Vitalii Starchenko

Researcher, Computational Chemistry

Vitalii {Vitaliy} Starchenko is a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Since completing his Ph.D. in physics of colloidal systems in 2009 (Institute of Biocolloid Chemistry, Kyiv, Ukraine), he occupied a postdoctoral position in Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany) 2011-2013, and a postdoctoral position at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida) 2014-2016.

His expertise includes fluid dynamics, phase-field, and molecular dynamics computational methods and their application to dynamic mesoscale processes in solutions and at fluid-solid surfaces. His research is focused on phase transformations in heterogeneous systems, reaction kinetics and transport at fluid-solid interfaces, coupling of molecular scale processes and chemistry in porous geomaterials to macroscopic phenomena, and use of machine learning tools to qualitatively improve chemical identification in X-ray tomography imaging techniques.