About

Hi! I am a Ph.D. student at the Charles University in Prague. I am interested in many things. Here is a brief list of examples:

    I do computer simulations: Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Self-Consistent Field, ab initio simulations and hybrids (see fancy pictures).

  • PythonLanguage
    This is my main language to use. I did several projects with it. A few examples: Storer, Maxwell Construction, Plotter, ...

  • CPPLanguage
    I am working on open source project. My task was implementing an separate engine (Cleng=Clamped Engine) based on established solver.

  • PyTorch
    I am building neural networks using PyTorch framework.
    Stay tuned.
  • STM32STM32
    I interested in embedded development. I have experience with AVR microcontrollers. Here is small pet IoT project.
    Working on much more challenging project. Soon will be available.

  • PyStar logo Project
    I am developing an interactive simulation package. It helps to get familiar with computer simulations. It based on ESPResSo package. Tools: Python, PyQt framework.

  • Gopher
    I wrote something simple for fun. Currently, I am in search of something worth implementing... Do you have an idea? :)

  • RustLanguage
    I implemented a water model SPC/E from computational chemistry using this fancy language.

Personal qualities

Perseverance, ambition, curiosity, diligence, outgoing person.

Publications

[2017] Alexey A. Polotsky, Alexander D. Kazakov, Tatiana M. Birshtein. Linear minority chain in a star brush: The coil-to-flower transition. Polymer.

[2019] Alexander D. Kazakov, Alexey A. Polotsky, Ekaterina B. Zhulina, Tatiana M. Birshtein, Frans A. M. Leermakers, and Oleg V. Borisov. Dendron Brushes in Polymer Medium: Interpenetration and Depletion. Macromolecules.

[2021] Alexander D. Kazakov, Varvara M. Prokacheva, Filip Uhlík, and Frans A. M. Leermakers. Computer modeling of polymer stars in variable solvent conditions: a comparison of MD simulations, self-consistent field (SCF) modeling and novel hybrid Monte Carlo SCF approach.

[...] Something interesting ;)

Information

Email:
alexander.d.kazakov_at_gmail.com
aleksandr.kazakov_at_natur.cuni.cz
Address:
Prague, Czech Republic
Language:
English: B2
Czech: almost A2 :)
Russian: native speaker

Personal achievements:

  • [GAUK] Grant for the Research
  • [Nvidia]

Research interests:

  • Computer science
  • Computer simulations
  • Automatization
  • Convolutional Neural Networks

Fancy pictures:

Polymer chain. The idea of the hybrid CG-MF model: coarse-grained (CG) model and the Mean-Field (MF) model. Explicit segments are only at the end of the polymer chain. The rest segments are implicit.

Water molecules in CPK representation. Neural network is coming.

Skills/Experiences
Self Consistent Field
Molecular Dynamics simulations
Monte Carlo simulations
Python
C/C++
Go
LaTex
Rust
Qt
Linux
Docker
Embedded development/STM32
Arduino
Raspberry Pi
Siemens LOGO!
HTML
CSS
Bootstrap
Work Experience

2020 - Present

Principal Investigator

“Combination of Monte Carlo and Mean-Field methods for modeling of charged macromolecular systems in different solvent quality conditions” supported by The Grant Agency of Charles University.

Methods: novel hybrid MC-SCF representation.

2018 - Present

Co-Researcher

“Theoretical studies of branched polyelectrolytes” supported by The Grant Agency of Charles University.

Methods: Self-Consistent Field, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Ab initio Simulations.

2015 - 2017

Junior Researcher

Institute of Macromolecular Compounds Russian Academy of Sciences

Methods: Self-Consistent Field.

2016 - 2017

Web Developer

A web interface development within the University program “SPbU Alumni Association”.
Frameworks: Django

Education

2017 - Present

Ph.D.
Ph.D. (running...)

Charles University in Prague

Topic: Computer modeling of polymer systems.

Supervisor: Dr. F. Uhlík .

2015 - 2017

Master's Degree
Master of Science in Physics

Saint Petersburg State University

Thesis: A molecular switch based on linear chain immersed into polymer brush made of regularly branched macromolecules.

Supervisors: prof., Dr. T. M. Birshtein, Dr. A. A. Polotsky.

2011 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Science in Physics

Saint Petersburg State University

Thesis: A theoretical study of conformational transitions in a single linear chain embedded in a polymer brush of starlike macromolecules.

Supervisors: prof., Dr. T. M. Birshtein, Dr. A. A. Polotsky.

Feel free to contact me.

Address

Prague, Czech Republic

Email

aleksandr.kazakov_at_natur.cuni.cz