Oleg Kulikov


oleg.kulikov.chemi [at] gmail.com


(617) 258-6537





Oleg received his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from Odessa State University/A.V. Bogatsky Physico-Chemical Institute in 2006 where he worked on the self-assembly of N4O2-azomacrocycles. He is an author or co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. Oleg`s research is concerned with different aspects of macrocyclic (e.g., porphyrins, pyrogallol[4]arenes, and diacetylenes), medicinal (benzamide and pyridylamide trimers as potential alpha-helix mimetics), and supramolecular chemistries (e.g., self-assembly of metallorganic nano-capsules/nano-tubes, tuning of hydrophobic interactions of oligoamides; self-assembly of dendritic structures into vesicles and micelles). He spent the last four years at UT Dallas investigating polymer morphologies (i.e., secondary structures based on helical polycarbodiimides and polydiacetylenes) under the guidance of Prof. Bruce Novak (Chemistry Dept.) and Prof. Ray Baughman (Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute). He joined the Swager lab in January of 2017 as postdoctoral associate to pursue studies mainly focused on developing novel small molecule surfactants, containing perfluorinated substituents and carbohydrate moieties for fast, on-site detection of bacteria.