Dr. Konstanty Mazuruk

Materials Research Principal Research Scientist III, RSESC


301 Sparkman Drive
Von Braun Research Hall
Room A9
Huntsville, AL 35899
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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

Recent 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.