Welcome to the Akimov Research Group!

Group, Jan. 2016

Left to right: Nijamudheen Abdulrahiman, Niyaz Pordel, Yuhan Lin, Alexey Akimov, Ekadashi Pradhan, Kosuke Sato (visitor)


We are a theory & computations group at SUNY, Buffalo. Our research revolves around the following main themes:

  1. understanding fundamental aspects of quantum dynamics methodologies; 
  2. making the quantum dynamics techniques applicable to large-scale systems;
  3. gaining mechanistic insights into operation of solar energy materials (photovoltaics, photocatalytics, etc.) via application of quantum simulations to atomistic models representing these materials.

For more details and description - see the Research page.

Join the group

Graduate student openings:
Status: At this point, there are opportunities for several graduate students to start their thesis work with me.

Qualifications: There is no specific qualification requirement apart from your good self-motivation, readiness and willingness to learn new techniques and good organizational skills. Good math and programming preparation is a plus. Students inclined toward mathematical, physical, and computer sciences are encouraged to apply.

Procedures: If you are interested in joining the group or just curious about the research going on in the group, feel free to contact me via email, or stop by my office (NSC 716). Please keep in mind that you must be officially enrolled in graduate program at the University, before you can join the group officially. Nonetheless, the initial contact with the PI is always encouraged.

Postdoctoral position openings:
  At this point, no postdoctoral positions are open.

Self-supported scholars:
Status: We always welcome applicants with their own funding. If you are interested in a joint Ph.D. between your institution and UB, if you apply for a scholarship and is looking for a host institution, or if you are interested in visiting our group to learn new techniques (especially related to the Libra and PYXAID codes we develop), please don't hesitate to contact me via email.

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