Invited and Plenary Lectures and Seminars


·        Invited Speaker at the XVIII Mendeleev Congress on Pure and Applied Chemistry, September 24-28, Moscow, Russia. Chemical Functionalization, Properties and Applications of Carbon Nanostructures, V. N. Khabashesku.

·        Invited Speaker at 234th ACS National Meeting, August 19-24, Boston, MA. Fluorinated Carbon Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization and Application, V. N. Khabashesku.

·        Invited Talk at the 62nd Southwest Regional ACS Meeting, October 19-22, 2006, Houston, TX Carbon “Nano-Onions: Fluorination, Characterization and Tribology Studies”, Valery N. Khabashesku, Yu Liu, Randy L.Vander Wal, Kazuhisa Miyoshi, Kenneth W. Street

·        Oral presentation at the Annual AFRL/Minority Leaders Program Review in Dayton, Ohio, WPAFB, September 20, 2006. “Purification and Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Epoxy Composite Applications”, Valery N. Khabashesku.

·        Lecture “Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes Tailored for Epoxy Polymer Composites”

·                    , Valery Khabashesku, at the AFRL/Minorirty Leaders Workshop on Nanocomposites, Rice University, February 22-23, 2006.

·        Functionalized Fullerene Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Appplications. Invited lecture at Fullerene Meeting. Institute of Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan, Nov.7-8, 2005.



·        Surface Functionalization and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Related Carbon Nanostructures. Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites.

·        Invited lectures at Toray company, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan, Nov. 4, 2005.


·        Fluorination of Carbon Nanomaterials: Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes, Polyfullerenes, Nanodiamonds, and Nano-onions. Invited lecture at  29th International Fluorine Conference, Toyama, Japan, Nov.1-3, 2005.


·        Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials. Invited Lecture at the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Sept. 23, 2005.

·        Chemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials. Carbon Nitride and Other Heterocarbon Nanostructures. Nanocomposites. Teaching The Nanotechnology workshop at MonterreyTech, Monterrey, Mexico, July 13, 2005.

·        Functionalization Chemistry of Carbon Nanotubes for Nanocomposites   Applications.  Invited Speaker at Nanocomposites Panel at SAMPE Conference, San Diego, CA, Nov. 18, 2004.

·        Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and Nanodiamonds for Engineering and Bio-Medical Applications, Diamond-2004, Riva del Garda, Italy, Sept.12-17, 2004

·        Functionalization of carbon nanostructures for bio-medical applications, Invited Speaker at the International Meeting  “Extension of Life Span”, Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 24-26, 2003.

·        Novel chemistry of carbon, Zelinsky Institute of  Organic Chemistry, Russian  Academy of Sciences, Moscow, September 2003.

·        Functionalized carbon nanoscale molecules as precursors for new materials, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Troitsk, Russia, September 2003.

·        Functionalization and applications of carbon nanomaterials, Invited Lecture at the Nanotechnology  Workshop, Lisbon,  Portugal, April 14, 2003.

·        Carbon nitride and diamond-like materials, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Troitsk, Russia, June 2002.

·        Reactive hetero-olefines and carbon nanomaterials: synthesis, characterization and applications,  ChevronPhillips Chemical Company, Houston, TX, September 2002.

·        From transient molecules to materials. Department of Chemistry and Center for  Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University, Houston, October 2000. Host: Professor J. L. Margrave.

·        AkzoNobel, Houston, TX, March 1999.

·        Invited lecture at Sixth International Conference on Chemistry of Carbenes and Related Intermediates, May 28-30, 1998, St. Petersburg, Russia. Conference Chairman: Academician O. M. Nefedov.

·        Plenary lecture at XVIth Mendeleev Congress on Pure and Applied Chemistry, May 24-29, 1998, St. Petersburg, Russia. Congress Chairman: Academician O. M. Nefedov.

·        Invited lecture at 2nd International Conference on Low Temperature Chemistry. August 4-9, 1996, Kansas City.Conference Chairman: Professor J. Durig.

·        Invited lecture at International Conference on Low-Temperature Chemistry, September 5-9,1994,  Conference Chairman: Professor G. B. Sergeev

·        Invited lecture at International Gordon Conference on Chemistry and Physics of Matrix-Isolated  Species. July 7-11,1991, Plymouth, NH. Conference Chairman: Professor V. Bondebey.

·        Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, January 1991. Host: Professor J. L. Margrave.

·        Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, January 1991. Host: Professor O.Chapman.

·        Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, January 1991.  Host: Professor H. Frei.

·        Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin, April 1991. Host: Professor A. Cowley.

·        Invited lecture at the U.S.S.R. Symposium on Structure and Reactivity of Organosilicon Compounds, September 1989, Irkutsk. Symposium Chairman: Professor M. G. Voronkov.

·        Invited lecture at the7th International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry, June 8-12, 1987, St. Louis, MO. Symposium Chairman: Professor P. Gaspar.