Group Members

Postdoctoral Opening

Motivated and talented and researchers are welcome to apply for the Postdoctoral Position in our group. Qualification preference: experience in materials synthesis (solid state, flux growth, solvothermal, etc.), crystal structure determination (powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy) and properties characterization (mechanical, magnetic, electronic and photochemical).
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in solid state, materials, or inorganic chemistry. Applications, including CV and a list of at least three references should be sent to Dr. Georgiy Akopov (

Principal Investigator

Georgiy Akopov – Assistant Professor (2022-present)

Office Phone: (973) 353-1058


Office Location: 342 Olson Hall, 73 Warren St., Newark, NJ 07102

BA in Chemistry – Rutgers-Newark (2014)

PhD in Chemistry – UCLA (2018)

Postdoc – Iowa State University (2018-2019)

Spedding Postdoctoral Fellow – Ames National Lab (2019-2022)

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Graduate Students

Hafiz Zohaib Aslam

Joined the group Fall 2022

BS in Chemistry – University of the Punjab, Lahore (2019)

MS in Chemistry – Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) (2021)

Undergraduate Students

  • Raamiz Khan (2022);
  • Francesca Mondestin (2022);
  • Shivam Shah (2022);