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About Andrei Zvelindovsky

Andrei Zvelindovsky is a Founding Head of School of Mathematics and Physics and Professor of Computational and Theoretical Physics. Andrei received his PhD in 1993 in the dynamics of complex fluids from the Department of Theoretical Physics at Odessa National University, Ukraine, where he continued in research and academic posts. From 1997 he worked in research posts at Chemistry departments in the Universities of Groningen and Leiden in the Netherlands. In September 2004 he joined the University of Central Lancashire in Preston as a Senior Lecturer and founded a Computational Physics Group, which attracted funding from EPSRC and EU. He was promoted to a Reader in 2006 and to a Professor of Computational and Theoretical Physics in 2009. In 2009, his PhD student Marco Pinna won the Institute of Physics Annual PhD Thesis Prize in Computational Physics. In 2009 and 2013 Andrei spent sabbatical leaves at the University of Barcelona in Spain and Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.  In September 2014 Andrei became the Founding Head of Lincoln School of Mathematics and Physics.


  • PhD (Theoretical Physics) — Odessa National University, Ukraine, 1993
  • MSc Physics & Theoretical Physics — Odessa National University, USSR, 1989


  • JSPS Invitation Fellowship — Japan Society for Promotion of Science,
  • Invited Professor of Excellence — University of Barcelona, Spain,
  • JSPS Invitation Fellowship — Japan Society for Promotion of Science,
  • Schloeßmann Fellowship — Max-Planck-Society, Germany,


Guest Scholar - Leiden University, the Netherlands, 2004-present. International Advisory Board member - Macromolecular Theory and Simulations (Wiley)

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Research Interests

  • active matter

  • computer simulation

  • soft matter

  • theoretical physics

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications — Fellow
  • Royal Society of Chemistry — Fellow
  • Institute of Physics — Fellow