Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Staff and postgraduate students

The staff of the Department of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics in 2010 included 4 Doctors of Chemical Sciences, 9 PhD in chemistry, one PhD scientist in engineering, as well as engineers and researchers.

1.1 Faculty and academic staff

A.M.Toikka

Head of the Department

Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor

Alexander M. Toikka

Phone: +7 (812) 4284052

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The faculty staff of the Department of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics in 2010 included 2 professors, 4 associate professors and 4 assistants

  • Professor Alexander M. Toikka, DSc, Head of Department
  • Professor Irina A. Zvereva, DSc
  • Associate Prof. Victor M. Kuznetsov, PhD (Engineering)
  • Associate Prof. Mikhail Yu. Panov, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Associate Prof. Oleg K. Pervukhin, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Associate Prof. Victor I. Rakhimov, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Assistant Alexander B. Missyul, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Assistant Anastasia V. Penkova, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Assistant Konstantin N. Semenov, PhD (Chemistry)
  • Assistant Maria A. Toikka, PhD (Chemistry)

Teaching Staff:

  • Engineer Tatiana M. Kalyanova
  • Engineer Tatiana D. Smirnova
  • Engineer Marina V. Zamorianskaya

In addition, the studies involved researcher scientists of the Department of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics.

Research Section of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics consists of three laboratories:

Laboratory of Chemical Thermodynamics,

– Laboratory of Chemical Kinetics,

– Laboratory of Thermodynamic and Kinetic studies of Nanostructured Materials.

Research and teaching work of the Department and the laboratories combines tasks of thermodynamics and kinetic studies. Students and postgraduates actively participate in scientific work; some of them are members of the research staff of the Department.

1.2 Laboratory of Chemical Thermodynamics

A.M.Toikka

Head of Laboratory

Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor

Alexander M. Toikka

Phone: +7 (812) 4284052

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Laboratory staff:   

1.3 Laboratory of Chemical Kinetics

V.Rakhimov

Head of Laboratory

Associate Professor, PhD (Chemistry)

Victor I. Rakhimov

Phone: +7 (812) 4284814

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Laboratory staff:

1.4 Laboratory of Thermodynamic and Kinetic studies of Nanostructured Materials

I.Zvereva

Head of Laboratory

Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor

Irina A. Zvereva

Phone: +7 (812) 4284051

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Laboratory staff:

  • Mikhail V. Chislov, Engineer. Research area: solid-phase processes, thermochemical studies. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Irina V. Chislova, Engineer. Research areas: thermodynamics and kinetics of solid state processes, the synthesis and structural studies of oxides. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alexander B. Missyul, PhD, Assistant. Research areas: solid-phase processes, thermodynamics and mechanism of formation of layered oxides, structural studies of complex oxides, X-ray diffraction. E-mail: //chem.spbu.ru/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Vyacheslav N. Rudenko, Engineer. Research areas: structural studies, X-ray diffraction.
  • Oleg. I. Silyukov, Engineer. Research areas: synthesis and structural studies of oxides, photo-induced processes, catalysis. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tatiana D. Smirnova, Engineer. Research areas: kinetics of solid state processes. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I.ChislovaPost-graduate student Irina Chislova in the thermo-chemical laboratory by thermo microbalance TG 209 F1 Iris («Netzsch») A.Sankovich Post-graduate student Anna Sankovich preparing specimens for investigation

1.5 Post-graduates of the Department in 2010

    1. Mikhail V. Chislov, scientific advisor I.A.Zvereva;
    2. Irina V. Chislova, scientific advisor I.A.Zvereva;
    3. Liubov M. Ivanyukha, scientific advisor I.A.Zvereva;
    4. Anastasia V. Penkova, scientific advisor A.M.Toikka; thesis passed in May 2010; decision to grant a diploma by HAC RF made on September 17, 2010; thesis passed in May 2010; decision to grant a diploma by HAC RF made on September 17, 2010.
    5. Alexandra Yu. Pulyalina, scientific advisor A.M.Toikka;
    6. Ivan A. Rodionov, scientific advisor I.A.Zvereva;
    7. Anna M. Sankovich, scientific advisor I.A.Zvereva;
    8. Konstantin N. Semenov, thesis passed in April 2010; decision to grant a diploma by HAC RF made on September 17, 2010.
    9. Ilya Yu. Shcherbakov, scientific advisor A.M.Toikka;
    10. Oleg I. Silyukov, scientific advisor I.A.Zvereva;
    11. Maria A. Toikka, scientific advisor B.I.Gorovitz; thesis passed in May 2010; decision to grant a diploma by HAC RF made on September 17, 2010.
    12. Maya A. Trofimova, scientific advisor A.M.Toikka;
    13. Nikita S. Tsvetov, scientific advisor A.M.Toikka;
    14. Vadim M. Yudovich, scientific advisor A.M.Toikka.

M.TrofimovaPost-graduate student Maya Trofimova,  14th ISSP, Austria, July 2010

A.PulyalinaPost-graduate student Alexandra Pulyalina at Moscow State University                 

Teaching activities in 2010

Department of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics teaches highly qualified personnel – bachelors, masters, professionals, candidates, and doctors for various scientific and practical activities. Main education areas reflect the essence of thermodynamics and kinetics as the two sides of the doctrine of the chemical process. Fundamental and practical problems are solved on the basis of the thermodynamic-and-kinetic approach include a wide range of processes and objects, which allows a graduate who studied at the Department to find the use of the acquired knowledge to work in various fields.

In 2010, the Department participated in the overall training at St.Petersburg State University of:

  • Graduates in specialty 020101 – Chemistry;

  • Bachelors and Masters in directions 020100 – Chemistry and 020300 – Geology;

  • Bachelors in direction 020900 – Chemistry, Physics, and Mechanics of Materials

Directly to the Department, the studies were:

  • For specialty 020101: Graduates in the field of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics;
  • For direction 020100: Master programs "Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase and chemical processes" and "Chemical thermodynamics of materials";
  • Bachelors in directions 020100 and 020900.

Post-graduates of the Department are trained according to the specialty 02.00.04 - Physical Chemistry.

General courses delivered by lecturers of the Department:

  • Statistical Thermodynamics (lectures and seminars) – second year (specialists);
  • Thermodynamics (lectures and seminars) – second year (bachelors);
  • Chemical kinetics (lectures, seminars, and workshops) – third year (specialists);
  • Kinetics and Catalysis (lectures, seminars, and workshops) – third year (bachelors, both directions);
  • Electronic Scientific Information Resources – third year (bachelors, both directions);
  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics – third year (bachelors);
  • Chemical kinetics (lectures, seminars) – fourth year, evening courses.

