Dr. Konstanty Mazuruk

Principal Research Scientist III, Rotorcraft Systems Engineering & Simulation Center (RSESC)


Dr. Mazuruk graduated from Warsaw University in 1971 (M.Sci., EE) and defended his PhD in 1977 in Solid State Physics. He has worked in the areas of semiconductor physics, statistical mechanics, hydro- and magneto hydrodynamics, and materials science. In the last 23 years, he has worked on NASA - funded fundamental research related to microgravity processing. At present, he is a Co-Investigator of a NASA flight experiment on detached Bridgman growth of Ge in microgravity. He has over 70 publications.


  • Ph.D., Solid State Physics, 1977
  • M.S.E.E., Warsaw University, 1971

Selected Publications

  • K. Mazuruk, M.P. Volz, "Static stability of menisci in detached Bridgman growth", Physics of Fluids 25, 094106 (2013).
  • Volz, M.P., Mazuurk, K, Aggrawal, M.D., Croll A. , "Interface shape control using localized heating during Bridgman growth ", Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 311, 2321-2326, 2009.
  • Yesilyurt, S., Motakef, S., Grugel, R., Mazuruk, K., "The effect of the traveling magnetic field (TMF) on the buoyancy-induced convection in the vertical Bridgman growth of semiconductors", Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 263, 80-89, 2004.
  • Walker, J.S., Volz, M.P. , Mazuruk, K., "Rayleigh–Bénard instability in a vertical cylinder with a rotating magnetic field", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, 1877-1887, 2004.
  • Volz M.P., K. Mazuruk, "Lorentz body force induced by travelling magnetic fields", Magnetohydrodynamics, Vol. 40, No. 2, 117-126, 2004.
  • Ramachandran N., Mazuruk K., "Magnetic Microspheres and Tissue Model Studies for Therapeutic Applications", Ann NY Acad Sci., Vol. 1027, 99-109, 2004.
  • Mazuruk K., "Control of Melt Convection by Traveling Magnetic Fields", Adv. Space Res. Vol. 29, No 4, 541-548, 2002.
  • Mazuruk K., "Convective Flow Induced by Localized Traveling Magnetic Fields ", Proceedings of the ICHMT Symposium, CHT-01-Advances in Computational heat Transfer, 2001.
  • Volz M.P, K. Mazuruk, "An experimental study of the influence of a rotating magnetic field on Rayleigh–Bénard convection" Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 444, 2001, pp79-98.
  • Mazuruk K., "Control of Convection by Dynamic Magnetic Fields for VB, FZ and THM Crystal Growth Applications", chapter in the book Crystal Growth and Epitaxy-2000, Editor V. Stefan.
  • Ramachandran, N., Mazuruk, K., and Volz, M. P., 2000, "Use of Traveling Magnetic Fields to Control Melt Convection," Journal of Japan Society of Microgravity Applications, Vol. 2, May, 2000.
  • Mazuruk K., "Methods of Viscosity Measurements in Sealed Ampoules", SPIE Vol. 3792 (1999) 264 .
  • Mazuruk K., M.P.Volz, D.Gillies, "Magnetic Field Effect on the Stability of Flow Induced by a Rotating Magnetic Field" , Magnetohydrodynamics, 35 (1999), pp. 103-114.
  • Ramachandran N., K.Mazuruk, "An Experimental Study of the Effect of a Rotating Magnetic Field On Electrically Conducting Aqueous Solutions", Japan Society of Microgravity Application Vol.15, Suppl. II, 1998.
