Research Area 4: Focus Area 1 Coordinator
Professor Miloshevsky researches computational physics with emphasis on effects of plasma, laser and particle beams on materials.
Dr. Miloshevsky received his MS in physics in 1990 from Belarus State University in Minsk. In 1998, he completed his Ph.D. in physics from the Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Dr. Miloshevsky’s training was in the fields of physics, mathematics and computer science with specializations in atomic, molecular and plasma physics. He participated in many national and international research projects in collaborations with scientists in Russia, Europe and Israel. In 2000, he joined Brandeis University in Boston as Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2002) and Research Associate (2002-2008) in the Department of Chemistry. He focused on the development of new computational approaches for treating large protein systems, with the goal of predicting such proteins’ detailed function from knowledge of their structure. In 2008, Dr. Miloshevsky joined School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University, as Research Scientist (2008-2009), Research Assistant Professor (2009-2013), Research Associate Professor (2013-2015), and Associate Professor (2015-2018). Since 2019, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Miloshevsky had the opportunity to work on many multidisciplinary research projects both in laboratory and academia environments. His research area of expertise is Computational Physics with emphasis on the effects of plasma, laser and particle beams on materials, shielding of space radiation, fission SNM sources, atomic and plasma physics, warm dense matter, dusty plasmas, Computational Fluid Dynamics, two-fluid liquid metal-plasma flows, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Hartree-Fock and DFT methods, permeation and gating of protein channels and transporters, biophysics of lipid bilayers and membranes. Dr. Miloshevsky’s research accomplishments have been documented through many publications in peer-reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings.