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.

Research areas

  • 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.

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)
  • NTC001 Indterdisciplinary Research Project (Module Leader)