Associate Physicist, NSLS-II SMI Beamline Scientist
Dr. Zhernenkov joined NSLS-II in April 2013. Upon completion of his PhD in 2008 at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia and the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, Dr. Zhernenkov joined Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate where he was using (un)polarized neutron scattering for studying magnetic/non-magnetic thin films/ multilayers and biological membranes. While working at LANL he was also delegated duties of an instrument scientist for reflectometer ASTERIX.
Prior to arriving at Brookhaven, Dr. Zhernenkov held the position of postdoctoral fellow at Argonne National Laboratory in the Magnetic Material Group at the APS, Sector 4, beam line 4-ID-D. At APS he studied magnetic and electronic properties of materials at high pressures, low temperatures, and high magnetic fields by XMCD and XANES.
As a Beamline Scientist at NSLS-II, Dr. Zhernenkov works closely with the user community to define the scientific mission and technical requirements to design and build a state-of-the-art Soft Matter Interfaces (SMI) Beamline, and its associated scientific programs at NSLS-II.