Alina Kononov

Quantum Computer Science

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Quantum Computer Science

akonono@sandia.gov

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1322

Alina develops and applies cutting-edge methods to model excited electron dynamics in materials. Her doctoral research focused on first-principles modeling of ion-irradiated surfaces and 2D materials, where her contributions enabled predictive calculations of ion-induced electron emission, uncovered new surface physics, and offered insights for ion beam materials imaging and processing techniques. At Sandia, her current projects involve advancing modeling capabilities for warm dense matter and exploring prospects of near-term quantum computing for simulating excited electrons. Her broad research interests span electronic structure theory and its applications, including time-dependent density functional theory, quantum simulation, materials physics, and high-energy density science.

Education

2020      Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2014      S.B. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Publications

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Andrew David Baczewski, (2022). Electronic stopping in warm dense matter using Ehrenfest dynamics and TDDFT Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems Document ID: 1574354

Alina Kononov, Alexandra Lenae Olmstead, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Andrew David Baczewski, (2022). The influence of trajectories and pseudization on first-principles calculations of electronic stopping in warm dense matter 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Document ID: 1562451

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Andrew David Baczewski, (2022). Band structure effects in x-ray scattering spectra of isochorically heated materials 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Document ID: 1562452

Stephanie B. Hansen, T.W. Hentschel, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, (2022). Exploring variations in dynamic collision frequencies Aps Dpp 2022 Document ID: 1562543

Andrew David Baczewski, Alina Kononov, Lucas Kocia, Antonio Russo, Shivesh Pathak, Stefan Seritan, (2022). Prospects for computing plasma transport properties on quantum computers APS Division of Plasma Physics Document ID: 1562531

T Hentschel, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2022). Statistical inference of electron-ion collision rates from simulated X-ray Thomson scattering spectra Aps Dpp Document ID: 1562197

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Andrew David Baczewski, (2022). First-principles predictions of novel features in XRTS spectra of warm dense matter Ultrafast X-ray Summer School Document ID: 1540558

Alina Kononov, Alexandra Lenae Olmstead, Andrew David Baczewski, Andre Schleife, (2022). First-principles insights for light-ion microscopy of graphene MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit Document ID: 1551253

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Andrew David Baczewski, (2022). Predictions of novel features in x-ray scattering spectra for thermometry MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit Document ID: 1551284

Brian Robinson, Alina Kononov, Andre Schleife, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2022). Computational modeling of scattering processes in warm dense beryllium MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit Document ID: 1551285

Alina Kononov, (2022). First-principles simulation of ion-irradiated 2D materials LBNL Molecular Foundry Theory Seminar Document ID: 1539883

Alina Kononov, (2022). First-principles simulation of ion-irradiated 2D materials LBNL Molecular Foundry Theory Seminar Document ID: 1539385

Alina Kononov, (2022). Accurate simulations of excited electron dynamics Sandia National Laboratories 15th Annual Postdoctoral Technical Showcase Document ID: 1504997

Brian Robinson, Andre Schleife, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, Alina Kononov, (2022). Study of high temperature Be from first principles APS March Meeting 2022 Document ID: 1471248

Alina Kononov, (2022). Unconventional defect configurations in aluminum oxide APS March Meeting 2022 Document ID: 1471340

Alina Kononov, (2022). Surface processes in ion-irradiated materials from first principles APS March Meeting 2022 Document ID: 1481594

Alexandra Lenae Olmstead, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, Andre Schleife, (2022). First-principles insights for high-resolution ion microscopy of graphene APS March Meeting Document ID: 1470623

Andrew David Baczewski, Thomas Hentschel, Alina Kononov, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2022). Bound-bound features in x-ray Thomson scattering signals APS March Meeting 2022 Document ID: 1470457

Tommy Hentschel, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, A Cangi, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2022). Effects of electron-ion collisions on stopping powers in warm dense matter APS March meeting Document ID: 1470834

T. W Hentschel, B. R Kusse, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, A cangi, (2022). Effects of electron-ion collisions on stopping powers in warm dense matter SSAP symposium Document ID: 1437932

Alina Kononov, (2021). Surface processes in ion-irradiated materials from first principles APS March Meeting Document ID: 1403874

Alina Kononov, (2021). Unconventional defect configurations in aluminum oxide APS March Meeting Document ID: 1393226

Alina Kononov, (2021). Energy deposition and defect formation mechanisms in ion-irradiated surfaces and 2D materials APS March Meeting Document ID: 1392674

