Andrey Khalimon

School of Sciences and Humanities, National Laboratory Astana, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory, Chemistry
Assistant Professor
Block 7, Room 7.107
+7 (7172) 70 9102

Dr. Andrey Khalimon received his Dipl. Chem. Degree (Diploma with Excellence) from M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) in 2004 and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Brock University (Canada) in 2010. His doctorate work with Prof. Georgii I. Nikonov was focused on the investigation of new catalytic methods and design of novel early transition metal catalysts for chemoselective reduction of challenging substrates. This included detailed mechanistic studies of catalytic reactions in order to make even better system with desired properties.

After his Ph.D., he joined the group of Prof. Warren E. Piers at the University of Calgary (Canada) as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, where he continued to work in the field of transition metal catalysis (photoinduced olefin metathesis) and materials chemistry (the development of Photo Lewis Acid Generators and their applications in advanced photolithography) in collaboration with the Intel Corporation (USA).

In 2013, Dr. Khalimon moved to Heidelberg in Germany and joined CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory, BASF SE) as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Working as a part of the team of industrial and fundamental chemists, he was involved in the development of the first catalytic system for direct synthesis of acrylates from CO2 and olefins – a highly attractive process for chemical industry.

In 2015, Dr. Khalimon accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University, where he continues to work in the filed of organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis.

Current research interests include:

(1) Transition metal / organometallic chemistry
(2) Catalysis for sustainable energy technologies; 
(3) Transition metal mediated activation of small molecules (CO2, CO, NH3, etc.); 
(4) Development of new metal catalysts for chemo-, regio-, and enantioselective transformation of organic substrates into value-added products; 
(5) Organometallic dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

More information can be found at: Google Schlolar Profile and ResearchGate Profile