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Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker: Anastassia Alexandrova, UCLA
Talk Title: Nano-cluster Catalysts: Differential Fluxionality, Statistical Ensemble of Metastable States, and Electronic Effects Determine Activity and Selectivity
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)


Dr. Alexandrova obtained a B.S./M.S. Diploma in chemistry from Saratov University, Russia. Then, she briefly was a researcher at Vernadskii Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. She obtained her Ph.D. in theoretical physical chemistry from Utah State University with Professor Alexander Boldyrev. Her doctoral work was on novel small inorganic clusters and development of general theory of chemical bonding. She was a Postdoctoral Associate in computational biochemistry at Yale University, with Professor William Jorgensen, and then an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in biophysics with Professor John Tully, also at Yale. She joined the UCLA faculty in 2009. The focus of her laboratory is computational and theoretical design and multi-scale description of new materials.