Besarab, Siarhei V.
Head of Research Project
Physical Technical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Strong management and supervising skills with good interpersonal communication and effective listening skills obtained as the principal investigator of a successful research laboratory • Experienced at balancing budgets and dividing monies among personnel expenses, instrument maintenance costs, and consumable purchases for a successful chemical research laboratory • Highly experienced in the development of new nanomaterial chemistries, including synthesis, characterization, and applications in catalytic and adsorptional investigations • Advanced knowledge of wet laboratory techniques for the synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic, polymer, and inorganic compounds • Advanced knowledge (design, installation, testing and use) of different vacuum equipment: pumps, gauges, RGAs, valves, etc. • Understanding of heterogeneous catalysis fundamentals • Skilled in the characterization of catalysts and porous structures with electron microscopy (STEM, SEM, and TEM), chemisorption and nitrogen physisorption, powder X-ray diffraction, FTIR and DR-UV spectroscopy • Proficient with additional analytical techniques and computer software/hardware including CAD, MS Office suite and various scientific and programmers software • Practiced at writing, reviewing, and reporting state funded research grants and peer reviewed scientific publications • Skilled in biochemistry fundamentals and biological techniques including aseptic laboratory technique, fluorescence confocal microscopy and protein electrophoresis
nanotechnology, material science