Andrey was born and raised in Russia. He obtained his Dipl. Chem. degree (with excellence) from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) in 2004. In 2010, he received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Brock University (Canada) under the supervision of Prof. Georgii Nikonov working on synthesis and catalytic applications of Group 4 transition metal imido complexes and the investigation of mechanistic aspects of hydrosilylation and hydroboration catalysis mediated by these compounds. Following his graduate studies, Andrey was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the research group of Prof. Warren Piers at the University of Calgary (Canada), where he continued to work in the field of transition metal catalysis (photoinduced olefin metathesis) and materials chemistry (design of Photo Lewis Acid Generators - PhLAGs for applications in catalysis and advanced photolithography) in collaboration with the Intel Corporation (USA). In 2013, Andrey moved to Germany and worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) at BASF SE investigating the catalytic synthesis of acrylates from carbon dioxide and olefins and Z-selective olefin cross-metathesis. Andrey joined Nazarbayev University as faculty member in January 2015. 

Education and Appointments:

  • Dipl. Chem., 2004: Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)

  • Ph. D. Chemistry, 2010: Brock University (Canada) with Prof. Georgii Nikonov

  • Postdoctoral Associate, 2010-2013: University of Calgary (Canada) with Prof. Warren Piers

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014: Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa), BASF SE (Germany)

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 01/2015-07/2022: Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

  • Principal Investigator, 2018-present: The Environment and Resource Efficiency Cluster (EREC), Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, 08/2022-present: Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan)

Awards and Scholarships/Fellowships:

  • "Chembridge" Corporation Scholarship: 2003, MSU, Moscow, Russia

  • Diploma with Excellence and Gold Medal: 2004, MSU, Moscow Russia

  • Swedish Institute Scholarship: 2005, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Dean of Graduate Studies Spring Research Fellowship: 2008, BU, St. Catharines, Canada

  • Gordon R. Finlay Scholarship: 2008, BU, St. Catharines, Canada

  • Gail I. Neff Award - Chemistry Demonstrator of the Year: 2008, BU, St. Catharines, Canada

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS): 2009-2010, BU, St. Catharines, Canada

  • Distinguished Graduate Student Award: 2011, BU, St. Catharines, Canada

  • Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Award - Leader of Science (highly cited article in chemistry): 2019, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Teaching: General Chemistry I (BSc), General Chemistry I Lab (BSc), General Chemistry II Lab (BSc), Organic Chemistry I Lab (BSc), Organic Chemistry II Lab (BSc), Research Methods (BSc), Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (BSc), Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab (BSc), Molecular Design and Synthesis (BSc), Applied Homogeneous Catalysis (BSc), Inorganic Structures and Reaction Mechanisms (MSc), Selected Topics in Chemistry (MSc), Directed Research in Chemistry (MSc), Hot Topics in Chemistry (MSc/PhD), Modern Inorganic Chemistry (PhD).