Dimiter N.Petsev

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Phone: (505)-277-3221
Fax: (505) 277-5433

Physical Address

Room 152
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Professor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

CBE Graduate Advisor

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. University of Sofia Chemical Physics and Engineering, 1996

M.S. University of Sofia Chemical Physics, 1987

Biography

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Dimiter N. Petsev graduated from University of Sofia in Bulgaria in 1996. Then took a postdoctoral research position in the Chemistry Department at Purdue University, and research positions at University of Alabam in Huntsville, University fo Houston and University of New Mexico. Dr. Petsev has joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 2005. The research interests of Dr Petsev are in the area of electrokinetic phenomena, surface and colloid science, statistical mechanics and fluid dynamics of complex fluids and dispersions. More specifically he is interested in Interactions and stability of nanometer-sized particles, structures of complex fluids, stability of emulsions and microemulsions,  liquid-liquid and liquid-solid phase transitions in protein solutions, protein separations, molecular and Brownian dynamics of elastic and inelastic particles and particles with internal degrees of freedom, guided self-assembly of nano-structures and materials thermodynamics and self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules, colloid and biomolecular crystallization, application of colloid and protein structures as templates for material synthesis

Professional Experience

  • 2016: Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering• University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2011 - 2016: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering• University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2005 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering• University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2003 - 2005: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Department of Chemistry • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 1999- 2003: Senior Research Associate, Center for Materials Research • University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL.
  • 1998- 1999: Research Associate, Center for Materials Research • University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL.
  • 1996- 1998: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Department • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 1987- 1996: Research Assistant, Laboratory of Chemical Physics and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, University of Sofia.

Course Notes:

  • CBE 525 Methods of Analysis in Chemical and Biological Engineering • Lecture Notes

Selected Publications:

  • D. N. Petsev and G. P. Lopez, Electrostatic Potential and Electroosmotic Flow in a Cylindrical Capillary Filled with Symmetric Electrolyte: Analytic Solutions in Thin Double Layer Approximation, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 294 (2006) pp. 492-498.

  • S. T. Chang, V. N. Paunov, D. N. Petsev and O. D. Velev, Self-Propelling Microdevices and Microfluidic Pumps Based on Remoutely Powered Miniature Semiconductor Diodes, Nature Materials, 6 (2007) pp. 235-240.

  • N. J. Carroll, S. Pylypenko, P. B. Atanassov and D. N. Petsev, Microparticles with Bimodal Nanoporosity Derived by Microemulsion Templating, Langmuir, 25 (2009) pp. 13540-13544.

  • J. O. Toro-Mendoza and D. N. Petsev, Brownian Dynamics of Emulsion Film Formation and Droplet Coalescence, Phys. Rev. E, 81 (2010) p. 051404

  • N. J. Carroll, P. F. Crowder, W. Patterson, D. R. Ratnaweera, D. Perahia, P. Atanassov, and D. N. Petsev, Microfluidic Synthesis of Monodisperse Nanoporous Oxide Particles and Control of Hierarchical Pore Structure, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5 (2013) pp. 3524-3529.

  • E. M. Benner and D. N. Petsev Potential flow in the presence of a sudden expansion. Application to capillary driven transport in porous media, Phys. Rev. E, 87 (2013) pp. 033008.

  • M. Fleharty, F. van Swol and D. N. Petsev, The Effect of Charge Regulation on Conductivity in Nanopores, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 416 (2014) pp.105-111.

  • F. van Swol and D. N. Petsev, Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Binary Hard Sphere Colloids Near Glass Transition, RSC Advances, 4 (2014) pp. 21631-21637.

  • M. Fleharty, F. van Swol and D. N. Petsev, Manipulating Semiconductor Colloidal Stability through Doping, Phys. Rev. Lett., 113 (2014) pp. 158302.

  • M. Fleharty, F. van Swol and D. N. Petsev, Electric Double Layers at the Semiconductor-Electrolyte Interface, J. Colloid Interface Sci., accepted. 

Teaching Interests

  • CBE 311 Introduction to Transport Phenomena
  • CBE 521 Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CBE/NSMS 522L Fundamentals of Nanofluidics

Research Interests

  • Complex Fluids and Dispersions
  • Electrokinetic Phenomena, Micro and Nanofluidics
  • Nanomaterials

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