Michael Kotlarchyk

Professor and School Head

RIT Digital Media Library

Contact Information

OfficeCAR 1250
Phone(585) 475-6115
Fax(585) 475-4153

Dr. Kotlarchyk earned his BS in Physics, and his MS and PhD degrees in the areas of Nuclear Science/Engineering and Applied Radiation Physics at MIT, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Exxon Research and Engineering.  His expertise is in the area of radiation scattering as a tool for investigating structure and dynamics of condensed matter, with a particular emphasis on complex fluids.  Dr. Kotlarchyk was a Visiting Scientist at MIT in 1994.  Over the years, he has been a guest research scientist at Brookhaven, Oak Ridge, and Argonne National Laboratories, as well as at the NIST Center for Neutron Research where he also serves as a standing proposal reviewer.  He currently serves on the Executive Board of the NY State Section of the American Physical Society, and is a recent recipient of an Air Force Faculty Research Fellowship.

Selected Invited Talks:

Characterization of Biomimetically-Templated Metallic Nanoparticles, 11th New York Complex Matter Workshop (Syracuse, NY, June 2011).

Scattering Fundamentals and Instrumentation as a Probe of Materials on the Nanoscale, American Conference on Neutron Scattering (St. Charles, IL, June 2006).

Size and Shape Fluctuations of Microemulsion Droplets Studied by Neutron Spin-Echo and Small-Angle Scattering, Workshop on Applications of Scattering Methods to Investigation of Structure and Dynamics of Soft Condensed Matter (Florence, Italy, November 2005).

Structure of Concentrated Microemulsions Studied by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, International Conference on Neutron Scattering  (Santa Fe, NM, August 1985).



Selected Publications


Interactions of Photons and Neutrons with Matter (2nd edition) by Sow-Hsin Chen and Michael Kotlarchyk (World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2007).

Contributions Encyclopedias:

Electromagnetic Radiation and Interactions with Matter in Encyclopedia of Imaging Science and Technology, J. Hornak, ed. (Wiley, New York, 2002).

Scattering Theory in Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, J. C. Lindon, G. E. Tranter, and J. L. Holmes, eds. (Academic Press, London, 1999).

Selected Papers:

Isomeric and Concentration Effects of C4-Cosurfactants on Four-Component Microemulsions Investigated by Neutron Spin-Echo and Small-Angle Scattering,
(with E. Zambrano, A. Langner, and A. Faraone), J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, S2451 (2006).

Structural and Dynamical Transformations Between Neighboring Dense Microemulsion Phases (with E. Y. Sheu, and M. Capel), Phys. Rev. A 46, 928 (1992).