Faculty

Kiril A. Streletzky

Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115


Office : SI 124
Science Building
Office Phone: (216) 687-2433
Lab Phone: (216) 687-2434

 

 

 


Email address:

 

k.streletzky@csuohio.edu

Web Page:

 

 

Education:

 

B.S. in Physics, 1991

 

 

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
Ph.D in Physics, 1998
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Primary Research Interests:

 


Structure dynamics, nanoparticle formation, and critical phenomena in complex fluids: polymer solutions, surfactants, microgels.

 

 

Noninvasive techniques for probing particle structure and dynamics: Dynamic and Static light scattering spectroscopy, Neutron scattering and Rheology

Primary Teaching Interests/Duties:

 

University Physics for Honors I and II (PHY 243H & 244H)

 

 

Modern Physics (PHY 330); Modern Physics Lab (PHY 335)

 

 

Advanced Optics Lab (PHY 455/555); Optics and Electromagnetic Waves (PHY 450/550)

 

 

Advanced Physical Laboratory (PHY 411), Advanced Topics in Physics (PHY 493), Independent Study (PHY 497), Special Topics in Physics (PHY 593), Graduate Project (PHY 598)

 

 

Summer Honors Institute at CSU: "Flying Circus of Physics"

Primary Service Duties:

 

Faculty Advisor to Society of Physics Students (SPS)

 

 

Member of the College of Science (COS) Budget (2007-present) and Planning and Faculty Affairs Committees (2008-2010)

 

 

Member of the University Honors Council (teaching rep: 2005-2006, 2009-2010, COS rep: 2007-2008)

Selected Awards:

 

2009 College of Science Jearl Walker Outstanding Teaching Award

 

 

COTTRELL College Science Award (2007): "Synthesis, structure, transport, and swelling properties of a potential drug delivery system: HPC microgel nanoparticles", $40,684 from Research Corporation.

 

 

COS Engaged Learning Award, 2006-2007: "Enhancing Modern Physics Labs and Demos: Studio-Style Approach", 9,999.65, College of Science, CSU

 

 

Teaching Enhancement Award, 2005-2006: "Expanding the Advanced Teaching Labs", $4,675 from the University Center for Teaching and Learning, CSU

 

 

EFFRD-2005 Award: "Structure and Dynamics Studies of a Novel Microgel Drug Delivery System", $15,000 from the University Research Council, CSU.

Research Projects:

 

 

Our Light Scattering Spectroscopy Lab is currently involved in 6 projects. All of them make use of at least one of the two optical techniques: Dynamics Light Scattering (DLS) and Static Light Scattering (SLS) Spectroscopy.

1. Polymeric microgel nanoparticles: Synthesis, structure, dynamics, critical behavior, loading capability, and sensitivity to environmental conditions. Assessment of possible applications: e.g. smart coatings and paints, permeability modifiers, biosensors, targeted drug delivery agents.
2. Transport and viscoelastic properties of polymer chains in dilute and concentrated aqueous solutions. Critical behavior of polymer solutions.
3. Translational and rotational diffusion of biological proteins in water and glycerol solutions (in collaboration with Polymer Science, UAkron and Physics, U Tennessee).
4. Structure and translational/rotational dynamics of thermally responsive supramolecular hydrogels & protein-based nanoparticles (in collaboration with Bioengineering, CSU and Macromolecular Science, CWRU)
5. Aggregation of micelles in surfactant solutions. Exploring their structure and dynamics under different solvent conditions.
6. Zeolite nanocrystals and boron nitride nanoparticles in clear solutions. Monitoring interactions of nanocrystals and surfactant molecules. (in collaboration with UDelft, Holland and Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russia)

All research projects are run with the help from undergraduate or/and graduate students. Opportunities for funded student involvement exist (Especially for the summer).

Student Projects:

 

 

Undergraduate/Graduate Research Projects, Summer10:

1. Chemical Physics Research Assistant. A position for a Physics/Chemistry Major to study basic properties and potential pharmaceutical applications of polymer microgel nanoparticles.
2. Bio-Physics Research Assistant. A position for a Physics/Chemistry/Biology Major to expand our experimental studies of protein dynamics in water and glycerol solutions.
3. Physics Bioengineering Research Assistant. A position for a Physics/Chemistry/Bioengineering Major to characterize thermally responsive protein-based nanoparticles.
4. Laboratory Assistant. A position to assist in designing, optimizing, and writing a new software for analysis of Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering Spectroscopy and Static Light Scattering Experiment.
5. Graduate Research Assistant. A position to develop analytical method (based on Light Scattering Spectroscopy) for measuring water content of surfactant and protein micelles and polymeric microgels.

Representative Publications:

 

 


Z. Li, L. E. Buerkle, M. Orseno, K. A. Streletzky, S. Seifert, A. M. Jamieson, and S. J. Rowan, “The Structure and Gelation of Tunable Guanosine-Based Supramolecular Hydrogels”, Langmuir, 26 (12), 10093  (2010). Undergraduate Co-author: Orseno.

 

A. N. Streletskii, D. G. Permenov, K. A. Streletzky, B. B. Bokhonov, and A. V. Leonov, "Mechanochemistry of Hexagonal Boron Nitride: 1. Destruction and Amorphization during Mechanical Treatment", Colloid Journal, 72(4), 544 (2010).  