  • Mazuruk K., N. Ramachandran, "Convection in an Infinite Vertical Cylinder in the Presence of a Horizontal Magnetic Field", Microgravity Science and Technology, 11/4 (1998) 210-217.
  • Volz M.P.and K. Mazuruk, "Thermoconvective Instabilities in a Rotating Magnetic Field", Int.J.Heat and Mass Transfer, 42/6 (1999) 1037.
  • Mazuruk K., Ching-Hua Su, Yi-Gao Sha, S.L. Lehoczky, "Viscosity of Hg0.84Zn0.16Te pseudobinary melt", Journal of Applied Physics 79 (12) 1996.
  • Su Ching-Hua, Yi-Gao Sha, K. Mazuruk, S.L. Lehoczky, "Phase diagram of HgTe-ZnTe pseudobinary alloy and density, heat capacity, and enthalpy of mixing of Hg1-xZnxTe pseudobinary melts", Journal of Applied Physics 80(1) 1996.
  • Sha Yi-Gao, Ching-Hua Su, K.Mazuruk and S.L. Lehoczky, "Thermal Diffusivity and Conductivity of Hg1-xZnxTe Solids and Melts", Journal of Applied Physics 80(2) 1996.
  • Su Ching-Hua, Yi-Gao Sha, M.P. Volz, K. Mazuruk, S.L. Lehoczky,Hao-Chieh Liu,Rei Fang and R.F. Brebrick, "Mass Flux and Partial Pressures of ZnSe by Physical Vapor Transport" , Journal of Crystal Growth 166 (1996) 736.
  • Volz M.P., K. Mazuruk, "Flow transitions in a rotating magnetic field", Experiments in Fluids 20 (1996) 454.
  • Mazuruk K., Ching-Hua Su, S. Lehoczky, F. Rosenberger, "Novel Oscillating Cup Viscometer-Application to Molten HgTe and Hg0.8Cd0.2Te", J. Appl. Phys., 77(10) (1995).
  • Mazuruk K., "Bragg Diffraction in the Vicinity of Wood Anomalies", J.Opt.Soc.Am., June 1990.
  • Mazuruk K., D.Walsh, M. Benzaquen, B. Makuc, H. Jayathirta, H. Aharoni, "Characteristics of n- ZnSe/n-GaAs Using Metalorganic Chemical-Vapour Deposition", Can. J. Phys., (1989).
  • Mazuruk K., M. Benzaquen, D.Walsh, "Coulomb Gap and Screening in Impurity Bands", Solid St.Comm. 69, 337 (1988).
  • Mazuruk K., M. Benzaquen, D.Walsh, "Hard-Sphere Correlation Functions with Yukawa Tails", Phys. Rev. A 38, 4359 (1988).
  • Benzaquen M., D. Walsh, K. Mazuruk, "Low-Field Magnetoresistance of n-type GaAs in the Variable- Range Hopping Regime", Phys. Rev. B 38, 10933 (1988).
  • Benzaquen M., D. Walsh, K. Mazuruk, A. Ait-Ouali, P. Weissfloch, "The Effect of a Weak Magnetic Field on the Variable-Range Hopping Regime in GaAs", J.Phys.C: Solid State Phys. 21, (1988) 6143.
  • Benzaquen M., M. Beaudoin, D.Walsh, K. Mazuruk, N. Puetz, "Evidence for Deep Centers in n-InP grown by MOVPE", J.Cryst.Growth, 93, 562 (1988).
  • Walsh D., K. Mazuruk, M. Benzaquen, P. Weissfloch, "A new Look at ZnSe/GaAs Heterostructures", Semicond.Sci.and Techn. 3,116 (1988).
  • Mazuruk K., M. Benzaquen, D.Walsh, "Electron Accumulation at the n-ZnSe/n-GaAs Interface", J. de Physique 11, c5-357, (1987).
  • M.Benzaquen, D.Walsh, K. Mazuruk, "High temperature mobility of pure n-type InP epitaxial layers", Phys. Rev. B 36, 4388 (1987).
  • D.Walsh, K. Mazuruk, M. Benzaquen, "Raman spectrum of a ZnSe/GaAs heterostructure", Phys. Rev. B 36, 2883 (1987).
  • M. Benzaquen, D.Walsh, K. Mazuruk, "Conductivity of n-type GaAs near the Mott transition", Phys. Rev. B 36, 4748 (1987).
  • Mazuruk K., M. Benzaquen, D.Walsh, "One-particle density of nonuniform fluids" , Phys. Rev. A 34, 2143 (1986).
  • M. Benzaquen, Mazuruk K., D.Walsh, "Hall factor of doped n-type GaAs and n-type InP", Phys. Rev. B 34, 8947 (1986).