Andrey Vilesov

Professor of Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy
Andrey Vilesov
Pronouns He / Him / His Email Office SSC 723 Office Phone (213) 821-2936


Andrey F. Vilesov obtained his Ph.D. in Physics at St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia in 1985. In 1990 he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Strömungsforschung), Göttingen, Germany, where he did research in groups of Prof. Christoph Ottinger and Prof. J. Peter Toennies. In 1999 He received his habilitation in physics from University of Göttingen for his works on helium nano-droplets. Since 2000 he has been a Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 


  • H.D.R. Chemical Physics, University of Goettingen, Germany, 5/1999
  • Ph.D. Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1985
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    We specialize in the spectroscopy of molecules, ions and clusters in superfluid He droplets and the study of isolated quantum fluids with x-ray free electron lasers