Prof. Gun’kos research group works in the areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Science of Materials and Nanotechnology. The main research interests and activities are: quantum dots for biomedical and photonic applications, chemical functionalisation of carbon nanotubes, magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic liquids for MRI, catalysis and drug delivery.
Prof. Yurii Gun’ko graduated from the Chemistry Department of Moscow State University in 1987. He received his PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Moscow State University in 1990. Then he worked as a Lecturer in Chemistry in Belorussian Institute of Technology (Belarus). In 1994 he took up a postdoctoral position in the group of Professor M.F. Lappert in the University of Sussex (UK). In 1995 he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and worked in the University of Magdeburg (Germany) with Professor F. T. Edelmann. Subsequently he returned to the University of Sussex. In 1999 Prof Gun’ko moved to the Chemistry Department of Trinity College Dublin to take up the position of Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry. Currently he works as an Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry.