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Dmytro Nykypanchuk

Staff Scientist | Soft and Bio Nanomaterials


  • Interactions in Colloidal Systems
  • Self-Assembly of Soft-Matter
  • Dynamics of Macromolecules under Confinement and at Interfaces
  • Biopolymers
  • Scattering Methods in Soft-Matter
  • Single Molecule Microscopy

CFN Research Activities

Our main research directions are focused on the use of specific interactions between biological molecules for self-assembly of nanostructured materials. The questions we are addressing span from how different types of interactions define the structure in the hybrid bio-molecular/inorganic nanomaterials, to more practical aspects of the how the structure affects the properties of the assembled systems, in particular optical properties. 


  • Diploma: Ivan Franko University, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Major: Chemistry/Physical Chemistry and Colloids
  • PhD: University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Polymer Science and Engineering
    • Dissertation Title: A single molecule visualization of DNA diffusion and partitioning in model porous materials

Professional Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Research: Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • Center for Functional Nanomaterials
    • Project: DNA mediated self-assembly

Selected Publications & Research Highlights


  • L.Y. Jiang, D. Nykypanchuk, V.J. Pastore, J. Rzayev, Morphological Behavior of Compositionally Gradient Polystyrene- Polylactide Bottlebrush Copolymers. Macromolecules 52, 8217-822 (2019). [DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01756]
    • Free publicly available manuscript (OSTI): This content will become publicly available on October 22, 2020
  • D. Nykypanchuk, M.M. Maye,  M. Cuisinier, D. van der Lelie, O. Gang, DNA-guided crystallization of colloidal nanoparticles. Nature  451 (7178), 549-552 (2008).