January 18, 2018:
Our former graduate student, Ivan Popov, won the most prestigeous postdoc award of Los Alamos National Laboratory - The Oppenheimer Fellowship. There are only five such awards per year at LANL with about 400 postdocs at the lab. Congratulations Ivan!!!!!
January 9, 2018:
A new graduate student, Nikita Fedik has joined Dr. Boldyrev's lab to pursue the Ph. D. degree at USU. Welcome!!!
May 15, 2017:
Ivan A. Popov has received an offer of employment and won the Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Huge congratulations to Ivan!!! He is expected to join the new lab this July.
April 25, 2017:
Congratulations to Ivan A. Popov!!! Ivan successfully defended his Ph.D.!!! Congrats, Dr. Popov!!!
March 21, 2017:
Another great news!!! Alex Boldyrev has been named the University Outstanding Graduate Mentor for 2017. The quality of mentoring that Alex has provided to graduate students is impressive!!! Big congratulations!!! Extremely well-deserved!!!
February 9, 2017:
Great news!!! Alex Boldyrev has recently published his 10th article in Angewandte Chemie in 10 years!!! His author profile has been featured in this prestigious jounal. Congratulations!!! Well deserved!!!
January 28, 2017:
Ivan Popov won the 2016-2017 College of Science PhD Graduate Researcher of the Year Award! Congratulations!!!
December 7, 2016:
C&EN magazine selected 20 people who made noteworthy statements during 2016 to highlight in a year-end review. Prof. Boldyrev's quote appeared to be among the most powerful quotes of 2016: "We now have a zoo of aromaticity, and no matter which way you view it, we need to think about how we might use this new information." Congratulations to Alex with such an important recognition!!!
October 17, 2016:
Our International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB 2016) is highlighted in C&EN magazine! Thanks to the Senior Correspondent, Steve K. Ritter, who wrote a great article entitled "The art of the chemical bond" overviewing the conference!
October 12, 2016:
Great success!!! Alex Boldyrev in collaboration with academician Prof. Vladimir I. Minkin, Prof. Ruslan M. Minyaev, Prof. Andrey G. Starikov, Prof. Tatyana N. Gribanova and their colleagues from Southern Federal University won Russian Megagrant!!! Congratulations to the international team!!!
September 16, 2016:
Ph.D. student Athanasios Arvanitidis from University of Leuven, Belgium (Prof. Ceulemans group) has joined Dr. Boldyrev's lab as a Visiting Scholar at USU. Welcome!!!
August 04, 2016:
Professor Li-Ming Yang from Huazhong University of Science and Technology has joined Dr. Boldyrev's lab as a Visiting Professor at USU. Welcome!!!
July 14-18, 2016:
Prof. Alexander I. Boldyrev (USU), Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova (UCLA), Natalia Boldyreva, and Ivan A. Popov organized the fourth International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB 2016). The conference is aimed at the exploring and applying different chemical bonding models towards various complex systems (from small clusters to bulky solid-state materials) from both computational and experimental perspectives. This annual meeting brought together 49 theoreticians and experimentalists from 15 countries including universities, institutes and national laboratories.
June 29, 2016:
April 27, 2016:
Another great news!!! Ivan A. Popov has won the Graduate Research and Collaborative Opportunities (GRCO) Grant. GRCO Grant program, funded by the Student Involvement and Leadership Center, supports worthy independent student projects that advance a student s professional development and contributes to the scientific community. Congratulations!!!
April 21, 2016:
Great news!!! Ivan A. Popov has won the Marjorie H. Gardner Teaching Award. This award emphasizes his outstanding work as a teaching assistant at Utah State University. Congratulations!!
April 18, 2016:
Our Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. paper by Xue Min, Ivan A. Popov, Fu-Xing Pan, Lei-Jiao Li, Eduard Matito, Zhong-Ming Sun, Lai-Sheng Wang, Alexander I. Boldyrev has been highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News: "Cyclic antimony complexes take aromaticity to a new level". Congratulations to the team!!!
April 14, 2016:
March 7, 2016:
Stephen K. Ritter, a senior correspondent of Chemical & Engineering News (a flagship organ of The American Chemical Society) has recently requested our group to serve as experts in the search for the smallest three-membered aromatic ring that can be formed from the first nine elements of the periodic table. A current doctoral student Ivan A. Popov together with Professor Alexander I. Boldyrev have performed necessary quantum-chemical calculations to help answer the question of how low aromaticity can go. These findings are summarized in the following issue of C&EN magazine (Volume 94 Issue 10, pp. 28-29): The littlest aromate.
February 1, 2016:
A new graduate student, Katie Simpson has joined Dr. Boldyrev's lab to pursue the Ph. D. degree at USU. Welcome!!!
