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

Joined the group Fall 2022

BS in Chemical Engineering (2025)

Francesca Mondestin

Joined the group Fall 2022

BS in Chemistry (2023)

Shivam Shah

Joined the group Fall 2022