Yuriy Sereda, visiting assistant professor at Indiana University. Conducts scientific research in the field of modeling biomolecular and other nanosystems related to computer-aided design of nanomaterials and vaccines based on virus-like particles. His duties include writing proposals for external and internal funding, scientific programming, mentoring students and guiding them through theoretical methods, mathematical software, scripting, and the use of supercomputing facilities.
Born in Ukraine in 1975, he graduated from high school in...
Courses and lectures
2017 Spring Substitute lecturer in the H241 Scientific Uncertainty & Discovery class, chemistry dept., IU Bloomington.
2014 Jan-May Teaching PHYS 101 lectures and labs at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
2011 Seminar Physical Chemistry (Chem-668).
2007 Substituting lecturer in Quantum Mechanics Course (Chem-703).
2004–6 Teaching Assistant, General Chemistry Lab (Chem-117, 118).
Grading courses: General Chemistry (CHEM-107), Quantum Mechanics (CHEM-703).
1997-2004 Subjects taught in Ukraine: Phase...
Indiana University, visiting assistant professor
2010 - 2019
Developed first practical approach to accelerating molecular dynamics simulations that does not require introduction of phenomenological equations and coarse-grained variables. This approach uses concept of Markov MD and its implementation is based on temporal coarse-graining of atomic trajectories via Padé approximants and the Ito formula for stochastic processes. Using his expertise in symbolic computations, enabled Padé extrapolation for million-atom systems based on an explicit scheme.
Co-developed novel variational principle for...
Ivy Tech Community College, adjunct faculty
2014 - 2014
Taught general education course Physics I.
Drexel University, researcher associate
2009 - 2010
Development of Discrete Molecular Dynamics coarse-graining approach, scientific programming.
Tulane University, Center for Computational Science, postdoctoral fellow
2007 - 2009
Developed a multiscale model of DNA, nucleosomes and chromatin on the basis of the theory of elastic rods. Comprehensively evaluated the available elastic models of DNA base-pairing.
Tulane University, Chemistry Department, research assistant, tutor
2004 - 2007
Theoretical, numerical, and analytical studies of the relaxation properties and low temperature dielectric constant of glasses affected by the nuclear quadrupole interaction. Maple, C and Assembler programming for numerical integration of the tunneling system ensemble contribution to the dielectric constant. Symbolic computations of non-standard integrals describing response of tunneling systems to magnetic fields via Zeeman splitting. Studies of the charge migration in DNA and tight-binding Hamiltonian’s capabilities to describe the...
Institute of Electrophysics and Radiation Technologies, engineer, post-doctoral research associate
1997 - 2004
Performed theoretical studies of phase transitions in polarized solids: proper uniaxial ferroelectrics and uniaxial magnets.
Constructed novel, currently most general, exact and model one-component order parameter distributions for the Landau-Ginzburg energy functionals based on the Euler-Lagrange variational equation. Studied capabilities of discovered distributions in describing the thermodynamics of ferroelectrics and magnets, particularly in the incommensurate phase of polarization and magnetization.