Vitaly Alexandrov

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-5323

Personal Links:

Research Group Website

Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computational Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research/University of Stuttgart, 2009
  • M.S. (with distinction), Quantum Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University, 2006
  • Dipl. (with distinction), Electrochemistry, St. Petersburg State University, 2004

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Computational chemistry, materials science, electrocatalysis
  • Electronic structure, electron/ion transport, surface chemistry

About Vitaly Alexandrov

Dr. Alexandrov comes to UNL after three years as a research associate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he worked on modeling of coupled electron/ion transport dynamics through polycrystalline oxide networks, adsorption phenomena, interfacial electron transfer and selective oxidation of Ni-base alloys.

Alexandrov earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. Petersburg State University in Russia, his Ph.D. from Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research/University of Stuttgart in Germany and then did postdoctoral work at the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Berkeley.

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2020)
  • ACS PRF Award (2018)
  • Doctoral Fellowship of Max Planck Society (International Max Planck Research School for Advanced Materials), 2006-2009
  • Fellowship to attend the 55th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, 2005
  • Personal Grant of St. Petersburg Government for Young Scientists, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Speck F.D., Zagalskaya A., Alexandrov V. and Cherevko S., "Periodicity in the Electrochemical Dissolution of Transition Metals", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 13343-13349 (2021).
  • Zagalskaya A., Evazzade I. and Alexandrov V., "Ab Initio Thermodynamics and Kinetics of the Lattice Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Iridium Oxides", ACS Energy Letters 6, 1124-1133 (2021).
  • Zagalskaya A. and Alexandrov V., "Role of Defects in the Interplay between Adsorbate Evolving and Lattice Oxygen Mechanisms of the Oxygen Evolution Reaction in RuO2 and IrO2", ACS Catalysis 10, 3650-3657 (2020).
  • Klyukin K., Tao L. L., Tsymbal E.Y. and Alexandrov V., "Defect-Assisted Tunneling Electroresistance in Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions", Physical Review Letters 121, 056601 (2018).