Yurii Gun'ko was graduated from the Chemistry Department of Moscow State University in 1987. He has also received his Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry from Moscow State University in 1990. Then he worked as a Lecturer of chemistry in Belorussian Institute of Technology (Belarus). In 1994, he received a postdoctoral position in the group of professor M. F. Lappert in the University Sussex (UK). In 1995, he was awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and worked in the University of Magdeburg (Germany) with professor F. T. Edelmann. After that, he returned back to the University Sussex and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Furthermore, in 1999, Dr. Gun’ko moved to the Chemistry Department of Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) to take up the position of the Lecturer in inorganic chemistry. Currently, Gun’ko works as an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the School of Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin. His main research interest and activities are polymer nanocomposite materials and synthesis and chemical functionalisation of magnetic nanoparticles and quantum dot-based materials for biomedical applications.
Biography Updated on 11 January 2011