About me

email: nikolay.golubev AT epfl.ch
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques
BCH 3110 (Bât. BCH)
CH-1015 Lausanne

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.

You can find more information about my biography here and list of my publications here.

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 at 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.