Honors, Prizes and Awards



·        Science Direct TOP 25 Hottest Article:

 Functionalized carbon nanotubes and nanodiamonds for engineering and biomedical applications

 Diamond and Related Materials, 2005, Vol. 14, Issue 3-7, Pages 859-866. Khabashesku, V.N.; Margrave, J.L; Barrera, E.V.



·        ESI Most Cited Papers in the field (top 1%) – for articles in Nano Letters and Acc.Chem. Res., 2005


·        ISI Fast Breaking Paper – most cited paper in Chemistry - for review article  published in Accounts of Chemical Research, Feb. 2004.

·        Marquis Who’s Who in America, Biography included in 2004 - 2008 issues.

·        R&D Magazine 100 Award for “Fluoronanotubes” -  as a member of development team, 2003

·        State Prize of Russia Laureate (the highest nation’s civilian honor, formerly Lenin Prize) in Science and Engineering.

      Awarded by President of Russia, 2003.

·        US National Academy of Science Visiting Scientist and Lecturer scholarship, 1990-1991.

·        Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry - Senior Researcher of the Year Award,  1988.

·        Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry - First Prize for the best Senior Investigator  research work of  the year, 1987.

·        Medal of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. for the best work in chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical physics and chemical technology, 1983.

·        Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry - First Prize for the best research work of the  year at the contest of Young Investigators, 1976.

·        Mendeleev Chemical Society of the USSR - First Prize for the best work of Young   Investigator, 1976.

·        Honor’s / Summa Cum Laude Diploma (M.Sc.) in Chemistry from Moscow State University, 1973.