Professor Yurii Gun’ko graduated from the Chemistry Department of Moscow State University in 1987. He received his Ph.D degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Moscow State University in 1990 before taking a post as a lecturer in Chemistry in the Belarussian Institute of Technology (Belarus). In 1994 he took up a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor M. F. Lappert at the University of Sussex (UK). In 1995, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and worked in the University of Magdeburg (Germany) with Professor F. T. Edelman. In 1999, Professor Gun’ko became lecturer of Inorganic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), where he is currently Head of Synthetic and Materials Chemistry.
Professor Gun’ko has over 268 peer reviewed journal publications, 10 peer reviewed conference proceedings and written one book and 11 book chapters to date. He currently has a H-index of 51.
Research expertise areas are Organometallic Chemistry, Nanomaterials and Nano-biotechnology. Main research interests are: quantum dot based materials for photonics and biological imaging, magnetic nanomaterials for biomedical applications and carbon nanomaterials and their polymer composites.
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