March 2021: VA is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective August, 2021.
February 2021: Congratulations to Iman and Alexandra for publishing in ACS Energy Letters. Great work!
February 2021: Congrats to Alexandra who has been selected for the 2021 CCMS Summer Internship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory!
August 2020: VA presents our battery work at the NSF CBET 2020 Energy Storage Workshop (virtual).
July 2020: VA gives a research webinar in the Quantum Simulations Group of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
March 2020: Congratulations to Alexandra for being accepted to participate in the NSF/DOE/AFOSR Quantum Science Summer School at UC Santa Barbara!
December 2019: VA receives the NSF CAREER award:
November 2019: Congratulations to Nadia for successfully defending her PhD thesis. Great job, Dr. Intan, and best of luck at the University of Washington!
August 2019: The group first PhD student, Zhen (Jason) Jiang has defended his thesis and leaves the group for his first postdoc position. Jason, we wish you all the best at UPenn!
July 2019: We are grateful to NSF for awarding a single PI grant to study lithium-ion batteries.
June 2019: We welcome Iman Evazzade who joins our group as a postdoctoral associate!
May 2019: Congrats to Alexandra for being accepted as a participant in the 2019 Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry in Colorado this summer!
April 2019: Congrats to Nadia for receiving a Chemical Engineering Student Support Fund Fellowship of $2000.00!
April 2019: Nadia receives a Dell Latitude laptop as an award for the 1st place in poster session at the Supercomputer and Life
Science Symposium at UNL. Great job!
February 2019: We congratulate Konstantin on accepting the postdoctoral position at MIT and wish him all the best!
December 2018: Our collaborative grant with Prof. Barry Cheung (Department of Chemistry) is funded by the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR).
November 2018: Dr. Qiong Wang joins our group for a year as a visiting scientist funded by the China Government Council. Welcome!
August 2018: Our joint paper with colleagues from Physics Department appears on the cover of Phys. Rev. Lett.
July 2018: Alexandra Zagalskaya joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome on board!
April 2018: Konstantin is selected to participate in the ECS Data Science Hack Week at the upcoming Electrochemical Society Meeting in Seattle, WA. Congrats!
April 2018: Congratulations to Nadia for receiving the Milton E. Mohr Award! The award from the College of Engineering at UNL recognizes students based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field.
February 2018: VA attends the Gordon Research Conference on Batteries in Ventura, CA.
October 2017: VA receives a research grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for research on catalytic CO2 conversion.
May 2017: Our group is granted National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) allocation award supported by the Department of Energy.
April 2017: Our group receives XSEDE high-performance computing resource allocation award supported by National Science Foundation.
April 2017: VA is one of the six recipients of Nebraska EPSCoR FIRST Award this year.
December 2016:VA receives a joint Interdisciplinary Research Grant from UNL with Prof. Jian Wang from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
November 2016:Our NSF MRSEC seed project is renewed for the second year.
September 2016: We welcome Kaellen Miller to our group! Kaellen is a UNL undergraduate chemical engineering major and UCARE recipient.
May 2016: Nadia Intan joins our group as a graduate student. Welcome!
April 2016: VA receives the Layman Award from the University of Nebraska Foundation to support the project "Rational Design of Electrolytes for Next-Generation Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries from First-Principles Modeling."
February 2016: Dr. Konstantin Klyukin joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome Konstantin!
January 2016: Zhen Jiang (Jason) joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome Jason!
December 2015:VA receives his first grant at UNL — NSF MRSEC seed project “Understanding Electronic, Transport and Defect Properties of Low-Dimensional Ferroelectric Systems from First-Principles” and will be working in collaboration with Prof. Alexei Gruverman from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
September 2015: VA arrives to Lincoln, NE, to start his research at UNL.