Kiril A Streletzky
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Physics
 Office: SI 124
 Phone: 216-687-2433,  216-687-2433
 Fax: 216-523-7268
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SI 124, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering (DDLS), Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS), Static Light Scattering (SLS), Dilute and Concentrated Polymer Solutions, Polymer Dynamics, Protein Dynamics, Lower Critical Solution Temperature (LCST), Micelles, Microgels, Targeted and Controlled Drug Delivery Vessels, Rheology, Zeolites, Aerosols, Nucleation Phenomena, Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS), SAXS
B.S., Chemical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, 1991
Ph.D., Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, 1998
Brief Bio:
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Honors and Awards:
2015 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award, American Institute of Physics

2014 Golden Apple Award, CSU Alumni Association    

2013 Merit Recognition Award, CSU
2012 Merit Recognition Award, CSU (Teaching)

2011 STEMM Travel Award, CSU Center for STEMM Education, $500
2011 Merit Recognition Award, CSU

2010 CSU Scholarship Inititive Award, $5,000, University Research Council, CSU

2009 College of Science Jearl Walker Outstanding Teaching Award

2009 Merit Recognition Award, CSU
2007 Merit Recognition Award, CSU

COS Engaged Learning Award, 2006-2007: "Enhancing Modern Physics Labs and Demos: Studio-Style Approach", $9,999.65, College of Science, CSU

2006 Merit Recognition Award, CSU
Graduate Faculty Travel Award, 2006, University Research Council, CSU
Faculty Grant Writing Academy Award, 2006 ($500 Stipend), Research Institutes, CSU

Teaching Enhancement Award, 2005-2006: "Expanding the Advanced Teaching Labs", $4,675 from the University Center for Teaching and Learning, CSU
Creative and Activities:
"Discovering structure, dynamics, and phase transitions of soft matter and ... of undergraduate interest in physics in the Light Scattering Spectroscopy Lab", K.A. Streletzky, Invited talk, COSHP, Apr 10, 2015

"Using Light Scattering and Undergraduate Research to study environmentally responsive nanoparticles", K. A. Streletzky, CSU STEM Program, Invited Talk, Nov 18, 2014.

"Engaged physics learning through undergraduate (macromolecular) research, undergraduate teaching, and SPS activities", K.A. Streletzky, 246th ACS National Meeting, Physical Chemistry Macromolecular Session, Indianapolis, Invited Talk, Sep 10, 2013.

"Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering Study of FeOOH Spindle in Solution", K.A.Streletzky, P.Dee, O.V.Dement'eva, V.M.Rudoy, Colloidal Conference 2013, Moscow Jul13

"Characterization of Size and Shape of Thermoreversible Micelles of Elastin-Like Polypeptides", K.W.Vandemark, B.Kracke, A.Ghoorchian, K.A.Streletzky, T.Hugel, N.B.Holland, Colloids & Nanomedicine 2012, Amsterdam 15Jul12

"Using Light Scattering & undergraduate research to study environmentally responsive nanoparticles", K.A. Streletzky, Physics Department, John Carroll University, 24Feb12 (Invited Colloquium)

"Undergraduate Research & other extracurricular student engagement as Pedagogy of 21st century", K.A. Streletzky, 2010 Jearl Walker Outstanding Teaching Award, CSU, 5Nov10 (Keynote Address)

"Microgels above and below volume phase transition: structure, dynamics, loading capacity" K.A. Streletzky, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, CWRU, 16 Oct09 (Invited Colloquium)

"Polymeric nanoparticles as drug delivery vesicles" K.A. Streletzky, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, CSU, 31Oct08 (Invited Colloquium)

"Experimental Studies of Dynamics, Structure, and Critical behavior in Complex Fluids" K.A. Streletzky, Department of Chemistry, CSU, 11Apr08 (Invited Colloquium)

"Destruction, Amorphization and Reactivity of Nano BN under Ball Milling" A.N.Streletskii, D.G.Permenov, I.V.Kolbanev, A.V.Leonov, B.B.Bokhonov, I.V.Berestetskaya, K.A.Streletzky, 14th International Symposium on Metastable and Nano-Materials, Corfu, GREECE 27Aug07

"Diffusive Transport in Hydroxypropylcellulose" K.A. Streletzky, Department of Chemistry, Macromolecular Group & IGERT program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LO, 26Apr06 (Invited Colloquium)

"Impressions and Perceptions of Light Scattering" K.A. Streletzky, Physics Dept, SUNY-Potsdam, Potsdam NY, 16Apr03(Invited Lecture)

"Optical Probe Diffusion Experiments in Polymer Solutions" K.A. Streletzky, Chemistry Dept, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Jul02(Invited Seminar)

"Direct Measurement of Peak Nucleation in Shaped Supersonic Nozzles" K.A. Streletzky, Technical University of Eindhoven, Holland, 1Nov01(Invited Seminar)

"Shaped Supersonic Nozzles and Direct Nucleation Measurement" K.A. Streletzky, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 21Oct01(Invited Colloquium)
Research Interests:
Structure, dynamics, nanoparticle formation, and critical phenomena in complex fluids: polymer solutions, proteins, micelles, nucleotides, microgels, colloids, and gels.

