The Rybak-Akimova Group

Dr. Elena Rybak-Akimova, Principal Investigator
Professor of Chemistry 2009-present, Tufts University
Ph.D. Chemistry 1987, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
M.S. Chemistry 1983, T.G. Shevchenko State University

Current Group Members

Celeo Guifarro, G6
B.S. Chemistry 2007
Suffolk University
celeo.guifarro@tufts.edu
Taryn Palluccio, G6
B.S. Chemistry 2008
Bridgewater State College
taryn.palluccio@tufts.edu
Guang Yang, G4
B.S. Chemistry 2010
Nankai University
guang.yang@tufts.edu
Severin "Garvey" McKenzie, G2
B.S. Chemistry 2012
UMass Boston
severin.mckenzie@tufts.edu
Marc Piquette, G1
B.S. Chemistry 2012
Stonehill College
marc.piquette@tufts.edu
Timothy Han, G1
M.A. Chemistry 2012, Temple University
B.S. Chemistry 2007, UMass Boston
timothy.han@tufts.edu

Former Group Members

Visiting Professors

Dr. Alexander Nazarenko, SUNY College at Buffalo (Fall 2010-Spring 2011)
Dr. Rebecca Roesner, Illinois Wesleyan University (Fall 2003-Spring 2004)

Post-Doctoral Associates

Dr. Reza Latifi (Spring 2012-Summer 2013) Dr. Voltaire Organo (2007-2009)
Dr. Xianru Sun (2010-Fall 2013) Dr. Ryan McDonnell (2006-2007)
Dr. Yurii Moroz (Summer 2010-Fall 2011) Dr. Olga Kryatova (2000-2004)
Dr. Meghan Germain (2008-2010) Dr. Sergei Kryatov (1998-2005) 
Dr. Annie Castonguay (2008-2009)  

Graduate Students

Olga Makhlynets, Ph.D. (Fall 2005-Summer 2011) Jeremy Disch, Ph.D. (Fall 1997-Summer 2003)
Wanhua Ye, Ph.D. (Fall 2003-Summer 2010) Isaac Gooshaw, M.S. (Fall 2008-Summer 2010)
Sonia Taktak, Ph.D. (Winter 2002-Summer 2005) Olga Voronina, M.S. (Fall 2005-Spring 2007)
Ivan Korendovych, Ph.D. (Winter 2001-Fall 2006) Paul Krieger, M.S. (Summer 1999-Summer 2000)
Jeff Wikstrom, Ph.D. (Fall 2001-Summer 2009) Vijay Venkataraman, M.S. (Spring 1998-Spring 1999)
Aida Herrera, Ph.D. (Spring 1998-Spring 2003) Asli Ovat (Winter 2004-Summer 2004)

Undergraduate Students

Mark Bernado (Spring 2013) Prakhar Agarwal (Spring 2007-Summer 2009) Paul Filson (Spring 2001)
Harris Wild (Fall 2012-Spring 2013) Hamdi Cavusoglu (Spring 2007-Spring 2009) Timothy Oleson (Summer 2000-Spring 2001)
Isabel Yannatos (Fall 2012) Christopher Preziosi (Summer 2006-Fall 2007) Millicent Smith (Fall 1999-Spring 2002)
Brian Pedro (Fall 2011-Summer 2012) Vincent Weisband (Summer 2006) Phil Anwer (Fall 1999-Spring 2002)
Dane Lemberger (Fall 2010-Spring 2011) Daniel Katzman (Spring 2006) Kristin Horton (Fall 1999-Spring 2001)
Anna Dukovich (Summer 2010-Spring 2013) Ryan Lee (Spring 2006) Sharmilla Mohanray (Fall 1999-Fall 2001)
Mariya Kryatova (Fall 2009-Spring 2011) Mimi Cho (Fall 2004-Spring 2006) Anna Kalaida (Summer 1999)
Zachary Friedman (Fall 2008-Spring 2009) Margaret Flook (Fall 2004-Spring 2006) Kristi Burns (Fall 1998-Spring 1999)
Namita Vaidya (Fall 2008-Spring 2009) Amy Killeen (Fall 2004-spring 2005) Rebecca Wilson (Fall 1998-Spring 1999)
Justin Quartararo (Spring 2008-Spring 2009) Phillip Butler (Summer 2003) Lisa Chen (Summer 1998-Spring 1999)
Sebastian Jara (Fall 2007-Spring 2009) Shin Okamoto (Fall 2002-Spring 2003)  
Shei Mukundan (Fall 2007-Spring 2009) Devon Snow (Fall 2002-Spring 2003)  
Daniel Salas (Fall 2007-Spring 2009) Doug Rosenberg (Summer 2001-Spring 2002)  

Visiting Students

Emma Brennan-Wydra, Yale University (Summer 2013)
Evan Haas, Groton School (Summer 2012, 2013)
Irina Belaya-Makarenko, Nesmeyanov Institute of Organometallic Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia (Fall 2010)
Elena Mikhalyova, L.V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine (Summer 2009, 2010)
Dr. Christian Wurtele, University of Giessen, Germany (Fall 2007)
Dr. Maria Cocu, Academy of Sciences of Moldova (Spring 2007)
Dr. Vadim Druta, Academy of Sciences of Moldova (Summer 2002)