- Chemistry Spotlights
The Chemistry Department is happy to welcome Alexey Silakov as an assistant professor of Chemistry. Before joining the faculty at Penn State he arrived here as a postdoctoral fellow. Prior to his time at Penn State Silakov was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry (currently known as MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion).In 2007 Alexey earned his Ph.D. at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf (Germany) with the thesis work performed at the Max-Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry. In 2003 he completed his M.S. at the Kazan State University (Russia). Silakov has been awarded the 2011 John Weil Young Investigation Award by the International EPR society.