I grew up in South-West Russia and obtained an M.Sc. degree in experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don.
In 2007 I moved to Berlin, Germany, in order to pursue a PhD in theoretical Molecular Physics with Prof. Bretislav Friedrich at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. Our work was mainly concerned with a theoretical treatment of molecules in electric, magnetic and radiative fields, including field-dressed molecular collisions.
In 2011 I was awarded an ITAMP postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and moved to Cambridge MA in the United States. My research at ITAMP mostly focused on many-body physics of ultracold molecules, and dissipative state preparation in ultracold gases.
In September 2014 I started as an Assistant Professor at the recently established Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and have been promoted to Full Professor with tenure in 2019. The main direction of my current research is understanding the physics of quantum impurities possessing orbital angular momentum. In addition, I’m interested in out-of-equilibrium behavior of cold atoms and molecules and using engineered dissipation as a tool to create novel few- and many-body states of matter.
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