Elena Dormidontova

Associate Professor

Department of Physics

Contact Information
Email elena[at]uconn.edu
Phone (860) 486-3542
Mailing Address University of Connecticut, Department of Physics, Gant Science Complex, 2152 Hillside Rd, U-3046, Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office Location IMS 309

Research Interests

Theoretical and computational soft matter physics with emphasis on the thermodynamics and kinetics of macromolecular self-assembly; polymer modified nanoparticles and their interactions with cell surfaces via ligand-receptor recognition; macromolecular and surfactant micelles; self-assembling macromolecules and networks; macromolecular adsorption and phase behavior.


  • Ph.D., Physics and Mathematics, Moscow State University, Moscow, 1994
  • M.Sc., Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, 1991


  • 2012-present: Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut
  • 2002-2012: Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1999-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
  • 1996-1999: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Polymer Chemistry, University of Groningen
  • 1994-1996: Researcher, Department of Physics, Moscow State University

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
  • American Chemical Society


  • 2016 Directors Award for Faculty Excellence of the Polymer Program of the Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut
  • 2007-2010 Climo Professorship for Case Western University School of Engineering
  • 2004-2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award