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professor Artem R. Oganov

Skoltech, MIPT, NPU

Address: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology,
Skolkovo Innovation Center
Moscow 121205, Russia.

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2007 Habilitation in Crystallography, ETH Zurich

2002 PhD in Crystallography, University College London

1997 Diploma in Crystallography, Moscow State University

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. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
    Nature Communication 5 , art. 4845. (pdf-file)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  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)
  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)

Popular Science, Interviews, Documentaries

Some Russian press


Films about me


Film “Made by Russians”


Film “Artem Oganov” (by N. Popova for Kulture TV channel, 2018)


Film “Cool story: return of the professor” (by T. Mitkova for NTV TV channel, 2018)


Film “Color of a crystal”