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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 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.
  • Total synthesis of bioactive natural products, antibacterial compounds, biological investigations.
  • Electrochemical synthesis, development of new synthetic methods
  • Photovoltaics: solution processing of semiconductor thin films.


EU H2020, the Leverhulme Trust, EPSRC, Russian Science Foundation, the Royal Society


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Chartered Chemist (CChem)
  • 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.
  • Member of EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Reviewer for EPSRC, BBSRC, The Leverhulme Trust, The American Chemical Society Petroleum Fund and other funding agencies.
  • Reviewer for scientific journals: Science, Angewandte Chemie, Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Catalysis, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemical Communications and others.
  • External examiner for PhD examinations in UK and overseas.

Administrative duties:

  • Director of Doctoral Programmes, School of Sciences

Teaching responsibilities:

  • CMA106 Structure and Reactivity (Unsaturated compounds, Carbonyl chemistry)
  • CMC026/027 Extended Projects (Project Leader on Green Catalytic Cross-coupling)
  • CMD214 Synthesis in Drug Discovery (Heterocycles; Retrosynthetic analysis) - module organiser
  • CMP060 Drug Design and Synthesis (Cimetidine—a rational approach to drug design)