The Reaxys Award Russia 2019 was given to 12 Russian scientists in the field of chemistry and material sciences. Elsevier, an information analytics business that specializes in science and medicine, and the Mendeleyev Russian Chemical Society announced the winners of the Reaxys Award Russia 2019 at the XXI Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry. Among the winners in the field of chemistry and material sciences are Lyubov Bulusheva, Chief Research Fellow at the NSU Department of Natural Sciences (DNS). She received the award for her significant contribution to development work on “Graphene; Carbon Nanotubes; Nanotubes.” In addition, Maxim Sokolov, Professor at the Inorganic Chemistry Section at the NSU DNS, and DNS researcher Sergei Adonin were recognized for their significant contribution to the development of “Ligands; Crystal Structure; Organometallics”.
Bulusheva talked about the Award,
Receiving this prize is an important event in the life of any researcher. For me, it was a surprise to win in the “significant contribution to the development of the science of carbon materials, including graphene and carbon nanotubes” category because I know at least a dozen Russian scientists who are enthusiastically and very productively working in this field of research.
The Award was established to promote and popularize science, encourage outstanding scientists in the field of chemistry and material sciences, and increase qualitative and quantitative indicators for scientific activity.
Winners are selected based on the contribution of an individual author to the development of national science as measured by the number of published scientific articles and their citations in international journals and the world science weight of the author’s research in the field of chemistry and material sciences. World science weight is determined by objective scientometrics and the Scopus database, as well as the complexity of the experiment and the contribution of the solution to national problems as determined by an authoritative jury selected from members of the Mendeleyev Russian Chemical Society.
The high appraisal of the research my colleagues and I conducted at the NSU Carbon Nanomaterials Laboratory and the Laboratory of Physico-Chemistry of Nanomaterials at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, shows that we have chosen the right direction and are doing essential work. Our research is devoted to the development of methods for the synthesis and chemical modification of new carbon nanostructures to obtain functional materials that have promising applications in electronics, as gas sensors, and for energy. The establishment of the fundamental dependencies synthesis, structure, characteristics is carried out using X-ray spectroscopy methods, including synchrotron radiation sources, and modern quantum-chemical approaches.