# Dr. Andrzej Herczynski

## research associate professor and laboratory director

Phone: 617-552-3582

Higgins Hall 230D

E-mail: andre.herczynski@bc.edu

### Education

Ph.D., Physics, Lehigh University

M.S., Physics, Lehigh University

M.S., Mathematics, Warsaw University (Poland)

### Areas of Research

Mathematical modeling in fluid dynamics – perturbation methods for compressible flows, thermal processes under reduced gravity, similarity solutions in hydrodynamics.

Physics and art – scaling properties and fluid-dynamical effects in Jackson Pollock’s poured abstractions.

### Awards

Visiting Fellowship, Newton Institute, University of Cambridge, July–Aug. & Nov. 2012

Boston College Faculty Fellowship, Spring 2011

Teaching with New Media Award, Boston College, May 2007

University Fellowship, Lehigh University, 1985-1986

### Books and Essays

- A. Herczynski,
*Between the Two Cultures*, in*Collegium College Kolegium, College and the Academic Community in the European and the American Tradition,*M. O Connor and P. Wilczek editors, Warsaw University, 2011. - C. Cernuschi, and A. Herczynski, "Cutting Pollock Down to Size: the Boundaries of the Poured Technique", in
*Pollock Matters,*Ellen G. Landau and Claude Cernuschi, eds. McMullen Museum, August 2007. - C. Cernuschi, A. Herczynski, and D. Martin, "Abstract Expressionism and Fractal Geometry," in
*Pollock Matters,*Ellen G. Landau, and Claude Cernuschi, eds. McMullen Museum, August 2007. - A. Herczynski, "Introductory Physics Laboratory Manual," second edition revised, Wiley 2007; second edition, Wiley 2004; first edition, Wiley 2002.
- A. Herczynski, in
*Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics*(J.S. Rigden, ed.). Macmillan Reference 1996: "Density" (Vol. I, 342-343); "Doppler Effect" (Vol. II, 378-382); "Rotating Reference Frame" (Vol. II, 616-619).

### Selected Publications

- A. Herczynski, C. Cernuschi, and L. Mahadevan, Painting with drops, Jets, and Films, Parity, March 2013, 26-34. [in Japanese, translation from Physics Today]
- A. Herczynski, Bound charges and currents, Am. J. Phys.
**81**, 202 (2013). - A. Herczynski and P. D. Weidman, Experiments on the Periodic Oscillations of Free Containers Driven by Liquid Sloshing, J. Fluid. Mech.
**693**, 216 (2012).

- A. Herczynski, C. Cernuschi, and L. Mahadevan, Painting with drops, Jets, and Films, Physics Today, June 2011, 31-36.
- K. Kempa, M. J. Naughton, Z. F. Ren, A. Herczynski, T. Kirkpatrick, J. Rybczynski, and Y. Gao, Hot electron effect in nanoscopically thin photovoltaic junctions,
*Appl. Phys. Lett.***95**, 233121 (2009). - C. Cernuschi, and A. Herczynski, "The Subversion of Gravity in Jackson Pollock Abstractions,
*" The Art Bulletin***XC**(4), 616 (2008). - K. Kempa, J. Rybczynski, Z. Huang, K. Gregorczyk, A. Vidan, B. Kimball, J. Carlson, G. Benham, Y. Wang, A. Herczynski, and Z. Ren, Carbon Nanotubes as Optical Antennae,
*Adv. Mater.***19**, 421 (2007)*.* - J. Rybczynski, K. Kempa, A. Herczynski, Y. Wang, M. J. Naughton, Z. F. Ren, Z. P. Huang, D. Cai, and M. Giersig, Subwavelength Waveguide for Visible Light,
*Appl. Phys. Lett.***90**, 021104 (2007). - Y. Wang, K. Kempa, B. Kimball, J. B. Carlson, G. Benham, W. Z. Li, T. Kempa, J. Rybczynski, A. Herczynski, and Z. F. Ren, Receiving and Transmitting Light Like Radio Waves: Antenna Effect in Arrays of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes,
*Appl. Phys. Lett.***85**(13), 2607 (2004). - P. D. Weidman, and A. Herczynski, Response to “Comment on ‘Force on a Spinning Sphere Moving in a Rarefied Gas,’ and ‘On the Inverse Magnus Effect in Free Molecular Flow,
*Phys. Fluids***16**, 3822 (2004). - A. Herczynski, P.D. Weidman, and G.I. Burde, Two-Fluid Jets and Wakes,
*Phys. Fluids***16**, 1037 (2004). - P. D. Weidman, and A. Herczynski, On the Inverse Magnus Effect in Free Molecular Flow,
*Phys. Fluids***16,**L9 (2004). - A. Herczynski, R. Herczynski, and A. Kozlowski, "Determination of the Differential Cross-Section for a Realistic Intermolecular Potential,
*" Phys. Rev. E*.**51**(1), 266 (1995). - A. Herczynski, and D. R. Kassoy, "Response of a Confined Gas to Volumetric Heating in the Absence of Gravity: I. Slow Transients,"
*Phys. Fluids A***3**(4), 566 (1991). - A. Herczynski, and R. T. Folk, "Orthogonality Condition for the Pochhammer-Chree Modes,"
*Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math***42**(4), 523 (1989).