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  • About Konstantin Bukhryakov (pronounced buh-ri-kov)

    Konstantin Bukhryakov was born in Tyumen, the town in West Siberia, Russia. He obtained his B.S. degree in 2006 from the Tyumen State University.

    After graduation he moved to Moscow, Russia where he held a position Research Scientist in Chemical Diversity Research Institute (CDI, a subsidiary of ChemDiv, a contract research organization with headquarters in San Diego, CA). He worked on projects for Novartis, Merck, Abbott, Eli Lilly, and others developing essential synthetic strategies towards the clients’ target compounds, including synthesis of libraries of enantiopure organic compounds.

    Konstantin Bukhryakov joined the graduate program at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2008. He was working under the supervision of Professor Alexander Kurkin and Professor Marina Yurovskaya on biologically active heterocyclic compounds and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2012.

    Shortly after receiving a Ph.D. degree, he was invited to join the research group of Professor Valentin Rodionov at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. At KAUST, he developed new catalysts based on amphiphilic polymers, including organo- and metal complex catalysts where he spent three years.

    Konstantin Bukhryakov joined the research group of Professor Richard Schrock (Nobel Prize 2005) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015 as a Postdoctoral Associate. During his career at MIT, he developed a class of molybdenum complexes that have shown unprecedented activity for the cross-metathesis of electron-deficient olefins (halogen and trifluoromethyl substituted alkenes) with unreactive substrates (polysubstituted olefins). Additionally, he established a synthetic route to molybdenum oxo alkylidene complexes, elusive class of compounds for the last 35 years, that have been proposed to exist in classical olefin metathesis systems.

    He joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University in 2018 as an Assistant Professor in Organic chemistry and Radiochemistry.

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research interests

  • Organic Chemistry
    Organometallic Chemistry
    Catalysis
    Polymer Chemistry
    Materials Chemistry

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  • Konstantin Bukhryakov

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