People

Valeria Ratushnaya

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Theoretical Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Plasma Physics, Electromagnetism, Stability Analysis, Gas Discharges/Streamers, Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics, Critical Phenomena, Conformal Theory, Pattern Formation

Selected Publications

1. V.L. Kulinskii, V.I. Ratushnaya, A.V. Zvelindovsky, D. Bedeaux, "Hydrodynamic model

for a system of self-propelling particles with conservative kinematic constraints", Europhys.

Lett. 71, 207 (2005).

2. V.I. Ratushnaya, V.L. Kulinskii, A.V. Zvelindovsky, D. Bedeaux, "Hydrodynamic model

for the system of self-propelling particles with conservative kinematic constraints; Two

dimensional stationary solutions", Physica A 366, 107 (2006).

3. V.I. Ratushnaya, D. Bedeaux, V.L. Kulinskii, A.V. Zvelindovsky, "Collective behavior of

self-propelling particles with kinematic constraints; The relation between the discrete and the

continuous description", Physica A 381, 39 (2007).

4. V.I. Ratushnaya, D. Bedeaux, V.L. Kulinskii, A.V. Zvelindovsky, "Stability properties of

the collective stationary motion of self-propelling particles with conservative kinematic

constraints", J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40, 2573 (2007).

5. A. Luque, V. Ratushnaya, U. Ebert, "Positive and negative streamers in ambient air:

modeling evolution and velocities", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 234005 (2008).

Education

1) Ph.D. Degree in Physics. Colloid and Interface Science Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Leiden University, The Netherlands (2003-2007). 

2) Master Degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics (Cum Laude). Department of Theoretical Physics, I.I. Mechnikov Odessa NationalUniversity, Ukraine (2002-2003).

3) Bachelor Degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics (Cum Laude). Department of Theoretical Physics, I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Ukraine (1998-2002).

Professional Profile

Post-doctoral researcher at Multiscale Modelling and Nonlinear Dynamics Group, Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007-2010).

Awards

1) Ukraine President Scholarship (2002)
2)
Odessa Mayor Scholarship, I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Ukraine (2001-2002)