Levent Kurnaz (Professor)

Degrees Received

B.S. : Boğaziçi University - EE Physics (1988-1990)
M.S. : Boğaziçi University U. of Pittsburgh - EE Physics (1990-1991)
Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh - Physics (1994)

Areas of Interest

  • Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
Ongoing Projects
  • Investigation of processes involved in sedimentation
  • Statistical analysis of temperature fluctuations and their connection to geology and climatology.
  • Computational analysis of natural processes
  • Simulation of biochemical processes in cells
Selected Publications
  • M.L. Kurnaz and D. K. Schwartz, "Skeletonization as a Probe of Interlayer Correlations in Langmuir Blodgett Films. " Langmuir 12, 4971 (1996).
  • M. L. Kurnaz and J. V. Maher, "Measurement of the Second Virial Coefficient for the Interaction of Dilute Colloidal Particles in a Mixed Solvent." Phys.Rev. E 55, 572 (1997)
  • M. Levent Kurnaz and Daniel K. Schwartz, " Interfacial Shear Thickening in a Langmuir Monolayer .", Phys. Rev. E (Sept. 1997).
  • M. Levent Kurnaz and Daniel K. Schwartz, "Direct Observation of Two-Dimensional Jeffery Orbits of Anisotropic Particles in a Langmuir Monolayer.", Journal of Rheology (Sept.1997).
  • K. V. McCloud, M. L. Kurnaz and J. V. Maher, "Deposition Rate Effects in Quasi-2- Dimensional Sedimentation." Phys. Rev. E (Nov. 1997).