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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), international scientific committees "Fundamentals of Adsorption", "Surface Heterogeneity Effects in Adsorption and Catalysis on Solids", editorial/advisory boards of journals “Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Elsevier)” “Applied Surface Science Advances (Elsevier)”, «Chemistry, Physics and Technology of Surface» and collection of scientific papers «Surface». 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).

2018 – Medal “For Scientific Achievements” (Ukraine)

2018 - State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Engineering

2021 – Marie Curie-Sklodowska Medal of Polish Chemical Society (Poland)


Scientific work

610 works including 4 books, 20 chapters in books, 580 papers, 6 patent; supervisor of 5 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, V.V. Turov, P.P. Gorbik. Water at the Interfaces. – Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 2009. - 694 p. (in Russian).
  3. V.V. Turov, V.M. Gun'ko. Clustered Water and Ways of its Applications. – Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 2011. - 313 p. (in Russian).
  4. V.M. Gun’ko, V.V. Turov. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Interfacial Phenomena. - Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013. - 1040 p.
  5. V.M. Gun’ko. Atomic charge distribution functions as a tool to analyze electronic structure of molecular and cluster systems // International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. – 2021. – V. 121(14). - e26665.
  6. Gun’ko. Polymer adsorbents vs. functionalized oxides and carbons: particulate morphology and textural and surface characterization // Polymers. – 2021. – V. 13. – 1249.
  7. V.M. Gun’ko. Morphological and textural features of various materials composed of porous or nonporous nanoparticles differently packed in secondary structures // Applied Surface Science. – 2021. – V. 569. – 151117 (1-8).


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