Sarvesh Kumar

Postdoctoral researcher

Research Areas

Sarvesh, currently a Postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley Lab's Chemical Science Division, is dedicated to unraveling the intricacies of electron-electron correlation and molecular dynamics within molecules of both fundamental and astrochemical significance.


Sarvesh's academic journey has been a captivating odyssey, beginning with their Master's thesis, which delved into the realms of particle accelerators and detectors at Bundelkhand University Jhansi, India (2012-2014). Subsequently, their Ph.D. focused on exploring electron transfer processes within biologically relevant molecules specializing in Applied Atomic and Molecular Physics at NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal (2018-2022). Since 2022, as a Postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sarvesh finds himself embarking on an exciting journey into the realms of molecular dynamics and astrochemistry.


Beyond his research pursuits, Sarvesh is deeply committed to fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations, firmly believing that diverse perspectives are instrumental in driving innovative discoveries. Their ultimate goal is to continually push the boundaries of scientific exploration and entrepreneurship, contributing to the ever-expanding tapestry of human knowledge.

Main publications

Kumar, S., Hoshino, M., Kerkeni, B., García, G., Limão-Vieira, P. Isotopic Effect in D2O Negative Ion Formation in Electron Transfer Experiments: DO – D Bond Dissociation Energy. J. Phys. Chem. Lett.  14, 5362-5369 (2023) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c00786.


Kumar, S., Romero, J., Probst, M., Maihom, T., García, G., & Limão-Vieira, P. Sensing the ortho Positions in C6Cl6 and C6H4Cl2 from Cl2-Formation upon Molecular Reduction. Molecules 27(15) (2022). DOI:10.3390/molecules27154820


Kumar, S., Ben Chouikha, I., Kerkeni, B., García, G., & Limão-Vieira, P. (2022). Bound Electron Enhanced Radiosensitisation of Nimorazole upon Charge Transfer. Molecules 27(13) (2022). DOI:10.3390/molecules27134134


Kumar, S., Izadi, F., Ončák, M., Limão-Vieira, P., & Denifl, S. Hexachlorobenzene-negative ion formation in electron attachment experiments. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 24(21), 13335-13342 (2022). DOI:10.1039/d2cp01360f


Guerra, C., Kumar, S., Aguilar-Galindo, F., Díaz-Tendero, S., Lozano, A. I., Mendes, M., . . . García, G. Total Electron Detachment and Induced Cationic Fragmentation Cross Sections for Superoxide Anion (O2-) Collisions with Benzene (C6H6) Molecules. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 23(3), (2022). DOI:10.3390/ijms23031266


Guerra, C., Kumar, S., Aguilar-Galindo, F., Díaz-Tendero, S., Lozano, A. I., Mendes, M., . . . García, G. Unexpected benzene oxidation in collisions with superoxide anions. Sci. Rep.11(1), 23125 (2021). DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-02408-7.


Lozano, A.I., Álvarez, L., García-Abenza, A., Guerra, C., Kossoski, F., Rosado, J., Blanco, F., Oller, J.C., Hasan, M., Centurion, M. Weber, T., Slaughter, D.S., Mootheril, D.M., Dorn, A., Kumar, S., Limao-Vieira, P., Colmenares, R., and Garcia, G. Electron Scattering from 1-Methyl-5-Nitroimidazole: Cross-Sections for Modeling Electron Transport through Potential Radiosensitizers. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 24(15), p.12182 (2023). DOI: 10.3390/ijms241512182.



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