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Valerij Gurin


Leading Researcher
PhD (Chemistry)

Department: Laboratory of nanochemistry
Phone: +375 (17) 209-51-99


  • h-index (Scopus) –  23
  • h-index (Web of Science) – 21
  • h-index (РИНЦ) – 23
  • h-index (Google Scholar) – 7

1984 – Chemical Department of Belarusian State University,
1989 – Postgraduate courses at Chemical Department of Belarusian State University.

Since 1989 – in the Research Institute for Physical Chemical Problems of Belarusian State University at the positions from junior researcher up to leading researcher (present position).
Current research activity:

Physico-chemistry of nanomaterials (nanocomposites of various composition, sol-gel films and glasses, carbon structures, vitreous chalcogenide semiconductors, etc.), metal and semiconductor clusters, optics of nanostructures, physics and chemistry of surface. Quantum-chemical calculations of inorganic clusters and carbon nanostructures.
Main achievements:

  • Original protocol of the sol-gel process to produce film and glassy silica-based materials with nanoparticles of copper and copper compounds for design of non-linear optical elements.
  • Quantum-chemical approaches of ab initio calculations for a series of systems with metal and semiconductor clusters and endohedral fullerenes. The calculation results demonstrate the trends in properties variation of the clusters from molecular forms through bulk solids with increase of atom numbers. The data are in consistence with experimental optical features.

 International scientific projects:

  • International Science Foundation, 1993-1995
  • Volkswagen Foundation, 1997-1999.
  • INTAS-funded projects, 1998-1999, 2004-2006
  • Projects of Belarusian Fundamental Research Foundation with partners of Ukraine and Russia
  • More than 300 works have been published in total. About 150 papers are in reviewed foreign, Russian and Belarusian journals.

 Selected publications:

