Zaikina Group

Principal Investigator

Julia V. Zaikina

Associate Professor, August 2023 - current
APS User Organization Steering Committee Member
SNS-HFIR User Group Executive Committee Member
Chair-elect Solid-State Subdivision American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant Professor, August 2017 - August 2023, Departmnet of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2017), UC Davis (Advisors: Prof. Susan M. Kauzlarich and Prof. Alexandra Navrotsky)
Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2010), Florida State Univeristy (Adivisor: Prof. Susan E. Latturner)
Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry (2005-2008) (Advisor: Prof. Andrei V. Shevelkov), Moscow State University, Russia
Ph.D. in solid state chemistry (2005-2008) (Advisor: Prof. Juri Grin) Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI-CPfS), Germany
M.S., B.S. (2000-2005) Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)

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Graduate Students

Aishwarya Mantravadi

5th year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai, India (2015)
M.S. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai, India (2017)

Sandita Das

2nd year Graduate Student
B.S./M.S. in Chemistry, IISER Mohali, India (2020)

Willie (William) Josul

2nd year Graduate Student (co-advised with Prof. Aaron Rossini)
B.S. in Materials Chemistry, Winona State University, Winona, MN (2022)

Nisaga Prathibhani W. Wanigasekara Wanniachchig

1st year Graduate Student
B.S. Chemistry, (2023)

Undergraduate Students

Spencer Gard

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU
expected graduation date: May 2026

Group Alumni

Dr. Volodymyr Gvozdetskyi

Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-2021)

Dr. Abhijit Bera

Postdoctoral Researcher (2022-2024)

Dr. Tori Cox

Ph.D. in Chemistry (November 2022)

Dr. Adedoyin (Nife) Adeyemi

Ph.D. in Chemistry (July 2022)

Brittany Courteau

MS. in Chemistry (November 2021)

Kristian Shipley

Undergraduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Cale Bangs

Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering, ISU

Irina Pogorelko

Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engeneering, ISU

Kaden Osborn

Undergraduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Thomas Seymour-Cozzini

4th year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, San Jose State University (2019)

Paul Oftedahl

2nd year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, B.Mus. in Organ, Arizona State University, AZ (2022)

Mahmudul Islam Rain

2nd year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh (2021)

Bradyn Weaver

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU
expected graduation date: Fall 2025

Dr. Sangki Hong

PhD in Chemistry, May 2021

Dr. Gourab Bhaskar

PhD in Chemistry, July 2022

Margarita Clemente

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Mark Bertolami

Undergarduate Student, Chem. & Animal Ecology, ISU

Ryan Dreher

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Meet Patel

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Zeina Miari

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Noah Balta

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Vittal Kamal

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU

Rae Earnest

Undergarduate Student, Chemistry, ISU