Valery Khabashesku received his Ph.D. degree in 1980 and professorial D.S. degree in chemistry in 1998 from the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He was a visiting scientist or a Visiting Professor with the US National Academy of Science at Texas, Colorado, Los Angeles, Berkley, and Rice Universities and an Invited Lecturer at various international symposia, workshops, and industry meetings. In 2001, he became a Laureate of State Prize of Russian Federation in science and engineering (chemistry), the highest nation’s civilian honor awarded by the President of Russia. From 2001 to 2008, he held a Faculty Fellow position at the Chemistry Department and a Rice Quantum Institute Fellow and a faculty member of Richard E. Smalley Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University. Currenly, he is a Research Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston. His research interests include materials chemistry and nanoscience, physical organic chemistry of group 14 reactive intermediates, chemical modification and characterization of carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, nanodiamonds, and other carbon and heterocarbon nanostructures for biomedical and engineering applications, design and processing of polymer nanocomposites, fibers, coatings and lubricants, and high-pressure synthesis of new materials.
Biography Updated on 21 January 2010