Dr Olga Efremova

Dr Olga Efremova

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

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.

Recent outputs

View more outputs

Journal Article

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

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2018.11.056

Octahedral chalcogenide rhenium cluster complexes with imidazole

Konovalov, D. I., Ivanov, A. A., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Smolentsev, A. I., Eltsov, I. V., Efremova, O. A., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2019). Octahedral chalcogenide rhenium cluster complexes with imidazole. Polyhedron, 165, 79-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.03.007

Octahedral molybdenum cluster as a photoactive antimicrobial additive to a fluoroplastic

Vorotnikova, N. A., Alekseev, A. Y., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Evtushok, D. V., Molard, Y., Amela-Cortes, M., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2019). Octahedral molybdenum cluster as a photoactive antimicrobial additive to a fluoroplastic. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 110150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2019.110150

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

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).