Olga Efremova

Dr Olga Efremova

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Summary

Dr Olga Efremova joined the University of Hull in 2015 after completing an Inter-European Marie Curie Fellowship at Aston University. Her current research is devoted to the development of novel metal cluster compounds, and bespoke materials based on them, for applications in biological and materials-based sciences. She is intrigued by the unique optical properties (in particular luminescence) of these compounds and materials, and seeks to ingrate them into such applications as optical and / or X-ray medical imaging, sensing, photocatalysis, photovoltaics, self-sterilising surfaces and many others.

Journal Article

Luminescent silica mesoparticles for protein transduction

Vorotnikov, Y. A., Pozmogova, T. N., Solovieva, A. O., Miroshnichenko, S. M., Vorontsova, E. V., Shestopalova, L. V., …Efremova, O. A. (2019). Luminescent silica mesoparticles for protein transduction. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 96, 530-538. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2018.11.056

From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis

Svezhentseva, E. V., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Solovieva, A. O., Pozmogova, T. N., Eltsov, I. V., Ivanov, A. A., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2018). From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(68), 17915-17920. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201804663

Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity

Chen, L., Vivier, E., Eling, C. J., Babra, T. S., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Greenland, B. W. (2018). Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity. Synthetic Metals, 241, 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2018.03.019

23-electron octahedral molybdenum cluster complex [{Mo 6 I 8 }Cl 6 ] –

Syrokvashin, M. M., Vorotnikova, N. A., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Novozhilov, I. N., Syrokvashin, M. ?., Nadolinny, V. A., …Efremova, O. A. (2018). 23-electron octahedral molybdenum cluster complex [{Mo 6 I 8 }Cl 6 ] –. Inorganic chemistry, 57(2), https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02760

One-pot synthesis of {Mo6I8}4+-doped polystyrene microspheres via a free radical dispersion copolymerisation reaction

Vorotnikova, N. A., Edeleva, M. V., Kurskaya, O. G., Brylev, K. A., Shestopalov, A. M., Mironov, Y. V., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2017). One-pot synthesis of {Mo6I8}4+-doped polystyrene microspheres via a free radical dispersion copolymerisation reaction. Polymer international, 66(12), 1906-1912. https://doi.org/10.1002/pi.5473

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Olga Efremova welcomes applications for PhD students / postdocs in particular with their own funding to undertake research in materials chemistry to conduct research relevant to bioimaging, photo-dynamic therapy, antibiotic-free self-sterilising materials, sensing, catalysis etc. She is also happy to support grant applications from prospective candidates (such as Marie-Curie Fellowships).