I'm a Senior 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.
I can offer PhD projects in the research areas mentioned above. Please contact me for more details.
Schnitzer O, Yariv E, 2018, Small-solid-fraction approximations for the slip-length tensor of micropillared superhydrophobic surfaces, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:843, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:637-652
Vanel AL, Schnitzer O, Craster RV, 2017, Asymptotic network models of subwavelength metamaterials formed by closely packed photonic and phononic crystals, Europhysics Letters: a Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics, Vol:119, ISSN:1286-4854
Schnitzer O, 2017, Spoof surface plasmons guided by narrow grooves, Physical Review B, Vol:96, ISSN:1550-235X
Schnitzer O, 2017, Slip length for longitudinal shear flow over an arbitrary-protrusion-angle bubble mattress: The small-solid-fraction singularity, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:820, ISSN:1469-7645, Pages:580-603
Schnitzer O, 2017, Waves in Slowly Varying Band-Gap Media, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol:77, ISSN:0036-1399, Pages:1516-1535
et al., 2016, Asymptotics of surface-plasmon redshift saturation at subnanometric separations, Physical Review B, Vol:93, ISSN:1550-235X
Schnitzer O, Morozov M, A generalized Derjaguin approximation for electrical-double-layer interactions at arbitrary separations, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol:142, ISSN:1089-7690
Schnitzer O, Yariv EY, 2015, The Taylor–Melcher leaky dielectric model as a macroscale electrokinetic description, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:773, ISSN:0022-1120