Robert A. Evarestov
Head of Department of Quantum Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University
Robert A. Evarestov graduated St. Petersburg State University as theoretical physicsist in 1960. He obtained his PhD in the Department of Theoretical Physics at St. Petersburg State University in 1964 (supervisor Prof. Marija Petrashen), Habilitation degree – in the same Department in 1977 „Molecular models in the electronic structure theory of crystals“. From 1968 he woks at the Department of Quantum Chemistry of St. Petersburg State University (Professor – from 1979). In 1990-1994 he was Director of the Chemistry Institute of St. Petersburg State University, in 1994-1998 he was First Vice Rector of St. Petersburg State University. Since 1999 till present time he is Head of Department of Quantum Chemistry of St. Petersburg State University. His research interest cover symmetry of crystalline solids (the monograph „Site Symmetry in crystals„ has been published by Springer in 1993 , second edition in 1997). He is interested also by the application of quantum chemistry methods to perfect and defective crystals (the monograph „Quantum Chemistry of Solids„ has been published by Springer in 2007, second edition in 2012). Now his interests cover symmetry and quantum chemical study of monoperiodic nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires). He published recently his third book in Springer „Theoretical Modeling of Inorganic Nanostructures“ (Series Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Springer,2015). He is Honorary Professor of St. Petersburg State University (2009),Foreign Member of Latvian Academy of Science (from 2005), Humboldt Foundation Awardee (1998). His publication list includes over 270 papers indexed in WOS and cited more than 2600 times, his Hirsh index is 25 (Web of Science data, March 2015).