Yuriy Stepanenko

Present time - Adjunkt in Photochemistry and Spectroscopy Department, Institute of Physical Chemistry, PAS.  
2002 - PhD, chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, PAS, Warsaw, Poland.  
1997 - Optima Telecom, computer hardware engineer, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.  
1997 - MSc, solid state physics, Dnipropetrovsk State University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.  
1992 - Secondary school, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.  

Research areas:
    New methods and techniques in femtosecond spectroscopy.
    Developing and building of femtosecond oscillators, parametric amplifiers.
    Construction of high peak power laser sources
    Laser spectroscopy of molecular complexes of aromatic hydrocarbons with solvent molecules in supersonic jets.
    Laser spectroscopy of porphycene in supersonic molecular beam, isotopic effect, proton tunneling.
    Proton transfer femtosecond dynamics of the benzoxazole derivatives.

Scolarships:
    Austria, Institute of Theoretical and Radiochemistry, Vienna University, April 1999.

Collaboration:
    Prof. Alexander Rebane, Montana State University, Bozeman, USA.

Skills:
    - Tuning and maintenance of high energy Nd:YAG lasers, nanosecond OPGs,
      femtosecond Ti:Sapphire oscillators, femtosecond OPG,
      OPA and harmonic generators, autocorrelators.

    - Development and building of high vacuum devices.

    - Programming languages: C, Pascal, Fortran.

    - Programming environments: LabView, Mathematica, Borland Builder, Delphi

    - Programming experience under Windows and UNIX environment.

    - Running up and administration of computer clusters.

    - UNIX and Linux administration.

    - Configuration and maintenance of computer hardware.


Publications:
  1. A. Mordzinski, A. Les, Y. Stepanenko, J. Rycombel, L. Adamowicz
    "S0 and S1 Spectroscopy of Jet Cooled 9-Cyano-10-methylanthracene: The Methyl Group as a Molecular Rotor.",
    Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy accepted


  2. Y. Stepanenko, A. L. Sobolewski and A. Mordzinski
    "Electronic Spectroscopy and Methyl Internal Rotation Dynamics of 9,10-dimethylanthracene",
    Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy accepted


  3. Y. Stepanenko, and Cz. Radzewicz.
    "High-gain multipass noncollinear optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier",
    Applied Physics Letters 86 (2005) 02111201.


  4. M. Drobizhev, Y. Stepanenko, Y. Dzenis, A. Karotki, A. Rebane, P. N. Taylor, H. L. Anderson;
    "Extremely Strong Near-IR Two-Photon Absorption in Conjugated Porphyrin Dimers: Quantitative Description with Three-Essential-States Model",
    J. Phys. Chem. B. 109 15 (2005) 7223-7236.


  5. P. Fita, Y. Stepanenko, Cz. Radzewicz.
    "Femtosecond Transient Fluorescence Spectrometer Based on Parametric Amplification",
    Applied Physics Letters 86 (2005) 021909-021911.


  6. J. Prochorov, I. Deperasinska, Y. Stepanenko.
    "Fluorescence Excitation and Fluorescence Spectra of Jet-Cooled Phenanthridine and 7,8-Benzoquinoline",
    Chemical Physics Letters 399 (2004) 239-246.


  7. M. Drobizhev, Y. Stepanenko, Y. Dzenis, A. Karotki, A. Rebane,
    P. N. Taylor, H. L. Anderson.
    "Understanding Strong Two-Photon Absorption in p-Conjugated Porphyrin Dimers via Double-Resonance Enhancement in a Three-Level Model",
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126 (2004) 15352-15353.


  8. I. Deperasinska, J. Prochorov, Y. Stepanenko.
    "Fluorescence Spectra of 7,8-Benzoquinoline Isolated in the Supersonic Jet Expansion - an ab initio Analysis",
    Acta Physica Polonica A 106 (2004) 535-545.


  9. A. Kyrychenko, Y. Stepanenko, and J. Waluk.
    "Molecular Dynamics and DFT Studies of Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonds between Bifunctional Heteroazaaromatic Molecules and Hydroxylic Solvents",
    J. Phys. Chem. A 104 (2000) 9542-9555.


  10. Y. Nosenko, Y. Stepanenko, F. Wu, R.P. Thummel, A. Mordzinski,
    "Laser Studies of Pyridylindoles in Supersonic Jets",
    Chemical Physics Letters 315 (1999) 87.


  11. Y. Stepanenko, A. Vdovin, J. Jasny, J. Sepiol, A. Mordzinski.
    "Optical and Mass Selective Laser Spectroscopy of 9-Methyl- and 9-Cyano-Anthracene and Their Molecular Clusters",
    Journal of Molecular Structure, 480 (1999) 595.


  12. J. Sepiol, Y. Stepanenko, A. Vdovin, A. Mordziski, E. Vogel, J. Waluk.
    "Proton Tunneling in Porphycene Seeded in Supersonic Jet",
    Chemical Physics Letters 296 (1998) 549.
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