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Professor Dimitry Mustafin Ideas Activities
  • Professor, Russian University of Chemical Technology of Mendeleev
    Russian Federation, Moscow
  • Email
    Tel +007 903167 74 44
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
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    Russian University of Chemical Technology of Mendeleev
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    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Ozerkovskaya nab.48/50, kv.59

Technology 113054 Moscow

Miusskaya Sq. 9 Tel.Fax. +007 495 959 24 83 125190 Moscow e-mail:

Tel. +007 499 978 78 58

Mob. +007 903 167 74 44

Fax. +007 495 959 24 83

Current Position

Chief Scientist; Professor; Department of Problems of Sustainable Development

Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology.

Research interests: analytical, physical, inorganic, quantum, structural chemistry, history of science, problems of sustainable development.

Faculty Research and Teaching

1975 -1981. Scientist, Dep. of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Saratov State University.

1981 -1982 Associate Professor of Inorganic and General Chemistry; Saratov State University 1982 -1997 Vice-Dean of the General Sciences Faculty, Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology

1987 -1994 Vice-Director for Research; General and Inorganic Chemistry Department of the Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology.

1982 -2003 Senior Scientist; Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry,

Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology.

2006 Chief Scientist, Professor, Department os Sustainable Development,

Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology..

During the work at Saratov State University and at Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology was involved in supervision of 4 Ph.D and 24 MS thesis's, teaching in the following courses: General Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical - Chemical Methods of Investigation of Complexes, Rare Earth Elements, General Engineering Practice in Chemical Factories and Plants, Methods of Teaching of Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, History of Chemistry, Problems of Sustainable Development.

Doctoral Research

1981 Defended the Ph.D. Thesis “Physical-Chemical Investigation of Cetylpyridinium Chloride and the Products of its Interactions with Xanthene Derivatives and Rare Earth Ele-ments.” This work investigated the interactions of cetylpyridinium chloride and xanthene com-pounds with rare earth elements. The products of these interactions were characterized experi-mentally (potentiometry, spectroscopy, proton nuclear magnetic resonance, turbidity) and theo-retically (CNDO/2, theoretical structural analysis by approximation of atom-atom potentials, electrostatic fields). There was developed a new and simple spectrophotometric method of de-termination of Pr and Sm in magnetic alloys.

2003 Defended the Doctor of Chemical Sciences Thesis “The problems of Solubility of Alkali Metal Sulfates in unaqueous and mixed solutions.” (Russian degree, higher than Ph.D., re-ceived by ~5% of Ph.D). This work investigated the solubility of alkali metal sulfates in for-mamide, dimethylformamide, dimethylsulfoxide, dimethoxiethan and their mixtures with water at different temperatures. The values of solubility were measured for the first time and 11 new compounds were isolated from the solvents. The thermodynamic characteristic of dissolution were calculated on the basis of calorimetric and solubility experiments.

University Education

1976 Defended the Diploma Thesis“Synthesis and Investigation of Interactions of Rare Earth Elements with Polyoxybenzoic Acid”. In this work were synthesized gallates and rezor-silates of La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho,Er, Tu, Yb and Lu. The products were charac-terized by spectroscopy and elemental analysis.

1974-1976 Received the Lenin Scholarship for Outstanding Achievements. (~0.5% of all USSR students).

1971-1976 Student of Chemical Faculty of Saratov State University, simultaneously studied at the Faculty of Math. Received The Red University Degree for excellent (top) marks in all humanities, social and natural sciences. (~5% of all USSR students.)


More than 140 publications, including books and articles in major Russian and International journals. The author and the editor of the “Solubility Data Series” for Pergamon Press according to the Solubility Data Project of IUPAC Commission on Solubility Data.

International Experience

1992 Training Supervisor, Delta Environmental Analytical Lab., Milan, Italy, had been carry-ing out analysis of water, gas, metals, refuses and drugs, using various equipment: Ultraviolet / Visible Spectrophotometers (Perkin Elmer Lambda 1, Philips Pye PU 8800),Gas Chromato-graphs (Perkin Elmer Sigma GC, S - 110), Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, (Perkin Elmer 1100B), Gas analyzers "Testo term testo 33" (Italy).

1986/1992 Work at the Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the State University of Milan (Italy) on the joint project “Investigation of Structural and Thermodynamic Characteristics of Organic Solvents and their Solutions”.

Participated in 35 international conferences.


Fluent in English and Italian (reading, writing, speaking). Qualified as a professional translator for English and Italian.

1986 Student at the University of Perugia, Italian Language Department, Italy.

1995/1997 Student at the Abbey School for the English Languages, London, England. Passed the University of Cambridge First Certificate in English Examination.

Personal/Early Education

Born June 26,1954 in Saratov in Central Russia. Completed High School with excellent marks for all subjects, earning a Gold Medal from the Ministry of Education of Russia (awarded to top 2% of all students).

Wife - Mustafina, Irina, Ph.D., Editor at the National TV company "NTV".

Daughter - Mustafina Maria, born in 1983, medical doctor at Russian Hematological Center of Russian Academy of Sciences..