Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    ERC Group Head at the Rossendorf Beamline of ESRF, funded by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

  • Since 2019
    Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

  • 2010 – 2015
    Beamline Scientist at ID26 Beamline of ESRF, France

  • 2008 – 2010
    Post-Doctoral Fellow at ID26 beamline of ESRF, France

  • 2006 – 2008
    Post-Doctoral Fellow at BM26 beamline of ESRF, funded by NWO, The Netherlands


  • 2017
    HDR (Physics) - Université Grenoble Alpes, France

    PhD (Physics) – Uppsala University, Department of Physics, Sweden

    MS (Physics) - Ural State Technical University, Theoretical Physics, Russia

Selected publications

  • Kvashnina, K. O., Butorin, S. M. & Glatzel, P. Direct study of the f-electron configuration in lanthanide systems. J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 26, 1265 (2011).

  • Kvashnina, K. O., Butorin, S. M., Martin, P. & Glatzel, P. Chemical State of Complex Uranium Oxides. Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 253002 (2013).

  • Cafun, J.-D., Kvashnina, K. O., Casals, E., Puntes, V. F. & Glatzel, P. Absence of Ce3+ sites in chemically active colloidal ceria nanoparticles. ACS Nano 7, 10726–32 (2013).

  • Kvashnina, K. O., Kvashnin, Y. O. & Butorin, S. M. Role of resonant inelastic X-ray scattering in high-resolution core-level spectroscopy of actinide materials. J. Electron Spectros. Relat. Phenomena 194, 27–36 (2014).

  • Butorin, S. M., Kvashnina, K. O., Vegelius, J. R., Meyer, D. & Shuh, D. K. High-resolution X-ray absorption spectroscopy as a probe of crystal-field and covalency effects in actinide compounds. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 113, 8093–8097 (2016).

  • Kvashnina, K. O. et al. A Novel Metastable Pentavalent Plutonium Solid Phase on the Pathway from Aqueous Plutonium(VI) to PuO 2 Nanoparticles. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 58, 17558–17562 (2019).

  • Gerber, E. et al. The missing pieces of the PuO 2 nanoparticle puzzle. Nanoscale 12, 18039–18048 (2020).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ERC project "Towards the Bottom of the Periodic Table (TOP)"

  • Megagrant Project "Chemistry at the Bottom of the Periodic Table via Innovative Physics"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Main editor of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (IUCr journal)

  • Member of the Project Review Panel (PRP) at Petra III (Hamburg, Germany)

  • Member of the Beamline Advisory Group for the XAFS beamlines at the SKIF (4th Generation Synchrotron Light Source, Russia)

  • Member of the advisory group for PANAMA (Plasma Accelerators for Nuclear Applications and Materials Characterization) facility, at University of Strathclyde, UK

  • Selection committee member of the Joint Research Center (JRC) proposals of the European Commission, 2018 – 2020


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