Most special courses (4 and 5 years in specialty 020101 Chemistry, 1st and 2nd years Masters in direction 020100 Chemistry, 4 year bachelor degree in the direction 020100 Chemistry) is for students of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. The special courses include various sections of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, fundamental chemical materials science, and others, in particular, the courses: "Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics", "Thermodynamics of Heterogeneous Systems", “Applied Chemical Thermodynamics”, “Phase Transformations in Glasses”, “Kinetics of Chemical Reactions in Solutions ”, “Modern Methods of X-ray Diffraction and X-ray Analysis”, “Thermodynamics of Nonelectrolyte Solutions”. In addition, some special courses are for students majoring in the Departments of Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Department of Crystallography, Geological Faculty. Lecturers of the Department also deliver elective courses of lectures (“Theory of Chemical Affinity”, “Kinetics of Catalytic Reactions”) for 2 and 3 years students of the Department of Chemistry. Many general and special courses are prepared in the form of multimedia presentations. Total actual teaching load of the Department amounted to more than 5,000 hours of study.

Training sessions with the students, workshops and labs, also conduct post-graduates of the Department (within the pedagogical practice framework).

Scientific work in 2010

In 2010, scientific work has included research in the framework of 11 projects, programs, and contracts. These studies were combined by main themes of the department, thermodynamic and kinetic studies of processes, systems, and materials. The total funding for scientific activities of the Department in 2010, including core funding (research plan of St.Petersburg State University), the draft federal target program "Personnel", RFBR grants and other sources, was more than 3.5 million rubles. That is about 50% of funding for scientific work of the Department in 2009. Decline of the amounts, in particular, is associated with the known significant reduction in funding from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in 2010, however, the department could not only maintain the pace of works, but to have significant new scientific results.

Research is carried by faculty and staff (18), post-graduates (11), as well as students of the Department (the data in December 2010). The proportion of young scientists (not including students) is more than 50%, including 4 PhD's in the age from 24 to 26 years.

Along with RFBR grants continuing in 2010, the staff and postgraduate students of the Department have won several competitions, such as FTP "Personnel" (two projects - post-graduate and PhD, lots of “Creation of the membranes and catalyst systems”), the program UMNIK, the competition of the Government St. Petersburg (three of the seven winners of the St.Petersburg State University in the category for young researchers without academic degree), and others.

In 2010, the thermodynamics and kinetic studies of processes in heterogeneous multicomponent systems were continued. Thermodynamic regularities and kinetics of formation of nanostructured phases and polymer nanocomposites have been studied for the systems of complex (layered) oxides and membrane materials. It is essential that simultaneously number of nanostructured and nanocomposite materials have been synthesized and a study of operational properties, including thermodynamic properties, has been conducted. It is an additional reserve for subsequent work. In the study of oxide systems with a layered structure that sustain the creation of functional materials (such as multiferroics, catalysts, and nanomodifiers for membrane materials), new experimental data have been obtained on the kinetics of formation of layered oxides (Raddlesden-Popper and Aurivilius phases). Thermodynamic and kinetic analysis was carried out in conjunction with structural studies (X-ray diffraction), full-profile analysis, by Rietveld refinement. Generalization of these results provides a basis for predicting the direct synthesis of functional oxide materials, including an assessment of their thermodynamic stability.

Experimental studies have been carried on the catalytic activity, intercalation of water in the interlayer space, and hydration of the synthesized protonized perovskite-type layered oxides. New photoreactors have been designed and created and the setup for the photocatalytic decomposition of water has been improved (the problems of hydrogen energy, hydrogen fuel). Developed experimental approaches allow us to obtain detailed information about the kinetics of photoinduced catalytic processes, capabilities and applications of layered oxides as functional catalytic materials, including methods of water purification and disinfection.

Experimental study of membrane processes, phase transitions in reaction systems, chemical equilibrium was continued. Experimental investigation of the thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams of systems with the esterification reaction has been performed. The results, in particular, have been used in the analysis of transmembrane transport in chemically reacting media. The data have been obtained on the pervaporation of multicomponent reaction mixtures belonging to the set of chemically equilibrium compositions. New membrane materials have been synthesized based on polymer composites (polymer-polymer) and nanocomposites modified with carbon nanoclusters. Selectivity, permeability, and other physicochemical (thermodynamic) properties were determined as a basis to predict the transmembrane transport. In order to predict the selectivity we developed a previously proposed method based on the approximation of linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Typically, the modified membranes have higher productive resources. Thermodynamic analysis is also based on the application of the Flory-Huggins model for the evaluation of membrane performance.

Fundamentally new are the results of experimental studies of critical phenomena in multicomponent systems with chemical reactions. Several features of phase diagrams were observed, namely the intersection of the surfaces of chemical and phase (liquid-liquid) equilibrium in the concentration tetrahedron (polythermal data), the composition of chemical equilibrium critical phases of the reaction system and their temperature shift.

Theoretical research in the field of general thermodynamics was continued, namely the development of stability theory, the new alternative forms of stability conditions for the thermodynamic analysis. Features of the behavior of chemically reacting systems near the critical point, the conditions of singular points in chemically reacting media (kinetic azeotrope, heterogeneous permazeotrope), including peculiarities of the pervaporation process diagrams have been also investigated.

3.1 Major research projects in 2010

  •       Thermodynamic and kinetic study of the processes in heterogeneous systems and functional materials, St. Petersburg University research plan (leader A.M.Toikka);

  •      Evaporation processes in reacting and membrane systems with phase splitting, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant 09-03-00812-a (leader A.M.Toikka);

  •      Structure characteristics and mutual transformation of the cation-ordered perovskite-like layered phases, as the basis for the creation of new functional materials, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant 09-03-00853-a. (leader I.A.Zvereva);

  •       Creation of photocatalytic systems based on layered perovskite oxides, the federal program "Personnel" for graduate students, 2010-2011 (leader O.I.Silyukov);

  •      Development of photocatalysts based on Aurivillius phases for water purification from organic pollutants, the Federal Program "Human Resources", for PhDs, 2010-2011 (leader A.B.Missyul);

  •       Creation of new membranes based on composites of polyimide and a copolymer of aniline with anthranilic acid, which are effective in the separation of water-alcohol mixtures by pervaporation, the draft program P.Y.S.I.C. – Participant of the Youth Science Innovation Competition (leader A.Yu.Pulyalina);

  •       Phase equilibria in systems containing light fullerenes and their derivatives, the grant of the Government of St. Petersburg for young scientists, 2010 (leader K.N.Semenov)

  •       Study of polymeric membranes based on polyphenylene oxide and its compositions with fullerene for synthesizing esters in a hybrid process including reaction and pervaporation, the grant of the Government of St. Petersburg for young scientists, 2010 (leader A.V.Penkova);

  •       Foundations of Technology of reactive mass-exchange processes in critical and near-critical phases, the grant of the Government of St.Petersburg for young scientists, 2010 (leader M.A.Toikka);

  •        Development of the procedure for the synthesis of nanostructured complex perovskite ferrites by sol-gel technology followed by the study of physical and chemical properties, the grant of Carl Zeiss in the framework of the “Programme of Support of Research Work of Young Scientists of Russia (leader I.V.Chislova);

  •        Hydration of nanostructured and biological materials. The grant of Visby, SI (Swedish Institute), 2009-2011 (Russian project leader I.A.Zvereva).

