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About Yevgeniya V. Zastavker

Prior to joining Olin, Dr. Zastavker was a visiting assistant professor of Physics at Wellesley College where she taught physics and performed biophysics research.
Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, she came to the United States in 1990 having received two years of education at the Kiev Pedagogical College and a degree from one of Kiev 's Schools of Music. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in physics and holds a Ph.D. in biological physics from MIT.
Her current research interests include (i) science/engineering education with particular emphasis on innovative pedagogical and curricular practices at the intersection with the issues of gender and diversity; and (ii) investigation of physico-chemical properties of biological and synthetic self-assembling membranes with significant biomedical and industrial applications.
Dr. Zastavker has served on the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics of the American Physical Society and represented the U.S. at the three International Conferences on Women in Physics (co-leading the U.S. delegation to the last event.) She has served as a Board of Trustees member of a local STEM charter school and helped to initiate Global Technology and Engineering Consortium that works with international students ranging from middle school through college. Dr. Zastavker continues to work on the issues of women and minorities in science/engineering through her research, active participation in professional societies, and her involvement in the community.


Present Associate Professor of Physics, Olin College of Engineering

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