User:Materialscientist

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PhDThis user has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics.
Symbol question.svgThis user has written or expanded 210 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
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My wikipedia editing has a tendency of spreading: I started with writing a dozen of full-length articles on materials science, then moved to other topics, mostly for the DYK project. These activities dragged me into reviewing articles (DYK, WP:GAN and occasionally WP:FAC) and eventually transformed me into a kind of wikignome – going around thousands of articles, cleaning up formatting and vandalism, adding references and figures, fixing typos and whatever caught my eye. As of 2014, most of my free time is taken by emergency matters like vandalism, though I still write short articles during calm hours.
Here are my DYKs and barnstars.

I enjoy finding good pictures for wikipedia (uploaded many thousands) and improving them with GIMP, thus I spend a significant part of my wikitime at Wikimedia Commons; I also draw crystal structures.

(Re)written articles

Chemistry, materials

Actinide B-Class articleAdamantane B-Class articleAlkaloid B-Class articleAluminium Americium Azotobacter Berkelium Boron Boron nitride B-Class articleCaesium chloride B-Class articleChemical reaction B-Class articleCrystal structure of boron-rich metal borides Crystallographic defects in diamond Curium Featured articleDiamond Dysprosium Einsteinium B-Class articleEthylene oxide B-Class articleGömböc B-Class articleLactoferrin Liquid crystal Material properties of diamond Mercury B-Class articleNegative-index metamaterial B-Class articleNeodymium(III) chloride Optical properties of carbon nanotubes Protactinium B-Class articlePyridine B-Class articleResistive opto-isolator Samarium Silicon carbide Silicon nitride Featured articleSynthetic diamond Featured articleTechnetium Zinc oxide

Others

B-Class articleAeroflot Flight 3352 B-Class articleAnti-tank dog Black-tailed jackrabbit B-Class articleBogor B-Class articleBlack-footed ferret B-Class articleBlack-tailed prairie dog B-Class articleCampo del Cielo B-Class articleCoral Sea B-Class articleDonets B-Class articleEffect of psychoactive drugs on animals B-Class articleEtruscan shrew B-Class articleEastern cottontail B-Class articleGulf of Finland B-Class articleNorthern red-backed vole B-Class articleInvention of the integrated circuit B-Class articleNemrut (volcano) B-Class articlePavlovsk, Saint Petersburg B-Class articlePushkin, Saint Petersburg B-Class articleRoy Sullivan B-Class articleRussian polar expedition of 1900–1902 B-Class articleRussian ship of the line Poltava (1712) B-Class articleTraitorous eight B-Class articleVandalism of art B-Class articleVenera 4

Interesting (wiki) pages

Useful wiki-related pages

Some of my photos

Leiothrix lutea -Tsukuba -Japan-8.jpg
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Atrophaneura alcinous Japan.jpg
Houjiro male.JPG
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Japonica saepestriata.JPG
Neope goschkevitschii.JPG
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DragonflyTsukuba.jpg
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