Alexey Yurievich Timoshkin was born in Leningrad, USSR on October 5, 1971. In 1988-1993 studied chemistry at Leningrad/St. Petersburg State University, Russia (diploma degree in chemistry, 1993). In 1995-1996 on NAFSA/REAP fellowship studied computer science at Eastern Connecticut State University, USA (BGS with dean’s distinction, 1996). In 1997 received Candidate of Science degree in Inorganic chemistry from St. Petersburg State University. In 2001-2002 he was Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany (host Prof. Gernot Frenking). Since 1998 he worked as assistant, associate and now as a full professor at St. Petersburg State University. In 2010 he received Teaching excellence award from St. Petersburg State University and JSPS fellowship (host Prof. Keiji Morokuma). Author and supervisor of online-course “Inorganic Chemistry: an introduction to the chemistry of the elements” (2017). Since 2017 he is the head of the department of Inorganic Chemistry at St. Petersburg State University.

Areas of expertise: main group chemistry, donor-acceptor complexes, Lewis superacids, gas phase thermochemistry, tensimetry, calorimetry, applied quantum chemistry.

Author and co-author of 178 scientific papers, 1 book chapter and 94 presentations at scientific conferences. H-index 25. Scientific supervisor of 9 diploma, 4 bachelor, 2 master and 2 Candidate of Science Degree thesis. Expert of Russian Science Foundation and Russian Academy of Science. Supervisor of joint SPSU-DFG project (2017-2019).

Married, has two daughters. Enjoys playing badminton.