Thomas W Hentschel, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, Attila Cangi, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Effects of electron-ion collisions on stopping powers in warm dense matter 63rd APS DPP Document ID: 1391942

Brian Michael Robinson, Andre Schleife, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, Alina Kononov, (2021). Optical Properties of Be at High Temperatures from First Principles 63rd APS DPP Document ID: 1391475

Thomas Hentschel, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Effects of electron-ion collisions on stopping powers in warm dense matter APS March meeting Document ID: 1370438

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Predictions of novel features in x-ray Thomson scattering spectra for temperature diagnosis APS March Meeting Document ID: 1369764

Alexandra Lenae Olmstead, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, Andre Schleife, (2021). First-principles insights for high-resolution ion microscopy of graphene APS March Meeting Document ID: 1370192

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Andrew David Baczewski, (2021). Inelastic x-ray scattering from real-time time-dependent density functional theory ACS Spring 2022 Document ID: 1369293

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Bound-bound features in x-ray Thomson scattering signals 17th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Ideal Plasmas Document ID: 1357393

Andrew David Baczewski, Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Electronic stopping in warm dense matter using Ehrenfest dynamics and time-dependent density functional theory 17th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Ideal Plasmas Document ID: 1357174

Brian Michael Robinson, Andre Schleife, Alina Kononov, Stephanie B. Hansen, Andrew David Baczewski, (2021). Optical Properties of Be at High Temperatures from First Principles 2021 Sandia ? Illinois LDRD Student Virtual Poster Session Document ID: 1355051

Thomas W Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, A Cangi, (2021). Numerically calculating stopping powers for warm, dense matter with the inclusion of electron-ion collisions 63rd APS DPP Document ID: 1331346

Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Electronic stopping in warm dense matter using Ehrenfest dynamics and time-dependent density functional theory 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Document ID: 1331649

Stephanie B. Hansen, T Hentschel, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, (2021). Benchmarking consistent observable and material properties from an average-atom model to predictions from TDDFT ES21Recent developments in electronic structure https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1877332 Document ID: 1331396

Brian Robinson, Alina Kononov, Andre Schleife, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Benchmarking Conductivities from Average Atom Methods to Density Functional Theory for Warm Dense Matter 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Document ID: 1331700

Stephanie B. Hansen, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, T Hentschel, (2021). Average Atom models: past & future Average Atom Models for Warm Dense Matter Document ID: 1329888

Stephanie B. Hansen, Thomas Hentschel, Andrew David Baczewski, Alina Kononov, (2021). Benchmarking consistent observable and material properties from an average-atom model to predictions from time-dependent density functional theory Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods (ES21) Document ID: 1318335

Andrew David Baczewski, Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Electronic stopping in warm dense matter using Ehrenfest dynamics and time-dependent density functional theory 17th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Ideal Plasmas Document ID: 1305187

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Bound-bound features in x-ray Thomson scattering signals 17th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Ideal Plasmas (PNP17) Document ID: 1305090

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Attila Cangi, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2021). Comparison of DFT-based methods for electronic stopping in warm dense aluminum APS March Meeting 2021 https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1855327 Document ID: 1280282

thomas Hentschel, Stephanie B. Hansen, Attila cangi, Alina Kononov, Andrew David Baczewski, (2020). Collisions and Correlations in Warm Dense Matter: effects on electronic stopping 62nd annual meeting of APS-DPP https://www.osti.gov/search/identifier:1830065 Document ID: 1231444

Jiuyu Sun, Cheng-Wei Lee, Alina Kononov, Andre Schleife, Carsten A. Ullrich, (2020). Real-time description of excitons with time-dependent density-functional theory APS March Meeting 2021 Document ID: 1230309

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Atilla Cangi, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2020). Comparison of DFT-based methods for electronic stopping in warm dense aluminum APS March Meeting 2021 Document ID: 1220230

Alina Kononov, Andre Schleife, (2020). Channel-dependent anomalous low-velocity stopping power in proton-irradiated graphene APS March Meeting 2021 Document ID: 1219913

Alina Kononov, Thomas Hentschel, Andrew David Baczewski, Stephanie B. Hansen, (2020). Comparison of DFT-based methods for electronic stopping in warm dense aluminum APS March Meeting 2021 Document ID: 1209765

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Awards & Recognition

2022Kononov, Alina, Award, Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics, American Physical Society, Division of Computational Physics, March 14, 2022.

Kononov, Alina, Award, Rising Star in Computational and Data Sciences, Rising Stars 2022, April 20, 2022.