The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology welcomes Dr. Justin Elenewski as Assistant Professor. Dr. Elenewski will join UNM Chemistry and Chemical Biology in August 2021.

Departmental News

Posted:  Jul 02, 2020 - 12:00am


Profile:Dr. Justin Elenewski will join UNM Chemistry and Chemical Biology in August 2021 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Justin’s research addresses a range of topics in theoretical chemical physics, with an emphasis on transport dynamics (both quantum and classical) in systems that are perturbed into strongly nonlinear and nonequilibrium regimes. His interests further extend to strong/intense light-matter interactions, materials under extreme conditions, quantum device technologies, and quantum algorithms for electronic structure, energy landscapes, and materials design.

Justin currently serves as an Assistant Research Scientist in the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland and in the Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His studies at NIST include physical mechanisms for thermal, ionic, and electronic transport in complex materials.  Prior to this, Justin was a postdoc at The George Washington University, where his research spanned from quantum transport processes to vibrational energy transfer in molecular materials.  Justin received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University - studying protein dynamics alongside ab initio methods for computational enzymology - and his B.S. from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.