Dr Andriy Pototskyy
- Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
- School of Science
- Department of Mathematics
- EN708b Hawthorn campus
2005: PhD in theoretical physics (BTU Cottbus, Germany), 2006-2010: Research Associate (Oxford UK, Loughborough UK), 2010-2013: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (UCT, Cape Town, SA), joined SUT in September 2013.
Mathematical biology; Stochastic processes
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
Faraday and Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in two-layer liquid films with free upper surface: Study the possibility to stabilize the Rayleigh-Taylor unstable two layer liquid film by means of an external vibration.
Swarming of living bacteria in ultra thin liquid layers: Artificially created layers of living cells have a wide variety of applications in medicine and engineering, serving as prototypes of ”artificial skin”, self-cleaning coatings and biosensors. The aim of this project is to study the properties of thin liquid films in the micrometer range, containing a monolayer of swimming bacteria.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Biological Mathematics - 010202
- Biological Physics - 029901
- Complex Physical Systems - 029902
Also published as: Pototskyy, Andriy; Pototskyy, A.; Pototsky, A.; Pototsky, Andrey; Pototsky, Andriy
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