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Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
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Gun’ko Volodymyr M.

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Doctor of Sciences (Chemistry)

Head of the Department of Amorphous and Structurally Ordered Oxides


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V.M. Gun’koworks at the Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 1986.

He is a member of Academic Council of the Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine, Specialized Council D 26.210.01 (Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine) and D 26.190.01 (L.V. Pysarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine), international scientific committees "Fundamentals of Adsorption", "Surface Heterogeneity Effects in Adsorption and Catalysis on Solids", editorial boards of journals «Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry» and «Chemistry, Physics and Technology of Surface» and collection of scientific papers «Surface», member of the Chemical Society of Ukraine. He had about 20 different international and Ukrainian grants.


Scientific interests

Main field: Synthesis of nanooxide, carbon-oxide and polymer-oxide materials; Modification of solid surfaces; Chemical reactions at solid surfaces; Quantum chemistry; Interfacial phenomena.

Other fields: Dielectric phenomena at interfaces; Dynamic light scattering; QCM, NMR, FTIR, TPD-MS, Synthesis, modification and characterization of nanomaterials.

Current research interests: Adsorption of organics onto porous and disperse adsorbents, Quantum chemistry modeling of adsorption of organics and organometallic compounds onto nanooxides, carbons and composite materials; applied mathematics, programming.



1968-1973 - student at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, Dnepropetrovsk State University, Ukraine, Graduate Diploma in Theoretical Physics

1983 - PhD in Chemistry, Department of Oil Chemistry (L.M. Litvinenko Institute of Physical-Organic Chemistry and Coal Chemistry)

1988 - Senior Researcher, specialty "physical chemistry"

1995 - Doctor of Chemistry, specialty "chemistry, physics and technology of surface"

2006 – Professor, specialty “physics and chemistry of surface”.



2001 - Diploma of the Presidium of NAS of Ukraine (for outstanding achievements in science)

2008 - Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “For professional achievements”

2013 - Doctor honoris causa (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin , Poland).


Scientific work

550 works including 4 books, 19 chapters in books, 395 papers, 1 patent; supervisor of 4 PhD theses.


Selected publications:

  1. J.P. Blitz, V.M. Gun'ko (Eds.). Surface Chemistry in Biomedical and Environmental Science // NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. - Dordrecht: Springer, 2006. - V. 228. - 434 p.
  2. V.M. Gun’ko. Competitive Adsorption // Theoret. Experim. Chem. – 2007. – V.43. – P. 139-183.
  3. V.M. Gun'ko, V.V. Turov, P.P. Gorbik. Water at the Interfaces. – Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 2009. - 694 p. (in Russian).
  4. V.V. Turov, V.M. Gun'ko. Clustered Water and Ways of its Applications. – Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 2011. - 313 p. (in Russian).
  5. V.M. Gun’ko, V.V. Turov. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Interfacial Phenomena. - New York: Taylor & Francis, 2013. - 1072 p.
  6. V.M. Gun’ko, I.N. Savina, S.V. Mikhalovsky. Cryogels: morphological, structural and adsorption characterization // Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. - 2013. – V.187–188. – P.1–46.




Ukrainian conference with international participation 


devoted to the 35th anniversary of the Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine






26−27 May, 2021, Kyiv


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