Yuri Dahnovsky

Research Interests

Dr. Dahnovsky isĀ  Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Dahnovsky received Ph.D. in Physics and Chemical Physics from the Institute of Chemical Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow in 1983.

He worked as a research associate at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and Northwestern University.

Research interests are molecular electronic devices, in paricular molecular wires, renewable sources of energy (photochemical cells), nonlinear optical properties of quantum heterostructures, dissipation of energy in large molecules,  femtosecond processes, photon-assisted tunneling, and other aspects of Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, and Biophysics.

Prof. Dahnovsky is currently a recipient of a NSF Grant in the area of molecular wires. In this project current-voltage charateristics will be calculated by using an electron propagator method along with a Keldysh function approach.