Dr. Alexander Ryabchun

Alexander Ryabchun
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+31 53 489 5685

Alexander Ryabchun was born the 20th of March 1987 in Barnaul (Russia). He received diploma in Chemistry from the Moscow State University in 2009. Afterwards he worked in the field of photochromic liquid crystalline polymers at the division of polymer science (Moscow State University) where in 2012 he defended his PhD thesis entitled “Photo-induced and orientation processes in LC-polymers and LC-composites” under the supervision of Prof. Alexey Bobrobsky and Prof. Valery Shibaev. During this time he actively collaborated with LG-Chem company (South Korea) and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP, Potsdam, Germany).

Later in 2013 I joined the group of Dr. Joachim Stumpe (Functional Polymer Systems) in IAP as postdoctoral researcher. His project was aimed to the development of novel photo-controllable liquid crystalline polymer systems for optical and photonic applications and was sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The molecular photo-alignment and light-induced mass transport in azobenzene polymers, polymer photo- and electro-actuators, elastic materials for volume optical structuring, cholesteric polymer networks and materials for UV/Visible holography were in the focus of his research activity.

Since September 2016, he works as postdoctoral researcher at University of Twente (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Prof. Nathalie Katsonis.