Yury Minenkov, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

  • Molecular modelling of chemical reactions related to homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Validation of contemporary quantum chemistry methods (Density Functional Theory and "Ab Initio")
  • Gas phase electron diffraction (GED)
  • Theoretical solvation thermodynamics
  • Interpretation of experimental data using theoretical chemistry 

Selected Publications

  • Metal−phosphine bond strengths of the transition metals: a challenge for DFT
    Y. Minenkov, G. Occhipinti and V.R. Jensen
    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 113, 1183311844, (2009)
  • The accuracy of DFT-optimized geometries of functional transition metal compounds: a validation study of catalysts ...
    Y. Minenkov, Å. Singstad, G. Occhipinti and V.R. Jensen
    Dalton Transactions 41, 55265541, (2012)
  • Complete reaction pathway of ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis of ethyl vinyl ether: kinetics and mechanistic i...
    Y. Minenkov, G. Occhipinti and V.R. Jensen
    Organometallics 32, 20992111, (2013)
  • The nature of the barrier to phosphane dissociation from Grubbs olefin metathesis catalysts
    Y. Minenkov, G. Occhipinti, W. Heyndrickx and V.R. Jensen
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Issue 9, 15071516, (2012)
  • Accuracy of DLPNO–CCSD(T) method for noncovalent bond dissociation enthalpies from coinage metal cation complexes
    Y. Minenkov, E. Chermak, and L. Cavallo
    Journal of Chemical Theory and Computations , DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b00584, (2015)
  • N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) catalysed N-methylation of amines using CO2
    O. Santoro, F. Lazreg, Y. Minenkov, L. Cavallo and C. S. J. Cazin
    Dalton Transactions,DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03506F , (2015) 

Education

  • Ph.D., Computational Chemistry, UiB, Bergen, Norway, 2013
  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, ISUCT, Ivanovo, Russia, 2007
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, ISUCT, Ivanovo, Russia, 2005

Professional Profile

  • 2014-Present: Postdoctoral research fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Physical Chemistry theoretical chemistry Computational chemistry1 Molecular Modelling Mathematical Modelling Programming

Former Faculty

  • ​Jorg Eppinger, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Lain-Jong Li, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Kazuhiro Takanabe, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Jr-Hau He, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

 

Former Research Staff

  • Abou-Hamad edy, Ph.D. Research Engineer
  • Haibo Zhu, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
  • Isidoro Morales Osorio , Ph.D. (Research Technician)
  • Lu Zhou
  • Rong-rong Jiang (Lab Technician)
  • Douaa Hamed (Lab Technician)
  • Jeremie Pelletier ( Lab Manager)
  • Lan Zhao (Research Technician)
  • Linjie Su (Lab Technician)
  • Jing Fan (Lab Technician)

 

Research Scientist

   
  • Jun Pan, Ph.D.
  • Pavlo Nikolaienko, Ph.D.
  • Sergey Kozlov, Ph.D.
  • Xiulin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Yuanlong Shao, Ph.D.
  • Huaifeng Li, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Abdesslem Jedidi, Ph.D.                                                     
  • Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury,Ph.D.
  • Akshaya K Samal, Ph.D.
  • Chaochao Yue, Ph.D.
  • Chaojie Cui, Ph.D.
  • Dandan Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Eleonora Fava, Ph.D.
  • Eva Pump, Ph.D.
  • Janet Chakkamadathil Mohandas, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Buchel, Ph.D.
  • Ida Autiero, Ph.D.
  • Jung-Hyun Park, Ph.D.
  • Tianyou Chen, Ph.D.
  • Zhaolai Chen, Ph.D.
  • Anatoly Peshkov, Ph.D.
  • Chinmoy K. Hazra, Ph.D.
  • Luis Miguel Azofra Mesa
  • ​Manbo Li, Ph.D.
  • Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Mannathan Subramaniyan, Ph.D.
  • Manas Bhunia, Ph.D.

  • Niladri Maity, Ph.D.
  • Olga Gladkovskaya, Ph.D.
  • Raju Dey, Ph.D.
  • Sai Vikrama Chaitanya vummaleti, Ph.D.
  • Jinsong Hu, Ph.D.
  •  Somphonh Peter Phivilay, Ph.D.
  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Hassan Ait Ahsaine, Ph.D. 
  • Changguang Yao, Ph.D.
  • Kwangjae Lee, Ph.D.
  • Stefania Evoli, Ph.D.
  • Shixiong Min, Ph.D.
  • Tunc Deniz, Ph.D.
  • Srikanth Pedireddy, Ph.D.
  • Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
  • Won Suk Juang, Ph.D.
  • Xuechao Liu, Ph.D.
  • Xiufang wang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yunfei Cai, Ph.D.
  • Yupeng Pan, Ph.D.
  • Yuri Lebedev, Ph.D.
  • Kushal Deepak Bhatte​,Ph.D.
  • Liangjin Xu, Ph.D.
  • Gangaiah Mettela,Ph.D.
  • Yogesh Raghunath Patil, Ph.D.
  • Jie Chen, Ph. D.


Ph.D. Students

  • Adrian Hol, Ph.D
  • Arwa Makki, Ph.D.
  • Batian Chen, Ph.D.
  • Bilel Hamzaoui, Ph.D.
  • Bedour E. Al-Sabban, Ph.D.
  • Chao Guan, Ph.D.
  • Dalal Noureldine, Ph.D.
  • Duanxing Li, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Jeantelot, Ph.D.
  • Hind Al-Johani, Ph.D.
  • Haleema Alamri, Ph.D.
  • Hsin-Hua Huang, Ph.D. 
  • Israa Salem Al-Rowaihi, Ph.D.
  • Ibrahim Dursun
  • Reem Alshumrani, Ph.D.
  • Eleanor Ang Pei Ling, Ph.D.
  • Adrian Hohl, Ph.D.
  • Baraa Werghi, Ph.D.
  • Amal A. Baqais, Ph.D.
  • Ding-Jier Yuan, Ph.D.
  • Miguel Dinis Veloso Guerreiro, Ph.D.
  • Nawal alhajri, Ph.D.
  • Nazeeha Alkayal, Ph.D.
  • Noor Almana, Ph.D.
  • Nouf Al Jabri, Ph.D.
  • Reem Al-Shareef, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Almahdali, Ph.D.
  • Sheikha Lardhi, Ph.D.
  • Stefan Grotzinger, Ph.D.
  • Tatsuya Shinagawa, Ph.D.
  • Maha Al Haddad, Ph.D.
  • Muhammad Qureshi, Ph.D.
  • Keisuke Obata, Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Pustovarenko, Ph. D.


Master Students


  • Abdulaziz Khan
  • Alexandra Vancea
  • Ali Hamieh
  • Mram Alyami
  • Kanav Kalra



Former Administration

  • Ann Bauwens (Executive Secretary)
  • Jiao Qiu (Business Administrator)
  • Xianzheng Meng(Business Administrator)
  • Wenwen Zhu(Administrative Assistant)
  • Xijun Deng(Administrative Assistant)