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Head of the «Photoactive nanocomposite materials» laboratory at the Saint Petersburg State University (Russia)

- professor at the Institute of Technical Chemistry, head of the «Photocatalysis and nanotechnologies» center of the Leibniz University Hannover (Germany)

- honorary professor of the Gordon University in Aberdeen (UK), Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (China), Mahatma Gandhi University (India)

- chair of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) «Photocatalysis»

- member of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) «Photocatalysis»

- member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) «Photocatalysis»

- member of editorial staff of «Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies», «International Journal of Photoenergy» and the «Catalysis Letters» journals.

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Leading scientist's research interests: Heterogeneous photocatalysis, new photoactive materials, solar energy transformation, photosynthesis, ecologically friendly chemistry.

Quote by the head of the laboratory:

We are interested in transforming solar energy to fuel. The nature does quite a good job in this respect, but it is necessary to increase its efficiency at least tenfold. We need to not only create materials but also to understand how to technically transform solar energy in large volumes. We should make something to blaze a trail to industrial applications.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2017 – Nikolai Emanuel Memorial Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for achievements in general chemical physios and biochemical physics

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