Sir George Stokes Award 2015 Winner


Professor Sergei Kazarian
Professor Sergei Kazarian
Imperial College London

 

Awarded for his outstanding, sustained contributions to spectrochemical analysis via the development of ATR-FTIR spectroscopic imaging

 

 

 

 


About the Winner


Sergei G. Kazarian is a Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He is also a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

His scientific research began in Armenia using infrared spectroscopy to study matrix isolation of weak complexes of CO2 with metal atoms. The further development of this technique involved the use of liquefied noble gases as novel solvents for chemistry and spectroscopy, the topic of his PhD in 1983-1987 (in Moscow at the Academy of Sciences). He worked as a research fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA on applications of FTIR spectroscopy to studies of molecular interactions and the processing of polymeric materials with supercritical CO2. He joined Imperial College London in 1998 and was promoted to Professor in 2006. 

Professor Kazarian has published over 200 articles and reviews in leading scientific journals and presented his research in spectroscopic imaging at the Royal Society's 350th Anniversary Summer Science Exhibition in 2010. He is an Associate Editor of Applied Spectroscopy. His research encompasses the fields of vibrational spectroscopy, supercritical fluids, intermolecular interactions, ionic liquids, forensics and polymeric materials. His current research interests include applications of FTIR spectroscopic imaging and confocal Raman microscopy, including tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, to materials characterisation. He developed ATR-FTIR spectroscopic imaging into a powerful analytical tool for analysis of materials and biomedical samples, and for studies of dynamic systems, such as tablet dissolution and drug release.


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