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Andriy Grafov

Co-ordinator of Horizon 2020 MSCA-RISE-2016-734759 project acronym VAHVISTUS

  • Finland


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Curriculum vitae

GRAFOV Andriy                    


1. Scientific Degrees

University Degree (MSc)


T.G.Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine

Doctorate PhD (Chemistry)


Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry (IGIC)

of the Academy of Sciences of Ukrainian SSR, Kiev

Diploma issued by the Supreme Certifying Commission at the Council of Ministers of the USSR

Doctor of Chemical Sciences



V.I.Vernadskii IGIC of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine, Kiev

Diploma issued by the Supreme Certifying Commission

at the Council of Ministers of Ukraine 14.03.2001

2. Scientific Titles

Senior research scientist

since 1996

The Supreme Certifying Commission of Ukraine

Fellow (FRSC)

since 2002

The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Professeur des universités (qualified as)

since 2005

National Council of Universities (CNU, France)

Section 32: Inorganic, Organic, and Industrial Chemistry

3. PROFESSIONAL HISTORY : (most important posts and full-time positions)

since 2001                  Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at IGIC-NAS (Ukraine)

Positions at the IGIC-NAS (Kiev, Ukraine) in 1982 – 2001

PhD student (1982-1985), research chemist (1985-1988), junior scientist (1988), research scientist (1989), senior research scientist (1990-2001)

1997-2000                  Ukrainian Principal Investigator in an international cooperation project

INTAS-UA-95-210 (EU – Ukraine)

1998-2001      Ukrainian co-director of Joint Italo-Ukrainian Laboratory “Innovative Materials”

International full-time visiting positions

03.2004 – 05.2006

Visiting researcher (NATO) at the Laboratory of Macromolecular Chemistry and Advanced Organic Materials (LEMP-MAO) of the University of Montpellier 2, (Montpellier, France)

2001- 03.2004 and 05-08. 1996

Visiting Professor at E.Mano Institute of Macromolecules of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IMA-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

03.1999 – 01.2000     Guest Scientist (JSPS) at Muroran Institute of Technology (Hokkaido, Japan)

11.1997 – 01.1998     French Government fellow at the University of Montpellier 2 (France)

02 - 04 1995    Visiting researcher at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland)

1992 - 1994

Visiting Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Inorganic Technologies and Advanced Materials of the National Research Council (ICTIMA-CNR, Padua, Italy)

4. Supervised PhD -theses

1994 - 1998    L.I.Koval at the IGIC-NAS (Ukraine)

The PhD thesis of L.I.Koval won the Prize of the President of Ukraine to Young Scientist in 1999

5. pedagogical Ativities


"Bionanocomposites: fundamentals and application" course (135h, 5 cr.poits), at the University of Helsinki

since 2000

Consultant-member of the Council of Young Scientists of the IGIC-NAS, (Kiev, Ukraine)

1996 - 2003

Co-supervised Master of Chemical Engineering (Polymer Science and Technology) theses at the IMA-UFRJ (Brazil): C.L.Firme (2001 - 2003); Souza and D.E.B.Lopes (1996 - 1998).

since 1994

member of PhD student Examining Board  in Inorganic Chemistry and Foreign Language (IGIC-NAS, Ukraine)

since 1993

is regularly giving mini-courses and lectures on homo- and heterogeneous catalysis, chemistry of materials, nanocomposites, polymer chemistry, (Ukraine, Austria, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland)

1985 – 1990    President of the Council of Young Scientists at the IGIC-NAS, Ukraine

6. scientific expert positions

2009-2013                FP7, appointed scientific expert (EC-REA, Brussels, Belgium)

1998 - 2006    Expert of the International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union) (Brussels, Belgium)

7. research management and personnel administration, Grants

  • 5 Research Projects, visiting professor, responsible (Finland, France, Japan)
  • Ukrainian Principal Investigator of the International Project INTAS-UA-95-210 (EU-Ukraine);
  • Ukrainian co-Director of Joint Italo-Ukrainian Research Laboratory “Innovative Materials” (between the ICTIMA-CNR and the IGIC-NAS, 1998-2001).

The cooperation gave rise to 17 articles published in peer-reviewed journals,

2 defended PhD theses at the IGIC-NAS, and a number of reciprocal visits.

  • Research group head at the IGIC-NAS 1989-2001

8. international Activities

1992 - 1998

Member of the International Advisory Committee on Functionally Graded Materials


Member of the Editing Committee of the 3rd International Symposium on Structural and Functionally Gradient Materials - FGM’94 (Lausanne, Switzerland)


Invited lecturer at the Workshop on Inorganic Chemistry (Chemistry of Materials section) at the Institute of Chemistry –UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)


Invited lecturer at the 42nd Brazilian Congress of Chemistry (9-13.09.2002, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; invited by Brazilian Association of Chemistry)

2005 and 2008

Member of the Local Organising Committee of STEPI-7 and 8 (7th and 8th European Technical Symposiums on Polyimides and High Performance Functional Polymers), Montpellier, France

Prepared and promoted the Agreements on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the home Institute (the IGIC-NAS, Kiev, Ukraine) and the ICTIMA-CNR (Padua, Italy), signed in 1993, renewed in 1997; and between the IGIC-NAS and the University of Montpellier 2 (Montpellier, France), signed in 1998, renewed 2000.

2012 - 2016

Co-ordinator of FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2011-295262 project acrconym VAIKUTUS (2012-2016)

9. Actual research subjects and subjects under development

  • Knowledge-based multifunctional nanocomposite inorgano-bioorganic materials

Design, synthesis in-situ, characterisation, and application:

ü      Nanobiocomposites for in-vitro diagnostics and targeted drug delivery

ü      Nanocomposite biocompatible and biodegradable materials

ü      Nanocomposite inorgano-bioorganic hydrogels for tissue engineering applications

  • Natural biopolymers and natural bioactive compounds for nanocomposite development
    • Polymers with tailor-made chain microstructure via coordination polymerisation; Biocompatible/biodegradable polymers
    • Chemistry of multifunctional coordination compounds and inorganic materials: layered double hydroxides

10. Assessment of theses

2003    Member of the Examining Board

Defence of a thesis for Master of Chemical Engineering (Polymer Science and Technology) degree by C.L. Firme “Olefin polymerisation with metallocenes modified by alcohols” at IMA-FURJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12.08.2003


Member of the Specialised Scientific Council D 26.218.01 at the SCC of Ukraine on defences of theses for the scientific degrees of PhD and DrSc (Chem), Kiev, Ukraine.

The Council worked at the IGIC-NAS and was authorised to award the scientific degrees of PhD and Doctor of Chemical Sciences in Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Electrochemistry.

2000    Official opponent at the defence of a PhD thesis by O.V.Kravchenko at L.V.Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine, 10.10.2000.

14.Language abilities

Mother tongues:                                   Russian and Ukrainian

Fluent (speaking, writing, reading):       English, Finnish, French, Italian, and Portuguese

Reading and communication:                Spanish, Catalan, German, and Slavic languages

15. Participation in professional societies

since 2002       Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC

since 1982       Member of Ukrainian Chemical Society

(before 1991, D.I.Mendeleev Chemical Society of the USSR)

16. Honors and Awards

1995 - 1996                Laureate of the Award of the President of Ukraine to Young Scientist

Fields of Science

  • 116 Chemical sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.