Meet Professor Marina A. Petrukhina

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Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Professor Marina A. Petrukhina of University at Albany to the Editorial Board of the journal!

Marina A. Petrukhina is Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University at Albany, State University of New York. She received BS/MS (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry) degrees from Moscow State University. Since joining the University at Albany in 2001, she has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006, the President’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities in 2013, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2014. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux (2004), Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden (2008), and University of Valencia (2016). In 2017, she was named the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow of TUM Institute for Advanced Study (Munich, Germany). She has published 195 original articles in refereed scientific journals, including 8 reviews, 2 book chapters, and 6 patents.

Her research interests span from synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry of transition metal clusters and main group elements to organometallic, supramolecular and materials chemistry of novel curved nanocarbon systems.


Check some of her recent publications at the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Stepwise deprotonation of sumanene: electronic structures, energetics and aromaticity alterations
Qi Xu, Marina A. Petrukhina and Andrey Yu. Rogachev
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 21575-21583

Mixing Li and Cs in the reduction of corannulene for the assembly of a cesium-capped sandwich with a hexanuclear heterometallic core
Sarah N. Spisak, Zheng Wei and Marina A. Petrukhina
Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 5625-5630

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