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Andriy Gusak.
Editorial Committee: Diffusion and transport of matter.

Born in 1954, Lviv (Ukraine).
Graduated from Moscow State University in 1976 with honours, specialized in theoretical physics (diploma work – algebraic approach to the quantum theory of tachyons). 1978-1982 – PhD student in the Institute of Metallurgy of Academy of Sciences of USSR (Moscow), supervisor prof.Cyrill Gurov.
March 1983 – defence of PhD thesis in the Institute for Metal Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences – Candidate of Sciences (Solid State Physics). Topic – theory of diffusion in bimetallic layers.
December 1992 – defence of second thesis in Kharkov State (now National) University – Doctor of sciences (Solid State Physics). Topic – interdiffusion, reactive diffusion and phase competition in small-grained systems. Since 1986 – associate professor (docent) at the Department of Physics, Since 1993- full professor at the same department, 1994-2001- Chair of Theoretical Physics, Cherkasy State University.

Since July 2007 – vice-rector of Cherkasy National University, responsible for science and international relations.

Since 1995 – Honored worker of science and technology of Ukraine.
During period 1992-2002 was a supervisor of 10 PhD students, who successfully defended their thesis in Kiev and Kharkov, were approved by Supreme Attestation Committee in Kiev and became PhD (Candidates of Science), at present supervising 3 more PhD students.
1993 - Award of American Physical Society for scientists of former Soviet Union.
1994-1995 – Leader of joint team (Cherkasy+Moscow) which obtained long-term grant of International Science Foundation (U11000 and U11200) .
2001-2003 – Leader of team which obtained long-term INTAS project (#784) together with teams from Eindhoven (Netherlands), Grenoble (France) and Kharkov (Ukraine).
2003- 2005 – Ukrainian PI (principal investigator) of CRDF (Civilian Research and Development Foundation) Ukrainian-USA joint project UE1-2523-CK-03
Organizer of four international conferences on diffusion and phase transformations (DIFTRANS) in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007.
Member of International Advisory Boards of main important diffusion meetings in Europe since 1996 (DIMAT-1996-Muenster, Germany; DIMAT-2000-Paris, France; DIMAT-2004-Krakow, Poland, DIFREA-1999, Poland 1999, DISO 2005, Moscow, Russia; Diffusion and Stresses 2006, Hungary; CIMTEC 2006, Italy).

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Science visits:

Grenoble, INPG (group of prof.P.Desre and prof. F.Hodaj)- 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003
Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Technical University (group of prof.F.van Loo)-2000,
Halle (Max Planck Institute, Germany) – invited lecture at Autumn School, October 2001
Goettingen University (Germany), Institute for Material Physics (groups of Dr.Schmitz and prof. Kircheim)- 2002
Los Angeles, UCLA (group of prof. K.N.Tu) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006;
Singapore (Nanyang Technological University) -2003, 2005.
Muenster University (Germany) – 2005.
Marseille University (France) - 2006.