3.2 Publications in 2010

3.2.1 Articles in Russian and International Journals (from Web of Science)

  1. A.B.Missyul, I.A.Zvereva, A.I.Kurbakov, T.T.M.Palstra. Double-layered Aurivillius-type Ferroelectrics with Magnetic Moments // Materials Research Bulletin. 2010. V. 45. P. 546–550
  2. G.A.Polotskaya, T.K.Meleshko, I.G.Sushchenko, A.V.Yakimansky, A.Yu.Pulyalina, A.M.Toikka, Z.Pientka. Membranes Based on Polyimide-Polyaniline Nanocomposites for Pervaporation of Organic Mixtures. // J. Applied Polymer Sci. 2010. V. 117. Issue 4. P. 2175-2182.
  3. A.V. Penkova, G.A. Polotskaya, V.A. Gavrilova, A.M. Toikka, J.C. Liu, M.Trchová, M.Šlouf, Z.Pientka. Polyamide Membranes Modified by Carbon Nanotubes and their Application to Pervaporation. // Separation  Science & Technology. 2010. V. 45. Issue 1. P. 35-41.
  4. G.A.Polotskaya, A.V.Penkova, Z.Pientka, A.M.Toikka. Polymer membranes modified by fullerene C60 for pervaporation of organic mixtures. // Desalination and Water Treatment. 2010. V. 14. P. 83-88.
  5. A.Yu.Pulyalina, G.A.Polotskaya, I.G.Susсhеnko, T.K.Меlеshko, L.M.Kalyuzhnayа, A.M.Toikka. Pervaporation membranes based on composites of polyimide with polyaniline or its copolymer. // DеsаIinаtion and Water Trеаtmeпt. 2010. V. 14. P. 158-164.
  6. K.N.Semenov, N.A.Charykov, V.A.Keskinov, A.K.Pyartman, A.A.Blokhin, A.A.Kopyrin. Solubility of Light Fullerenes in Organic Solvents. // J. Chem. Eng. Data. 2010. V. 55. P. 13-36.
  7. K.N.Semenov, N.A.Charykov, V.A.Keskinov, A.K.Pyartman, O.V. Arapov. Temperature dependence of solubility of individual light fullerenes and industrial fullerene mixture in 1-chloronaphthalene and 1-bromonaphthalene. // J. Chem. Eng. Data. 2010. V. 55. P. 2373-2378.
  8. A.V.Penkova, Z.Pientka, G.A.Polotskaya. MWCNT/poly(phenylene-iso-phtalamide) nanocomposite membranes for pervaporation of organic mixtures. // Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures. 2011. V. 19. Issue 1-2. P. 137-140.
  9. A.Yu.Pulyalina, G.A.Polotskaya, L.M.Kalyuzhnaya, N.N.Saprykina, I.G.Sushchenko, T.K.Meleshko and A.M.Toikka. The study of sorption and transport properties of membranes containing polyaniline. // Polymer Science. Series A. 2010. V. 52. № 8. P. 856-863.
  10. I.A.Zvereva, A.M.Sankovich, A.B.Missyul’ and V.L.Ugolkov. Mechanism of formation of the complex oxide Na2Nd2Ti3O10. // Glass Physics and Chemistry. 2010. V. 36. № 2. P. 209-216.
  11. I.A.Zvereva, A.M.Sankovich and A.B.Missyul. Thermal stability of layered perovskite-like oxides NaNdTiO4 and Na2Nd2Ti3O10. // Russian J. General Chem. 2010. V. 80. № 7. P. 1242-1248.
  12. A.B.Missyul, E.M.Khairullina and I.A.Zvereva. Synthesis of the Aurivillius phases Bi2LnTaTiO9 (Ln = La, Nd, Sm, Gd). // Glass Physics and Chemistry. 2010. V. 36. № 2. P. 247-250.
  13. V.V.Tomaev, Yu.S.Tver’yanovich, M.D.Bal’makov, I.A.Zvereva and A.B.Missyul’. // Ionic conductivity of (As2Se3)1-x(AgHal)x nanocomposites. // Glass Physics and Chemistry. 2010. V. 36. № 4. P. 455-462.
  14. V.I.Rakhimov, O.V.Rakhimova and M.P.Semov. Influence of boric acid on aging of freshly prepared tetraethoxysilane-based gels. // Russian J. of Applied Chemistry. 2010. V. 83. № 2. P. 214-218.
  15. K.N.Semenov, N.A.Charykov, V.A.Keskinov, A.K.Pyartman and O.V.Arapov. Solubility of Bromfullerenes C60Brn (n=6, 8, 24) in Aqueous-Ethanolic Mixture at 250C.  // Russian J. of Applied Chemistry. 2010. V. 83. № 6. P. 997-1000.
  16. A.V. Penkova, G.A. Polotskaya, A.M. Toikka, V.V. Kocherbitov. Effect of residual solvent on physico-chemical properties of poly(phenylene isophtalamide) membrane. // Drying Technology (in press)
  17. M.A.Toikka, N.S.Tsvetov, A.M.Toikka. Splitting of solution and compositions of liquid phases in system water – n.propanol – n.propyl acetate at 293.15 К, 303.15 К and 313.15 К. // Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering (in press)

3.2.2 Articles in collections of scientific papers

18.  A.Toikka. Evaporation in reacting systems with liquid phase splitting. // “Distillation and Absorption 2010”. Eds.  A.B. de Haan, H. Kooijman, A. Górak. 2010. Eindhoven, Netherlands. P. 331-336.

