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Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry at Southern Federal University
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Vladimir A. Bren

Vladimir A. Bren

Head of Department of Chemosensors
Professor, Doctor of Science


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Professional experience: Graduated from Rostov University -1963; Candidate of Science (Organic chemistry) - 1969; Doctor of Science (Organic and Physical Chemistry)-1986. Professor – 1988. Rostov University: Post Graduate (1965-1968); Research Associate (1969-1977); Head of Laboratory (1977-1981). Deputy Director of the Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry (1981-2012). Director of the Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry (2012-date).

Society membership: Russian Academy of Natural Sciences: Corresponding member - 1998; International Academy of High School (Russia): Corresponding Member - 1995.
Professional awards: The Ministry of Higher Education Award for the Excellence in Profession - 2000.

Areas of interest:

  • Tautomerism, fast and reversible intramolecular rearrangements due to atoms and groups;
  • Photochromism (azomethines, norbornadienes, fulgides). Abiotic Solar energy storage molecular systems;
  • Chemosensors.

Research grants: RF Ministry of Higher Education, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, International Science (Soros) Foundation, International Association (INTAS) for Promotion of Collaboration with Scientists from the Former Soviet Union (INTAS), Civil Research and Development Foundation (USA), Council for National Research and Science (CNRS, France), International Scientific and Technical Center. 

Research presentations (selected): Lectures and posters: International Symposia on Organic Photochromism (Ilez des Embiez, Var, France, 1993; Florida, USA, 1996), XX International Conference on Photochemistry (Moscow, Russia, 2001), International Chugaev Conferences on Coordination Chemistry (XX, Rostov on Don, Russia, 2001; XXI, Kiev, Ukraine, 2003; XXII, Kishinev, Moldova, 2005), IV International Symposium on Photochromism (Arcachon, France, 2004), NMRCM (St. Petersburg, 2006). For the period of 1970-2006 superviser research work of 10 graduate students and associates who defended their Candidate and Doctor of Sci. theses. 

Publications: More than 200 papers in refereed international and Russian chemical journals, 9 patents, more than 100 abstracts of conference presentation. 

Selected Titles:

  1. V.I. Minkin, V.A.Bren, A.E.Lyubarskaya in "Organic Photochromes" (Ed. A.V.El'tsov). Plenum Publ. Corp., N.-Y. 1990. P. 218-244.
  2. V.I. Minkin, V.A.Bren et al. Photochromic Behaviour of 2,3-Substituted Norbornadienes. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 1994. Vol. 246. P. 151-154.
  3. V.A.Bren, V.I. Minkin et al. Biphotochromic Norbornadiene Systems. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 1997. Vol. 297. P. 247-253.
  4. A.D.Dubonosov, V.I.Minkin, V.A.Bren et al. Photochromic N-acyl-N-arylaminovinylketones with fluorescent labels and crown-ether receptors. ARKIVOC. V. XIII. 2003. P. 12-20.
  5. A.D.Dubonosov, V.A.Bren, V.I.Minkin. The Photochemical reactivity of the norbornadiene-quadricyclane systems. CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology. CRC Press, LLC: Boca-Raton. Fla. 2004. P. 17/1-17/34.
  6. V.A.Bren, A.D.Dubonosov, V.I.Minkin et al. Photochromic Cation Sensors. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 2005. V. 431. P. 417-422.

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