Kyril Solntsev

Kyril Solntsev, Visiting Associate Lecturer of Chemistry, NYUAD

Visiting Associate Lecturer of Chemistry Affiliation: Visiting
Email: solntsev@nyu.edu
Education: MSc, PhD Moscow Lomonosov State University

Research Areas: photochemistry, spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, fluorescent probes, function and design of fluorescent proteins


Kyril Solntsev received his PhD at Moscow State University working with Michael Kuz’min on excited-state proton transfer in various microheterogeneous systems. After a joint postdoctoral stint in Israel with Noam Agmon and Dan Huppert in the field of photoinduced processes in novel photoacids, Kyril moved to Georgia Tech. He was first a postdoctoral fellow with Laren Tolbert, then a research scientist and, finally, an independent PI at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

He has coauthored more than 80 papers in the areas of photochemistry, spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, fluorescent probes, and function and design of fluorescent proteins. Kyril organized 3 international scientific conferences and served as Guest Editor of 2 special issues of scientific journals. A few years ago Kyril joined OLIS, Inc., an instrumental company in Bogart, GA and then Ereztech, LLC in Atlanta, GA as a senior staff scientist. Both companies are very science-oriented, and Kyril actively continues research in various aspects of modern spectroscopy and photochemistry. Dr. Solntsev joined NYU AD in 2017 to teach Foundation of Science and Analytical Chemistry

His areas of research interests are in photochemistry, spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, fluorescent probes, and function and design of fluorescent proteins.

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