The prize is awarded for new luminescent and functional materials for molecular devices of various purposes.
Dmitry Kopchuk was born on November 3, 1984, in Sverdlovsk. He has a PhD in Chemistry, and is a researcher at the Postovsky Institute of Organic Synthesis of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Urals Branch and junior researcher at the Boris Yeltsin Ural Federal University.
Dmitry Kopchuk’s main area of research is the development of methods for synthesising new organic compounds and their metallic complexes that can potentially have practical uses in various branches of medicine, science and technology.
Of the large number of findings presented by the candidate, two are especially noteworthy:
– The creation of molecular sensors (referred to as the ‘electronic nose’) to detect super-low concentrations of explosives in the air, in solutions (including water solutions) and on surfaces, with unusually structured sensor cartridges. This is of great practical value for enhancing the nation’s defence capability and combatting terrorism.
– Participation in the development of an industrial technology for the production of a Russian-made anti-viral medication called Triazavirin. This has great importance for import replacement in the sphere of pharmaceuticals and combatting viral infections (in particular, the flu).
Dmitry Kopchuk headed or participated in the implementation of public contracts and grants awarded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Russian Science Foundation and the President of Russia, as well as the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Urals branch projects and the Start programme.
Dmitry Kopchuk is the author of 43 articles in peer-reviewed Russian and international magazines, one monograph and eight Russian Federation patents.