Valerii Bukhtiyarov - Curriculum Vitae#

Main areas of research

1)Bridging the gap between surface science and heterogeneous catalysis
2)Application of physical methods to study adsorption and surface chemical reactions, including in-situ (operando) techniques
3)Application of nanoscience approaches for modeling and study of heterogeneous catalysts
4)Investigation and application of the size and synergistic effects in various practically important reactions over mono- and bimetallic supported catalysts

  • 1998 Dr.Nat.Sci., “From Single Crystals to Small Clusters: Fundamental Approach to Study of Catalytic Action of a Metal”, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (BIC)
  • 1989 PhD in Catalysis (supervisors – Prof. Dr. V.I. Savchenko and Dr. A.I. Boronin), Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (BIC)
  • 1983 M.Sc. in Chemistry, Novosibirsk State University, June 1983

  • 2015 - present, Director of BIC, Novosibirsk, Russia. Now BIC is the the largest catalysis research center in the world - total staff of BIC after its restruring to Federal Scientific Center (2019) is more than 1200 employees, including 550 researchers.
  • 2002 - 2015 Vice-director at BIC, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 2001 - present, Head of Surface Science laboratory, BIC, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1999, 2000 Visiting Scientist, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institute der MPG (Prof. Dr. R. Schlögl)
  • 1999 Visiting Scientist, Surface Science Center, Chemistry Department, Texas A&M University (Prof. Dr. D.W.Goodman)
  • 1993 - 1994 Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. M.W. Roberts
  • 1989 - 2000 Junior Researcher, Researcher, Senior Researcher and Scientific Secretary at BIC, Novosibirsk, Russia

Top 5 Professional Activities & Awards
  • 2016 Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2016 Balandin Prize of the Russian Academy of Science
  • 2013 & 2015 & 2017 Vice-president&Member at Large of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS)
  • 2010 - 2014 Member of Expert Board of Helmholz Centrum of Berlin, Section “Catalysis and Energy-related topics”
  • 2003 - present “Catalysis and Adsorption” Chair in Novosibirsk State University

Top 5 Invited Talks (about 21 invited lectures in the last 5 years)
  • 09/2019 XXI-st Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry, Plenary Lecture (Sankt-Peterburg, Russia)
  • 04/2018 Designing Nanoparticle Systems for Catalysis Faraday Discussion, Invited Lecture (London, UK)
  • 06/2016 16th International Congress on Catalysis, Keynote Lecture (Beijing, China)
  • 11/2015 5th Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials, Plenary Lecture (Busan, Korea)
  • 10/2014 3rd Russian Congress on Catalysis, Plenary Lecture (Samara, Russia)

Top 5 Research Projects (GR as PI)
  • Investigation of phase composition, local structure and electronic state of the X-ray amorphous nanomaterials using EXAFS spectroscopy station "Siberian Center for Synchrotron and Terahertz Radiation” 257142 € 16.518.11.7019
    Russian Ministry of Science 2011-2013-
  • Nanostructured alloy catalysts based on palladium: synthesis, study and testing in complete and selective oxidation reactions of organic compounds 34730 € RFBR 13-03-01003 2013-2015-
  • Gold nanoparticles as active component of three-way catalysts for vehicle exhaust gas purification 35616 € NNIO 14-53-12004 (RFBR-DFG joint project) 2014-2016-
  • Investigation of the mechanisms of deactivation of supported metal catalysts and the elaboration of the effective ways to enhance the stability of active component nanoparticles 614285 € RSF 14-23-00146 & 540540 € continuation 2017-2018-
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and molecular tomography of metabolic pathways of cancer 115384 € ONKO 17-54-33037 *RFBR project 2017-2019

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