01/2018 – Graduate Student, UIUC
09/2016 – 06/2017 Visiting Scholar, UIUC
08/2012 – 06/2016 B.S. Chemistry, Higher Chem. College of Russian Acad. of Science
Alexander Shved was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. He obtained his M. S. degree in 2016 from the Moscow University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Before graduation, he worked in Professor Sema L. Ioffe’s group at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS where he studied the chemistry of nitronates. In the Fall of 2016, Alex joined Professor David Sarlah’s group at the UIUC as a research assistant working on dearomative methodologies. In the beginning of 2018 he joined the group again, now as a graduate student. His current research interests involve in-depth studies of reaction mechanisms, computational chemistry and development of new methodologies. In his spare time Alex enjoys cooking, fishing and traveling.