A. N. Streletskii, D. G. Permenov, I. V. Kolbanev, A. V. Leonov, B. B. Bokhonov, K. A. Streletzky, I. V. Berestetskaya, "Destruction, Amorphization and Reactivity of Nano BN under Ball Milling", J. Alloys and Compounds 483, 313 (2009).

K. A. Streletzky and J. T. McKenna, "Spectral Time Moment Analysis of Microgel Deswelling. Effect of the Heating Rate", J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. 46, 2792 (2008).

K. A. Streletzky, J. T. McKenna, and R. Mohieddine, "Spectral Time Moment Analysis of Microgel Structure and Dynamics", J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. 46, 771 (2008). Undergraduate Co-authors: McKenna, Mohieddine.


G. D. J Phillies and K. A. Streletzky, "Dynamics of Semirigid Rod Polymers from Experimental Studies" book chapter in "Soft Condensed Matter: New Research ", ed. K. Dillon, Nova Science :NY, pp. 219-263 (2007).

 

G.D.J. Phillies, R.O' Connell, P. Whitford, and K. A. Streletzky,"Mode

 structure of diffusive transport in hydroxypropylcellulose: Water", J.Chem.Phys.119, 9003 (2003). Undergraduate Co-authors: O’Connell, Whitford.


C.H. Heath, K. A. Streletzky, B.E. Wyslouzil, J. Woelk, and R. Strey "Small angle neutron scattering from D20:H20 nanodroplets and binary nucleation rates in a supersonic nozzle", J.Chem.Phys. 118, 5465 (2003).

C.H. Heath, K. A. Streletzky, B.E. Wyslouzil, J. Woelk, and R. Strey "H20:D20 condensation in a supersonic nozzle", J.Chem.Phys. 117, 6176 (2002).

K. A. Streletzky, Y. Zvinevich, B.E. Wyslouzil, and R. Strey, "Controlling nucleation and growth of nanodroplets in supersonic nozzles",J.Chem.Phys. 116, 4058 (2002).

H. Wang, B. Zhao, B. Wyslouzil, and K. A. Streletzky, "Small-angle neutron scattering of soot formed in laminar premixed ethylene flames", Proc. Combust. Inst. vol 29, 2749 (2002).

G.D.J Phillies and K. A. Streletzky, "Microrheology of complex fluids via observation of tracer mesoparticels", Recent Recearch Developments in Physical Chemistry. Vol1, Part 1, p269 (2001).

C. H. Heath, K. A. Streletzky, J. Woelk, B. E. Wyslouzil, and R. Strey, "D2O:H2O Condensation in supersonic nozzles: 1. Experiments", Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, Ed. B. Hale and M. Kulmala, American Institute of Physics: NY, p59 (2000).

C. H. Heath, K. A. Streletzky, B. E. Wyslouzil, and G. Wilemski, "D2O:H2O Condensation in supersonic nozzles: 2. Modeling", Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, Ed. B. Hale and M. Kulmala, American Institute of Physics: NY p63 (2000).

K. A. Streletzky and G.D.J Phillies, "Optical probe study of solution like and metlike regimes in high molecular weight hydroxypropylcellulose", Scattering from Polymers. ACS Symposium Series, Ed P.Cede,B.Hsiao,D.Lohse, 739, p297 (2000).

K. A. Streletzky and G.D.J. Phillies,"Coupling analysis of probe diffusion in high molecular weight hydroxypropylcellulose", J. Phys. Chem. 103, 1811 (1999).

K. A. Streletzky and G.D.J. Phillies,"Confirmation of the reality of viscoelastic solutionlike-metalike transition via optical probe diffusion", Macromolecules 32,145 (1999).

K. A. Streletzky and G.D.J. Phillies,"Relaxational mode structure for optical probe diffusion in high molecular weight hydroxypropylcellulose", J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. 36, 3087 (1998).

K. A. Streletzky and G.D.J. Phillies,"Translational diffusion of small and large mesoscopic probes in hydroxypropylcellulose-water in solutionlike regime", J. Chem. Phys. 108, 2975 (1998).

L. Gora, K. Streletzky, R.W. Thompson, and G.D.J. Phillies, "Study of the crystallization of Zeolite NaA by quasi-elastic light scattering spectroscopy and electron microscopy", Zeolites 18, 119 (1997).

L. Gora, K. Streletzky, R.W. Thompson, and G.D.J. Phillies, "Study of the effects of initial-bred nuclei on zeolite NaA crystallization by quasi-elastic light scattering spectroscopy and electron microscopy", Zeolites 19, 98 (1997).

K. Streletzky and G.D.J. Phillies, "Temperature dependence of Triton X-100 micelle size and hydration", Langmuir 11, 42 (1995).

G. D. J. Phillies, J. Stott, K. Streletzky, S. Z. Ren, N. Sushkin, and C. A. Richardson, "Optical probe studies of surfactant solutions", Surfactants and Association Colloids: The Rheology of Solutions, Ed. C. A. Herb and R. K. Prud'homme, ACS Books (Wash), 239 (1994). Undergraduate Co-authors: Stott, Richardson.

 

Research Keywords:

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering (DDLS) Static Light Scattering (SLS), Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS),

Dilute and Concentrated Polymer Solutions, Polymer Dynamics, Lower Critical Solution Temperature (LCST) , Micelles, Microgels, Zeolites, Aerosols,Nucleation Phenomena,Neutron Scattering (SANS), Rheology, SAXS.