St. Petersburg State University Department of Chemistry

Division of General and Inorganic Chemistry

Luminescent Transition Metal Complexes Group

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Sergey P. Tunik,
Doctor of Science,
July 2006, St Petersburg University

Born: December 27, 1951

Scientific field and expertise
Coordination chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Nano-scale molecular assemblies, Photophysics of luminescent organometallic complexes, Application of luminescent complexes in bioimaging, biosensing and biomedicine

Scopus ID 7003716504
ORCID 0000-0002-9431-0944

Ph.D. in Chemistry, November 1977, Leningrad State University
Diploma Work (Graduate Research) in Physical Chemistry, May 1973, Leningrad State University (1968-1973)
School with Advanced Learning in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics attached to Leningrad State University (1966-1968)


2007 - present, Full Professor, Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, St Petersburg University
2010 - 2016, Vice Rector for Research of St. Petersburg State University
1998 - 2007, Associate Professor, Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, St Petersburg University
1983 - 1998, Senior Researcher, Chemistry Institute, St Petersburg University
1981 - 1983, Junior Researcher, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences


2004, Visiting Professor, University of Osaka-City, Department of Material Sciences, Osaka, Japan
2002, Visiting Professor, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, Lecture course "Dark and photochemical reactivity of transition metal clusters" for graduate students
1999, 2000, 2001, Visiting Research Professor, University of Lund, Inorganic Chemistry I, "Study of conjugated diyne cyclization on the surface of the osmium trinuclear clusters"
1998, Visiting Research Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry, "Study of kinetics and mechanisms of rhodium carbonyl clusters reactions"
1997, 1998, Honorary Fellow at Inorganic Chemistry Department of the University of Liverpool, "Multinuclear NMR study of solution structure and intramolecular dynamics of the phosphine substituted rhodium clusters"


2021, St Petersburg Government Awards for Outstanding Scientific Results in Science and Technology, Mendeleev Prize, nomination "Chemical Science"
2018, St Petersburg University Prize for Distinguished Research of 2012-2016 "Phosphorescent transition metal complexes, new approaches to the synthesis and application"
2014, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Eastern Finland


Grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic research 11-03-92010, Heterometallic supramolecular complexes of the copper subgroup metals: synthesis, photophysical properties and application in molecular imaging and electroluminescence technology, 2011-2013
Grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic research 13-00-40342-К, Development of original methods to study cell structures using a novel class of triplet luminophors based on polynuclear transition metal complexes, 2013-2014
Grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic research 14-03-00970, Metal-organophosphorus luminophores for controllable light generation, 2014-2016
Grant of the Russian Science Foundation 16-43-03003, Luminescent transition metal complexes based on a novel class fluorescent ligands; synthesis, photophysics and prospective applications, in collaboration with Professor Pi-Tai Chou National Taiwan University, 2016-2018
Grant of the Russian Science Foundation 19-13-00132, Design, synthesis and application of novel luminescent sensors for functional bioimaging based on phosphorescent transition metal complexes, 2019-2021

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