Andriy Gusak –main publications of 2001-2007

  1. Zhenghao Gan, A. M. Gusak, W. Shao, Zhong Chen, S. G. Mhaisalkar, T. Zaporozhets, and K. N. Tu, “Analytical modeling of reservoir effect on electomigration in Cu interconnects,” J. Mater. Res., 22, 152-156 (2007).
  2. W. Shao, S. G. Mhaisalkar, T. Sritharan, A. V. Vairagar, H. J. Engelmann, O. Aubel, E. Zschech, A. M. Gusak, and K. N. Tu, „Direct evidence of Cu/cap/liner edge being the dominant electromigration path in dual damascene Cu interconnects,“ Appl. Phys. Lett., 90, 052106 (2007).
  3. A.M.Gusak, S.V.Kornienko, G.V.Lutsenko, Nonequilibrium vacancies in nanosystems. Defects and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 264(2007), pp109-116.
  4. Gusak A.M, Lyashenko Yu.A. Принцип максимальности производства энтропии при выборе пути эволюции диффузионно-взаимодействующих систем. Ч. I. Общая схема и применение к твердофазным реакциям (029.07) Journal of Functional Materials (in Russian, Moscow ), #5 (2007), 170
  5. Gusak A.M, Lyashenko Yu.A. Принцип максимальности производства энтропии при выборе пути эволюции диффузионно-взаимодействующих систем. Ч. II. Проблема взаимной диффузии (036.07) Journal of Functional Materials (in Russian, Moscow ), #6 (2007), p. 210
  6. Gusak A.M, Lyashenko Yu.A. Принцип максимальности производства энтропии при выборе пути эволюции диффузионно-взаимодействующих систем. Ч. III. Диффузия в двухфазных зонах (044.07) Journal of Functional Materials (in Russian, Moscow ), #7 (2007), 250
  7. Fan-Yi Ouyang, K. N. Tu, Yi-Shao Lai, and Andriy M. Gusak, “Effect of entropy production on microstructure change in eutectic SnPb flip chip solder joints by thermomigration.” Appl. Phys. Lett., 89, 221906 (2006).
  8. Gusak, A.M., G.V. Lutsenko, and K.N. Tu, Ostwald Ripening with Non-equilibrium Vacancies. Acta Materialia, v.54, #3 (2006) pp.785-791.
  9. Lyashenko Y.O., Gusak A.M. DIGM - Entropy balance and free energy release rate, Defect and Diffusion Forum 249: 81-90 (2006).
  10. A. Huang, AM Gusak, KN Tu, and Yi-Shao Lai, Thermomigration in SnPb composite flip chip solder joints, Appl. Phys. Lett., 88, 141911 (2006).
  11. C.F.Goh, Z.H.Gan, S.G.Mhaisalkar, F.Y.C.Boey, A.M.Gusak, P.S.Teo, Modeling of smoothening effect on morphologies of annealed submicron nickel particles used for electrically conductive adhesives, Journal of Applied Physics, v.100, 084302 (2006)
  12. Gan Z.H., Shao W., Mhaisalkar S.G., Chen Z, Li H.,Tu K.N., Gusak A.M. Reservoir effect and the role of low current density regions on electromigration lifetimes in copper interconnects, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH 21 (9): 2241-2245 (2006)
  13. Gusak A.M., T.V. Zaporozhets, K.N. Tu, and U. Goesele. “Kinetic analysis of the instability of hollow nanoparticles.” Philosophical Magazine 85 (2005): 4445-4464.
  14. Zaporozhets T.V., A.M. Gusak, K.N. Tu, and S.G. Mhaisalkar. “Three-dimensional Simulation of Electromigration - Induced Void Migration at Dielectric - Metallic Thin Film Interfaces.” Journal of Applied Physics 98 (2005): 103508.
  15. A.S.Shirinyan, A.M.Gusak, M. Wautelet. Phase diagram versus diagram of solubility: What is the difference for nanosystems? Acta Materialia, v.53, 5025-5032 (2005)
  16. Gusak, A.M., and G.V. Lutsenko. “Ripening with noise.” Philosophical Magazine 85 (2005): 1323-1331.
  17. Wu, A.T., A.M. Gusak, K.N. Tu, and C.R. Kao. “Electromigration-induced grain rotation in anisotropic conducting beta tin.” Applied Physics Letter 86 (2005): 241902.
  18. Pasichnyy, M.O., G. Schmitz, A.M. Gusak, and V. Vovk. “Application of the critical concentration gradient to the nucleation of the first product phase in Co/Al thin films.” Physical Review B 72 (2005): 014118.
  19. Gusak, A.M., and F. Hodaj. “Nucleation in a Concentration Gradient.” Chapter 10 in “Nucleation Theory and Applications”, ed.J.Schmelzer, Wiley VCH (2005): 375-417.
  20. Hodaj, F.,A.M. Gusak. “Suppression of intermediate phase nucleation in bi- nary couples with metastable solubility.”Acta Materialia 52(2004):4305-4315.
  21. Vairagar, A.V., S.G. Mhaisalkar, A. Krishnamoorthy, K.N. Tu, A.M. Gusak, M.A. Meyer, and E. Zschech. “In situ observations of electromigration-induced void migration in dual-damascene Cu interconnect structures.” Applied Physics Letters 85, (2004): 2502-2504.
  22. Vairagar, A.V., S.G. Mhaisalkar, M.A. Meyer, E. Zschech, A. Krishnamoorthy, K.N. Tu, and A.M. Gusak. “Direct evidence of electromigration failure mechanism in dual-damascene Cu interconnect tree structures.” Applied Physics Letters 87, (2005): 081909.
