Clemson University, USA
Dr. Kholodenko was educated as a physicist in the USSR, receiving his M.Sc. (1976) from Kiev State University. He came to the United States in 1978 and received his Ph.D. (1982) in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago. After two years of postdoctoral research at the James Franck Institute (Chicago), he joined Clemson in 1984. His group conducts research in the following areas: 1) Theory of liquid crystalline semiflexible polymer solutions; 2) Statistical mechanics of disordered systems, including glasses and random copolymers; 3) Theory of knots and links with applications to condensed matter and biological systems; and 4) Theory of quantum and classical chaos.