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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Anatoli Chkrebtii



Faculty of Science

Founding Materials Science Graduate Program Director

Contact information

Science Building - Room 4021
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2558

Research topics

  • Theoretical Solid State Physics
  • Semiconductors
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Quantum Dots
  • Graphene-based Systems
  • First Principles Quantum Theory
  • Non-invasive Optical Techniques
  • Physics of Solar Cells
  • Photovoltaics
  • Computational Experiment in Physics, First Principle Molecular Dynamics
  • High-performance Computing
  • Computational Materials Science

Brief Research Description

Prof. A. Chkrebtii (publications under A.I. SHKREBTII) is internationally renowned for his innovative research that correlate at microscopic level dynamics, electronics, and optics of modern materials and their application. He is a coauthor of four monographs and more than 130 publications in distinguished research journals (Phys. Rev. Lett., Appl. Phys. Lett., Phys. Rev. B and other). Prof. A. Chkrebtii’s “properties of materials in motion" field is based on the most advanced computational techniques in solid state physics. It uniquely combines parameter-free (i) molecular dynamics to track materials’ properties and their evolution at the most detailed atomic level in a wide temperature range; (ii) electronic structure tools to follow distribution of an individual electron, its transitions and related single-electron chemistry; (iii) advanced signal processing techniques that extracts non-equilibrium temperature, pressure, and external radiation dependent properties, (iv) sophisticated computer visualization and (v) comprehensive description of the optical response for various materials characterization and photovoltaics.

His recent focus is on hydrogen-bonding, nanomaterials hydrogenation, ubiquitous in physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Such comprehensive combination represents a turning point in a very accurate description and understanding of the structural, dynamical and chemical properties of hydrogen in confined systems, including nano-composite materials, including extreme conditions. Optimisation of solar-based photovoltaics systems and 2D nanomaterials, including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride hBN, In2Se3 and their heterosystems are another topic of recent research


  • PhD Institute of Semiconductor Physics( Kiev, USSR) 1985
  • MSc(Theoretical Physics, Honor Diploma) Kiev State University(USSR) 1974