3.2.3 Articles in other journals and publications

19.   V.M.Yudovich, S.Е.Morozova, М.Е.Yudovich, А.М.Toikka, А.N.Ponomarev. Physico-mechanical and membrane properties of the nanomodified composite epoxy novolac resin- astralen. // Bulletin of Saint-Petersburg State University. Series 4: Physics, Chemistry. 2010. № 3. P. 82-89.

20. K.N.Semenov, N.A.Charykov, О.V.Arapov, О.V.Proskurina, А.О.Tarasov, Е.N.Strogonova, N.М.Saf’yannikov. Solubility of light fullerenes in some essential and vegetable oils. // Chemistry of plant raw material. 2010. № 2. P. 147-152.

21.  A.V.Penkova, D.А.Markelov, A.M.Toikka. Thermodynamic modeling of evaporation process of binary solutions through the membrane // Bulletin of Saint-Petersburg State University. Series 4: Physics, Chemistry. 2010. №. 3. P. 68-76.

3.2.4 Electronic Publications

22.   А.М.Sankovich. Stability of nanostructured layered materials. http://www.nanometer.ru/2010/11/11/internet_olimpiada_221297.html 

3.2.5 Monographs (chapters in monographs)

   

23. A.M.Toikka. Stability of chemical and phase equilibrium: alternative forms of equations for thermodynamic analysis. // Chapter 11 in book “Mathematical Chemistry”. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010. 380 р.

24.  I.Zvereva, A.Missyul. Mechanism of formation of perovskite-type layered oxides. // Chapter in book “Perovskites: Structure, Properties and Uses”. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2010. 385 p.  

3.2.6 Conferences, symposia and seminars in 2010

Plenary and invited lectures 

 25. I.Zvereva. Nanostructured systems based on layered oxides and prospects for the development of functional materials of new generation. Final official meetings of 4th All-Russian Internet Olympics "Nanotechnology - a breakthrough in the future!", April 2010, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, http://www.nanometer.ru/2010/06/12/internet_olimpiada_214401.html

26.  A.Toikka. Thermodynamic and kinetic regularities of behavior of heterogeneous systems vapor-liquid-liquid during the chemical reaction in splitting condensed phases. // Materials of 13th International scientific conference «High-tech in chemical engineering – 2010», P. 37. June 29 – July 2, 2010, Ivanovo.

27. I.Zvereva. Development of photoactive nanocrystalline catalyst technology and photoactive coatings technology for water treatment. // International forum «Pure water - 2010». Abstracts of round-table discussion «Pure water: implementation of innovation projects under Federal Target-Oriented Programs of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation», October 20-22, 2010, Expocentre, Moscow.

28.  A.Penkova. Polymer nanocomposites for the membrane technology. Seminar of Dep. of Chemistry, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy. September 14, 2010.

Oral presentations

29.  M.Toikka. Experimental study of thermodynamic peculiarities of the reacting systems: critical states, phase and chemical equilibrium in the quaternary system with ester synthesis reaction. // 21st IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics ICCT – 2010. Book of Program and Abstracts, P. 113. Tsukuba, Japan, July 31 - August 6, 2010.

30.  I.Zvereva. Solid solutions in systems with perovskite type layered oxides: phase equilibrium, mechanism and kinetics of formation. // 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes. Abstract Volume, P. 38. July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria.

31.  A.Toikka. Thermodynamic Peculiarities and Phase Diagrams of reactive liquid–liquid systems. // 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena. Abstract Volume, P. 28. July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria.

32.  A.Toikka. Evaporation in reacting systems with liquid phase splitting. // “Distillation and Absorption 2010”. Conference Proceedings, P. 331-336. September 12-15, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

33.  A.Pulyalina, A.Toikka. Polycarbamate membranes for dehydration of water-organic mixtures. // 12th NYM Meeting - Network Young Membrains, P. 90. June 7-9, 2010, Lappeenranta, Finland.

34. G.Polotskaya, А.Penkova, A.Toikka. Membranes based on polyarylenes modified with carbon nanoparticles: formation and properties. // 11th All-Russian scientific conference «Membranes - 2010». Abstracts, V. 1, P. 93-94. October 4-8, 2010, Moscow, Russia. 

35. L.Ivanyukha, I.Rodionov. Nanocrystalline titania-based photoactive coatings for photocatalytic decomposition of organic water contaminants in a flow-type reactor. // International Student Conference “Science and Progress”, November 15-19, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

36. M.Myshenkov, I.Rodionov. Synthesis of the Aurivillius phases using soft chemistry techniques. // International Student Conference “Science and Progress”, November 15-19, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

37. A.Penkova. Materials of present. Membranes based on polymer materials modified with carbon nanoparticles. // 4th All-Russian Internet Olympics "Nanotechnology - a breakthrough in the future!". April 18-24, 2010, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

38.  I.Chislova, А.Matveeva, I.Zvereva. Sol-gel synthesis of nanostructured complex perovskite-like gadolinium ferrites. // Abstracts of 1st All-Russian conference «Sol-gel synthesis and investigation of inorganic compounds, hybrid functional materials and dispersion systems». November 22-24, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Poster presentations

39.  O.Silyukov. Behavior of solids with layered type of structure in aqueous systems. // Abstracts of 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes, P. 62. July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria.

40.  M.Trofimova. Solubility and critical points of liquid-liquid equilibrium in quaternary reacting system acetic acid – ethanol – ethyl acetate – water. // Abstracts of 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes, P. 87. July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria.

41.  I.Zvereva, A.Sankovich, A.Missyul. Particularities of structure and stability of cationic-ordered layered titanates. Abstracts of 17th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements, P. 50. September 5-10, 2010, Annecy, France.

42.  A.Missyul, E.Khairullina, I.Zvereva. New Ln- and Mn-substituted Aurivillius phases: synthesis, formation mechanism and characterization. // Abstracts of 17th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements, P. 66. September, 5-10, 2010, Annecy, France.

43.  A.Sankovich, I.Zvereva. Structural peculiarities and thermal stability of cation-ordered oxides ANdTiO4 and A2Nd2Ti3O10 (A = Na, K). // Abstracts of 2nd conference «Diffraction methods of matter investigation: from molecules to crystals and nanomaterials», P. 84. June 28 – July 1, 2010, Chernogolovka, Russia.

44.  V.Yudovich, М.Yudovich, А.Ponomarev, A.Toikka. Effect of active carbon nanoparticles (astralenes) on the structure and properties of epoxy novolac composite. // Proceedings of International conference "Nanotechnology of functional materials", P. 522-523. September 22-24, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

45. V.Yudovich. Active nanoparticles in reactive systems: nanomodifying of epoxycomposites with astralenes. // Abstracts of 2nd All-Russian conference of young scientists "Macromolecular nanoobjects and polymer nanocomposites", P. 138. October 24-29, 2010, Moscow, Russia.

