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Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
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About Institute

 Эмблема Институ химии поврехности  Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry
               of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry was founded on the 8th of May 1986 as the first academic institution in the Soviet Union to study fundamental and applied problems in chemistry, physics and technology of solid surfaces. It was based on the Surface Chemistry Section (two scientific departments and special design-technical bureau) of L.V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of Academy of Sciences of UkrSSR. Prof. Aleksey Chuiko was the founder of the Institute which was transformed into a research organization well renowned in the world. Academician of NAS of Ukraine A. Chuiko was the head of the Institute since 1986 till 2006. Now the Institute is led by Prof. M. Kartel, an academician of NAS of Ukraine.

Fundamentals of modern surface chemistry of ultra-disperse solids, new types of functional nanomaterials, and nanomaterials for a promising direction in medical chemistry and nanomedicine are the most significant contributions of the Institute to world chemical science.


Scientific directions:

  • Theory of chemical structure and reactivity of solid surfaces
  • Medical-biological and biochemical problems of surfaces
  • Physico-chemistry of surface and interfacial phenomena
  • Chemistry, physics, and technology of nanomaterials.

A scientific journal "Chemistry, Physics and Technology of Surface" (quarterly) and a collection book of scientific papers "Surface" (annual) are issued by the Institute.

The Institute units 10 departments and 7 research laboratories with 215 employees (143 researchers, 18 doctors of sciences (DSc) and 80 candidates of sciences (PhD) among them). The training of highly qualified scientists is provided through postgraduate courses. The specialized councils at the Institute considers theses on the specialties: "Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces", "Physical Chemistry" and "Solid State Physics".  Two pilot plants are subordinated to the Institute.

Investigations carried out at the Institute in different fields of surface chemistry have received wide international recognition that is evidenced by effective cooperation with numerous leading scientific centers in different countries - Russia, USA, UK, countries of Western and Eastern Europe, as well as China, Taiwan, South Africa. These joint researches were performed in the frames of a number of the projects and grants under different international programs and contracts with large foreign corporations and firms.

Many employees of the Institute were awarded high state awards such as the State Prizes of Ukrainian SSR, State Prizes of Ukraine, Prizes named after outstanding scientists of the Academy of Sciences of USSR and the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, medals of "Red Banner of Labor", "Badge of Honor", prizes of foreign academies were awarded for a set of scientific and scientific-technical works of Institute's employees.


Address: 17 General Naumov Street, Kyiv 03164, Ukraine

Director: Prof. M. Kartel, academician of NAS of Ukraine

Phone: (+380-44) 424-1135, Fax: (+380-44) 424-3567

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