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National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
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Smirnova Nataliia Petrovna



Head of the Photonics Oxide Nanosystems Laboratory
PhD in Chemistry, Seniour Researcher


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N.P. Smirnova works at the Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 1986. She is a member of Academic Council of the Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine


Scientific interests

Heterogeneous photochemistry: investigation of photoinduced electron transfer reactions and ensuing processes in heterogeneous photochemical systems on the basis of nanosize titania-silica photocatalysts (colloids, films and powders); synthesis and investigation of mesoporous mixed oxides – TiO2, TiO2/ZrO2, TiO2/SiO2, TiO2/Al2O3 and silica modified with organic sensitizer benzophenone, active in ecological photocatalysis. Photogeneration of stable noble metal (Ag, Au, Pd) nanoparticles in colloidal solutions and mesoporous SiO2 (TiO2) films.



1969-1974 - graduated from T.G. Shevchenko Kyiv State University, chemical department

1989 – PhD in Chemistry, specialty “physical chemistry” (candidate dissertation “Influence of metal (Al, Zr, Mn) doping in silica on electronic spectra of dyes adsorption complexes”) (in Russian)

2000 - Senior Researcher, specialty “physics and chemistry of surface”


Scientific work

Author of 150 scientific works including 5 chapters in books, 142 papers, 3 patents, supervisor of 3 PhDs.


Selected publications

N.P. Smirnova, E.V. Manuilov, A.M. Korduban, Yu.I. Gnatyuk, V.O. Kandyba, A.M. Eremenko, P.P. Gorbyk, A.P. Shpak. Design of TiO2-based films modified with Ag nanoparticles with controlled optical and photocatalytic properties // Nanomaterials and Supramolecular Structures / A.P. Shpak, P.P. Gorbyk (eds.). –Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2009. – P.131–144.

M.A. Zhukowsky, N.P. Smirnova, A.M. Eremenko, V.V. Shvalagin, A.L. Stroyuk, O.T. Lytvyn. Photocatalytic deposition of CdS, PbS and CuxS nanoparticles on the nanocrystalline TiO2 films // Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. – 2009. – V. 203. – P.137–144.

G.V. Krylova, Yu.I. Gnatyuk, N.P. Smirnova, A.M. Eremenko, V.M. Gunko. Ag nanoparticles deposited onto silica, titania and zirconia mesoporous films synthesized by sol-gel template method // J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. –2009. – V 50. – P.216–228

A.M. Eremenko, N.P. Smirnova, Yu.P. Mukha, H.R. Jashan Silver and gold nanoparticles insilica matrices: synthesis, properties and application // Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry – 2010. – V 46, N 2. – С. 67– 130.

A. Eremenko, N. Smirnova, Yu. Gnatiuk, O. Linnik, N. Vityuk, Yu. Mukha, A. Korduban. Silver and gold nanoparticles on sol-gel TiO2, ZrO2, SiO2 surfaces: optical spectra, photocatalytic activity, bactericide properties // Chapter in Book 3: Composite Materials. – 2011. – Р.2–32.



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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