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Laboratory of Anisotropic and Optically Active Nanostructures

About the laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Name of the institution of higher learning:
St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Fields of scientific research:

Development of new systems of chiral quantum points and their applications.

Leading scientist


Leading scientist's full name: Gunko, Yuri Kuzmich

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Academic degree and title:
Candidate of chemical sciences

Job title:
Professor of inorganic chemistry at the Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) and head of the department of inorganic chemistry and material chemistry at the Trinity College School of Chemistry.

Field of scientific interests:

1. Synthesis and characterization of semiconducting and metallic nanoparticles.
2. Chemical functionalization of nanomaterials.
3. Multimodal nanostructures and materials based on quantum points.

Scientific recognition:

- Alexander von Humboldt Prize (Germany).
- Prize from the State Agency of Irish Enterprises for outstanding achievements in commercialization of research (Ireland).
- Science Foundation of Basconia Prize for outstanding achievements in research (Spain).
- Member of the Trinity College (Ireland).
- Member of the Royal Chemical Society (Great Britain);
- Member of the editorial board of the "Scientific Reports" journal (Nature Group).
- Author of 14 invited reports at international conferences (within the past five years).
- Expert of the European Science Foundation (ESF EU), European Research Area (ERA-NET), US Department of Energy, and a number of other organizations.
- Author of 195 articles published in peer-review journals referenced in the "Web of Science" with an aggregate citation index of 5,880; H-index = 33. The articles whose citation index exceeds 100 have been published in the following journals: "Nature Nanotechnology" (964), "Carbon" (881), "Advanced Materials" (653, 124), "Advanced Functional Materials" (282), "Nanoscale Research Letters" (161), "Journal of the American Chemical Society" (161), "Coordination Chemistry Reviews" (114), and "Nano Letters" (102).

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