Classic and polymer related continuum mechanics of solids and liquids (including geophysical fluid mechanics), polymer rheology and fluid mechanics, polymer physics and physico-chemistry, polymer processing, mathematical sociology.
Education: B.S. in Polymer Engineering, Moscow Technical University of Chemical Engineering , Moscow, USSR, 1957 M.S. in Mathematics (Probability Theory), Dept. of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR, 1961. Ph.D. in Theoretical Mechanics - 1962, Institute of Problems in Mechanics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR. Dissertation: "Certain Problems of Flow of Incompressible Viscous and Viscoelastic Liquids in Pipes and Diffusers of Finite Length," Advisor: Prof. S. A. Sliozkin Ph.D. (Doctor of Science, Habilitation) in Mathematical Physics -1969, Karpovs Physico-Chemical Research Institute, Moscow, USSR. Dissertation: "On the Elastic and Structural Effects in Nonlinear Mechanics of Polymeric Melts and Concentrated Solutions" Employment: Professor Emeritus, Retired in June, 2014. Professor - Institute of Polymer Engineering and Department of Polymer Engineering, the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. August 1988 to present. Adjunct Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. August 2008 to present. Professor, Chairman - Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Kemerovo Institute of Technology, Kemerovo, USSR, 1 984 -1 987. Professor - Department of Polymer Engineering, Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering, Moscow, USSR, 1974- 1984. Senior Research Fellow, Head - Rheology Group, Institute of Problems in Mechanics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR, 1965 -1982 Research Associate - Rheology Lab., Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1 962 -1 965. Doctoral Candidate - Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering, Moscow, USSR, 1959-1962. Senior Engineer, Head - Department of Computations in Mechanics, Moscow Synthetic Rubber Plant, Moscow, USSR, 1 957 -1 959. Visiting Positions: Visiting Professor, Paris University 7, Paris, France, May 15- June 15, 2011. Summer Research Fellow - Materials Division, NASA Glenn, Cleveland, Ohio, May 20 – July 26, 2001. Visiting Scientist – Materials Division, NASA Glenn, Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 31 – May 31, 2001. Visiting Scientist - Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Studies, Cambridge, U.K., January, 1996. Visiting Scientist - Institut de Mechanique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, June - July, 1990 Visiting Scientist - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Research Division, Akron, OH, June -August, 1989. Visiting Scientist - Dept. of Polymer Sci. and Polymer Technology, IBM Almaden Research, San Jose, CA, May - August, 1988. Visiting Scholar - Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Jan.- May, 1988. Professional Societies: Society of Rheology American Academy of Mechanics American Society of Mechanical Engineers