Kristina Kvashnina

Prof. Dr. Kristina Kvashnina
ERC Group Head

Main Office: Rossendorf Beamline (BM20)
The European Synchrotron (ESRF)
71, Avenue des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble, France

Phone: +33(0)476882367
Group web-pages: TOP Group and XAS Group

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  • ERC Group Head at the Rossendorf Beamline of ESRF, funded by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany (since 2015)
  • Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia (since 2019)
  • Beamline Scientist at ID26 Beamline of ESRF, France (2010-2015)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow at ID26 beamline of ESRF, France (2008-2010)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow at BM26 beamline of ESRF, funded by NWO, The Netherlands (2006-2008)
  • HDR (Physics) - Université Grenoble Alpes, France (2017)
  • Ph. D (Physics) – Uppsala University, Department of Physics, Sweden (2006)
  • MS (Physics) - Ural State Technical University, Theoretical Physics, Russia (2000)
Honors and Awards
  • European Research Council (ERC) Grant Holder (for the period 2018-2023), Budget: 1 499 625 EUR
  • Megagrant Holder (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russia)(2019-2021), Budget: 1 285 720 EUR
  • Main Editor of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (IUCr journal)
  • Member of the Project Review Panel (PRP) at Petra III (Hamburg, Germany) (since 2020)
  • Member of the Beamline Advisory Group for the XAFS beamlines at the SKIF (4th Generation Synchrotron Light Source, Russia)(since 2020)
  • Member of the advisory group for PANAMA (Plasma Accelerators for Nuclear Applications and Materials Characterization) facility, at University of Strathclyde, UK (since 2020)
  • Selection committee member of the Joint Research Center (JRC) proposals of the European Commission (for the period 2018-2020)
  • Included in the international database of excellent female researchers AcademiaNet by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (2021)
  • Named Top 10 strong female scientists by Forbes Russia (2021)

Research Interest:
  • X-ray spectroscopy of f-electron systems (lanthanides and actinides)
  • Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS),
  • High Energy Resolution Fluorescence Detection (HERFD),
  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and
  • X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (XES) methods
  • Physico-chemical properties of An/Ln nanomaterials
  • Applied materials, containing f-electron systems 
  • Synchrotron-based techniques for material characterization
  • Electronic Structure Calculations by various approaches

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