professor Artem R. Oganov

Skoltech, MIPT, NPU

Address: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology,
Skolkovo Innovation Center
Moscow 143026, Russia.

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A. R. Oganov: Curriculum Vitae


2007 Habilitation in Crystallography, ETH Zurich

2002 PhD in Crystallography, University College London

1997 Diploma in Crystallography, Moscow State University


  • 6/2015-now Professor, Head of Materials Discovery Laboratory, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  • 6/2013-now Head of Computational Materials Discovery Laboratory, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • 4/2013-12/2017 Director, Center for Materials by Design, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 1/2010-12/2017 Full Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 11/2008-1/2010 Associate Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 2007-2008 Privatdozent and Group Leader, ETH Zurich
  • 2003-2007 Senior Scientist and Group Leader, ETH Zurich
  • 2002-2003 Research Fellow, University College London

Career record

  • 238 papers (including 5 in Nature, 2 in Science, 1 in Nature Materials, 3 in Nature Chemistry, 2 in Nature Communications, 1 in Science Advances,6 in PNAS, 11 in PRL, 1 in Accounts of Chemical Research, 1 in Angew. Chem., 1 in JACS). 2 books, 5 patents. Total citation = 11548 (Web of science) and 15757 (Google Scholar). Hirsch’s h-index = 55 (Web of science) and 62 (Google Scholar). Gave 361 talks, including 51 plenary/keynote. (11 January 2018)
  • 1 book
  • 5 patents
  • Gave 329 talks and colloquia in total, 41 plenary/keynote, 276 invited, 12 contributed talks
  • Editorial Board member of "Journal of Superhard Materials" and "Scientific Reports" (Nature Publishing Group), refereed for more than 60 journals and for Oxford University Press book publishing.
  • Founder and chairman of the Commission on Crystallography of Materials (International Union of Crystallography)


  • 2002 President's Award of the Geological Society of London
  • 2003 Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the European
  • 2003 Union of Geosciences
  • 2004 European High-Pressure Research Group Award
  • 2005-present More than 10 invited professorships in Italy (Milano), France (Paris, Poitiers, Lille), China (Hong Kong, Guilin, Beijing, Urumqi)
  • 2006 ETH Latsis Prize
  • 2007 Research Excellence Medal of the European Mineralogical Union
  • 2008 Elsevier's awards for most cited paper of 2004-2007 and 2005-2010
  • 2008 Newsweek's ranked 12th Russian scientist abroad
  • 2011 Forbes's ranked 6th most successful Russian scientist
  • 2012 Honorary Professor of Yanshan University, China
  • 2013 Elected Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
  • 2013 1000 Talents Professor, China
  • 2013 Russian Government's Megagrant
  • 2014 Russian Reporter magazine's one of 100 most influential Russians
  • 2015 Invitation Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science
  • 2015 Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2016 Russian Highly Cited Researcher Award (Chemistry), by Clarivate Analytics
  • 2016 Russian Highly Cited Researher Award by Thomson Reuters
  • 2017 Paper (J. Chem. Phys. 2006) declared citation classic by Google Scholar
  • 2017 Chinese Academy of Sciences Presidential Visiting Fellowship
  • 2017 Elected Member of Academia Europaea (M.A.E.)
  • 2017 George Gamov award
  • 2017 Concord prize
  • 2017 Russian Highly Cited Researcher in Physics (Clarivate Analytics)

