Chemistry professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship Award in science
A trained theoretical physicist, Babikov found his passion with computational chemistry which uniquely shaped his career choice. He joined the chemistry department in the fall of 2004 with the goal of establishing a research group that focused on in-depth theoretical studies of dynamics in molecular systems, using modern opportunities of massively-parallel supercomputing. His interests are in the development and applications of quantum dynamics methods for description of molecular collisions, including full-quantum, mixed quantum/classical and semi-classical theories.
“Since arriving at Marquette, Professor Babikov has forged a remarkable record of scholarship,” said James R. Kincaid, chair and professor in the department of chemistry. “He has published a truly impressive number of scientific contributions in some of our discipline’s most prestigious journals.”
With the Way Klingler Fellowship Award, Babikov will receive the funds to hire a postdoctoral fellow or a senior visiting scholar to join his research group. This individual will assist with research projects, grant writing and in the training of new graduate students.
Babikov received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and went on to carry out a research project with the Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions in Orsay, France. He received a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in the Los Alamos National Laboratory and held other postdoctoral appointments at the University of Illinois Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory.