Ph.D. studies in Theoretical Physical Chemistry at the University of Rochester

Applications are invited for PhD studies in Theoretical Physical Chemistry with a focus on analytical and computational modeling of nanoscale systems. The research will be conducted in the group of Prof. Ignacio Franco ( or Prof. Oleg Prezhdo ( in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester. 

We are seeking smart, creative and highly motivated individuals, with strong computational and analytical skills and a background in chemistry, physics, computer science or applied mathematics. Ph.D. students are fully funded for 5 years and receive highly competitive salaries. The candidates should be interested in conducting interdisciplinary research in Theoretical Nanoscience. Please note that openings for postdoctoral positions are also currently available.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and the names and contact information of at least two references to and

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Publications by A. Paszternák:

Smartphone-Based Extension of the Curcumin/Cellophane pH Sensing Method

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations

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