Konstantin Luzyanin studied Chemistry at Saint Petersburg State University and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Technical University of Lisbon (under joint supervision by Profs. A.J.L. Pombeiro and V.Yu. Kukushkin). For his Ph.D. thesis, Konstantin was awarded the “António Xavier Prize 2008” from Bruker for applications of the selected NMR spectroscopy techniques in chemistry, and for published works, the Honorous Mention (in Chemistry) - Junior Researcher Prize by Technical University of Lisbon / Deloitte in 2009 and 2010.
After postdoctoral studies in organometallic chemistry with Prof. A.J.L. Pombeiro (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon), Konstantin got a position as the Senior Research Associate (Ciência-2008 program) at the Centro de Química Estrutural – a research center at the TU Lisbon. In addition, he served as the Manager of IST-UTL Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center of the Portuguese NMR Network in 2009–2012. In 2015, Konstantin joined University of Liverpool as a Scientific Coordinator of the Analytical Services in Department of Chemistry. He is currently the Head (Academic Lead) of Analytical Services and the Senior Lecturer in the Analytical Sciences.
Konstantin´s current research interests include synthetic transition metals chemistry, in particular of platinum group elements, and development of new methodologies for sustainable/green catalytic processes. He is a co-author of ca. 90 publications (80 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 6 books/book chapters, and 5 patents), and more than 100 papers in conference proceedings. In the course of last years, he co-supervised several research assistants, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, and delivered several university courses.