Prof. Maxim Fedorov

Maxim Fedorov is SUPA2 Professor of Physics and Life Sciences. He is an expert in computational chemical physics and molecular biophysics. His research interests focus on modeling solvent mediated molecular interactions in macromolecules and nanobjects.

Before moving to Strathclyde in October 2011 Maxim Fedorov had been working as a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, in Leipzig, Germany. In 2010-2011 he was also appointed as external Privat-Dozent at the Department of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

He received his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia, in 2002, in Biophysics with Prof. S.E. Shnoll, an expert in physical biochemistry. After his PhD he worked there as a researcher until the beginning of 2004 when he moved to the University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland, as a postdoc at the Department of Chemistry. In 2005 he moved to the University of Cambridge, UK, where he spent three years working at the Department of Chemistry as a Research Associate in the Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics. In 2007 he received his Doctor of Sciences (Doktor Nauk) degree in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Solution Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ivanovo, Russia. As a visiting scientist he worked at the University of Kassel in 2003 (with Prof. D. Kolb, as a DAAD scholar), at Imperial College London in 2007 (with Prof. A.A. Kornyshev), and at the Institute of Protein Research of the University of Osaka in 2009 (with Prof. Y. Goto).

Maxim Fedorov is also Director of the West of Scotland Academia-Industry Supercomputer Centre (

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