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Dr. Igor V. Rubtsov

(504) 862-8943

Office: Room 504 Israel Building

Department of Chemistry

Tulane University

Professional Preparation

Moscow Institute for Physics & Technology,                              B.S and M.S. in Physics                         1978-1984
Moscow, Russia                                        

Institute for Chemical Physics, Russian                                      Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics        1992
Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Dissertation advisers: Professors Victor V. Nadtochenko 
                                              and  Alexander E. Shilov

Institute for Molecular Sciences, Okazaki, Japan                     Lecturer                                                   1996-1997
Adviser: Professor Keitaro Yoshihara

University of Pennsylvania,                                                         Postdoctoral fellow /                              2000-2004
Philadelphia, United States of America                                    research associate 
Advisers: Professors Robin M. Hochstrasser and Michael J. Therien 


Tulane University, New Orleans                                   Professor of Chemistry                                         2013-present

United States of America


Tulane University, New Orleans                                   Associate Professor of Chemistry                        2010-2013

United States of America


Tulane University, New Orleans                                   Assistant Professor of Chemistry                         2004-2010

United States of America


Japan Advanced Institute for Science                        Assistant Professor                                                1997-2000

and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan


Institute for Chemical Physics,                                     Acting Head of Molecular Spectroscopy Lab.   1995-1996

Russian Academy of Sciences,                                    Senior Researcher                                                 1992-1995

Chernogolovka, Russia                                                Junior Researcher                                                  1984-1992

Professional Memberships and Synergetic Activities

  • Chair of the Graduate Student Admission Committee at the Department of Chemistry, 2017-present; the committee member from 2005.

  • Member of the Graduate Affairs Committee at the Department of Chemistry, 2019-present.

  • Member of the Tulane University Graduate Honor Board, 2016 – 2019.  

  • Organizer and Advisor of Tulane Chapter of Youth Movement against Alzheimer's, 2016 – 2019.

  • Member of the Tulane Senate Committee on Research, 2014 – 2017.

  • Member of the Faculty Search Committee at the Department of Chemistry, 2016 – 2017.

  • Member of the Tulane University Physical Facilities Committee, 2012 – 2015.

  • Chair of the University Committee for Creating a Centralized Shop at Tulane, 2011-2012.

  • Member of the American Chemical Society since 2003

  • Introduced new PhD program in Chemistry:  Chemical Physics (2017)


Served as a reviewer for the following scientific journals:

Journal of Physics Chemistry,  Journal of Chemical Physics,  The Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences,  Accounts of Chemical Research, Angewandte Chemie, Science Advances, Chemical Physics Letters,  The Biophysical Journal,  Chemical Physics,  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,  Methods,  Nature Chemistry,  Journal of Physics Chemistry Letters,  Journal of the American Chemical Society,  Review of Scientific Instruments,  Journal of Raman Spectroscopy,  Nano Letters,  Physics Letters A,  ACS Chemical Neuroscience, and Canadian Journal of Chemistry, Nature Communications, Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics.


Served as a proposal reviewer for the following National and International scientific foundations:

National Science Foundation (external reviewer (a few per year); panels: 2016, 2018, 2020);

Department of Energy (2016, 2017);

Israel Science Foundation (2017, 2018);

Bi-national Science Foundation, US-Israel (2017);

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (2019);

European Research Council (2015);

National Institute of Health;

Petroleum Research Fund;

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.



Conference Organizer

  1. Telluride Science Research Conference (Telluride, CO) titled “Vibrational Dynamics” in summer 2019 (together with Minhaeng Cho of Korea University, Republic of Korea)

  2. Symposium “Ultrafast Spectroscopy Meets Chemistry, Materials and Biology” at the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018 (together with Junrong Zheng of Beijing University)

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