email: nikolay.golubev AT epfl.ch
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques
EPFL SB ISIC LCPT
BCH 3110 (Bât. BCH)
I am a theoretical chemist and physicist, working always at the intersection point of several fields.
I completed my PhD studies in the Theoretical Chemistry group of Prof. Lorenz Cederbaum under supervision of Dr. Alexander Kuleff at Universität Heidelberg. Since May 2018 I work as an independent postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the group of Prof. Jiri Vanicek at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In October 2018, I received the Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science.
My research interests and activities are concentrated on the study of ultrafast electron dynamics, triggered by ionization of molecules, in the presence of a laser field, and their follow-up coupling to the slower nuclear motion. You can find overview of my research on the following link.
Currently, I am working on the development of a methodology allowing to treat ab initio the concerted electron-nuclear dynamics in molecules taking into account the non-adiabatic effects. The ultimate goal is to be able to fully describe charge-directed reactivity phenomena in small peptide chains and propose schemes for their control by specifically tailored laser pulses.