46.  A.Pulyalina, G.Polotskaya, L.Kalyuzhnaya, M.Goikhman, I.Podeshvo, A.Toikka. Transport and sorption research of membranes from polybenzoxazinone and its prepolymer. // International Scientific Conference on Pervaporation, Vapor Permeation and Membrane Distillation. Booklet, P. 87. April 18-21, 2010, Torun, Poland.

47.  G.Polotskaya, A.Penkova, A.Toikka. Hybrid membranes based on polyarylene/nanocarbon composites. // International Scientific Conference on Pervaporation, Vapor Permeation and Membrane Distillation. Booklet, P. 45. April 18-21, 2010, Torun, Poland.

48. A.Pulyalina, G.Polotskaya, L.Kalyuzhnaya, I.Sushchenko, Т.Meleshko, A.Toikka. Investigation of membranes based on polyetherimide-polyaniline composites in pervaporation processes. // 11th All-Russian scientific conference «Membranes - 2010». Abstracts, V. 2, P. 221-222. October 4-8, 2010, Moscow, Russia.

49.  V.Kuznetsov, A.Toikka. Production process of cellulose powder. // International conference “Chemistry and complete processing of forest biomass” ChemWasteChem, June 14-18, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

50. I.Shcherbakov,  A.Toikka, А.Kraslawski. The use of ionic liquids for the production of new materials based on cellulose, lignocellulose and lignin. // International conference “Chemistry and complete processing of forest biomass” ChemWasteChem, June 14-18, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

51.  A.Sankovich. Structural features and thermal stability of cation-ordered layered titanates NdMTiO4 and Nd2M2Ti3O10 (M=Na, K). // International Student Conference “Science and Progress”. November 15-19, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

52.  А.Shilova,  I.Chislova. Synthesis of complex perovskite-like ferrites and study of the nonisovalent substitution Gd®Sr in the matrix of Gd2Sr1Fe2O7.. // International Student Conference “Science and Progress”. November 15-19, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

53.  O.Silyukov, T.Utkina. Ion exchange and hydration of layered complex oxides NaLnTiO4 (Ln=Nd, La). // International Student Conference “Science and Progress”. November 15-19, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

54. A.Pulyalina, I.Podeshvo, G.Polotskaya, L.Kalyuzhnaya, M.Goikhman, A.Toikka. Study on transport properties of polycarbamates. Polycarbamates as a promising pervaporation material. // Abstracts of 6th Conference of young scientists «Modern problems of polymer science», P. 104. October 18-21, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

55.  A.Penkova, G.Polotskaya. New composite membranes with carbon nanoparticles for hybrid process of esters production. // Abstracts of 6th Conference of young scientists «Modern problems of polymer science», P. 105. October 18-21, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

56. A.Missyul, A.Rakhmatullina, I.Zvereva. Structure, cationic distribution and phase stability of the Ln(Sr,Ca)2Mn2O7 solid solutions. // Abstracts of 3rd International Symposium on Structure-Property Relatioships in Solid State Materials, P.154. June 27 - July 2, 2010, Stuttgart, Germany. 

57.  A.Sankovich. The mechanism of formation and thermal stability of cation-ordered oxides ANdTiO4 and A2Nd2Ti3O10 (A = Na, K). // Abstracts of 17th International student, postgraduate and young scientist conference «Lomonosov», P. 145. April 12-15,  2010, Moscow, Russia.

58.  M.Chislov, А.Burovikhina, L.Abdulaeva. Intercalation of water in layered oxides MNdTa2O7 (М= Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs). // Abstracts of 17th International student, postgraduate and young scientist conference «Lomonosov», P. 189. April 12-15, 2010, Moscow, Russia.

59.  А.Matveeva, I.Chislova. Synthesis of nanostructured complex perovskite-like ferrites GdFeO3, GdSrFeO4 and Gd2SrFe2O7 by sol-gel method. // Abstracts of 17th International student, postgraduate and young scientist conference «Lomonosov», P. 107. April 12-15, 2010, Moscow, Russia.

60.  O.Silyukov. Ion exchange and hydration of complex layered oxides NaLnTiO4 (Ln=Nd, La) in aqueous solutions. // Abstracts of 17th International student, postgraduate and young scientist conference «Lomonosov», P. 153. April 12-15, 2010, Moscow, Russia.

61.  L.Ivanyukha, I.Rodionov, I.Zvereva. Development of photoactive coatings based on nanocrystalline titanium dioxide for photocatalytic decomposition of organic water contaminants in a flow-type reactor. // Proceedings of International conference "Nanotechnology of functional materials", P. 408-409. September 22-24, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

62.  A.Sankovich. Thermal stability of cation-ordered layered perovskite-like oxides ANdTiO4 и A2Nd2Ti3O10 (A = Na, K). // Abstracts of 4th Science conference of students and postgraduates, P. 194-196. April 20-23,  2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

63.  I.Chislova. Synthesis of complex layered oxide Gd2SrFe2O7 in nano-, poly- and monocrystalline state. // Abstracts of 4th Science conference of students and postgraduates, P. 85-87. April 20-23, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

64.  А.Burovikhina, L.Abdulaeva, M.Chislov. Intercalation of water in layered oxides MNdTa2O7 (М= Na, K, Rb, Cs). // Abstracts of 4th Science conference of students and postgraduates, P. 151-153. April 20-23,  2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

65.  А.Shilova, I.Chislova. The study of nonisovalent cation substitution Gd®Sr effect in Gd2SrFe2O7 matrix. // Abstracts of 4th Science conference of students and postgraduates, P. 203. April 20-23,  2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

66.  M.Myshenkov. Synthesis of Aurivillius phases by soft chemistry methods. // Abstracts of 4th Science conference of students and postgraduates, P. 73-74. April 20-23,  2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

67.  L.Ivanyukha, I.Rodionov. Purification of water by photocatalytic method in a flow-type reactor. // Abstracts of 4th Science conf. of students and postgraduates, P. 181-183. April 20-23,  2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

68. Т.Utkina, O.Silyukov. Ion exchange and hydration of complex layered oxide NaNdTiO4 in aqueous solutions. // Abstracts of 4th Science conference of students and postgraduates, P. 82-83. April 20-23,  2010, St. Petersburg, Russia.

