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Prof. Zinfer R. Ismagilov

ISMAGILOV Zinfer Rishatovich
(15.10.1947, Bashkiria, Russia)


Head of Laboratory at Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk (since 1982)
Leading Scientist at Novosibirsk State University

Education, Scientific Degrees and Titles
Graduated form Novosibirsk state University, Chemistry (1969)
Candidate of Science (PhD), Institute of Catalysis, advisor G.K.Boreskov (1974)
Doctor of Science, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (1988)
Professor, Certificate from Russian State Attestation Commission (1991)
Corresponding Member of RAS (2011)


More than 680 publications including 161 papers in international peer reviewed Journals, citation index 1060, h-index 15. (20 July, 2010)

Teaching and research at Russian and Foreign Universities

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  • 1978-1979, Invited Scientist at Rice University, research project on tellurium nanoparticles in zeolite structure, dehydroaromatization, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 1977-1989, Lecturer, Associated Professor at chair of physical chemistry, Novosibirsk State University
  • 1979-1982, first Deputy Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences, Novosibirsk State University
  • 1992, NATO Professor Fellowship at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France
  • 1993, Invited Professor at Northwest University and Batelle, Pacific Northwest national Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Washington, USA
  • 2008, Lecture series for PhD course at Al-Farabi University, Almaty, kazakhstan
  • 2010, Lecture series for PhD course at Al-Farabi University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Main Research Areas

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Isotope Methods in Catalysis, Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions by Physical Methods, Catalysis for Environmental Protection, Catalysis for Hydrocarbon Processing and Coal Chemistry, Catalytic Hydrodesulfurization, Catalytic Combustion, Technology of Alumina Supports and Catalyst Production, Technology of Monolithic Supports and Catalysts, Processing of Mixed Organic Radioactive Wastes and Utilization of Propellants, Carbon Nanofibers and Nanotubes, Fuel Cell Catalysts, Catalytic Membranes and Microreactors, Nanosized Oxides and Metals in Catalysis and Nanobiomedical Applications.

Management of projects in frame of Russian State Federal Programs

  • Successfully acomplished State contracts № 046/264 (RAS), № 054 (RAS), № 02.435.11.5004 (Rosnauka)
  • Current State contracts № 02.512.11.2081, № 02.526.12.6003, № 9208.1007900.13.1100.

Mangement of International and Russian Networking Projects

  • 9 projects of International Science and Technology Center, ISTC
  • 7 projects of The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research,
  • 2 European projects COPERNICUS
  • 4 European projects INTAS
  • 3 projects of Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, NEDO
  • 10 grants of Russian Foundation for Basic Research, RFBR
  • More than 15 projects in the Program of Interdisciplinary and International Research of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences with institutes of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Graduate Advisor and Thesis advisor

  • Approximately 30 students for BS and MSc degrees.
  • Successfully defended 18 PhD and 2 Doctor of Sciences theses.
  • Currently 4 Doctor of Sciences and 2 PhD theses are ready for defense.
  • There are 3 undergraduate and 2 PhD students.


  • RAS Scientific Council in Catalysis
  • RAS Scientific Council in Chemistry of Solid Fossil Fuels and Renewable Hydrocarbons.
  • SB RAS Joint Scientific Council in Nanotechnologies and Informatics.
  • SB RAS Joint Scientific Council in Chemistry
  • Scientific Council of Boreskov Institute of Catalysis.
  • D 002.13.01 (1999-2004)

Editorial Boards

  • International Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Catalysis, Editor- in-Chief Istvan T.Horvath (2002)
  • Advisory Board, RSC Catalysis Book Series, Editor J James Spivey, 2008
  • Applied Catalysis B Environmental (1998-2002гг.)
  • Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal (since 2000 г.)
  • Combustion and Plasmochemistry, Almaty, in Russian (since 2003)
  • Guest Editor, Catalysis Today v. 51, issues 3-4, 1999
  • Guest editor, Catalysis Today v. 144, issues 3-4, 2009
  • Chemistry for Sustainable Development, Deputy Editor-in-Chief ( since 2009)
  • International Scientific Journal of Alternative Energy and Ecology ( since 2007)
  • Journal of Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, in Russian (since 2008)

Management of industrial commercialization

  • Monolithic supports and catalysts, 1990, Perm, Russia
  • Production of the catalyst for alkylation of benzene, 1992, Aktau, Kazakhstan
  • Demonstration plant for fluidized catalytic processing of liquid radioactive wastes, 1994-1996, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Catalytic heaters, 1992-2010, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Demonstration plant of hydrogen sulfide removal, 2005-2010, Bavly, Tatneft, Russia

International activities

Chairman and member of organizing committees and participation in numerous international conferences.

Plenary lecture, oral and poster presentations at International Congresses on Catalysis in Tokyo (1980), Calgary (1988), Budapest (1992), Baltimore (1996), Granada (2000), Paris (2004), Seoul (2008);

European Congresses on Catalysis in Maastricht (1995), Krakow (1997), Rimini (1999), Limerick (2001), Innsbruck (2003), Sofia (2005), Turku (2007), Salamanca (2009);

International and European Congresses on Environmental Catalysis in Pisa (1995), Miami (1998), Maiori (2001).

European Material Research Society (EMRS) and International Union of Material research societies (IUMRS) meetings and Conferences.

Invited opponent for thesis defense and member of PhD graduation committee of a number of foreign universities ( Utrecht, Twente, Turku, Oulu, Al-Ain etc.)

Invited for evaluation of projects and application forms of Western scientists for senior positions.

Approximately 50-60 lectures at Western Universities, National Laboratories of USA and R&D Centers of Industrial Companies.

Prizes and Awards

  • 1993 - Diploma of excellence of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1999, 2007 - Diploma of excellence of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1999 - Merited scientist of Russian Federation from President of Russia
  • 2005 - Academician Koptyug prize from Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1995, 2000 - Medals of All-Russian Science and Technology Exhibition
  • 1997 -Medal of Eureka Exhibition, Brussels
  • A number of awards of Russian Mendeleev Chemical Society

Business training

The Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) with Battelle, United States Department of Commerce, March – May 2003.

Business Communications and Marketing Skills, University of Arizona in Tucson and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), October 29- November 4, 2006.

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