A trained theoretical physicist, Babikov found his passion with computational chemistry which uniquely shaped his career choice. He joined the chemistry department in the fall of 2004 with the goal of establishing a research group that focused on in-depth theoretical studies of dynamics in molecular systems, using modern opportunities of massively-parallel supercomputing.
Babikov’s work focuses on the development and applications of quantum dynamics methods for description of molecular collisions, including full-quantum, mixed quantum/classical and semi-classical theories.
Since Babikov’s promotion to professor, he was published extensively and has presented his research internationally. The quality of his work has constantly been demonstrated by his grantsmanship.
“Since arriving at Marquette, Professor Babikov has forged a remarkable record of scholarship,” Dr. James Kincaid, chair and professor in the Department of Chemistry, said. “He has published a truly impressive number of scientific contributions in some of our discipline’s most prestigious journals.”
With the Way Klingler Fellowship Award, Babikov will receive the funds to hire a postdoctoral fellow or a senior visiting scholar to join his research group. This individual will assist with research projects, grant writing and in the training of new graduate students.
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation, shared a short video congratulating Dr. Babikov.
Babikov received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and went on to carry out a research project with the Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions in Orsay, France. He received a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in the Los Alamos National Laboratory and held other postdoctoral appointments at the University of Illinois Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory.
Congratulations to Marquette University’s faculty and staff award recipients for the 2019–20 academic year. Marquette is blessed to have some of the most dedicated and talented faculty and staff members in higher education. And the university holds in high esteem its tradition to honor these remarkable individuals at awards and recognition ceremonies throughout each spring semester.
Aligned with our mission, these recipients display the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others.
Please read on, and enjoy profiles of the deserving women and men who were recognized this spring.