Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry


MSc, PhD (both from Moscow State University)

Academic Background

Teaching Lab Supervisor and Manager, Department of Chemistry, Oxford (2005-2018)

Senior Departmental Research Officer, Department of Chemistry, Oxford (2005-2015)

Stipendiary Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at St. Hilda's, Somerville, St.Anne’s, Oriel colleges and St. Edmund Hall (2007-2019)

Senior Research Associate at Cardiff University (1996-2004)

Senior Scientist at A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia (1987-1996)

Lecturer at Moscow State University, Russia (1982-1987)

Undergraduate Teaching

I cover all aspects of the Inorganic Chemistry undergraduate course at Oxford.

Research Interests

Functional materials for energy storage and energy conversion, electronic materials, sustainable energy, hydrogen economy, new catalysts for carbon dioxide conversion and utilisation.

Selected Recent Publications

B. Liu,D.R. Slocombe, J. Wang, A. Al-Dwsari, S. Gonzalez-Cortes, J. Arden, V.L. Kuznetsov, H. Al-Megren, M. Al-Kinany, T. Xiao,P.P. Edwards. Microwaves effectively examine the extent and type of coking over acid zeolite catalysts. Nature Comm, 2017, Vol. 8, art. 514.

Z. Zhang, T. Xiao, H. Al-Megren, S. Aldrees, M. Al-Kinany, V. L. Kuznetsov, M. L. Kuznetsov, P. P. Edwards. Hydrogen bonds between methanol and the light liquid olefins 1-pentene and 1-hexene: from application to fundamental science. Chem. Comm. 2017, Vol.53, pp.4026–4029.

A. T. Vai, N. Rashidi, Y. Fang, V. L. Kuznetsov, P. P. Edwards. Contrasting the grain boundary-affected performance of zinc and indium oxide transparent conductors. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 2016. Vol. 28, 224003.

V.L. Kuznetsov, A.T. Vai, M. Al-Mamouri, J.S. Abell, M. Pepper, P.P. Edwards. Electronic transport in highly conducting Si-doped ZnO thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, Vol. 107, No 23, 232103.

N. Rashidi, A.T. Vai, V.L. Kuznetsov, J.R. Dilworth, P.P. Edwards. Origins of conductivity improvement in fluoride-enhanced silicon doping of ZnO films. Chem. Comm. 2015, Vol.51, pp.9280–9283.

B. Liu, L. France, C. Wu, Z. Jiang, V. L. Kuznetsov, H. Al-Megren, M. Al-Kinany, S. A. Aldrees, T. Xiao, P. P. Edwards. Methanol-to-hydrocarbons conversion over MoO3/H-ZSM-5 catalysts prepared via lower temperature calcination: a route to tailor the distribution and evolution of promoter Mo species, and their corresponding catalytic properties. Chemical Science. 2015, Vol. 6, pp. 5152 – 6163.

D. R. Slocombe, V. L. Kuznetsov, W. Grochala, R. J. P. Williams, P. P. Edwards. Superconductivity in transition metals. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2015, Vol. 373, 20140476.

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