Chemistry

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Professor Andrei Malkov

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Professor in Organic Chemistry

Andrei Malkov started his career with the award of MSs (Hons) from the Moscow State University (Russia) in 1982, which was followed by PhD studies at the Institute of Organo-Element Compounds (Moscow, Russia), successfully completed in 1986. He continued his work in the area of organometallic synthesis and catalysis, which intensified with his move to UK in 1992 where he had two postdoctoral spells at UEA (1992-1995) and the University of Leicester (1995-1999). He started his independent career in UK in the University of Glasgow in 1999 where he rose through the ranks to become Reader. In 2008 he was appointed as Professor of Organic Chemistry at Loughborough University.

  • Asymmetric organocatalysis: catalysts development, investigation of the mechanisms of stereodifferentiation, synthetic applications.
  • Catalytic functionalization of C-H bonds: method development, synthetic applications.
  • Catalysis by metal nanoparticles: method development.
  • Total synthesis of bioactive natural products, biological investigations.
  • Photovoltaics: solution processing of semiconductor thin films.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
  • British representative on the Management Committee of COST action ORCA (Organocatalysis, 2010-2014), budget controller for Short Term Scientific Missions
  • Member of the Organising Committee of the International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS-15), Glasgow, 2009.
  • Co-organiser of RSC International Symposium on Organocatalysis, Glasgow, 2006.
  • Guest co-editor for the Tetrahedron Symposium-in-Print on Organocatalysis, issue 2-3, 2006.
  • Referee for EPSRC, American Chemical Society Petroleum Fund and other funding agencies.
  • Referee for Science, Angewandte Chemie, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemical Communications and others.
  • External examiner for PhD examinations in UK and overseas.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Amino Acid.
  • Module coordinator for CMA006
  • Module coordinator for CMC001

Teaching responsibilities:

  • CMA006 Foundation Organic Chemistry (Unsaturated compounds, alkenes, alkynes, arenas).
  • CMA009 Molecular Basis of Life (Introduction to enzyme chemistry, metabolism, biosynthesis).
  • CMC001 Modern Aspects of Organic Chemistry (Organosulfur, organoselenium and organosilicon Chemistry) – Module organiser.
  • CMD214 Synthesis in Drug Discovery (Introduction to organocatalysis; retrosynthetic analysis)
  • CMP060 Drug Design and Synthesis (Cimetidine—a rational approach to drug design)