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Associated Prof. D. Sc., PhD

Alexander S. Shaplov

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Senior researcher, Deputy chairman of the Young Scientific Council at  INEOS RAS

Field of knowledge, speciality:

advanced polymer materials: proton-, electronic- and ionic conducting polymers, high performance polymers, conjugated polymers, cross-linked polymers, interpenetrating polymer networks, polymeric Ionic Liquids, functional polymer materials for Li batteries, solar cells, fuel cells, gas separation membranes and electrochromic devices.

polymer synthesis: polycondensation, polymerization, ROMP, cyclopolymerization, electropolymerization, vapor phase polymerization, polycyclodehydratation, etc. Chemistry of macromolecular compounds.

Associated Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Shaplov is an author of 45 papers in peer reviewed journals (including 2 reviews), 4 patents, 2 book chapters, 32 posters and 40 oral lectures (included 9 invited talks) on Russian and International conferences.


Doctor of Science degree in macromolecular chemistry (D. Sc.; Dr. habil.; HDR), A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds Russian academy of sciences (INEOS RAS)

Thesis Title: Utilization of Ionic Liquids in polymer synthesis and multi component polymer materials


 Associate Professor degree in macromolecular chemistry, A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds Russian academy of sciences (INEOS RAS)
2005 PhD in macromolecular chemistry, A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds Russian academy of sciences (INEOS RAS)

Thesis Title: Condensation polymers synthesis in Ionic Liquids. Supervisor: Professor Ya. S. Vygodskii
Engineer's degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in chemical technology of high molecular weight compounds (Speciality: organoelement and inorganic polymer technology), D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Engineering of Russia, awarded diploma with  distinction (all subjects A)

Thesis Title: Synthesis, investigation and application of Ionic Liquids in polycondensation. Supervisors: Professor V. V. Kireev and Professor Ya. S. Vygodskii
1995  V. G. Belinskii High school 19, Moscow, Russia

Awarded a State silver medal (A-levels: Chemistry A, Maths A, Physics A)


A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds Russian academy of sciences

2009-till presentSenior researcher position
2005    Researcher position
Junior researcher position
Senior laboratory assistant

Research and teaching experience:


Senior Researcher at A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds RAS, Moscow, Russia

Implementation of subsequent diploma, PhD and Doctor of Science theses. The study of novel methods for polymer formulation, obtaining of practical experience in the basic methods of organic synthesis, various polymerization and polycondensation reactions. Polycondensation catalysis. Implementation of Ionic Liquids as solvents, catalysts, fillers and modifying agents in polymers and materials chemistry. Synthesis of high performance polymers including polyimides, polyamides, poly(1,3,4-oxadiazole)s, poly(1,2,4-triazole)s, etc. having tailored structures and properties, namely, thermal, electric, film forming, solubility, etc. Fabrication of polymer membranes for fuel sells, solar cells, Li batteries, etc. Polyelectrolytes synthesis and characterization. Preparation of various cross-linked networks, including interpenetrating networks, ionic ones in particular. Development of polymeric ionic liquids and materials on their basis as solid polyelectrolytes. INTAS (Independent International Association formed by the European Community), RFBR (Russian Foundation for Basic Research), OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), SNCF (Swiss National Science Foundation), FP7 (European 7th Framework Program, Marie Curie action), Foundation for Russian Science Assistance grants executor.
Invited associated professor (Maitres de conferences et professeurs(MCF)) and further invited professor at University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy (Paris), France, Laboratoire de Physico-chimie des Polymères et des Interfaces (LPPI), Prof. Frederic Vidal and Prof. Dominique Teyssié

Investigation and synthesis of ionic IPNs (interpenetrated networks) and semi-IPNs based on various ionic monomers, poly(ethyleneglycol)(di)methacrylates, polybutadienes, polyepoxides or nitrile butadiene rubber via polymerization/polycondensation (polyaddition) process. Detailed study of the obtained films, including their ionic conductivity, thermal properties, interaction with Li salts, electrochemical windows, application as membrane separators in Li batteries, etc. (FP7, European 7th Framework Program, Marie Curie action, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES, project no. 318873 «IONRUN») and sponsorship of Université de Cergy Pontoise).
Invited scientist at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine and Pharmacobiology (LMRP), PD Dr. Christine Wandrey, MER

 Study of properties of different linear polymeric ionic liquids (PILs) including investigation of their molar mass by sedimentation-diffusion analysis, partial specific volume and ionic conductivity in solution.
2007   Invited scientist at Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification, Leipzig, Germany, Prof. M.R. Buchmeiser’s group

Investigation of ionic 1,6-heptadiyne cyclopolymerization in traditional organic solvents and in ionic liquids by use of various Ru- and Mo-based catalysts. Synthesis of novel conjugated polymers, and new organometallic catalysts. (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG project No BU 2174/5-1).
2006  PostDoc Fellow at Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification, Leipzig, Germany, Prof. M.R. Buchmeiser’s group

Synthesis of polymers by ring opening metathesis (ROMP) techniques. Development of synthetic approaches to high molecular weight polynorbornenes, elaboration of new highly conductive materials (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG project No 436 RUS 17/15/06).


Fellow at NATO Advanced Study Institute (NeMeTOC) // “New methodologies and techniques in organic chemistry: sustainable development in a secure environment”, Certosa di Pontignano (Siena), Italy, Prof. Alessandro Mordini

Studying of the new methods and techniques in organic chemistry which are presently available to achieve the goal of chemicals production in a secure environment. Investigation of the latest methods and techniques, both in academic and in industrial research, which allow rendering of more benign processes, thus decreasing the probability of social risks.
Teaching Assistant in cooperative education program between D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Engineering of Russia and A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds RAS, Moscow, Russia

Teaching and organizing of practical work in macromolecular chemistry course, edition of methodical books.

Academic honors:

S.V. Lebedev’s Award presented by Russian Academy of Sciences for outstanding work in the field of chemistry and technology of synthetic rubber and other synthetic polymers;
Gold medal from the XI International saloon of industrial properties “Archimed-2008” in the nomination of “Invention, industrial samples, trade marks” for the scientific work “Ionic Liquids in polymer synthesis”;
Academia Europaea’s Award (The Academy of Europe) for young Russian scientists in chemistry field, prize-winner of the 14th competition (;
Awarded by a prize “Best Russian Paper in Polymer Science-2004” from “Nauka/Interperiodica” publishing house (Pleiades Publishing Inc., New York, USA);
2005-09Three personal grants from President of Russian Federation for young outstanding PhD scientists;
2001Awarded diploma with a distinction (all subjects A) from D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Engineering of Russia;
Was honored five times (1996-2001) by special scholarships of Academic Council from D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Engineering of Russia;
1995Awarded with a State silver medal at V. G. Belinskii High school №19.

Professional societies:

American Chemical Society (full member since 2012).

Professional activities:

Institute service

2009-14            Vice-chairman of Young Scientific Council at INEOS RAS

2005-09            President of Young Scientific Council at INEOS RAS

Organization of conferences

Chair, "Polymers and Ionic Liquids”, EUPOC 2013, Gargnano, Lago di Garda, Ita-ly, 1-5 September, 2013
Organizing Committee, "Modern trends in organoelement and polymer chemis-try", International conference dedicated to 50th anniversary of INEOS RAS, Moscow, Russia, May,30 – June, 4 2004

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