Polyanskiy Oleg L'vovich

 
Biography

Oleg Polyansky graduated from school number 1 in 1974, graduated from the radio faculty in 1979. He defended his thesis in 1993. Two years in Germany in University of Justus Liebig from 1993 to 1995 as Humboldt fellow - the stipend of the Humboldt Stiftung. Since 1995 - Senior Researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics. Postdoc at University College London from 1995 to 2003. Research Fellow at the University of Ulm from 2004 to 2006. Visiting Professor at University College London from 2007 to the present time. In 2007 he was a leading researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics. Since 2019 - Honorary Professor , University College London. Member of the editorial board of the journal Radiofizika. Five PhD defenses by postgraduate students in Russia and five more PHD defenses by students in London. Plenary talks at all major conferences on molecular spectroscopy - in Columbus, Prague, Dijon and Giessen (Dijon series). Three articles in Science (first author in two), two in Physical Review Letters (first author in one) and one publication in Nature Physics. 11,150 citations and Hirsch 54 (open system Google scolar ). In the closed Web of Science - 8500 citations and Hirsch 48. There are 164 articles in the Web of Science database.

Pedagogical activity

5 PhD students in London and 5 aspiranty in Russia. Ten successful defends of PhD under my supervision. At the moment one more aspirant submitted his thesis in Russia and 1 PhD student works on the thesis in London.

Professional Employment

Oleg Polyansky was born in 1957 in Gorky (now called Nizhny Novgorod). He received his diploma degree in radiophysics from the Gorky State University, USSR (1979). The same year he became a junior research fellow at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Science (USSR at that time). His Ph.D. work was done at this Institute and defended at Tomsk University in 1993. By that time he was a senior research fellow of the same institute. After receiving his Ph.D. he won the Humboldt fellowship, which he spent with Prof. Manfred Winnewisser and Prof. Per Jensen in Giessen, Germany. In 1995 he took a postdoc position at University College London with Prof. Jonathan Tennyson. He spent the years 2004 to 2006 as a researcher at Ulm University, Germany, and the years up to 2008 as a visiting professor at UCL. At the moment he is a group leader, leading research fellow and scientific supervisor of Ph.D. students in his home town at the Institute of Applied Physics.

His research interests are in the development and application of methods for the high precision calculations of the spectra of small molecules and ions, and analysis of their spectra at high excitation, including high temperatures and dissociation.

He has 154 papers in the refereed journals, including “Science” (first author in two “Science” papers), “Physical Review”, “Physical Review Letters”, “Journal of Chemical Physics”, “Chemical Physics Letters”. In 2018 citation index of his publications was 5800 citations, average 37.75 per paper; Hirsch factor is 44.

Awards, prizes, grants

Humboldt Stiftung stipend. Since 2019 - Honorary Professor , University College London. Member of the editorial board of the journal Radiofizika. Five PhD defenses by postgraduate students in Russia and five more PHD defenses by students in London. Grants - 8 Royal Society visiting grants. INTAS grant. Visiting professorship grants. Plenary talks at all major conferences on molecular spectroscopy - in Columbus, Prague, Dijon and Giessen (Dijon series). Three articles in Science (first author in two), two in Physical Review Letters (first author in one) and one publication in Nature Physics. 11,150 citations and Hirsch 54 (open system Google scolar ). In the closed Web of Science - 8500 citations and Hirsch 48. There are 164 articles in the Web of Science database.

Most important papers and results

Water on the Sun (Science). Ab initio calculation of all water monomer levels with one wavenumber accuracy (Science) Dissociation energy of water with 0.1 cm-1 accuracy (Chem. Phys. Letters). Global spectroscopy of water monomer up to dissociation (Science, Journal of Chemical Physics, Chem.Phys.Letters). Sub-percent accuracy of water lines intensities. Intensities of CO2 with 0.3% accuracy (Phys.Rev.Letters), Calculation of H3+ levels ab initio beyond linearity threshold with 0.1 cm-1 (Physical Review Letters). Method of accurate C13/C12 ratio determination (Nature Physics). Quantum Monodromy. First determination of QED effect in polyatomic molecules (Physical Review). First ab initio calculation of Adiabatic effects in water. First ab initio calculations of QED effects in H3+ ion (Physical Review). Important applications of my results: First observation of water in the exoplanets atmosphere using water linelist based on my potential surface. First observation of the atmosphere of Earth-like exoplanet based on my linelist.