22.12.2022 The grant results are out! Kristina gets full Professorship and 2.9 mio EUR funding for 5 years from Helmholtz Association (1.0 mio EUR) and HZDR, Dresden (1.9 mio EUR), under the program “Funding of first-time professorial appointments of excellent women scientists (W2/W3) – Call 2022”.

01.12.2022 Kristina gives a Keynote lecture at the Synchroton Light Finland 2022 event in Helsinki at 2pm.

24.10.2022 Great start of the Nuclear Materials 2022 Conference in Ghent, Belgium. Kristina will give a talk on 27.10.2022 at 10am.

21.10.2022 ATAS-AnXAS 2022– Joint Workshop, 17-21 October 2022, ESRF, Grenoble, France took place. Thank you to everyone who attended!

September 2022 – New Collection, named Long-term, sustainable solutions to radioactive waste management is open for submissions in Scientific Reports magazine, edited by Francis Claret, Nicolas Clavier, Kristina Kvashnina, Tatiana G Levitskaia, Haruko Wainwright, Tiankai Yao. Submission deadline: 31st of January, 2023

26.09.2022 – Kristina will give a plenary talk at the Pu Futures -The Science 2022 conference in Avignon, France.

14.09.2022 – Clara Silva from the University of Turin (Italy) joins the TOP group for the 4 months training period at ROBL. Clara, Welcome!

08.09.2022 – Meet Lucia, Elena and Kristina at the Actinides revisited 2022 Conference in Dresden on the 21-23 of October! We will talk about actinides’ electronic structure probed by X-ray spectroscopy and computational methods.

05.09.2022 – Manuel Vejar from the University of Notre Dame (USA) joins the TOP group for the 2 months training period at ROBL. Manuel, Welcome!

01.07.2022 – Florian Otte from XFEL (Hamburg) joins the TOP group as a postdoctoral fellow to work on the electronic structure of actinide materials by advanced X-ray spectroscopic methods. Florian, Welcome!

20.05.2022 – New cover is published:

28.04.2022 – The abstract submission and registration for the ATAS-AnXAS 2022 – Joint Workshop, 17-21 October 2022, ESRF, Grenoble, France is now open.

11.04.2022 – Lucia and Kristina gave talks at JdA51 Conference in Santa Margherita Ligure (Genova), Italy

15.01.2022 – New cover is published:

10.09.2021 – Congratulations to Dr. Evgeny Gerber on a successful thesis defense this afternoon! Well done!

04.09.2021 – Ryan Dempsey – a PhD student from Manchester University, UK – joins TOP group for the 1 month training period at ROBL. Ryan, Welcome!

01.07.2021 – Congratulations to Tatiana Poliakova who got a Best Student Poster Price at the Uranium Science Conference in Bristol, UK in the category ” Environmental Science and Forensics”

01.05.2021 – Elena Bazarkina joins the TOP group as a postdoctoral fellow. She will be responsible for all experiments with XES setup at ROBL.

27.03.2021 – Kristina has been included in the international database of excellent female researchers AcademiaNet by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

08.02.2021 -Kristina is named Top 10 Russian strong women scientists by Forbes Russia.

22.11.2020 – UDM3 – Physics and Chemistry of Actinides seen by X-rays on 10th of February 2021 at the ESRF, Grenoble, France. The deadline for registration is 4th of February 2021.

01.11.2020 – Kristina becomes a main editor of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (IUCr).

28.08.2020 – The XAS/XES Spring School 2020 on Advanced Synchrotron Methods: X-ray Absorption and Emission spectroscopy at LMSU, Moscow was postponed to June 2-4, 2021.

24.08.2020 – Kristina becomes a member of the advisory group for PANAMA (Plasma Accelerators for Nuclear Applications and Materials Characterization) facility, at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

21.08.2020 – Kristina becomes a member of the Beamline Advisory Group for the XAFS beamlines at the SKIF project (4th Generation Synchrotron Light Source being constructed in Novosibirsk, Russia)

16.08.2020 – Kristina becomes a member of the Project Review Panel (PRP) at Petra III (Hamburg, Germany) for beamlines P01 “High Resolution Dynamics Beamline”& P09 “Inelastic, Magnetic and Resonant Scattering beamline”

01.07.2020 – Towards the ESRF Extremely Brilliant Source: The new ROBL X-ray beam was successfully monitored at the final end station.

30.01.2020 – The XAS/XES Spring School 2020 on Advanced Synchrotron Methods: X-ray Absorption and Emission spectroscopy at LMSU, Moscow was announced. Registration open until March 15th

17.12.2019 – TOP group got a trophy for the best paper in 2019 at IRE, HZDR (Dresden, Germany) – Kvashnina et al, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 17558-177562 (2019)

03.12.2019 – EBS workshop on X-ray Emission Spectroscopy at ESRF, Grenoble, France

21.11.2019 – Kristina was awarded 1.3M€ Mega-grant for a period 2019-2021 from the Ministry of Research and Higher Education of the Russian Federation to establish lab at the Chemistry Department of Moscow State University

21.10.2019 – Kristina gave a talk about pentavalent plutonium phase at Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management in Vienna, Austria

07.10.2019 – Anna is at Quanty workshop in Heidelberg, Germany

20.10.2019 – Congratulations to Evgeny, who got a best poster award at Migration 2019 conference in Kyoto, Japan

15.09.2019 – Evgeny is attending Migration 2019 conference in Kyoto, Japan

09.09.2019 – Meet Lucia and Evgeny at 21st Mendeleev congress in Saint Petersburg, Russia

26.08.2019 – Kristina and Ivan presented latest results on U minerals and PuO2 NPs at Goldschmidt2019 conference in Barcelona, Spain

10.06.2019 – Evgeny showed last results on PuO2 NPs at 7th RAD 2019 in Montenegro.

28.05.2019 – Kristina and Lucia gave talks about actinide oxide nanoparticles research at EMRS Spring Meeting 2019 in Nice, France.

15.04.2019 – Lucia will talk about “Modeling XANES of U⁵⁺ and U⁶⁺ in different local coordination geometries” at 49èmes Journées des Actinides (JdA-2019) in Erice, Italy.

14.03.2019 – We organized a workshop dedicated to the nuclear waste problems in USA, Germany and Russia at the Institute of Resource Ecology, HZDR. Invited speakers: Prof. Peter Burns (University of Notre Dame, USA), Prof. Vinzenz Brendler (HZDR, Germany), Prof. Stepan Kalmykov (Moscow state University, Russia)

06.11.2018 – Lucia and Kristina talk at ATAS Workshop in Nice, France.

11.09.2018 – Evgeny gives a talk at Pu Futures Conference in San Diego, USA.

12.08.2018 – Ivan had a poster presentation at Goldschmidt Conference in Boston, USA.

16.07.2018 – Lucia and Evgeny will present thire results at XAFS 2018 conference in Krakow, Poland.

08.06.2018 – Kristina talks about actinide and lanthanide chemistry at MINATEC Les Midis (300 participates), Grenoble, France

20.03.2018 – We will present new results on plutonium oxide nanoparticles at the upcoming 48 JDA 2018 conference in Portugal, 21-24th of March 2018.

24.03.2018 – Evgeny Gerber was awarded a medal for the “best young researcher’s oral presentation” at the 48 JDA in Portugal on 24th of March 2018. Evgeny presented the results of a new experiment performed at the ROBL in February this year.