CMUXE People

image Valeryi Sizyuk
Research Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Tel: (765) 494-4217; Fax: (765) 496-2233
Purdue University, 500 Central Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907


Dr. Sizyuk has extensive background in computational physics, plasma physics and hydrodynamics, computing technologies and their application in high volume manufacture. Dr. Sizyuk major research areas include magneto hydrodynamics (MHD), thermal conductivity, radiation transport processes in plasma. Objects of interest are also investigation instruments: numerical schemes for calculations, Monte Carlo algorithms, parallel programming and software environment. He is member of HEIGHTS team from 2002. He has more than 15 years of experience in plasma science and development of the software for the plasma material interaction and EUV lithography technology. Before coming to Purdue, Dr. Sizyuk was Computational Physicist in the fusion group at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.


Ph.D. Physics and Mathematics (Byelorussian State University in Minsk, Belarus)
M.S.   Physics (Byelorussian State University in Minsk, Belarus)

Research and academic interest

Computational physics and hydrodynamics, Advanced numerical methods, Adaptive mesh calculations, Monte Carlo theory, Laser and discharge produced plasmas, Radiation and particle transport in materials, Radiation sources for EUV lithography, Plasma confinement, Heat conduction and thermal hydraulics, Plasma-material interaction, Magnetic and inertial fusion.

Computer experience

Scientific computer codes developing
Graphical interfaces developing
Parallel programming (MPI), graphics presentations, data acquisition
PC cluster organization for parallel calculations
Favorite language: FORTRAN