Submitted Publications
  1. Dancing disclinations in confined living nematics, T.N. Shendruk, A. Doostmohammadi, K. Thijssen and J.M. Yeomans, Soft Matter, Submitted, SM-ART-10-2016-002310, October (2016).
  2. Spin-induced macromolecular spooling, T.N. Shendruk, D. Sean, D. Berard, J. Wolf, J. Dragoman, S. Battat, G.W. Slater and S.R. Leslie, PRX, Submitted, XV10125, August (2016).
  3. Onset of meso-scale turbulence in living fluids, A. Doostmohammadi, T.N. Shendruk, K. Thijssen andJ. Yeomans, Nature Communications, Submitted, NCOMMS-16-15514, June (2016).
  1. Rapid dynamics of cell-shape recovery in response to local deformations, K. Haase, T.N. Shendruk and A. Pelling, Soft Matter,  (2016).
  2. Hydrodynamics of microswimmers in films, A.J.T.M. Mathijssen, A. Doostmohammadi, J.M. Yeomans and T.N. Shendruk, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 806, 35-70 (2016).
  3. Active micromachines: Microfluidics powered by mesoscale turbulence, S.P. Thampi, A. Doostmohammadi, T.N. Shendruk, R. Golestanian and J.M. Yeomans, Science Advances, 2, 7, e1501854 (2016).
  4. Encapsulation-free controlled release: Electrostatic adsorption eliminates the need for protein encapsulation in PLGA nanoparticles, M.M. Pakulska, I.E. Donaghue, J. Obermeyer, A. Tuladhar, C.K. McLaughlin, T.N. Shendruk and M.S. Shoichet, Science Advances, 2, 5, e1600519 (2016).
  5. Understanding the onset of oscillatory swimming in microchannels, J. de Graaf, A.J.T.M. Mathijssen, M. Fabritius, H. Menke, C. Holm and T.N. Shendruk, Soft Matter, 12, 4704-4708 (2016).
  6. Lattice-Boltzmann hydrodynamics of anisotropic active matter, J. de Graaf, H. Menke, A.J.T.M. Mathijssen, M. Fabritius, C. Holm and T.N. Shendruk, Journal of Chemical Physics, 144, 134106 (2016).
  7. Hotspots of boundary accumulation: Dynamics and statistics of micro-swimmers in flowing films, A.J.T.M. Mathijssen, A. Doostmohammadi, J.M. Yeomans and T.N. Shendruk, Interface, 13, 20150936 (2016).
  8. Upstream swimming in microbiological flows, A.J.T.M. Mathijssen, T.N. Shendruk, J.M. Yeomans and A. Doostmohammadi, Physical Review Letters, 116, 2, 028104 (2016).
  9. Multi-particle collision dynamics algorithm for nematic fluids, T.N. Shendruk and J.M. Yeomans, Soft Matter, 11, 5101-5110 (2015).
  10. Adverse-mode FFF: Multi-force ideal retention theory, T.N. Shendruk and G.W. Slater, Chromatography, 2, 3, 392-409 (2015).
  11. Force-extension for DNA in a nanoslit: Mapping between the 3D and 2D limits, H.W. de Haan and T.N. Shendruk, ACS Macro Letters, 4, 632-635, (2015).
  12. Electrophoretic mobility of polyelectrolytes within a confining well, T.N. Shendruk, M. Bertrand and G.W. Slater, ACS Macro Letters, 4, 4, 472-476 (2015).
  13. Simulating the entropic collapse of coarse-grained chromosomes, T.N. Shendruk, M. Bertrand, H.W. de Haan, J. Harden and G.W. Slater, Biophysical Journal, 108(4), 810-820 (2015).
  14. Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of depletion-induced interactions for soft matter systems, T.N. Shendruk, M. Bertrand, J. Harden, G.W. Slater and H.W. de Haan, Journal of Chemical Physics, 141, 244910 (2014).
  15. Hydrodynamic Chromatography and Field Flow Fractionation in Finite Aspect Ratio Channels, T.N. Shendruk and G.W. Slater, Journal of Chromatography A, 1339, 219-223 (2014).
  16. Field-flow fractionation and hydrodynamic chromatography on a microfluidic chip, T.N. Shendruk, R. Tahvildari, N. Catafard, L. Andrzejewski, C. Gigault, A. Todd, L. Gagne-Dumais, G.W. Slater and M. Godin, Analytical Chemistry, 85, 12, 5981-5988 (2013).
  17. Controlling grafted polymers inside cylindrical tubes, T.Suo, T.N.Shendruk, O.A.Hickey, G.W.Slater and M.Whitmore, Macromolecules, 46, 3, 1221-1230 (2013).
  18. Structure of Polyelectrolyte Brushes Subject to Normal Electric Fields, Y.-F.Ho, T.N.Shendruk, G.W.Slater and P.-Y.Hsiao, Langmuir,  29, 7, 2359-2370 (2013).
  19. Simulations of the free-solution electrophoresis of polyelectrolytes with a finite Debye length using the Debye-Huckel approximation, O.A.Hickey, T.N.Shendruk, J.L.Harden and G.W.Slater, Physical Review Letters, 109, 9, 098302 (2012).
  20. Can slip walls improve FFF?, G.W.Slater and T.N.Shendruk, Journal of Chromatography A, 1256, 206-212 (2012).
  21. Electrophoresis: When hydrodynamics matter, T.N.Shendruk, O.A.Hickey, G.W.Slater, J.L.Harden, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 17, 2, 74-82 (2012).
  22. Operational-modes of field-flow fractionation in microfluidic channels, T.N.Shendruk and G.W.Slater, Journal of Chromatography A, 1233, 100-108 (2012).
  23. Interfacial properties and characterization of Sc/Si multilayers, T.N.Shendruk, A.Moewes, E.Z.Kurmaev, P.Ochin, H.Maury, J.-M.Andre, K.Le Guen and P.Jonnard, Thin Solid Films, 518, 14, 3808-3812 (2010).
  24. Modeling the separation of macromolecules: A review of current computer simulation methods, G.W.Slater, C.Holm, M.V.Chubynsky, Haan, A.Dube, K.Grass, O.A.Hickey, C.Kingsburry, D.Sean, T.N.Shendruk and L.Zhan, Electrophoresis, 30, 792-818 (2009).
  25. The effect of surface spin disorder on the magnetism of gamma-Fe2O3 nanoparticle dispersions, T.N.Shendruk, R.D.Desautels, B.W.Southern and J.van Lierop, Nanotechnology, 18, 455704 (2007).
  26. Magnetic fluctuations in Eu_2BaZn_xNi_{1-x}O_5 Haldane systems, J.van Lierop, C.J.Voyer, T.N.Shendruk, D.H.Ryan, J.M.Cadogan and L.Cranswick, Physical Review B, 73, 174407 (2006).
PhD Thesis

