Ivan Saika-Voivod

Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1B 3X7
Room 1059, Chemistry and Physics Building
Telephone: (709) 864-8886
Fax: (709) 864-8739
saika@mun.ca

Brief CV

Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (2012-present)
Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (2006-2012)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Saskatchewan, with Richard K. Bowles (2004-2006)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Rome La Spaienza, with Francesco Sciortino (2003-2004)
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics - Theoretical Physics, University of Western Ontario, with Peter H. Poole (2002)

Collaborators

Valerie Booth: peptides and lipids
Richard K. Bowles nucleation
Qiying Chen: organic solar cells
Kristin Poduska: biomaterials
Peter H. Poole : liquids, glassy dynamics and nucleation
Francesco Sciortino: liquids and colloids
Anand Yethiraj: colloids in electric fields
Emanuela Zaccarelli: colloidal gelation

Courses

Year Fall Winter
2013 P2820 Computational Mechanics
P3400 Thermodynamics
P2820 Computational Mechanics
CMSC6920 - Scientific Programming
2012 P1050 - General Physics I: Mechanics P2820 - Computational Mechanics
P4400 Statistical Mechanics
CMSC6920 - Scientific Programming
2011 P1050 - General Physics I: Mechanics
P2820 - Computational Mechanics
P2820 - Computational Mechanics
CMSC6920 - Scientific Programming
2010 P1050 - General Physics I: Mechanics P2820 - Computational Mechanics
CMSC6920 - Scientific Programming
2009 P1050 - General Physics I: Mechanics P2820 - Computational Mechanics
2008 P3500 - Electromagnetic Fields I
P2820 - Computational Mechanics
P2820 - Computational Mechanics
2007 P3400 - Thermodynamics P2820 - Computational Mechanics
2006 P3400 - Thermodynamics P2820 - Computational Mechanics

Research

Publications

Research Perspective

We use computer simulations of supercooled liquids and crystal phases to study

People

Current

Mohammad Khatami
Shahrazad Malek
Shane Holden

Past

Ahmad Almudallal
Victoria Grandy
Brendan Cooke - Winter/Summer 2012
Kathryn Manning (joint with Luc Beaulieu)
Dr. Marek Bromberek (joint with A. Yethiraj)
Yanfei Ding (joint with Q. Chen)
Joshua Turner
Greg Morrow

Greg presenting his talk at AUPAC 2009.
Dr. Manuel Valera (joint with A. Yethiraj)
Sarah Graham
Joe Fitzgerald
Kevin Stirling
Heather King

Silica is a major component of the earth's crust and mantle. Sand is a form of silica. The tetrahedral structure of silica makes it analogous in some ways to water. The two often combine in pleasant ways. As an undergraduate years ago, I downloaded an image from the web that illustrate this point, but lost information on whose painting it was. I had posted it below in hopes that someone might provide this infomration. Thanks go to Simeon Hanks for finding this information. The painting is called "Day by the Sea" (День у моря) by David Davidovich Shterenberg (b. 1931, d. 2014), and can be found by browsing through some of his paintings here.