December 21, 2015:
October 19, 2015:
Our Nat. Commun. paper by Ivan A. Popov, Tian Jian, Gary V. Lopez, Alexander I. Boldyrev & Lai-Sheng Wang has been highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News: "Cobalt-Boron Molecular Drum Beats Bonding Record" and ChemViews Magazine: "Record Coordination Number"). Congratulations to the team!!!
September 20, 2015:
Associate Professor Dr. Longjiu Cheng from Anhui University has joined Dr. Boldyrev's lab as a Visiting Professor at USU. Welcome!!!
July 02-06, 2015:
Our group in collaboration with Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova (UCLA) organized the third International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB 2015) in July 02-06, 2015. The conference is dedicated to a fundamental concept in chemistry and material science - chemical bonding. This annual meeting brought together theorists and experimentalists who probe new aspects of chemical bonding in matter and bond manipulation.
June 10, 2015:
Another great news!!! Alex Ivanov successfully defended his Ph.D.!!! Congrats, Dr. Ivanov!!!
June 8, 2015:
Alexander Boldyrev has been awarded Outstanding Reviewer Status (top 10th percentile in terms of the number of reviews completed for Chemical Physics in the past two years) by Elsevier.
June 8, 2014:
Alex Ivanov has received an offer of employment for a Postdoc Research Associate position (Computational Ligand Design in the Chemical Sciences Division) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Congratulations to Alex! Hurray!!! He will join the new lab this September.
June 04, 2015:
May 26, 2015:
Wonderful news!!! Alex Ivanov has become a father!!! Congratulations to Alex and his wife Svetlana!!!
May 01, 2015:
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Evan Miller on his first publication in peer-reviewed journals!!! The article concerning distortions in graphitic carbon nitride material was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C (ACS publications)!!!
April 21, 2015:
Our undergraduate student Evan Miller took home not one but two awards at tonight's ceremony: Harris O. and Eleanor Y. Van Orden award in Inorganic Chemistry and the prestigious ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award!!! Congratulations Evan! Well deserved!
April 21, 2015:
Congratulations to Ivan Popov on being awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student in Chemistry Award for his excellent research achievements!!!
April 21, 2015:
Great news!!! Alex Ivanov has won the Marjoririe H. Gardner Teaching Award. This award emphasizes his outstanding work as a teaching assistant at Utah State University. Congratulations!!!
March 23, 2015:
Alexander Ivanov and Ivan Popov presented their research at the 249th ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO.
February 26, 2015:
Alexander Boldyrev has joined the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature publishing group)
February 23, 2015:
We congratulate our undergraduate student J. Tyler Gish with his 1st publication! The communication is designated as "Hot Paper" by CHEMISTRY - A European Journal. Congratulations, Tyler!!! Great start!!!
February 13, 2015:
Our recent J. Am. Chem. Soc. paper in collaboration with Prof. Li-Ming Yang, Vladimir Bačić, Prof. Thomas Heine, Prof. Thomas Frauenheim and Prof. Eric Ganz has been highlighted in Nanoscience News [University of Cambridge]!!! Congratulations to Ivan Popov, Alex Boldyrev, and our collaborators!!!
February 5, 2015:
Great news!!! Anastassia Alexandrova (Ph.D. from our group, USU, 2005) was unanimously approved to an early promotion (after 4 years) to associate professor with tenure at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, starting July 1, 2015. Congratulations, Anastassia!!!
January 26, 2015:
Our first work on the chemical bonding in one-dimensional solid-state materials in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. paper in collaboration with Boris B. Averkiev, Alyona A. Starikova, Ruslan M. Minyaev, and Vladimir I. Minkin has been highlighted in Sciencing and Nanoscience News [University of Cambridge]!!! Congratulations to Ivan Popov, Alex Boldyrev, and our collaborators!!!
December 1, 2014:
A new graduate student, Valery Popov has joined Dr. Boldyrev's lab to pursue the Ph. D. degree at USU. Welcome!!!
November 1, 2014:
Dr. Anton Nizovtsev joined our group. Anton is the 1st researcher from Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Prof. Boldyrev's lab history. Welcome!
October 13, 2014:
Ivan Popov and Alex Ivanov presented their research at the 19th International Conference on Commercializing Micro- and Nanotechnology COMS|nanoUtah2014
September 22, 2014:
The second International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB 2014) organized by Prof. Alexander Boldyrev and Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova (UCLA) got highlighted in C&EN journal as the cover story!!! Congratulations!!!
