Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics




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739Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I'm a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College. My research is based on developing and applying asymptotic methods to study contemporary problems in applied physics and engineering. My current work spans a broad spectrum of scientific interests including wave diffraction in micro-structured media, nanophotonics and surface-plasmon resonances of metallic nanoparticles, and several topics in microhydrodynamics (drops in electric fields, slip over superhydrophobic surfaces, and swimming micro-particles and their dispersion under geometric confinement). In the past I also worked on the electrokinetic theory of charged microparticles in electrolyte liquids, conductivity of ion-selective nano-channels, colloidal interactions, and nonlinear magnetic diffusion in metallic conductors.

There is currently an opening for a research associate position (closing date 25/05/2018). The project is part of the EPSRC grant "Asymptotic solutions of the plasmonic eigenvalue problem and applications"

I can also offer PhD projects in the research areas mentioned above. Please contact me for more details. 



Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Schnitzer O, 2017, Spoof surface plasmons guided by narrow grooves, Physical Review B, Vol:96, ISSN:2469-9950

Schnitzer O, 2017, WAVES IN SLOWLY VARYING BAND-GAP MEDIA, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol:77, ISSN:0036-1399, Pages:1516-1535

Schnitzer O, 2016, Singular effective slip length for longitudinal flow over a dense bubble mattress, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:1, ISSN:2469-990X

Schnitzer O, Giannini V, Craster RV, et al., 2016, Asymptotics of surface-plasmon redshift saturation at subnanometric separations, Physical Review B, Vol:93, ISSN:2469-9950

Schnitzer O, Morozov M, 2015, A generalized Derjaguin approximation for electrical-double-layer interactions at arbitrary separations, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol:142, ISSN:0021-9606

Schnitzer O, Yariv E, 2015, The Taylor-Melcher leaky dielectric model as a macroscale electrokinetic description, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:773, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:1-33

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