Dr. Ilia Kochetygov

Short description
Postdoctoral researcher
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Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

About me

I am a passionate Chemist and Materials Scientist with comprehensive expertise in Chemical Synthesis, Process Monitoring, in situ/operando FTIR and XRD, Laboratory and Measurement Automation and Python.

In my career journey, I value teamwork, collaboration, attention to detail and strive for unceasing improvement.

Currently I am developing new methods for applying in situ FTIR spectroscopy to understand and optimize high-pressure catalytic reactions used in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

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07.2022 – present  Postdoctoral researcher, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

01.2017 – 02.2022 Research Assistant, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Sion, Switzerland

05.2016 Intern, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

11.2014 – 12.2016 Research Associate, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia

07.2012 – 10.2014 Research Engineer, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia

2017 – 2022 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

2009 – 2014 Diploma in Chemistry (B.S.-M.S.), Novosibirsk State University, Novisibirsk, Russia

  •  “A simple, transition metal catalyst-free method for the design of complex organic building blocks used to construct porous metal-organic frameworks”, I. Kochetygov, J. Roth, J. Espín, S. Pache, A. Justin, T. Schertenleib, D. Chernyshov, W. L. Queen, Angew. Chem.Int. Ed., 2023, 62, e202215595.
  •  “3D vs. turbostratic: controlling metal-organic framework dimensionality via N-heterocyclic carbene chemistry” I. Kochetygov, A. Justin, M. Asgari, S. Yang, V. V. Karve, T. Schertenleib, D. Stoian, E. Oveisi, M. Mensi, W. L. Queen, Chem. Sci.2022, 13, 6418. This work is highlighted in Chimia Swiss Science Concentrates column and is among the most popular articles in materials and energy sector in Chemical Science in 2022.
  • “Selective CO2 adsorption by a new metal‐organic framework: synergy between open metal sites and a charged imidazolinium backbone” I. Kochetygov, S. Bulut, M. Asgari, W. L. Queen, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 10527.

The full list of publications is available on Google Scholar.

  • “Ligands for Metal-Organic Frameworks“. Ilia Kochetygov and Wendy L. Queen, Patent Application No. PCT/EP2022/083373, priority date 25.11.2022.

2023 Best poster prize at the Swiss Society for Crystallography annual meeting

2020 Chemistry Travel Award by SCNAT and the Swiss Chemical Society

2019 Travel Grant by the Swiss Society for Crystallography

2014 The best diploma defense by the State Examination Board