Theoretical and Computational Studies of Hydrodynamics-based Separation of Particles and Polymers in Microfluidic Channels, T.N. Shendruk, Supervisor: G.W. Slater, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa (2014).


From Ceilidh Dancing to Meso-scale Turbulence, T.N. Shendruk, MIT Physical Mathematics Seminar (2016).

A Mesoscopic Particle-based Method for Active-Nematics, T.N. Shendruk, Physics and Biology of Active Systems (2015).

Particle-based Mesoscale Algorithm for Active Matter, T.N. Shendruk, British Society of Rheology Winter Meeting (2014).

Electrophoretic Mobility within a Confining Well, T.N. Shendruk, M. Bertrand and G.W. Slater, Waterloo Soft Matter Theory (2013).

Normal Electric Fields Bifurcate Polyelectrolyte Brushes, T.N. Shendruk, Y.-F. Ho, G.W. Slater, P.-Y. Hsiao, Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (2013) and 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (2013).

  • Best Student Oral Presentation Award – 3rd Place, 2013 CAP Congress
  • Best Student Oral Presentation Award – Division of Medical and Biological Physics, 2013 CAP Congress

Electrophoretic Mobility of a Polyelctrolyte within a Radially Confining Potential Well, T.N. Shendruk, M. Bertrand and G.W. Slater, APS Physics March Meeting (2013).

Microfluidic Field-Flow Fractionation, T.N. Shendruk, Colloquium,University of Manitoba, Department of Physics and Astronomy (2011).

Ideal Retention Theory for FFF, T.N. Shendruk and G.W. Slater, The 15th International Symposium on Field- and Flow-based Separations (2011).

Coating Microchannels to Improve Field-Flow Fractionation, T.N. Shendruk and G.W. Slater, APS Physics March Meeting (2011).


Physics and Biology of Active Systems, T.N. Shendruk, J.M. Yeomans, Physics and Biology of Active Systems (2015).

FFF: Verification of Faxén Mode, T.N. Shendruk, R. Tahvildari, C. Gigault, L. Andrzejewski, A. Todd, L. Gagné-Dumais, M. Godin, G.W. Slater, Gordon Research Conferences: Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions (2012).

Tethered Polyelectrolytes: Driving and Dragging, T.N. Shendruk, G.W. Slater, O.A. Hickey, P.Y. Hsiao, Summer Institute in Taiwan (2011).

Faxén Mode: Field Flow Fractionation, T.N. Shendruk, G.W. Slater, Gordon Research Conferences: Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions (2011) .

Mesoscopic Simulations of Microfluidic Flow in Irregular Geometries, T.N. Shendruk, G.W. Slater, APS Physics March Meeting (2009).

Dynamic REIXS Liquid Cell, T.N. Shendruk, A. Moewes, R. Green, D. Muir, MEDSI/Pan-American SRI in conjunction with The Canadian Light Source Annual Users’ Meeting (2008).

Interfacial Structure of Sc/Si Multilayers, T.N. Shendruk, E.Z. Kurmaev, A. Moewes, P. Jonnard, 21st International Conference on X-Ray and Inner-Shell Processes (2008).

Particle-Wall Specularity Effects On Turbulent Multiphase Flow, T.N. Shedruk, D.J. Bergstrom, 43rd Annual Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (2007).