Wesleyan portrait of Arkady  Kurnosov

Arkady Kurnosov

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Exley Science Center, 243


PHD Tulane University

Arkady Kurnosov

Research interests: theoretical investigation of transport phenomena in polymers, amorphous semiconductors and complex systems.

Teaching courses: Intro Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Mathematical Physics.

Arkady earned his PhD from Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana) in 2016. As a graduate student he conducted theoretical research on vibrational transport in polymers, including band-selective ballistic energy transport in oligomers and ultrafast electronic torsional sound in atomic chains. During his time as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Houston (2016-2019), he focused on the theoretical study of thermally activated electrical transport in amorphous chalcogenides. From 2020 to 2023, Arkady was an integral part of the Wave Transport in Complex Systems group at Wesleyan University, serving as a postdoctoral research associate. His involvement encompassed various projects, such as effects of exceptional point degeneracies in elastodynamics, nonlinear optomechanical engines driven by self-induced nonconservative forces, nonlinear wavepacket dynamics in proximity to a stationary inflections point in periodic structures, and tackling other problems related to energy transport at the mesoscopic scale. 

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

MW: 3-5 pm at Exley 243.


Spring 2024
PHYS 112 - 01
Introductory Physics II

PHYS 565 - 01
Mathematical Physics