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Sergei Tretiak
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Telephone:   (505) 667-8351    

E-Mail:        serg@lanl.gov

Homepage:  http://cnls.lanl.gov/~serg/     

Office Location:  TA3 Bldg 1420 Rm 1117 (CINT)

                              TA3 Bldg 123   Rm 204 (T-1)

                   Mailing Address:
                       Theoretical Division and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)

                Group T-1/CINT  Mail Stop B221
                Los Alamos National Laboratory
                Los Alamos, NM  87545

Academic background:
Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Rochester, NY, 1999
M. S. in chemistry, University of Rochester, NY, 1996

M. S. in physics, Institute of Spectroscopy, Russia, 1994
B. S. in physics, Moscow institute of Physics and Technology, 1992

Professional employment history:

2017 – Present      Deputy Group Leader at T-1, Theoretical Division, LANL

2001 – Present      Technical Staff Member, Theoretical Division, LANL (currently Scientist 5)

2005 – Present      Staff Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), LANL/SNL

2015 – Present      Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2015 – Present      Adjunct Professor at Skolkovo Institute of Science & Technology (Russia)

2013 – 2015         Founding Faculty Fellow at Skolkovo Institute of Science & Technology (Russia)

2006 – 2007         CNRS invited professor position, UMR 6510, University of Rennes, France

1999 – 2001         Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Division, LANL

1998 – 1999          Postdoctoral Associate, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

1994 – 1998          Graduate Student, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

1991 – 1994         Graduate Student, Institute of Spectroscopy of Russian Academy of Sciences

Professional Awards and Honors:

o   Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC (2019), UK;

o   Laboratory Fellow (2018), Los Alamos National Laboratory, US;

o   Visiting Lecturer at CRC Center (2018), University of Heidelberg, Germany; 

o   LANL Postdoctoral Distinguished Mentor (2015), Los Alamos National Laboratory, US;

o   APS Fellow (2014), Division of Chemical Physics, American Physical Society, US;

o   LANL Fellows Prize (2010), Los Alamos National Laboratory, US;

o   Invited Lecturer, Winter School in Theoretical Chemistry on Nanophotonics (2005), University of Helsinki, Finland;

o   Slansky Fellow Award (2001), Los Alamos National Laboratory, US;

o   LANL Director's Postdoctoral Fellow (1999-2001), Los Alamos National Laboratory, US;

o   Arnold Weissberger Fellow (1997-1998), University of Rochester, US;

o   ACS Graduate Student Award in Computational Chemistry (1996), Division of Physical Chemistry, ACS, US;

o   Elon Huntington Fellow (1996-1997), University of Rochester, US;

o   Sherman Clarke Fellow (1996-1997), University of Rochester, US;

o   Diploma with Honor [“Red Diploma”] (1994), Moscow Institute Physics and Technology, Russia.


Research Interests:
Theoretical Chemical Physics

Relation between optical and chemical properties of organic and semiconductor electronic functional materials; Charge and energy transfer in biological and artificial antenna complexes; Energy security and photovoltaic technologies, Development of modern computational methods for molecular optical properties; time-dependent density functional theory and semiempirical methods; Nonlinear optical response of organic chromophores; Adiabatic and non-adiabatic molecular dynamics of electronically excited states; Collective electronic excitations and optical response of confined excitons in conjugated polymers, carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanoparticles, mixed halide perovskites and molecular aggregates; Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy; Nonlinear dynamics of complex classical and quantum systems; Machine Learning and Data Science to complement conventional quantum chemistry toward modeling optical and chemical properties.

Recent Conferences (co)organized   

Nonequilibrium Phenomena, Nonadiabatic Dynamics and Spectroscopy

Telluride workshop, Telluride, CO, July 19-23, 2021.


Organizing Committee: Alexander White (LANL), Alexey Akimov (University of Buffalo), Sergei Tretiak(LANL) and Vladimir Chernyak (Wayne State)

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