Dr. Yuriy Garbovskiy

Assistant Professor

Physics & Engineering Physics

Contact Information

Nicolaus Copernicus Hall 205-01/535

Phone: (860) 832.2944

Email: ygarbovskiy@ccsu.edu


Research Interests

Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Physics

Thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals; ionic liquid crystals; glass-forming liquid crystals; ferroelectric, conducting and bio-polymers; surface phenomena; colloids (structure and phase transitions, transport, optical, and nonlinear-optical properties)

Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Fabrication and characterization of different nanomaterials (ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor, metal); nanomaterials in liquid crystals (material properties, structure, and self-assembly, nanoparticle-enabled ion trapping and ion generation)

Optics and Advanced Optical Materials

Multifunctional and tunable composite materials made of liquid crystals, mesomorphic glass, polymers, and nano-dopants (optics, electro- and magneto-optics of nano-colloids, stressed liquid crystals, vitrified and hybrid materials)

Applied Physics

Display and non-display applications of liquid crystals including fast switching materials and microwave liquid crystal technology  

Biophysics and Biophotonics

Bio-medical applications of liquid crystals and nanoparticles; liquid crystals in biology; bio-polymers

Physics Education

Active learning; video analysis in education; integration of teaching and research