July 31, 2014:
Good news! Our proposal CHE-1361413 "Assessing the Potentials of the Adaptive Natural Density Partitioning Methods for Rationalizing Chemical Bonding in Novel Clusters, Solids, Interfaces, and Clusters on Surfaces" has been funded by the NSF Division of Chemistry! This includes a base level of the research support of $110,000 per year (2014 - 2017 years). Congratulations to Prof. Boldyrev and his group!!!
July 29, 2014:
Our group in collaboration with Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova (UCLA) participated in organizing the second International Conference on Chemical Bonding (ICCB 2014) in July 24-28, 2014. The conference brought together about 46 scientists from all over the world who probe and reveal new aspects of chemical bonding. To date, the theory of chemical bonding keeps undergoing its rapid development, but at the same time it still remains a sensuous science, and many chemists have difficulties identifying the origin of chemical bonding with an abstract mathematical function. Thus, the chemical bond will surely remain a source of controversial discussion for many years, and we believe that the conference will bring clarity in many aspects of chemical bonding theory.
Left to right: Ryan Steele, Lai-Sheng Wang, Frank Weinhold, Crystal Valdez, Kit Bowen, Andrey Rogachev, Stefan Vajda, Jun Li, Alexander Ivanov, Ivan Popov, Philippe Hiberti, L.Q. Wang, Natalia Boldyreva, Alexander Boldyrev, Judy Wu, Anastassia Alexandrova, Artem Oganov, Paul Ayers, Alexander Sax, R. Herges, Dan Neumark, Tom Markland, Mark Eberhart, Helmut Schwartz, Dan Tantillo, B. Fokwa, Matthias Wuttig, Peter Schewerdtfeger, John Herbert, Jan Weigand, Benoit Braida, Machael Morse, Valeria Pershina, Juan Nova, Satirix Xantheas, Robert Berger, Tom Dunning, Peter Weber, Ralf Tonner, Christine Isborn, Teresa Head-Gordon
July 11, 2014:
June 16, 2014:
June 10, 2014:
Another greatest news in our group!!! Timur Galeev successfully defended his Ph.D.!!! Congrats Dr. Galeev!!
April 22, 2014:
Congratulations to Alexander Ivanov!! Alex wins the Outstanding Graduate Student in Chemistry Award for his excellent research and academic achievements!!
April 22, 2014:
Another great news!!! Timur Galeev collected the Marjorie H. Gardner Teaching Award at the Department Awards Ceremony tonight. This award acknowledges his outstanding work as a teaching assistant. Big congratulations to Timur!!!
April 19, 2014:
The Greatest news in our lab for this year!!! Timur Galeev won the most prestigious trophy - the USU Robins Award in the category "Researcher of the Year 2014"! Now we have five(!) Robins Awards in Alex Boldyrev's group!
March 4, 2014:
Another highlight of our research! A recent paper by Alexander Ivanov, Prof. Alexander Boldyrev, and Prof. Gernot Frenking (Philipps-Universit??t Marburg) has been highlighted in ChemistryViews. Congratulations to the team!
December 2, 2013:
Timur Galeev won the 2013-2014 College of science PhD Graduate Researcher of the Year Award ! Congrats!!!
October 21 - 25, 2013:
Dr. Boris Averkiev, our former graduate student, visited our group and gave a series of lectures on Crystallographic Space Groups.
October 23, 2013:
Professor Viktor V. Zhdankin from University of Minnesota Duluth visited our group and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, USU to give a Departmental Seminar entitled "Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry"
September 9, 2013:
Alex Boldyrev was interviewed in Chemical & Engineering News magazine's cover story Trying to Explain a Bond
July 8, 2013:
Alex Boldyrev and Anastassia Alexandrova coorganized the International Conference on Chemical Bonding - 2013 (July 4-8, 2013, Kauai, HI, USA).
Left-to-Right: Jin Zhang, Timur Galeev, Artur Izmaylov, Kirill Kovnir, Alexander Mebel, Scott Anderson, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Mathias Weber, Henrik Ottosson, Darrin York, Patrick Bultinck, Mark Saeys, Boniface Fokwa, Louis Bouchard, Dage Sundholm, Anastassia Alexandrova, Alexander Sax, Artem Masunov, Alexander Boldyrev, Steven Wheeler, Frank Weinhold, Kenneth Merz, Dmitry Zubarev, Gernot Frenking, Ivan ernua ??k, Alexandre Tkatchenko, William Hase, Boris Yakobson & Xiaohua Su, Albert Sol?? & Miquel Sol??, Gabriel Merino, Cl??mence Corminboeuf, Thomas Heine (hiding), Kenneth Jordan, Lai-Sheng Wang, Mingfei Zhou (hiding), Vladim??r ` pirko, Jack Simons, Dorian Parker