## Helena Zapolsky

### Université de Rouen

Helena Zapolsky is a Professor of theoretical physics at Rouen
University in France. She received her PhD in 1991 at Institut for
Theoretical Physics in Kiev, Ukraine and at the University of Rouen.
In 1992 she was invited to the University of France as a Guest
Researcher. Since 1996 Helena Zapolsky has been working in the Group
of Material Physics at the University of Rouen. It was here that she
completed her Habilitation in 2007. The research area of Zapolsky
covers a broad spectrum of fundamental problems within theoretical
solid-state physics. Her main research interest lie in the
theoretical understanding of the emergence of pattern formation and
kinetics of phase transformation in different types of materials.
Applying different mathematical and computational approaches to
diverse problems in materials science she developed an original
multi-scale tool to model the non-equilibrium dynamics in complex
systems.

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