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College of Natural Sciences

Korovina Nadia, Ph.D.

Dr. Nadia Korovina is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Chico State. She immigrated to the U.S. as a child, and was raised in Sacramento, CA by her single mother. Her insatiable curiosity motivated her to attend Sacramento State, where she developed a fascination with organic and physical chemistry. Seeking to gain a deeper understanding of chemistry she pursued graduate studies at University of Southern California where she worked on synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of organic singlet fission dyes. These dyes convert photons into pairs of excited states, and could improve solar cell efficiencies. Upon completion of her Ph.D., Dr. Korovina did postdoctoral work at CU Boulder, and was later awarded the Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to carry out her proposed work on development of molecular systems capable of harnessing entropy into usable energy via singlet fission.  Dr. Korovina’s research interests are in photophysical processes of organic compounds for sustainable optoelectronic devices. Her laboratory will develop and study luminescent compounds for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), and strive to incorporate green chemistry techniques and renewable material sources in development of OLED components. In her personal time, Dr. Korovina enjoys creating futuristic clothing, cycling and exploring the outdoors.

Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry