Nov 15, 2013

Professor Anastassia Alexandrova has been appointed to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

The Journal of Physical Chemistry (Isolated Molecules, Clusters, Radicals, and Ions; Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, and Astrochemistry; Theory) publishes studies on kinetics and dynamics; spectroscopy, photochemistry, and excited states; environmental and atmospheric chemistry, aerosol processes, geochemistry, and astrochemistry; and molecular structure, quantum chemistry, and general theory.
 
Out of 134 journals in the Physical Chemistry category, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A ranks #7 in total citations with 55,641 total cites. The Journal of Physical Chemistry also ranks #3 in citations out of 34 journals in the Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics category. The Journal received an Impact Factor of 2.771.*
 
*Based on the 2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013). 
 
 
Left: Anastassia Alexandrova; Right: Alexandrova Group
 
 
Born in USSR, she obtained her B.S./M.S. degree with highest honors from Saratov University, in 2000. She obtained her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physical Chemistry from Utah State University, in 2005. After that, she was a Postdoctoral Associate, and then an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. Anastassia joined the Faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, and CNSI in 2010.
 
Alexandrova Lab Scope: We are a lab on theory and computation. Our philosophy is based on the simple and beautiful fact that we are chemists: we like to solve chemical problems, and we use and develop methods that we need to solve them, and not the other way around. We focus on fundamental understanding, multi-scale description, and design of materials: proteins, enzymes, catalytic surfaces, and clusters. The range of techniques applied and developed in the lab includes ab initio, DFT, statistical mechanics, classical and non-adiabatic semi-classical dynamics, and algorithms simulating artificial intelligence.