Dilatational viscosity

Effective surface dilatational viscosity of particle-laden fluid inter­faces can be expressed in an analytical form in the limits of small and large surface concentrations of the particles.


Bulk viscosity

Account of many-body inter-atomic interactions in simple fluids is necessary for accurate description of their bulk viscosity, in contrast with other transport properties.


Detachment of particles from droplets

The work required to remove a particle from the interface between two fluids is larger than the energy of adsorption due to unavoidable viscous dissipation of energy after detachment.


Fluids on curved surfaces

The equation of state of hard-disk fluids on curved surfaces depends upon the gaussian curvature of the surface. This dependence contributes to the value of the saddle-splay modulus of particle-laden fluid interfaces.


  • Lishchuk, Physica A (2006) [doi]
  • Lishchuk, EPL (2009) [doi] [pdf] [arxiv]

Novel superparticles for carbon capture

Liquid marble-derived solid-liquid hybrid superparticles exhibit outstanding CO2 capture performance.


Summation of dipolar interactions

The Lekner method for calculation of electrostatic interactions in periodically replicated cells can be extended to quasi-two-dimensional systems of particles with dipolar interactions. This technique is sometimes referred to as “Lekner–Lishchuk summation”.


Surface tension at nanoscale

Finite-size effects significantly influence the interfacial tension of planar vapour-liquid interfaces.



  • Werth et al., Physica A (2013) [doi] [arxiv]

Nematic–surfactant–isotropic interfaces

The spectrum of surface waves at a monomolecular surfactant film between an isotropic liquid and a nematic liquid crystal exhibits rich structure.


  • Lishchuk, Phys. Rev. E (2007) [doi] [arxiv]
  • Lishchuk, Chem. Eng. Comm. (2009) [doi] [pdf]


Molecular simulation software

In 1999–2002 I initiated the development of the ms* series of molecular simulation codes. One of them (ms2) became so successful that it now lives a life of its own.


  • Deublein et al., Comp. Phys. Comm. (2011) [doi]
  • Deublein et al., Chem. Eng. Tech. (2012) [doi]

Multi-component lattice Boltzmann

The algorithm known as “Lishchuk method” is implemented within STFC Daresbury Laboratory′s simulation package DL_MESO.

The algorithm is described in the paper:

  • Lishchuk et al., Phys. Rev. E (2003) [doi]

Stress corrosion cracking

The hybrid Cellular Automata Finite Element (CAFE) model is capable of predicting the evolution of pitting corrosion damage during the pre-crack stages of environment-assisted cracking.


Block copolymer films on ellipsoids

from self-consistent field (SCF) calculations

  Sergey Lishchuk  


Who I am. I am a theoretical physicist interested in physics of liquid state of matter, complex fluids, and soft condensed matter. You can learn about my research from the research highlights section on the right, from my publications page, or from the external resources:

Funding. I gratefully acknowledge support from the following organisations:

Teaching. I teach the module “Fundamental Engineering Principles”. Previously, I taught the following courses:

    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Mathematical Methods of Physics
    • Theoretical Mechanics
    • Electrodynamics
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
    • General Physics
    • Introduction to Computer Programming
    • Advanced Engineering
    • Mechanics and Strength of Materials


We are organising a conference ‘Physics in Food Manufacturing’ (Leeds, 15–17 January 2020).

We are organising an Advanced School in Soft Condensed Matter ‘Solutions in the Spring’ (Sheffield, 6–9 April 2020).


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