Vitalii Starchenko

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.

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  1. Vitalii Starchenko, Anthony J. C. Ladd, The development of wormholes in laboratory scale fractures: perspectives from three‐dimensional simulations, Water Resources Research, 2018,
  2. DiStefano, V.H., Cheshire, M.C., McFarlane, J. et al., Spontaneous imbibition of water and determination of effective contact angles in the Eagle Ford Shale Formation using neutron imaging. J. Earth Sci., 2017, 28, 874.
  3. V. Starchenko, C. J. Marra, and A. J. C. Ladd, Three-dimensional simulations of fracture dissolution, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 2016, 121, 6421–6444,
  4. Schmitz, R., Starchenko, V., Dünweg, B., Computer simulation of electrokinetics in colloidal systems. European Physical Journal, 2013,  222(11), 2873-2880.
  5. Jonathan D. Halverson, Thomas Brandes, Olaf Lenz, Axel Arnold, Staš Bevc, Vitaliy Starchenko, Kurt Kremer, Torsten Stuehn, Dirk Reith. ESPResSo++: a modern multiscale simulation package for soft matter systems. Computer Physics Communications, 2013, 184(4), 1129–1149.
  6. V. Starchenko, M. Müller,  N. Lebovka. Sizing of PDADMAC/PSS complex aggregates by polyelectrolyte and salt concentration and PSS molecular weight. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2012, 116(51), 14961-14967
  7.  M. Müller, V. Starchenko, N. Lebovka, W. Ouyang, B. Keßler. Preparation and life science applications of polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles. Current Trends in Polymer Science, 2009, 13, 1-10
  8.  V. Starchenko, M. Müller, N. Lebovka. Growth of polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles: computer simulations and experiments. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 8863–8869
  9.  V.Yu. Starchenko, L.A. Bulavin, Yu.P. Boyko, V.N. Moraru, N.I. Lebovka. Gravimetric and electric conductivity studies of settling in binary graphite and kaolin suspensions. J. Mol. Liquids, 2006, 127, 132-133
  10.  Starchenko V.Yu., Bulavin L.A., Boiko Yu.P., Moraru V.N., Lebovka N.I. Conductometric and Gravimetric Studies of the Kinetics of Graphite Sedimentation in Aqueous Dispersions. Colloid Journal, 2005, 67, 755-759
  11.  L.A. Bulavin, N.I. Lebovka, V.Yu. Starchenko, N.V. Vygornitskii. Interparticle interaction and structure of deposits for competitive model in (2+1)-dimensions. Physica A, 2003, 328, 505-512