Research Interests


  • Statistical modeling of thin film or nanostructure growth from vapor or in solution (plasma, MBE, electrodeposition etc).            
  • Dynamics of submonolayer formation.
  • Interface growth theory:universality classes, competitive growth models, dynamic transitions etc.
  • Statistical modeling of corrosion and passivation, pitting corrosion, and other metal dissolution processes.
  • Anomalous aggregate growth and glassy behavior.
  • Reaction-diffusion processes and catalysis.
  • Assembly of polymer-nanoparticle composites.


  • Disordered magnetism in 2 dimensions
  • Magnetism of thin films and other rough structures
  • Diffusion and critical phenomena in fractals