By Jodi Wesemann
Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova, is an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCLA, where her research focuses on multiscale modeling of materials. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Saratov University, conducted predoctoral work at the Russian Academy of Sciences, earned her Ph.D. at Utah State University, and held two postdoctoral positions at Yale University. The second was an American Cancer Society Fellowship.
Anastassia has been recognized for her research and educational contributions. She has received a NSF CAREER Award, the Glenn T. Seaborg Award and Professor of the Year at UCLA, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a DARPA Young Faculty Award, and an ACS YCC Leadership Development Award.
Anastassia has a highly visible cutting‐edge international research program that makes tight connections between theory and experiment, and an ability to bring all this excitement into the undergraduate classroom. Her research on multi-scale modeling and design of new materials, includes artiﬁcial metalloenzymes, clusters, alloys, and heterogeneous catalytic interfaces, using electronic structure insights. A course she developed, “Computation Methods for Chemists”, involves a ﬁnal research project that has twice resulted in publications.
For more information about Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova, please see the following sites: http://www.chemistry.ucla.edu/directory/alexandrova-anastassia‐n http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~ana/members.html