Dmitry received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2002. He worked as an assistant researcher in Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2001), associate researcher at the Institute of Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, USA (2003-2004) and associate researcher at the Department of Interfaces, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany (2002, 2004-2005). Later he was appointed as a Group Leader at the Department of Interfaces, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (2006-2012). Now he is a Professor of Chemistry at Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool. His main scientific interests concern hollow nanocontainers, active nanoenvironment and interfacial sonochemistry. He is author of more than 210 research papers (including 19 review articles and 13 book chapters) and has 8 patents on encapsulation technology. He has recently got Brian Mercer Feasibility Award and ERC Consolidator fellowship.
- Brian Mercer Feasibility Award (Royal Society 2014)
- ForMaT Prize (Prize, German Ministry of Education and Research 2010)
- NanoFuture Prize (Prize, German Ministry of Education and Research 2007)
- EU Marie-Curie Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, EU 2005)
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany 2004)
- Best Conference Presentation (Prize, Swiss Research Foundation 2002)
- DAAD Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service 2001)