Professor Andrei Malkov
Professor in Organic Chemistry
Andrei Malkov received his MSs (Hons) from the Moscow State University (Russia) in 1982, followed by a PhD from the Institute of Organo-Element Compounds RAS (Moscow, Russia) in 1986. In 1992 he moved to the UK to undertake postdoctoral studies at the University of East Anglia (1992-1995) and then at the University of Leicester (1995-1999). He started his independent career at the University of Glasgow in 1999 where he rose through the ranks to become a 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 (BBI JU), 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.
- Director of Doctoral Programmes, School of Sciences
- 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)
- NTC001 Indterdisciplinary Research Project (Module Leader)