Selected papers

  1. Dong X., Oganov A. R., Goncharov A. F., Stavrou E., Lobanov S., Saleh G., Qian G.R., Zhu Q., Gatti C., Deringer V. L., Dronskowski R., Zhou X.-F., Prakapenka V. B., Konôpková Z., Popov I. A., Boldyrev A. I., Wang H.-T. (2017).
    A stable compound of helium and sodium at high pressure.
    Nature Chemistry, 9, 440–445 (pdf-file)
  2. Lepeshkin S., Baturin V., Tikhonov E., Matsko N., Uspenskii Y., Naumova A., Feya O., Schoonen M.A., Oganov A.R. (2016).
    Super-oxidation of silicon nanoclusters: magnetism and reactive oxygen species at the surface.
    Nanoscale 8, 1816-1820 (pdf-file)
  3. Reilly A.M., Cooper R.I., ..., Oganov A.R., Groom C.R. et al. (2016).
    Report on the sixth blind test of organic crystal-structure prediction methods.
    Acta Cryst B, 72, 4, 439-459 (pdf-file)
  4. Niu H.Y., Oganov A.R., Chen X.Q., Li D.Z. (2015).
    Novel stable compounds in the Mg-Si-O system under exoplanet pressures.
    Sci. Rep. 5, 18347. (pdf-file)
  5. Mannix A. J., Zhou X.-F., Kiraly B., Wood J. D., Alducin D., Myers B. D., Liu X., Fisher B. L., Santiago U., Guest J. R., Yacaman M. J., Ponce A., Oganov A. R., Hersam M. C. and Guisinger N. P. (2015).
    Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs.
    Science 350, 1513-1516. (pdf-file)
  6. Wang Z.H., Zhou X.F., Zhang X., Zhu Q., Dong H.F., Zhao M., Oganov A.R. (2015).
    Phagraphene: A Low-Energy Graphene Allotrope Composed of 5–6–7 Carbon Rings with Distorted Dirac Cones.
    Nano Letters 15, 6182-6186. (pdf-file)
  7. Li Y.L., Wang S.N., Oganov A. R., Gou H., Smith J.S., Strobel T.A. (2015).
    Investigation of exotic stable calcium carbides using theory and experiment.
    Nature Communications 6, 6974. (pdf-file)
  8. Zhou, X.F., Oganov, A. R., Shao, X., Zhu, Q., and Wang, H.T. (2014).
    Unexpected reconstruction of the α-boron (111) surface.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 , 176101. (pdf-file)
  9. Wang, Q., Oganov, A. R., Zhu, Q., & Zhou, X.-F. (2014).
    New reconstructions of the (110) surface of rutile TiO2 predicted by an evolutionary method.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 , 266101. (pdf-file)
  10. Sharma, V., Wang, C., Lorenzini, R. G., Ma, R., Zhu, Q., Sinkovits, D. W., Pilania, G., Oganov, A. R., Kumar, S., Sotzing, G. A., Boggs S.A., Ramprasad R. (2014).
    Rational design of all organic polymer dielectrics.
    Nat. Commun. 5 , art. 4845. (pdf-file)
  11. Zhou X.F., Dong X., Oganov A.R., Zhu Q., Tian Y. and Wang H.T. (2014).
    Semimetallic two-dimensional boron allotrope with massless Dirac fermions
    Phys. Rev. Lett.112, 085502. (pdf-file)
  12. Zhang W.W., Oganov A.R., Goncharov A.F., Zhu Q., Boulfelfel S.E., Lyakhov A.O., Stavrou E., Somayazulu M., Prakapenka V.B., Konopkova Z. (2013).
    Unexpected stoichiometries of stable sodium chlorides.
    Science 342, 1502-1505. (pdf-file)
  13. Zhu Q., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2013).
    Novel stable compounds in the Mg-O system under high pressure.
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 7696-7700. (pdf-file)
  14. Zhou X.-F., Oganov A.R., Qian G.R., Zhu Q. (2012).
    First-principles determination of the structure of magnesium borohydride.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 245503. (pdf-file)
  15. Boulfelfel S.E., Oganov A.R., Leoni S. (2012).
    Understanding the nature of "superhard graphite".
    Sci. Rep. 2, art. 471. (pdf-file)
  16. Zhu Q., Oganov A.R., Glass C.W., Stokes H.T. (2012).
    Constrained evolutionary algorithm for structure prediction of molecular crystals: methodology and applications
    Acta Cryst. B68, 215-226. (pdf-file)
  17. Zhu Q., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2012).
    Evolutionary metadynamics: a novel method to predict crystal structures.
