Andrei Sanov*

Andrei Sanov*

Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments 

  • M.S. (Physics & Math), 1992, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry), 1996, University of Southern California
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996-1999, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumni, Chemistry, Univ. of Southern California (2019)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (elected 2017)
  • Distinguished Career Teaching Award, College of Science (2016)
  • Innovation in Teaching Award, College of Science (2013)
  • Weed Endowed Chair (2011)
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2004)
  • Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (2002)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2002)
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award (2002)
  • Research Innovation Award, Research Corporation (2000)

Research Specialties: Chemical Physics, Chemical Reaction Dynamics/Kinetics/Interactions​, Instrument Development, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure, Theory Modeling and Simulation, Ultrafast Spectroscopy


Our research focuses on experimental probes of the electronic structure of atomic, molecular and cluster anions, as well as the corresponding neutral species. Our experiments offer an in-depth look at molecular bonding motifs and reactivity, made possible by photoelectron imaging spectroscopy. Read More