69. K.Semenov, N.Charykov. Solubility of light fullerenes С60, С70, standart fullerene mixture and bromofullerenes С60Brn (n = 6, 8, 24) in chloronaphthalene и bromonaphthalene at polythermal conditions. // 9th International Meeting on physico-chemical analysis. July 5-9, 2010, Perm, Russia. P. 110.

O.Silyukov, AustriaPost-graduate Oleg Silyukov (left) - a discussion of the poster at the symposium ISSP in Austria, July 2010 A.PenkovaAnastasia Penkova at 4th Olympics  «Nanotechnology - a breakthrough in the future», MSU, April 2010

3.2.7 Patents

1.   The decision on granting a patent of the Russian Federation of 03.08.2010 № 2009127549 for an invention "Method of synthesis of photocatalyst based on nanocrystalline titanium dioxide (Authors: I.Zvereva, B.Churagulov, V.Ivanov, A.Baranchikov, A.Shaporev, A.Missyul; Applicant: FSI HPE St. Petersburg State University).

2.   The decision on granting a patent of the Russian Federation of 03.08.2010 № 2009127551 for an invention "Method of synthesis of photocatalyst based on titanium dioxide (Authors: I.Zvereva, B.Churagulov, V.Ivanov, A.Baranchikov, A.Shaporev, A.Missyul; Applicant: FSI HPE St. Petersburg State University)

Laboratory Equipment in 2010

Laboratory equipment includes a wide range of modern setups and facilities for various purposes - for the thermodynamic, thermochemical, analytical, and structural studies, such as:

  • thermo microbalance «TG 209 F1 Iris» by Netzsch;
  • derivatographs «Thermoscan» by «Analitpribor»;
  • X-ray powder diffractometer Thermo Arl’XTRA;
  • capillary electrophoresis devica «Kapel 103Р»
  • isotachophoretic analyzer IONOSEP 2003 by Recman
  • gas chromatograph «Chromatek Crystal 5000.2»
  • vacuum furnaces with programmable heating and cooling modes

In addition to the above equipment (produced in 2004-2007), scientific work of the department is also performed on the equipment of other years of release (gas chromatographs, etc.), adapted for the solution of the thermodynamic and kinetic problems. Part of the equipment for the study of phase equilibria and processes, membrane materials and processes, kinetic experiments, catalytic reactions, the synthesis of oxide and membrane materials is the original installations of the Department. Works are also done using the equipment of the Interdisciplinary resource center in the direction for nanotechnology of St. Petersburg State University and other resources of Department of Chemistry and the University.

Derivatographs «Thermoscan» by «Analitpribor» The setup for studying critical phenomena in chemically reacting media with a chromatograph «Chromatek Crystal 5000.2»

Auxiliary equipment was constantly updated: modern analytical balances, vacuum systems, refractometers, computers. All computers have access to Internet, Department rooms are covered with a Wi-Fi network. There is a permanent free access to the resources of the largest and major international scientific publishing companies and organizations provided by the A.M.Gorky Scientific Library at St. Petersburg State University: full-text versions of journal articles, directories and databases. For faculty, staff, and students of the Department access to these resources is open from home computers, according to an individual password to log into the system.

 

reactorReactor for photochemical reactions O. Silyukov, A. Missyul, and I. Rodionov at work with the X-ray diffractometer Thermo Arl’XTRA

Dissertation defense in 2010

1.   Semenov K.N. Thesis for the degree of Candidate of Chemical Sciences: “Solubility of light fullerenes in organic solvents”. Specialty 02.00.04 - Physical Chemistry. St.Petersburg State University. April 29, 2010.

2.   Toikka M.A. Thesis for the degree of Candidate of Chemical Sciences: “Liquid-liquid equilibrium, critical states, and chemical equilibrium in phase-separated systems with chemical interaction”. Specialty 02.00.04 - Physical Chemistry. St.Petersburg State University. May 13, 2010.

3.  Penkova A.V. Thesis for the degree of Candidate of Chemical Sciences: “Transport characteristics and physicochemical properties of membranes based on polymer materials modified with carbon nanoparticles”. Specialty 02.00.04 - Physical Chemistry. St. Petersburg State University. May 13, 2010.

Decision to grant a diploma approved by HAC RF on September 17, 2010.

Collaboration with Russian and foreign educational and scientific organizations

Traditionally, the research is carried out at the Department in close collaboration with other Departments of the Department of Chemistry, as well as other Russian organizations, including:

  • Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, RAS;
  • I.V.Grebenshchikov Institute of Silicate Chemistry, RAS;
  • M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University (Department of Materials Science and Department of Chemistry);
  •  M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology;
  • SEC Applied Nanotechnologies, Ltd. (St.Petersburg);
  • "Technology Center of the XXI century", Ltd.;
  •  N.S.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry;
  • Ural State University;
  • St.Petersburg Institute of Technology;
  • St.Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics;
  • Institute of Metallurgy, Ural Branch of RAS.

Principal foreign partners are:

  • University of Groningen (Netherlands);
  • University of Rostock (Germany);
  • University of Malmo (Sweden);
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland);
  • Technical Research Centre VTT, Division «Chemical processes and systems» (Finland, Helsinki-Espoo);
  • Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Czech Academy of Sciences;
  • University of Heidelberg (Germany);
  • Belarusian State University (Belarus),

as well as other universities, institutes and organizations. This collaboration includes both joint research, for example, in the field of polymeric materials with the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, RAS, carbon nanostructures and modifiers with SEC Applied Nanotechnologies, research in the field of solid-phase systems in conjunction with the University of Groningen (Netherlands), research in the field of membrane technology with the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the study of thermodynamic properties of polymer and oxide materials at the University of Malmo (Sweden, month internship of post-graduate student A.Pulyalina in January-February 2010), and seminars.

Together with the “Technology Center of the XXI century” and the Department of Analytical Chemistry, St.Petersburg State University the Research and Education Center “Sorption and Membrane Technologies” was organized in 2010 (Director Prof. A.M.Toikka), one of the main purposes of which is including issues, challenges, and problems of technological nature within the scope of educational and scientific activities of St.Petersburg State University, a classical university.

Employees of the Department are active participants in the scientific seminar of the St. Petersburg Branch of the D.I.Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society (RCS) "Modern problems of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics" (Chairman of the Bureau – Prof. A.M.Toikka) and the Russian-Finnish seminar of RCS (Chairman – Prof. I.A.Zvereva). At the last session of the seminar, presentations were made:

  • Prof. Pertti Koukkari, Head of the «Chemical processes and systems» department of Technical Research Centre VTT (Finland, Helsinki-Espoo) - «Method of Immaterial Constraints in Gibbs Energy Minimization»;
  • Risto Payarre, researcher at the «Chemical processes and systems», department - «Calculation of Reactive Phase Diagrams (with the immaterial constraint method)».