    Cryst.Eng.Comm. 14, 3596-3601. (pdf-file)
  18. Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O., Valle M. (2011).
    How evolutionary crystal structure prediction works - and why.
    Acc. Chem. Res. 44, 227-237 (pdf-file)
  1. Wen X.D., Hand L., Labet V., Yang T., Hoffmann R., Ashcroft N.W., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2011).
    Graphane sheets and crystals under pressure.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108, 6833-6837 (Supporting Online Materials). (pdf-file)
  2. Oganov A.R., Ma Y.M., Xu Y., Errea I., Bergara A., Lyakhov A.O. (2010).
    Exotic behavior and crystal structures of calcium under pressure.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.107, 7646-7651. (pdf-file)
  3. Gao G., Oganov A.R., Li Z., Li P., Wang H., Cui T., Ma Y., Bergara A., Lyakhov A.O., Iitaka T., Zou G. (2010).
    High-pressure crystal structures and superconductivity of Stannane (SH4)
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107, 1317-1320 (pdf-file)
  4. Zurek E., Hoffmann R., Ashcroft N.W., Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O. (2009).
    A little bit of lithium does a lot for hydrogen.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 17640-17643. (pdf-file)
  5. Li Q., Ma Y., Oganov A.R., Wang H., Wang H., Xu Y., Cui T., Mao H.-K., Zou G. (2009).
    Superhard monoclinic polymorph of carbon.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 175506. (pdf-file)
  6. Oganov A.R., Valle M. (2009).
    How to quantify energy landscapes of solids.
    J. Chem. Phys. 130, 104504. (pdf-file)
  7. Ma Y., Eremets M.I., Oganov A.R., Xie Y., Trojan I., Medvedev S., Lyakhov A.O., Valle M., Prakapenka V. (2009).
    Transparent dense sodium.
    Nature 458, 182-185.
    (Supporting Online Material) (pdf-file)
  8. Martinez-Canales M., Oganov A.R., Ma Y., Yan Y., Lyakhov A., Bergara A. (2009).
    Novel Structures and Superconductivity of Silane under Pressure.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 087005. (pdf-file)
  9. Ma Y., Oganov A.R., Xie Y., Li Z., Kotakoski J. (2009).
    Novel high pressure structures of polymeric nitrogen.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 065501. (pdf-file)
  10. Oganov A.R., Chen J., Gatti C., Ma Y.-Z., Ma Y.-M., Glass C.W., Liu Z., Yu T., Kurakevych O.O., Solozhenko V.L. (2009).
    Ionic high-pressure form of elemental boron.
    Nature 457, 863-867. (Supporting Online Material) (pdf-file)
  11. Oganov A.R., Glass C.W. (2006).
    Crystal structure prediction using ab initio evolutionary techniques: principles and applications.
    J. Chem. Phys. 124, art. 244704 (pdf-file)
  12. Martonák R., Donadio D., Oganov A.R., Parrinello M. (2006).
    Crystal structure transformations in SiO2 from classical and ab initio metadynamics.
    Nature Materials 5, 623-626 (pdf-file)
  13. Oganov A.R., Glass C.W., Ono S. (2006).
    High-pressure phases of CaCO3: crystal structure prediction and experiment.
    Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 241, 95-103 (pdf-file)
  14. Oganov A.R., Martonák R., Laio A., Raiteri P., Parrinello M. (2005).
    Anisotropy of Earth’s D” layer and stacking faults in the MgSiO3 post-perovskite phase.
    Nature 438, 1142-1144 (pdf-file)
  15. Oganov A.R., Ono S. (2005).
    The high pressure phase of alumina and implications for Earth’s D” layer.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 102, 10828-10831 (pdf-file)
  16. Oganov A.R. & Ono S. (2004).
    Theoretical and experimental evidence for a post-perovskite phase of MgSiO3 in Earth's D" layer.
    Nature 430, 445-448. (pdf-file)
  17. Oganov A.R., Brodholt J.P., Price G.D. (2001).
    The elastic constants of MgSiO3 perovskite at pressures and temperatures of the Earth's mantle.
    Nature 411, 934-937. (pdf-file)