Tuguldur T. Odbadrakh
Tuguldur Odbadrakh is a post-doctoral fellow in the computational chemistry research group of Prof. George C. Shields at Furman University. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, USA. He completed his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth D. Jordan at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
During Dr. Odbadrakh's training at the University of Pittsburgh, he studied the behavior of weakly-bound molecular clusters in the gas phase, focusing on water clusters with embedded neutral and charged molecules. He also pursued a line of inquiry into the use of Drude oscillators for modeling long-range dispersion interactions between neutral atoms and molecules. While in Pittsburgh, he received various awards including the Chemistry Department's Goldblatt Fellowship, the School of Arts and Science's Graduate Fellowship, and the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute's Graduate Student Research Award.
Dr. Odbadrakh has since worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Furman University. During his time here, his research focused on the study of the role of atmospheric aerosols in cloud nucleation as well as its role in prebiotic chemistry. He is also the High-Performance Computing Systems Administrator for the Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational Chemistry (MERCURY), a consortium founded by Prof. George C. Shields to promote computational chemistry research among undergraduate institutions.