Prof. Dr. Valentine P. Ananikov

Head of Laboratory, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

Elected Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Dr.



2009: Head of Division, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

2008: Elected Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

2005: Head of Laboratory, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

2004: Professor

2003: Doctorate of Science in Organic Chemistry (Habilitation)

1999: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry

1996: M. Sc. in Biochemistry


Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Lectureship by American Chemical Society (2016).

Hitachi High-Technologies Award In Appreciation for Novel Approach and Outstanding Contribution to Setting New Standards for Electron Microscopy Applications in Chemistry (2016).

Scopus Award Russia, Elsevier Science, The Netherlands (2016).

Actively Cited Researcher – Russia, Web of Science, Thomson Reuters (2015).

MegaGrant of St.Petersburg State University (2013).

Liebig Lecturer by German Chemical Society (2010).

Balandin Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of catalysis by Russian Academy of Sciences (2010).

Research Grants of the President of Russia (2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2012-2013).

"Outstanding scientists of Russian Academy of Sciences" Award by Science Support Foundation, 2005.

Russian State Prize for Young Scientists for Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology, 2004.

Medal of Russian Academy of Sciences, 2000.


Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis (Wiley, Germany, from 2012): Academic Advisory Board

Organometallics (American Chemical Society, 2009 - 2014): International Advisory Board

Chemistry An Asian Journal (Wiley, Germany, from 2010): International Advisory Board

OpenChemistry (Wiley, Germany, from 2011): International Advisory Board

Russian Chemical Reviews (Russian Academy of Sci., Moscow, from 2011): Editorial Board

Mendeleev Communications (Elsevier Science, from 2014): Editorial Board

Russian Chemical Bulletin (Russian Academy of Sci., Moscow, from 2010): Editorial Board


Molecular complexity and transformations. Metal complexes and nanoparticles. Development of new generation of highly active nanosized and molecular catalysts. Mechanistic studies of chemical reactions by experimental and theoretical methods.


Publications list: link


  • 2nd Conference "From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials", 07 – 10 June 2018, Nassau, Bahamas (Inited lecture).
  • Workshop on Ionic Liquids and Biomolecules, BIONS, University College Dublin, 31st May 2018, Dublin, Ireland (Invited lecture).
  • University of Regensburg, April 25, 2018, Regensburg, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • University of Bayreuth, April 24, 2018, Bayreuth, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • University of Heidelberg, April 23, 2018, Heidelberg, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • University of Aachen, April 20, 2018, Aachen, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • University of Muenster, April 19, 2018, Muenster, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • University of Goettingen, April 17, 2018, Goettingen, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • Leibniz Institute of Catalysis (LIKAT), April 16, 2018, Rostock, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • Sorbonne University, January 17, 2018, Paris, France (Invited Lecture).
  • 33th Conference on Organic Chemistry, January 11 - 14, 2018, Skeikampen, Norway (Plenary Lecture).
  • 19th IUPAB congress and 11th EBSA congress, July 16 - 20, 2017, Edinburgh, UK (Invited Lecture).
  • 4th EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference, July 2 - 5, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark (Plenary Lecture).
  • 3rd International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology, January 8 - 11, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Keynote Lecture).
  • 9th Asian-European Symposium on Metal-Mediated Efficient Organic Synthesis, September 4-7, 2016, Stockholm University, Sweden (Invited Lecture).
  • FineCat Symposium on Heterogeneous Catalysis for Fine Chemicals, April 6-7, 2016, Palazzo Steri, Sala delle Capriate, University of Palermo, Italy (Plenary Lecture).
  • 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, July 3-8, 2016, Brest, France (Keynote Lecture).
  • The 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16), July 3-8, 2016, Beijing, China (Keynote Lecture).
  • 27th International Symposium on Organic Chemistry of Sulfur, July 24–29, 2016, Jena, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • International Congress on Heterocyclic Chemistry "KOST- 2015", October 18 - 23, 2015, Moscow, Russia (Keynote Lecture).
  • Princeton University, October 19, 2015, Princeton, NJ, USA (Invited Lecture).
  • Pfizer Inc., October 16, 2015, Groton, CT, USA (Invited Lecture).
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 15, 2015, Cambridge, MA, USA (Invited Lecture).
  • 3rd EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EICC-3), August 30 - September 4, 2015, Wroclaw, Poland (Keynote Lecture).
  • Gordon Research Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, July 12 - 17, 2015, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, USA (Invited Lecture).
  • XII European Congress on Catalysis, June 28 - July 1, 2015, Kazan, Russia (Plenary Lecture).
  • University of Muenster, April 15, 2015, Muenster, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • Russian Congress "ROSCATALYSIS", October 01 – 04, Samara, Russia (Plenary Lecture).
  • International Conference "Molecular Complexity in Modern Chemistry" (MCMC-2014), September 13 - 19, 2014, Moscow, Russia (Invited Lecture).
  • 19th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC-XIX), July 6-11, 2014, Ottawa, Canada (Keynote Lecture)
  • XII International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2014), July 13 - 18, 2014, Moscow, Russia (Keynote Lecture).
  • 26th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC2014), July 13 - 18, 2014, Sapporo, Japan (Invited Lecture).
  • 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 16 - 20, 2014, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, June 11, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA (Invited Lecture).
  • XVth International Conference "Heterocycles in Bio-organic Chemistry" (BioHeterocycles-2013), May 27-30, 2013, Riga, Latvia (Invited lecture).
  • International Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Conference (CCE2013), April 18-21, 2013, Baku, Azerbaijan (Plenary lecture).
  • University of Cologne, March 15, 2013, K?ln, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • Max-Planck-Institut f?r Kohlenforschung, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh-lecture), March 14, 2013, M?lheim, Germany (Invited Lecture).
  • University of Heidelberg, March 12, 2013, Heidelberg, Germany (Invited Lecture).