Skoltech professor Artem R. Oganov has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor recognizing APS members who have advanced research in physics or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.
Oganov is a professor and head of the Computational Materials Design Laboratory at Skoltech. He is a theoretical crystallographer who has made a number of seminal contributions in different fields ranging from studies of planet-forming materials to the discovery of novel unexpected compounds and materials with superior properties to the development of breakthrough computational methodologies widely used by the scientific community. He was elected APS Fellow “for developing powerful crystal structure prediction methods and for pioneering research in high-pressure physics”.
“For me, this award is a sign of recognition of the growing importance of crystal structure prediction and computational materials discoveries – fields which I had the honor to contribute to – and a recognition of my contributions. Thanks to the methods developed by me, now it is possible to predict completely new and counterintuitive materials, and numerous experimental confirmations of such predictions show how reliable such predictions are. Not long ago, all of this was viewed as impossible, but now many companies use such methods to develop new materials. In fundamental research, recent records of high-temperature superconductivity have all been first predicted using such methodologies, and much more is to come”, – says Oganov.
Oganov has published almost 300 research papers, including many highly cited ones. He was honored with titles of Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His list of awards includes a “1000 talents professorship” and Friendship award from Chinese government, and a megagrant from Russian government. Since 2017, he is a member of Academia Europaea.
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