Vladislav V. Gurzhiy

Teaching courses

Institute of Earth Sciences, SPbU:

  • Crystallography
  • Crystal optics
  • Crystal chemistry
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis
  • Crystal chemistry of minerals and synthetic compounds with toxic and radioactive elements

Institute of Chemistry, SPbU:

  • Structural crystallography
  • Crystal chemistry and X-ray diffraction

Additional education program at SPbU:

  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis


Associate Professor, Department of Crystallography

E-mail: vladislav.gurzhiy@spbu.ru

Phone: (812) 328-97-71

Education, scientific degrees and titles

  • 2009 – PhD-Candidate of Sciences (geology and mineralogy), department of crystallography SPbU. Thesis: «Crystal chemistry of uranyl selenates with inorganic and organic cations»;
  • 2007 – Master in geology (crystallography), department of crystallography SPbU;
  • 2005 – Bachelor in geology (crystallography), department of crystallography SPbU.

Research IDs

Research interests

crystallography, X-ray diffraction analysis, mineralogy, materials science, radiochemistry, natural and synthetic compounds with uranium and trans-uranium elements

Key publications

Author of more than 150 scientific papers indexed within the Scopus and Web of Science databases; h-index 17. The most significant papers:

  1. V.V. Gurzhiy, J. Plášil Structural complexity of natural uranyl sulfates // Acta Crystallographica Section B. 2019. V. B75. №1. P. 39-48. DOI 10.1107/S205252061801609
  2. V.V. Gurzhiy, I.V. Kuporev, V.M. Kovrugin, M.N. Murashko, A.V. Kasatkin, J. Plášil Crystal Chemistry and Structural Complexity of Natural and Synthetic Uranyl Selenites // Crystals. 2019. V. 9. №12. P. 639. DOI 10.3390/cryst9120639
  3. A.R. Izatulina, V.V. Gurzhiy, M.G. Krzhizhanovskaya, M.A. Kuz’mina, M. Leoni, O.V. Frank-Kamenetskaya Hydrated calcium oxalates: crystal structures, thermal stability and phase evolution // Crystal Growth and Design. 2018. V. 18. P. 5465-5478. DOI 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b00826
  4. V.V. Gurzhiy, O.S. Tyumentseva, S.V. Krivovichev, V.G. Krivovichev, I.G. Tananaev Mixed uranyl sulfate-selenates: variable composition and crystal structures // Crystal Growth and Design. 2016. V. 16. №8. P. 4482-4492. DOI 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00611
  5. S.V. Krivovichev, V.V. Gurzhii, I.G. Tananaev, B.F. Myasoedov Topology of inorganic complexes as a function of amine molecular structure in layered uranyl selenates // Doklady Physical Chemistry. 2006. V. 409. P. 228-232. DOI 10.1134/S0012501606080033

The Head of Current Research Fundings

  • 2018-2020 – Secondary minerals and technogenic mineral phases of uranium: structural and chemical diversity and stability factors; Russian Science Foundation, grant 18-17-00018

Awards and honors

  • 2017 – St. Petersburg State University Prize “For Contribution of Young Researchers to the Science”
  • 2016 – Academia Europaea Prize for young Russian scientists for the best scientific work in the field of Earth Sciences;
  • 2015 – The Yu.T. Struchkov Prize for young scientists from the Former Soviet Union for the best research work in the field of X-ray crystallography;
  • 2008 – The A.A. Inostrantsev Prize of the Saint-Petersburg Society of Naturalists for the best Master thesis in the field of crystallography.

Other professional activities

  • Member of the Russian Mineralogical Society
  • Member of the Saint-Petersburg Society of Naturalists
  • Editorial board member of the Crystals journal, MDPI
  • Since 2019 – Chairman of the Scientific Committee in the field of Earth Sciences and related environmental sciences at the St. Petersburg State University

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