Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Mikhail N. Shneider received a master’s degree in theoretical physics (with honors) from the Kazan State University, Russia, a Ph.D. in Plasma physics and Chemistry from All-Union Electrotechnical Institute, Moscow and Doctor of Sciences (highest scientific degree in Russia) in Plasma physics and Chemistry from Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Since 1998 until the present, Dr. Shneider has been working at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University. At present he is a Senior Scientist in the Applied Physics Group. His research interests are in the theoretical study of gas discharge physics; physical gasdynamics; biophysics, atmospheric electrical phenomena; non-linear optics and laser-matter interaction. Dr. Shneider was invited many times as a guest professor to universities in China, France, Germany, Great Britain and Russia. He has more than 170 papers in refereed journals (9 review papers), 3 US patents and two books.
Gas Discharge Physics; Plasmas; Physical Gasdynamics; Magnetohydrodynamics; Airbreathing and Space Propulsion; Atmospheric Electricity; Laser-Matter Interaction; Non-Linear Optics; Biophysics
Eight Recent Publications
X. P. Pan, M. N. Shneider, R. B. Miles, "Coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering", Phys. Rev. Lett.
89, 183001 (2002)
M. N. Shneider, P. F. Barker, X. P. Pan, R. B. Miles, "Coherent Rayleigh scattering in the high intensity regime", Optics Communications 239, 205 (2004)
M. N. Shneider, P. F. Barker, "Acceleration, deceleration, and separation of molecular ensembles in optical lattices", Proc. SPIE 5448, 193 (2004)
M. N. Shneider, P. F. Barker, "Optical Landau damping", Phys. Rev. A 71, 053403 (2005)
R. Fulton, A. I. Bishop, M. N. Shneider, P. F. Barker, "Controlling the motion of cold molecules with deep periodic optical potentials", Nat. Phys. 2, 465 (2006)
M. N. Shneider, P. F. Barker, S. F. Gimelshein, "Transport in room temperature gases induced by optical lattices", J. Appl. Phys. 100, 074902 (2006)
M. N. Shneider and S. F. Gimelshein, "Application of coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering for in situ nanoparticle and large molecule detection", Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 173109 (2013)
A. Gerakis, M. N. Shneider, P. F. Barker, "Coherent Brillouin scattering", Optics Express 19, 24046-24054 (2011)