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Sergey Varganov

Chemical Physics Program Director, Professor


Sergey Varganov has taught at the University of Nevada, Reno since 2011.

Research interests

  • Molecular dynamics
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Spin dynamics



  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Iowa State University, 2005
  • Candidate of Sciences in Condensed Matter Physics, Kirensky Institute of Physics, 2003
  • M.S. in Physics, Siberian State Aerospace University, 1999

Professional History

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Valencia, Spain, 2019
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2018
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, 2011-2017
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2009-2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University, 2006-2008