Rastko Sknepnek

Rastko Sknepnekrastko
Lecturer in Physics and Dundee Fellow

School of Science and Engineering
School of Life Sciences
University of Dundee
Discovery Centre, Room 2.28
Dundee DD1 5EH
United Kingdom
e-mail: r.sknepnek AT dundee DOT ac DOT uk
phone: +44 (0) 1382 385699

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Research Interests

  • Pattern formation in curved spaces
  • Physics of liquid and solid membranes
  • Self-assembly in nanocomposite materials
  • Active particles on curved spaces
  • Cell and tissue mechanics

Selected publications

Academic Positions

  • lecturer in physics and Dundee Fellow                    2013 to present
    School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics
    University of Dundee
  • distinguished university postdoctoral scholar           2012 to 2013
    Soft Matter Program
    Department of Physics, Syracuse University
  • research associate                                                          2009 to 2012
    Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
    advisor: Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz
  • postdoctoral research associate                                  2006 to 2009
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University and Ames Lab
    advisors: Prof. Joerg Schmalian (Physics) and Prof. Monica H. Lamm (Chemical and Biological Engineering)
  • postdoctoral research associate                                  2004 to 2006
    Department of Physics, McMaster University
    advisors: Prof. Catherine Kallin and Prof. A. John Berlinsky.
  • research assistant                                                          2002 to 2004
    Department of Physics, Missouri Univerity of Scinece and Technology
    advisor: Prof. Thomas Vojta
  • research assistant                                                          2000 to 2002
    Institute for Physics, Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)
    advisor: Prof. Thomas Vojta


  • PhD in Physics                                           2004
    Missouri Univerity of Scinece and Technology (formerly Univeristy of Missouri-Rolla)
    adviser: Prof. Thomas Vojta
    Note: Transferred from TU Chemnitz (Germany) to MST in 2002 following Prof. Vojta’s appointment at MST.
  • Diploma in Theoretical Physics               2000
    Belgrade University, Serbia
    adviser: Prof. Sava Milosevic

Honors and Awards

  • Dundee Fellow                                                                                                     2013
  • Distinguished University Postdoctoral Fellow, Syracuse University             2012
  • Scherer Graduate Research Prize for best graduate student research           2002
  • Scholarship for Talented Students awarderd by Oil Industry of Serbia         1995

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