Valery P. Kukhar

National Ukrainian Academy of Science, Ukraine


Valery P. Kukhar was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1942. He was graduated from Chemical Technology Institute, Dnepropetrovsk, 1963, and received Cand. Chem. Sci. (Ph.D.) degree in the Institute of Organic Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine, 1967. He received Doctor of Chemical Science degree in 1974 from the Institute of Organic chemistry, NASU. From 1978 to 1988, he was the Chief of Chemical Department of NAS of Ukraine, and a Vice President of NASU (1988–1993). Since 1987, he is the Director of Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry NAS of Ukraine. Professor Kukhar is a Member of NAS of Ukraine (1985) and was the President of Ukrainian Chemical Society (1992–2002). Currently Professor Kukhar is a Member of OPCW Scientific Advisory Board and International Advisory group for Chernobyl Shelter Fund, EBRD. His researches are concentrated mainly on phosphorus and fluorine organic chemistry and synthesis of unnatural amino acids. He is the author and editor of 6 books, particularly Chemistry of Fluorine-Containing Amino Acids (1994) and Aminophosphonic and Aminophosphonic Acids. Chemistry and Biological Activity (2000), and more 600 scientific articles. He was awarded as Member "GLOBAL 500" UNEP (1993), San-Valentino Award, World Federation of Scientists, 1999, Ukrainian State Award in Science & Technology, 1999.

Biography Updated on 17 January 2011

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