Research group

Principal Investigator

Aliaksandra Lisouskaya

Aliaksandra Lisouskaya
  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, 2019- present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2017
  • Ph.D. in High Energy Chemistry, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2012
  • M.S. in Chemistry, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2009
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Belarusian State University,
    Minsk, Belarus, 2008


Postdoctoral Associate

Ilya Sosulin


I commenced my research within Vladimir I. Feldman's laboratory at Moscow State University, Russia. My undergraduate studies focused on EPR spectroscopic examinations of radicals generated in D-mannitol and frozen organic carbonates following X-ray exposure.
Subsequently, my doctoral research was dedicated to the study of radiation-induced transformations of CHF3 and CH2F2 molecules, along with complexes involving atmospheric molecules within noble gas matrices (matrix isolation). Methodologies used include FTIR spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations. Noteworthy results include the detention of unusual carbene-molecular complexes (CF2...HF, CHF...HF) and radical-molecular complexes (CF3...CO) and their spectroscopic assignment. In addition, novel noble gas compounds (FKrCF and FXeCF) were successfully synthesized and characterized for the first time.
I am currently actively involved in several projects, one of which delves into the radiation chemistry of ligands utilized for nuclear waste separation. At the same time, I am exploring the radiosensitization effects of high-Z nanoparticles with radiotherapeutic properties. A complete overview of my scientific contributions can be found in the Google Scholar, ORCiD, ISTINA website profiles.

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Brady Soenen

Physics in Medicine, 2025

Brady Soenen








Former members

Postdoctoral Associate

Uddhav S. Markad

Rad Lab 06

With a remarkable trajectory in scientific exploration and innovation in various fields, I am a dedicated Postdoctoral Research Associate at Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory. Here at NDRL, my focus lies in investigating the intricate Reaction Kinetics of M2+/+ ions with Water Radiolysis Products in nuclear reactor coolant water. This involves a detailed exploration of the kinetic and spectroscopic properties of hyper-reduced metal ions including Zn+, Ni+, and Co+.

I obtained my doctoral degree from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. Here, my pioneering work centered on the Radiolytic synthesis, characterization, and immobilization of 3D palladium nanostructures as a recyclable catalyst for Chromium remediation. This groundbreaking research led to the development of a highly recyclable Pd nanocatalyst for toxic Cr(VI) remediation, revolutionizing industrial wastewater treatment methodologies. My area of interest and expertise is in the field of Pulse Radiolysis, Radiation & Photochemistry, and Catalysis for environmental remediation. See Uddhav's papers on Google Scholar.

Undergraduate Students

Delaney Ryan

 Chemical Engineering Major, History Minor, 2024

Kaitlyn Grace Montemayor

Bach of Science Program, Chemistry Major, 2026