Mykyta Chubynsky – Curriculum Vitae


Aug. 2003 Ph.D., Physics
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
GPA 4.0/4.0
Dissertation title: "Rigidity and self-organization of random networks"
June 1997 B.Sc., Physics (with honours)
Kyiv (Kiev) National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine.
GPA 5.0/5.0

Postdoctoral employment

Oct. 2007 – Postdoctoral fellow, then research associate (since Sep. 2008)
Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Theory of electrophoresis of biopolymers; lattice Monte Carlo methods; diffusion in disordered systems and in confined geometries
Supervisor Gary W. Slater
Sept. 2004 –
Aug. 2007
Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Physics, Université de Montréal, Canada.
Development of thermodynamically and kinetically correct extensions of the ART method for generating activated events in complex materials; self-organization with equilibration in elastic networks
Supervisor N. Mousseau
Aug. 2003 –
Aug. 2004
Research associate
Department of Physics, Arizona State University, U.S.A.
Rigidity and self-organization of elastic networks
Supervisor M. F. Thorpe

Recent research topics

Previous research experience

Teaching experience

Computing skills

Summer Schools attended

Teaching training


Postdoctoral fellowship, Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies, 2005-2006.


A referee for Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B, Phys. Rev. E, J. Chem. Phys., Electrophoresis, New J. Phys., J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., Algorithms Mol. Biol.

Other relevant experience

Supervised an undergraduate summer student working on the “anomalous yet Brownian'' diffusion project.


Russian (native), Ukrainian (near-native), English (fluent), French (basic)


Ukrainian citizen, Canadian permanent resident