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Dr. Aleksandr Lykhin

Postdoctoral Researcher
Term of Engagement: 2019 ->

Research Areas

Electronic Structure, Quantum Computing, Photochemistry


  • B.S. Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2013
  • Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno, USA, 2019

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral associate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2019-2020
  • Postdoctoral scholar, University of Chicago, 2020-current

Aleksandr Lykhin received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Chemistry from Siberian Federal University, Russia in 2013 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019. He then performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. From 2020 to the present time, he is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago. Aleks has been awarded a Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship, John H. Nelson Scholarship, Gene and Carla LeMay Scholarship, Hyung Kyu Shin Graduate Scholarship, Outstanding International Graduate Student Scholarship (UNR), and Krasnoyarsk Mayor’s Award. Aleks is an expert in spin-forbidden chemical kinetics. He has substantially contributed to the development of nonadiabatic transition-state theory. His research interests are in the development and application of the multireference electronic structure methods for studying spin-crossover reactions.


Awards and Academic Achievements

  • Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship, 2018