In November 2016, fifteen young researchers, both mature specialists and beginners, including undergraduates, were interviewed about the progress in their investigations supported by the Russian Science Foundation. ZIOC RAS received the RSF grant in 2015 and it seems a right time to sum up what has been so far done in different research areas covered by the grant.
On October 5th 2016, in the ZIOC library, Prof. Keith J. Stevenson gave a talk on
Development of Advanced Tools for Catalyst Evaluation and Screening. Prof. Stevenson is
Director of the Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Skolkolvo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow.
On October 26th 2016, at ZIOC RAS, Hitachi High-Technologies held a prize ceremony led by Mr. Osamu Kimura, the Director General ofHitachi High-Technologies Europe. He awarded Prof. Dr. Valentine P. Ananikov with the annual prize established by the company – the Award For a New Approach and Outstanding Contribution to Development of New Standards in Electron Microscopy Applications in Chemistry.
On September 22 2016, Prof Alexander Dudnik (Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis) visited Zelinsky Institute and gave a lecture "Novel Synthetic Tools and Designs toward High Efficiency Organic Electronic Materials.
PhD Ksenia Egorova (ZIOC Laboratory of Metal-Complex and Nanoscale Catalysts) has become a Laureate of the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for the outstanding contribution to the advancement of science recognized by academic community.
Alexey Sukhorukov, N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia, and colleagues studied the selective reactions of in-situ generated metal azides on N,N-bis(oxy)enamines. By combining readily generated bis(oxy)enamine substrates with sodium azide and one of a variety of metal salts (including Mg, Cu, Zn, Co, and Ni), the researchers showed that the metal cation selectively alters the mechanism to favor the formation of specific organoazide products.
Prof. Valentine Ananikov participated in the plenary panel discussion HR Challenge for the Society held in the framework of VII Russian National Congress of Young Scientists and Specialists on November 30 – December 1 2016 in MEPhI.