Nanoparticles as targeted drug delivery and release agents, biosensensors, permiability modifiers

Noninvasive techniques for probing particle structure and dynamics:
Dynamic and Static Light Scattering Spectroscopy, Depolarized Light Scattering,
FTIR Spectrometry, Neutron scattering, and Rheology
Teaching Areas:
University Physics I and II (PHY 241, PHY 242),
University Physics for Honors I and II (PHY 243H, PHY 244H) -- NEW COURSE

Modern Physics (PHY 330),
Modern Physics Laboratory (PHY 335) -- NEW COURSE

Optics (PHY 450/550)
Optics Lab/Advanced Optics Lab (PHY 455/555)
Image Processing (PHY 565)

Advanced Topics in Physics (PHY 493),
Independent Study (PHY 497),
Advanced Physical Lab (PHY 411)
Problem Solving Semniar (PHY 495)

Special Topics in Physics (PHY 593),
Graduate Project (PHY 598)
Professional Affiliations:
American Physical Society,
Society of Physics Students
American Association of Physics Teachers,
American Association of University Professors,
American Association for Aerosol Research,
Neutron Scattering Society
Professional Experience:
08/10- Associate Professor of Physics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
09/04-08/10 Assistant Professor of Physics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
09/01-08/04 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute(WPI), Worcester, MA
12/98-09/01 Post Doctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering Department, WPI
06/93-08/94 Research Assistant, Physics Department, WPI
08/91-07/92 Research Assistant, Laboratory of Ozone Layer Problems, Institute of Energy Problems of Chemical Physics (IEPChPh), Moscow, Russia
University Service:
Faculty advisor to the Society of Physics Students(SPS) (2005-present)
Teaching Faculty Member of the University Honors Council (2005-2006, 2009-present)
Member of the College of Graduate Studies Graduate Faculty Review Committee (2015-2017)
Member of the College of Science Budget and Planning Committee (2005-2015)
Member of the Strategic Planning Committee (2010-2013)
Member of the College of Science Faculty Affairs Committee (2008-2010)
College of Science Representative at the University Honors Council (2007-2008)
Member of the University Scholars Council (2006-2007)
Faculty Advisor to the Society of Medical Physics Students (2005-2006)
Professional Service:
Zone Counselor (Zone 7), Society of Physics Students, 2013-2016

Director of the Physics Graduate Program, 2009-current

Proposal Reviewer for the Research Corporation, 2009-current

Program consultant to NSF sponsored IGERT program: "Teaching Craft of Macromolecular Creativity", Louisiana State University, 2006-2008

Special Award Judge, North Eastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair, CSU, March 2007

Local Co-Chair of the physics conference "Einstein Centennial: From Brownian
     Motion to the Physics of Complexity", October 14-15, 2005, Cleveland, OH

Project advisor to Horizon Academy student C. Okafor "Springs on Air Table",
     FIRST PRIZE, North Eastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair, JCU, March 2005
Community Service:
Organized Physics Outreach program at the Campus International School (CIS). A series of interactive physics lessons has been given monthly by the Society of Physics Students (SPS) to K-4 kids from CIS since Spring 2011. This effort has won national recognition via five consecutive Marsh White Awards (2011-2015)from the American Institute of Physics and 2014 Future Faces of Physics Award.

Developed and taught physics portion ("Flying Circus of Physics") of the Summer Honors Institute (SHI) "Problem Solving in Three Dimensions" at CSU during Summer 07, Summer 08, and Summer 09. SHI was developed for Ohio resident 9th and 10th graders identified as gifted in accordance with Ohio Department of Education (ODE) criteria. (sponsored by a grant from ODE)
Research Grants:
2013 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Program, "AFM imaging and electrochemical/light scattering study of polymeric microgels loaded with a drug prototype",
$9,560, Office of Provost, CSU (May 13 - Aug 13)

2012 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Program, "Study of Polypeptide Micelles",
$12,428, Office of Provost, CSU (May 12 - Aug 12)

FRD-2011 Award "Polysaccharide Microgels: Interaction with and Uptake of Small
Proteins", $16,941, University Research Council, CSU (June 11-July 12)

2011 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Program, "Polysaccharide Microgels as Soft
Drug Delivery System", $9,704, Office of Provost, CSU (May 11 - August 11)

2011 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Program, "Thermally Responsive Nanoparticles: Design and Characterization" (CO-PI with Dr. N. Holland), $8,946, Office of Provost, CSU (May 11 - August 11)

COTTRELL College Science Award (2007-2010): "Synthesis, structure, transport, and swelling properties of a potential drug delivery system: HPC microgel nanoparticles", $40,684 from Research Corporation.

2010 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Program "Design and Characterization of Thermally Responsive Nanoparticles", $9,096, Office of Provost, CSU, (May - August 10)

2010 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Program "Translation and Rotation Properties of Proteins and Biopolymers in Bio-Solvents", $8,476, Office of Provost, CSU, (May - August 10)

2009 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Program, "Measuring Rotational Diffusion of Proteins, Viruses, and Biopolymers", $8738, Office of Provost, CSU, (May - August 09)

2009 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Program, "Environmentally Sensitive Polymeric Microgels as a potential targeted drug delivery or biosensor system: a Chemical Physics Study", $8007, Office of Provost, CSU, (May - August 09)

2008 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Program, "Smart Nanoparticle Vesicles - Micelles: Exploring Aggregation, Structure, Dynamics, and Water Content under Different Solvent Conditions", $7,573, Office of Provost, Cleveland State University, (May - August 08)

2008 Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Program, "Polymeric Nanoparticles as Drug Delivery Agents: Exploring Loading Capacity", $7,552, Office of Provost, Cleveland State University, (May - August 08)

2007 Undergraduate Research Summer Experience, (four projects: "Synthesis, Structure, Dynamics of Microgel Nanoparticels", "Aggregation of micelles in surfactant solutions", "Transport and Viscoelastic properties of Polymer Chains in Aqueous Solutions", "Setting up a new DLS System"), $14000, Office of Provost, Cleveland State University,  (May -August 07)

EFFRD -2005 Award: "Structure and Dynamics Studies of a Novel Microgel Drug
     Delivery System", $15,000, University Research Council, CSU.