In addition to the seminars at RCS, as in previous years, the Department held seminars, associated with theoretical and experimental work of the Department, reporting of students and postgraduate students, including the final reports on the results of post-graduate work and final qualifying works, the participation of staff and graduate students in international conferences.

Professor Andreas Heintz, head of the Department of General Physical Chemistry, University of Rostock, Germany, and Prof. A. Toikka in the laboratory of the Department of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics, November 2010 Professor I. Zvereva and Professor P. Koukkari, head of the department «Chemical processes and systems» (VTT, Finland), at the diffractometer Thermo Arl’XTRA

In 2010 the Department strengthened ties with our northern neighbors, such as the University of Malmo (Sweden) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland). The grant by the Swedish Institute Visby supported travels of post-graduate students and faculty (post-graduate student A. Pulyalina, January-February, 2010). A.Kraslawski, Professor at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the head of Working Party CAPE (Computer Aided Process Engineering) of European Federation of Chemical Engineering, is the scientific advisor from LUT for the postgraduate work of I.Shcherbakov. In June 2010, post-graduate student A. Pulyalina took part in membrane Conference of Young Scientists, held at Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Prof. A. Kraslawski (Lappeenranta University) and post-graduate student I. Shcherbakov discuss the prospects of scientific work Professor A. Toikka and Professor R. Darton, President of European Federation of Chemical Engineering (Oxford) at the conference "Distillation and Absorption 2010”, Netherlands, 2010

Awards, diplomas, and other achievements in 2010

7.1 Post-graduate students and young scientists

  • Assistant M.Toikka – award «Excellence in Thermodynamics» by Elsevier and the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics (IACT), awarded by the Board of Directors of IACT to young scientists under 30 years. The ceremony took place at the 21st International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics in Japan in August.
  • Post-graduate A.Pulyalina - Medal of the First All-Russian competition of works in the field of nanotechnology and nanomaterials (nominated for "Composite nanomaterials"), 2010;
  • Post-graduate L.Ivanyukha - Medal of the second All-Russian competition of works in the field of nanotechnology and nanomaterials (nominated for "composite nanomaterials"), 2010;
  • Post-graduate A.Penkova - Winner of creative competition "Academic Approach" of the International Nano-Olympics “Nanotechnology - a breakthrough in the Future!”;
  • Post-graduate A.Penkova – Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation (2009-2010);
  • Post-graduate K.Semenov – Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation (2009-2010);
  • Post-graduate M.Toikka – Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation (2009-2010);
  • Post-graduate O.Silyukov - Diploma for the best poster at the 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes, July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria;
  • Post-graduate L.Ivanyukha - Diploma for the best oral presentation at the International Student Conference "Science and Progress", conducted by German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center (DAAD - St.Petersburg State University) 15-19 November 2010 in St. Petersburg;
  • Prof. A.M.Toikka was awarded the diploma of the Ministry of Education for the management of scientific work of A.Pulyalina, which was awarded the medal of the Russian competition between works in the field of nanotechnology and nanomaterials (nomination "Composite nanomaterials");
  • Prof. A.M.Toikka was awarded the diploma of the Ministry of Education for the management of scientific work of L.Ivanyukha, which was awarded the medal of the Russian competition between works in the field of nanotechnology and nanomaterials (nomination "Composite nanomaterials").
Diploma of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and Elsevier «Excellence in Thermodynamics» awarded to Maria Toikka, August 2010 Diploma of IUPAC for the best poster was handed to post-graduate student Oleg Silyukov, July 2010

7.2 Grants for young researchers and post-graduate students in 2010

  • Postgraduate O.Silyukov - winner in 2010 competition of the federal target program "Personnel" NC-500P for post-graduate students “Conducting exploratory research in the direction of ‘Creating membranes and catalyst systems’”;
  • Assistant A.Missyul - winner in 2010 competition of the federal target program "Personnel" for PhD researchers “Conducting exploratory research in the direction of ‘Creating membranes and catalyst systems’”;
  • Post-graduate A.Pulyalina - a grant of the UMNIK program, 2010;
  • Assistant A.Penkova – grant from the Government of St. Petersburg for young scientists in 2010;
  • Assistant M.Toikka – grant from the Government of St. Petersburg for young scientists in 2010;
  • Assistant K.Semenov – grant from the Government of St. Petersburg for young scientists in 2010;
  • Post-graduate I.Chislova - grant from Carl Zeiss «Support Programs for the Research Work of Young Scientists in Russia”, 2010.

7.3 Grants and other support for participation in international scientific events and research in 2010

  • Assistant A.Penkova - the winner of the the Siemens competition, financial support for the participation in the 60th Anniversary Meeting of Nobel Laureates (60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates) in Lindau, Germany;
  • Assistant M.Toikka - financial support from the Organizing Committee of 21st IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics ICCT-2010 for the participation in the conference, Tsukuba, Japan, July 31 - August 6, 2010;
  • Post-graduate O.Silyukov - financial support from IUPAC and the Organizing Committee of 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes for the participation in the conference, July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria;
  • Post-graduate M.Trofimova – financial support from IUPAC and the Organizing Committee of 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes for the participation in the conference, July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria;
  • Post-graduate A.Pulyalina – research at the University of Malmo (Sweden) in January-February 2010 supported by the grant of the "Visby" program of Swedish Institute;
  • Assitant A.Penkova – grant and financial support for participation in NanoMemCourse EA3: Nano-structured materials and Membranes in the Food Industry (Cetraro and Rende, Calabria, Italy), September 2010;
  • Prof. I.Zvereva – RFBR travel grant for the participation in the 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes, July 26-30, 2010, Leoben, Austria;
  • Prof. A.Toikka – RFBR travel grant for the participation in the conference “Distillation and Absorption 2010”, 12-15 September. 2010. Eindhoven, Netherlands.
During the procedure of awarding «Excellence in Thermodynamics»: Maria Toikka and Anthony Goodwin (Chairman IACT), Japan, August 2010 Postgraduate Liubov Ivanyukha (right) having received the diploma for the best oral presentation at the Conference "Science and Progress", November 2010

Some other activities in 2010

Work in the scientific committees of international conferences:

  • Prof. A.M.Toikka, Scientific Committee of “Distillation and Absorption 2010”, 12-15 September, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands;
  • Prof A.M.Toikka, International Scientific Committee of 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes, 26-30 July, 2010, Leoben, Austria;
  • Prof. A.M.Toikka, Scientific Committee of 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA-2010) and 7th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE-7), 28 August – 1 September 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

Work in European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE):

  • Prof A.M.Toikka, work within Working Party “Fluid Separation” (constant member of WP – workinggroup of EFCE): scientific committee of the conference “Distillation and Absorption 2010”, WP meeting on Sept. 12, 2010 at the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Work in scientific publishing:

  • Prof. I.A.Zvereva is a member of the editorial board of Glass Physics and Chemistry, Springer.

