Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1997
    Language Lyceum, Secondary School N2, (graduation with Golden Medal/Distinction), Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg), Russia; Ecole de Roches, France; Bromley School of English, UK

  • 1997 – 2001
    Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Bachelor Degree (Diploma with Excellence)

  • Since 2001
    Senior researcher, associate professor, Ural State University (on May 2011 joined Ural Federal University), Ekaterinburg, Russia (started as a junior researcher)

  • 2003
    Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Master Degree (Diploma with Excellence)

  • 2008
    Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

  • 2009
    Senior researcher, associate professor, Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

  • 2009 – 2012
    Humboldt Fellow at the Institute for Computational Physics, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2012 – 2013
    Senior researcher, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

  • Since 2013
    Senior researcher, Start-Project Leader, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Selected publications

  • Directional self-assembly of permanently magnetised nanocubes in quasi two dimensional layers, Joe Grahame Donaldson, Sofia Sergeevna Kantorovich, Nanoscale 12/2014

  • Kinetic dielectric decrement revisited: phenomenology of finite ion concentrations, Marcello Sega, Sofia Kantorovich, Axel Arnold, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11/2014

  • Nonmonotonic Magnetic Susceptibility of Dipolar Hard-Spheres at Low Temperature and Density, Sofia Kantorovich, Alexey O Ivanov, Lorenzo Rovigatti, José Maria Tavares, Francesco Sciortino, Physical Review Letters 04/2013; 110(14):148306

  • How to calculate structure factors of self-assembling anisotropic particles, Sofia Kantorovich, Elena Pyanzina, Cristiano De Michele, Francesco Sciortino, Soft Matter 01/2013

  • Ferrofluids with shifted dipoles: ground state structures, Sofia Kantorovich, Rudolf Weeber, Juan J Cerda, Christian Holm, Soft Matter 01/2011; 7(11):5217-5227

  • Chain aggregate structure and magnetic birefringence in polydisperse ferrofluids, Alexey O Ivanov, Sofia S Kantorovich, Physical Review E 09/2004; 70(2 Pt 1):021401

  • Ground state structures in ferrofluid monolayers, Taisia A Prokopieva, Victor A Danilov, Sofia S Kantorovich, Christian Holm, Physical Review E 09/2009; 80(3 Pt 1):031404

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of German Ferrofluid Sosciety

  • Member of the Young Academy of the OeAW (Austrian Academy of Science, Junge Kurie)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Computer design, languages, drawing, literature, sports


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