Andrzej Poniewierski,
 Associate Professor
  • M.Sc., 1977 - Department of Physics, University of Warsaw

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  • PhD., 1983 - Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw

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  • D.Sc., 1994 - Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw

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Education and training:
 
1983-85 - S.E.R.C., University of Southampton, Great Britain
 
Research areas:
  • Statistical physics of liquid crystals

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  • Applications of density-functional methods

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  • Phase transitions and local structure in soft matter

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  • Interfacial pheomena and finite size effects

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  • Dynamics of liquid crystal films

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  • Structured surfaces and anchoring
 
Selected papers:
  1. Sluckin T.J. and Poniewierski A., ”Novel surface phase transition in nematic liquid crystals: wetting and the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition“, Phys. Rev. Lett., 55, 2907-2910 (1985).

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  3. Poniewierski A. and Sluckin T.J., ”The nematic-isotropic transition in a restricted geometry“, Liquid Crystals, 2, 281-311 (1987).

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  5. Poniewierski A. and Hołyst R., ”Density-functional theory for nematic and smectic-A ordering of hard spherocylinders“, Phys. Rev. Lett., 61, 2461-2464 (1988).

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  7. Poniewierski A., ”Nematic to smectic-A transition in the asymptotic limit of very long hard spherocylinders“, Phys. Rev. A, 45, 5605-5613 (1992).

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  9. Poniewierski A., ”Ordering of hard needles at a hard wall“, Phys. Rev. E, 47, 3396-3403 (1993).

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  11. Poniewierski A. and Samborski A., ”Smectic-A surface order in a nematic-substrate system“, Phys. Rev. E, 51, 4574-4579 (1995).

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  13. Poniewierski A., Hołyst R., Price A.C. and Sorensen L.B., ”Dynamic critical behavior of the Landau-Peierls fluctuations: Scaling form of the dynamic density autocorrelation function for smectic-A films“, Phys. Rev. E, 59, 3048-3058 (1999).

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  15. Poniewierski A., ”Shape of the nematic-isotropic interface in conditions of partial wetting“, Liquid Crystals, 27, 1369-1380 (2000).

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  17. Kondrat S. and Poniewierski A., ”Uniform and nonuniform textures of a nematic liquid crystal in contact with an inhomogeneous substrate“, Phys. Rev. E, 64, 031709-1–031709-9 (2001).

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  19. Harnau L., Kondrat S. and Poniewierski A., "Effective free-energy method for nematic liquid crystals in contact with structured substrates", Phys. Rev. E, 76, 051701-1-051701-9 (2007).
Total number of publications: 50
Number of promoted Ph.D. students: 1
 apon@ichf.edu.pl