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Laboratories: Inorganic Materials SciencesChemistry of Coordination Compounds
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 Inorganic Crystallochemistry Chemistry and Physics of Sensor and Semiconductor Materials





Born: November 18, 1961, Moscow (Russian Federation)



Dr. Sci., Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow State University, 2002 for the dissertation "Groups 12 and 14 pnictide-halides: novel inorganic supramolecular assemblies";

Ph. D., Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1990 for the dissertation "Directed Synthesis of the SbSI-based solid solutions from vapor phase", supervised by Prof. Popovkin;

M. S., Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1983. Honor Graduate.



  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, since 2003
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1994-2003
  • Visiting Professor, Inorganic Chemistry-1, Lund University, Sweden, 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1990-1994
  • Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1987-1990



Over 100 peer-reviewed publications including 5 reviews;

Over 30 invited lectures including 14 plenary lectures at national and international conferences, over 70 contributed papers at national and international meetings.



Organizer: International Workshops on Chemistry and Technology of High Temperature Superconductors, HTSC-VI, Moscow – St. Petersburg, 2001, and HTSC-VII, Moscow, 2004; International Graduate Research Seminars on Current Problems in Inorganic Chemistry and Materials, Zvenigorod (Moscow Region), 2008 & 2009;

Membership: Specialized Council on Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry; Councils of Chemistry Department and Department of Materials Sciences of Moscow State University; Russian Nanotechnological Society; American Chemical Society.



The Moscow State University Award for the Best Young Scientists Research, Moscow, 1994;

The Rector's Award, Moscow State University, Moscow, 1995, 2003 & 2006;

The Swedish Institute Fellowship, Lund-Stockholm, 1996 & 1998;

The Russian Academy of Science Award for the Best Research Papers in Russian Journals in 2000-2001, Moscow, 2002;

Moscow Government Teaching and Research Award, Moscow, 2002 & 2003;

The Russian Government Award for supervising the best Ph.D. research, Moscow, 2003;

Russian Science Support Foundation Research Award, Moscow, 2003;

The “Lecturer of the Year” Moscow State University Award, Moscow, 2004.

The Moscow State University "Excellence in Research" Awards, Moscow, 2007 & 2008.



Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry, Inorganic Materials, Supramolecular Chemistry, High-Temperature Self-Assembling, Inorganic Clathrates, Cluster Compounds of Main-Group Elements, Zintl Phases



Courses in Basic Inorganic Chemistry since 2002; Advanced Inorganic Chemistry since 1995; Inorganic Supramolecular Chemistry since 2008; Chemistry of Elements for Physicists since 2007; General Chemistry with Practice Labs 1989-2008. Supervisor to 9 doctoral students and 12 master degree students.

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