  1. Gurin V. X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy study of the novel plasmonic optical materials with copper selenide nanoparticles. // SSRN online research platfrorm. (Nov. 10, 2023). 17 pages. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.4622442. 
  2. Gurin V.S., Alexeenko A.A.  Structural studies of the silica sol-gel glasses doped with copper selenide nanoparticles with plasmonic resonance absorption // Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics. Internet-arxiv (USA). 2022, 16 pages. DOI: 10.48550/arxiv.2211.14166
  3. Rutkauskas A.V., Gorshkova Y.E., Gurin V.S., Kichanov S.E., Kozlenko D.P., Alexeenko A.A. Investigation of Silicate Sol–Gel Glass Doped with Cu2Se and Eu Nanoparticles by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering and Atomic-Force Microscopy // Journal of Surface Investigation (2022). 16 (6). pp. 1094–1100. DOI: 10.1134/S1027451022060507
  4. Gurin V.S., Rutkauskas A.V., Gorshkova Yu.E., Kichanov S.E., Alexeenko A.A., Kozlenko D.P. Structural studies of the sol-gel glasses with copper selenide nanoparticles by SANS technique. // 2021. 7 pages DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2112.01022.
  5. Gurin V.S. Calculation of the Electronic Structure and Optical Absorption of the Ligated Magic-Size Clusters with CdsSen Core // Internet-archives (USA). 2020. [physics.chem-ph], 12 pages. //
  6. Gurin V.S. Calculation of lead chalcogenide clusters by the DFT and TDDFT methods. // LIX Int. Corresp. Sci. Pract. Conf. “Eur. Res. Innov. Sci. Educ. Technol. Jan. 9-10, 2020, London, UK, P. 5-7. (ISBN 978-1-948507-04-2)
  7. Gurin V.S.,Alexeenko A.A. Optical Features of the Silica Sol-Gel Derived Glasses Doped with Copper Selenide   Nanoparticles // International Journal of Nanoscience. 2019. Vol. 18. № 3/4. P. 1940021. DOI: 10.1142/S0219581X19400210
  8. Gurin V.S. DFT and TDDFT calculation of lead chalcogenide clusters up to (PbX)32. // Internet-archives (USA).  2018. [cond-mat.mess-hall], 5 pages.  //
  9. Gurin V.S., Rachkovskaya G.E., Zakharevich G,B., Kichanov S.E., Gorshkova Yu.E.  Structural features of PbSe nanoparticles produced within the silicate glasses // Internet-Archives (USA). 2017. 1712:03426 [cond-mat.mess-hall], 10 pages.
  10. Antanovich A., Achtstein A.W., Matsukovich A., Prudnikau A., Bhaskar P., Gurin V., Molinari M., Artemyev M. A strain-induced exciton transition energy shift in CdSe nanoplatelets: The impact of an organic ligand shell  // Nanoscale. 2017. Vol. 9. P. 18042-18053.
  11. Shpotyuk M., Hyla M., Shpotyuk O., Gurin  V.  Radiation-induced bond switching in chalcogenide semiconductor glasses from first-principles quantum-chemical calculations: On the role of dipole-type charged coordination defects //Computational Materials Science. 2016. Vol. 113. P. 112-116.
  12.  Antanovich A.V., Prudnikau A.V., Gurin V.S., Artemyev M.V.. Cd/Hg Cationic Substitution in Magic-Sized CdSe Clusters: Optical Characterization and Theoretical Studies // Chemical Physics.  2015. Vol.455. P.32-40. 
  13. Gurin V., Shpotyuk O., Boyko V.  Calculation of small arsenic and antimony chalcogenide clusters with an application to vitreous chalcogenide structure // Internet-Archives (USA). 2015. 1512.00246 [physics.chem-ph], 6 pages.
  14. Ramirez-Camacho M.C., Tuzovskaya I., Bogdanchikova N., Pestryakov A., Susarrey-Arce A., Gurin V.The influence of the peptide molar ratios on the functionalization of gold nanoparticles // Advanced Materials Research. 2014. Vol.872.  P. 94-105. 
  15. Gurin V.S., Korolkov M.V.  Ab initio Calculation of Dipole Moments and Transition Dipole Moments of HCl+ and HBr+ Molecular Ions  / Internet-Archuves (USA). 2014.  1412.5999 [physics.chem-ph], 8 pages.
  16. Yeshchenko O.A., Bondarchuk I.S., Gurin V.S., Dmitruk I.M., Kotko A.V. Temperature dependence of the surface plasmon resonance in gold nanoparticles // Surface Science. 2013. Vol. 608. P.275-281.
  17. Petranovskii V. , Stoyanov E., Gurin V., Katada N., Hernandez M.-A., Avalos M., Pestryakov A., Chavez Rivas F., Zamorano Ullo R., Portilloh R.  Formation of copper nanoparticles in mordenites with variable SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratios under redox treatments // Revista Mexicana de Fisica. 2013. Vol. 59. № 2. P. 170-185. 
  18. Loiko P.A., Rachkovskaya G.E., Zakharevich G.B., Gurin V.S., Gaponenko M.S., Yumashev K.V. Optical properties of novel PbS and PbSe quantum-dot-doped alumino-alkali-silicate glasses // J. Non-Crystalline Solids. 2012. Vol. 358. № 15. P. 1840-1845.
  19. Samoylenko S.A., Kichanov S.E., Kozlenko D.P., Belushkin A.V., Haramus V.M., Trusova E.E., Shevchenko G.P., Gurin V.S., Bulavin L.A., Rakhmanov S.K., Savenko B.N.  The studies of nanoparticles formed in silicate glasses doped by cerium and titanium oxides by means of small angle neutron scattering // Journal of Physics: Conf. Ser. 2012. Vol.351. №1. P.012017. 
  20. Gurin V.S., Korolkov M.V., Matulis V.E.  SAC-CI Calculation of a Series of the Lowest 2-Pi-States of HCl+ and HBr+ Ions //  Internet-Archives (USA). 2012. arXiv:1202.6220v1 [physics.chem-ph], 8 pages.
  21. Smolentseva E., Gurin V., Petranovskii V. Self-assembly of size-selected clusters and nanoparticles of Cu, Ag and Au in mordenite matrix // Revista Mexicana de Ingeniera Qumica. 2012. Vol. 11. № 3. P. 469-474
  22. Gurin V.S., Alexeenko A.A., Kaparikha A.V. Fabrication and optical features of the sol-gel derived silica glasses doped with copper oxide nanoparticles and europium // Materials Letters. 2011. Vol. 65. № 15-16.  P. 2442-2444.