Soft Matter 12, 4725
    • T. Ostapenko, S.M. Salili, A. Eremin, A. Jákli, R. Stannarius (2014) "Stress-driven Dynamic Behavior of Free-Standing Bent-Core Liquid Crystal Filaments." Ferroelectrics 468, 101
    • P. Salamon, N. Éber, Á. Buka, T. Ostapenko, S. Dölle, R. Stannarius (2014) "Magnetic Control of Flexoelectric Domains in a Nematic Fluid." Soft Matter 10, 4487
    • T. Ostapenko, Yu. A. Nastishin, P.J. Collings, S.N. Sprunt, O.D. Lavrentovich, J.T. Gleeson (2013) "Aggregation, Pretransitional Behavior, and Optical Properties in the Isotropic Phase of Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals Studied in High Magnetic Fields." Soft Matter 9 (39), 9487
    • T. Ostapenko, M. Weyland, A. Eremin, M. Lehmann, R. Stannarius (2013) "Filaments Formed in the Hexagonal Columnar Liquid Crystal Phase of Star-Shaped Oligobenzoates." Liq. Cryst. 40, 345