  23. Shirinyan A.S., Gusak A.M. Phase diagrams of decomposing nanoalloys// Philosophical Magazine A, 2004, 84, #6, 579-593.
  24. Gusak A.M., Tu K.N. Theory of normal grain growth in normalized size space// Acta Materialia, 2003, v. 51, pp. 3895–3904.
  25. Tu K.N., Gusak A.M., Sobchenko I. Linear rate of grain growth in thin films during deposition// Physical Review B, 2003, v. 67, 245408-1-5.
  26. Tu K.N., Gusak A.M., Li M. Physics and materials challenges for lead-free solders// Journal of Applied Physics, 2003, v. 93, № 3, pp. 1335-1353 (Review).
  27. Lucenko Grig., Gusak A. A model of the growth of intermediate phase islands in multilayers// Microelectronic Engineering, 2003, v.70, N2-4, pp.529-532.
  28. Gusak A.M., Lutsenko G.V. Особливості преципітації проміжної фазі в потрійних сплавах. Металлофизика и новейшие технологии, 2003, т.25, №3, 381-395.
  29. A.M.Gusak, K.N.Tu. Kinetic theory of flux-driven ripening. Physical Review B, Vol.66, 115403-16 (2002)
  30. Zaporozhets T.V., I.V. Sobchenko, and A.M. Gusak. “3D-Simulation of Void Formation, Growth and Migration under Electromigration.” Defect and Diffusion Forum 237-240 (2005): 1306-1311.
  31. Pasichny, M.O., and A.M. Gusak. “Modeling of Phase Competition and Diffusion Zone Morphology at Initial Stage of Reaction Diffusion.” Defect and Diffusion Forum 237-240 (2005): 1193-1198.
  32. Pasichnyy, M.O., A.M. Gusak. Kinetics of Lateral Growth of Intermediate Phase Islands at the Initial Stage of Reactive Diffusion. Metallofizika i Noveishie Tekhnologii 27 (2005): 1001-1016
  33. Lyashenko, Yu.A., A.M. Gusak, and O.A. Shmatko. “Self-organization of the discontinuous precipitation reaction. Extremum of entropy production.” Metallofizika i Noveishie Tekhnologii 27 (2005): 873-894.
  34. Sobchenko, I.V., A.M. Gusak, and K.N. Tu. “3D Monte Carlo Model of Deposition and Grain Growth in Thin Films.” Defect and Diffusion Forum 237-240 (2005): 1281-1286.
  35. Gertzricken, D.S., V.F. Mazanko, T.V. Zaporozhets, and A.M. Gusak. “Phase Formation under Pulse Loading.” Defect and Diffusion Forum 237-240 (2005): 715-720.
  36. Lutsenko, G.V., A.M. Gusak, and K.N. Tu. “Peculiarities of Precipitation of Intermediate Phase in Ternary Alloys.” Defect and Diffusion Forum 237-240 (2005): 1234-1239.
  37. Gusak, A.M., A.O. Bogatyrev, A.O. Kovalchuk, S.V. Kornienko, Gr.V. Lucenko, Yu.A. Lyashenko, A.S. Shirinyan, and T.V. Zaporoghets. “Nucleation and Growth in Nanosystems: Some New Concepts.” Uspekhi Fiziki Metallov 5 (2004): 433-502. (Review)
  38. Gusak, A.M., and G.V. Lutsenko. “The “short-range ordering” factor upon coalescence.” Ukrainskii Fizicheskii Zhurnal 50 (2005): 506-509.
  39. F.H.vanDal, A.M.Gusak, C.Cserhati, A.A.Kodentsov, F.J.J.van Loo. Spatio-temporal instabilities of the Kirkendall marker planes during interdiffusion in EMBED Equation.3 . Philosophical Magazine A, 82, #5 (2002), 943-954.
  40. M.J.H.vanDal, A.M.Gusak, C.Cserhati, A.A.Kodentsov, F.J.J.van Loo. Microstructural stability of the Kirkendall plane in solid-state diffusion. Physical Review Letters, 9 April 2001, pp.3362-3355.
  41. P.J.Desre, A.M.Gusak. Relaxation of thermal concentration fluctuations in ternary liquids. Philosophical Magazine A, 2001, Vol.81, No.10, 2503-2514.
  42. A.M.Gusak, F.Hodaj, A.O.Bogatyrev. Kinetic of nucleation in the concentration gradient. Journal of Physics.:Condensed Matter. 2001, Vol.13, No.12, p.2767-2787.
  43. M.J.H.vanDal, A.M.Gusak, C.Cserhati, A.A.Kodentsov, F.J.J.van Loo. Instabilities of Kirkendall planes. Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 194-199, 195-200 (2001).
  44. A.M.Gusak, P.J.Desre. Interdiffusion-independent modes in multicomponent systems. Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 194-199, 201-208 (2001).
  45. D.S.Gertzricken, T.V.Kolenova (Zaporozhets), A.M.Gusak. Possibile mechanism of anomalous mass-transfer under pulse loading. Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 194-199, 1469-1476 (2001).
  46. M.J.H.vanDal, A.M.Gusak, C.Cserhati, A.A.Kodentsov, F.J.J.van Loo. Patterning in reactive diffusion. Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 194-199, 1491-1502 (2001).
  47. A.M.Gusak, A.O.Bogatyrev, A.O.Kovalchuk. Initial stage of reactive diffusion: nucleation and Avrami kinetics. Defect and Diffusion Forum Vols. 194-199, 1625-1630 (2001).