Review articles and materials in Russian and international journals and publications:

  • Chemical Engineering Research and Design
  • Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
  • CHISA-2010 and ECCE-7 presentations
  •  Fluid Phase Equilibria
  • Glass Physics and Chemistry
  • Journal of Applied Chemistry
  • Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
  •  Mendeleev Communication
  • Proceeding “Distillation and Absorption - 2010”
  • Solid State Phenomena
  • Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering

Activity in Training and Methodical association of classical universities of Russia:

  • Prof. A.M.Toikka and Prof. I.A.Zvereva are members of the Training and Methodical Council (TMC) for the direction 020900 "Chemistry, physics and mechanics of materials". Ongoing work at TMC in 2010 included an expert evaluation of preparedness of Russian universities for training in this area, participating in the TMC meeting in June 2010, and other activities. In addition, A.M.Toikka, and I.A.Zvereva are part of a group of developers of the educational standard of the new generation for St.Petersburg State University and other documentation for university studies within the direction 511700 (020900) "Chemistry, Physics and Mechanics of Materials".

Work in the sections on chemical thermodynamics and thermochemistry of the Scientific Council on Physical Chemistry, RAS:  Prof. A.M.Toikka

Official opponents of doctoral and PhD theses in 2010:

  • Prof. I.A.Zvereva – doctoral thesis of I.V.Morozov (specialty 02.00.01 - Inorganic Chemistry), “Nitrate transition metal complexes: synthesis, crystal structure, properties”, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, November 19, 2010;
  • Prof. I.A.Zvereva – PhD thesis of M.I.Salloum (specialty 02.00.21 - Solid State Chemistry), "Influence of stoichiometry and doping impurities on the electrical and optical properties of lithium niobate crystals", St.Petersburg State University, 21 January 2010;
  • Prof. I.A.Zvereva – PhD thesis of I.V.Kolesnik (specialty 02.00.21 - Solid State Chemistry, 02.00.01 - Inorganic Chemistry), “Mesoporous materials based on titanium dioxide”, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, April 2, 2010.
  • Prof. I.A.Zvereva – PhD thesis of V.V.Chyornaya (specialty 02.00.01 - Inorganic Chemistry) “Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of complex oxides and oxophosphates of vanadium (III, IV)”, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, June 25, 2010;
  •  Prof. A.M.Toikka – Ph.D. thesis of A.S.Olifirenko (specialty 02.00.06 - Macromolecular Compounds) "Composite membranes for micro- and ultrafiltration on the basis of polyacrylonitrile and porous polyethylene films", Institute of Macromolecular Compounds RAS, St. Petersburg, October 7, 2010;
  • Prof. A.M.Toikka – PhD thesis of S.N.Igumnov (specialty 02.00.04 - Physical Chemistry) "Chemical and phase equilibria in systems formed by 18-crown-6, water, sodium chloride and 1(2)-butanol, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, December 16, 2010.

Reviews of Leading organization (St. Petersburg State University) to PhD theses prepared by the Department in 2010:

  • M.V.Morozova (specialty 02.00.04 - Physical Chemistry) “Ultrafine Multicomponent BIMEVOX materials: synthesis, structure, properties”, A.M.Gorky Ural State University, June 2010;
  • O.A.Bulavchenko (specialty 02.00.04 - Physical Chemistry) “Structural aspects of activation of oxide alumocobalt and alumomanganese catalysts”, G.K.Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of RAS, October 2010.

Nano-Olympics "Nanotechnology - a breakthrough in the future!", a tour in St Petersburg:

In 2010 under the Nano-Olympics "Nanotechnology - a breakthrough in the future!" first full-time regional tours were performed. Organization and conduct of full-time regional tour in St.Petersburg, was charged to the Department of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Almost all post-graduate students and young employees of the Department took part in this work under the supervision of prof. I.A.Zvereva.

The team leader of St. Petersburg, visiting lecturer of the IV All-Russian Internet Olympic Competition in Nanotechnology Professor I.A.Zvereva with last year medalists (foreground) and students, devoted the best 4 hours of their lives solving problems of a regional tour in the northern capital of Russia Saint Petersburg Alexander Missyul and Irina Chislova prepare the transfer of the results to Moscow

Other activities in 2010:

Staff and postgraduate students of the Department prepared and submitted to the contests new projects, except those already listed above, under the federal program "Personnel": for Research and Education Centers (2), doctors (1), for young PhDs (1), for post-graduates (4). A project has been prepared and submitted to the contest in 2010 to apply for grants for state government support for scientific research under the guidance of leading researchers in Russian universities. Other projects have been prepared and submitted for participation in competitions at various levels (Russia, St.Petersburg State University). A project of technological resource center for St.Petersburg State University (Development Program of the University) has been submitted for the competition. Reviews of dissertation abstracts have been prepared.

LAMBERT Academic Publishing (Germany) offered to assistants A.Missyul, K.Semenov, and A.Penkova to publish their dissertations as monographs in this publishing house.

Review article of Assistant K.Semenov et al “Solubility of Light Fullerenes in Organic Solvents” [J. Chem. Eng. Data. 2010. V. 55. P. 13-36] is included during 2010 in the Top-25 most-read articles of the ACS Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data (6th place for the year).

Young post-graduates and staff of the Department once again participated in the Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau, Germany. In 2009, post-graduate M.Toikka participated in the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates (including 20 PhD students from Sweden, Norway and Russia, supported by the Nobel committee). Within the same meeting (with the support of the Government of Baden-Wuerttemberg for a group of 20 participants of the Meeting) M.Toikka took part in a tour for universities of south-western Germany. In 2010, participation of A.Penkova in the 60th Anniversary Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau (60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates) was supported on a competitive basis by «Siemens».

Anastasia Penkova and Nobel laureate in Chemistry (2009) Ada Yonath

 Lecturers of the Department for the first time delivered new courses for undergraduate areas of the direction “Chemistry, Physics, and Mechanics of Materials”: “Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis”, “Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics”, “Electronic scientific information resources”.

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Head of the Department Alexander Toikka, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor

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