Tuguldur (Togo) Odbadrakh was born in Darkhan, Mongolia. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the West Virginia University, where he conducted undergraduate research in synthetic organic chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Xioadong Shi. He then received his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh studying the accommodation of excess charges in water clusters under the guidance of Prof. Kenneth D. Jordan. Afterwards, Togo completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Furman University working on the formation of atmospheric aerosol pre nucleation clusters with Prof. George C. Shields. During this time, he trained undergraduate students in computational chemistry and supported the operation of two small-scale HPC clusters employed by the MERCURY Consortium.