Dr. Kristina Kvashnina

ERC Group Head at BM20-ROBL (ESRF)
Molecular Structures
Phone: +33 476 88 2367

News from TOP group

12.01.2022 – One more Cover is published in Inorganic Chemistry, Article: HERFD-XANES and RIXS Study on the Electronic Structure of Trivalent Lanthanides across a Series of Isostructural Compounds. Pavel Zasimov, Lucia Amidani, Marius Retegan, Olaf Walter, Roberto Caciuffo, and Kristina O. Kvashnina, Inorg. Chem. 61, 4 (2022)

12.01.2022 – New Cover is published in ChemComm, Article: High-Energy Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy at Actinide M 4,5 and Ligand K Edges: What We Know, What We Want to Know, and What We Can Know. K. O. Kvashnina and S. M. Butorin, Chem. Commun. 327 (2022)

10.09.2021 – Congratulations to Dr. Evgeny Gerber on a successful thesis defense this afternoon! Well done!

04.09.2021 – Ryan Dempsey – a PhD student from Manchester University, UK – joins TOP group for the 1 month training period at ROBL. Ryan, Welcome!

01.07.2021 – Congratulations to Tatiana Poliakova who got a Best Student Poster Price at the Uranium Science Conference in Bristol, UK in the category " Environmental Science and Forensics"

01.05.2021 – Elena Bazarkina joins the TOP group as a postdoctoral fellow. She will be responsible for all experiments with the XES setup at ROBL.

30.04.2021 – Paul Estevenon, Stephen Bauters and Tatiana Poliakova leaves ESRF, ROBL and TOP group. We had a cofee and good-bye cake.

27.03.2021 – Kristina has been included in the international database of excellent female researchers AcademiaNet by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

08.02.2021 – Kristina is named Top 10 Russian strong women scientists by Forbes Russia.

22.01.2021 – We are hiring! The TOP group is looking for a postdoc who wants to work at the Rossendorf beamline at ESRF and to develop further the X-ray emission spectrometer for actinide/lanthanide science. The deadline to submit application for the Postdoc Position is 15th of February, 2021.

22.11.2020 – UDM3 – Physics and Chemistry of Actinides seen by X-rays on 10th of February 2021 at the ESRF, Grenoble, France. The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday 13 December 2020.

01.11.2020 – Kristina becomes a main editor of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (IUCr).

28.08.2020 - The - XAS/XES Spring School on Advanced Synchrotron Methods: X-ray Absorption and Emission spectroscopy at LMSU, Moscow was postponed to May 18-21, 2021.

24.08.2020 - Kristina becomes a member of the advisory group for PANAMA (Plasma Accelerators for Nuclear Applications and Materials Characterization) facility, at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

20.08.2020 - Kristina becomes a member of the Beamline Advisory Group for the XAFS beamlines at the SKIF project (4th Generation Synchrotron Light Source being constructed in Novosibirsk, Russia)

20.08.2020 - New cover on the paper Signatures of technetium oxidation states: a new approach

16.08.2020 - Kristina becomes a member of the Project Review Panel (PRP) at Petra III (Hamburg, Germany) for beamlines P01 “High Resolution Dynamics Beamline”/P09 “Inelastic, Magnetic and Resonant Scattering beamline”

11.03.2020 - ACS Editor's Choice - LiveSlides on the paper "Local Structure in U(IV) and U(V) Environments: The Case of U3O7" - Leinders et al, Innorganic Cehmistry 2020

17.12.2019 - TOP group got a trophy for the best paper in 2019 at IRE, HZDR (Dresden, Germany) - Kvashnina et al, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 17558-177562 (2019)

03.12.2019 - EBS workshop on X-ray Emission Spectroscopy at ESRF, Grenoble, France

21.10.2019 - Kristina gave a talk about pentavalent plutonium phase at Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management in Vienna, Austria

07.10.2019 - Anna is at Quanty workshop in Heidelberg, Germany

20.10.2019 - Congratulations to Evgeny, who got a best poster award at Migration 2019 conference in Kyoto, Japan

15.09.2019 - Evgeny is attending Migration 2019 conference in Kyoto, Japan

09.09.2019 - Meet Lucia and Evgeny at 21st Mendeleev congress in Saint Petersburg, Russia

26.08.2019 - Kristina and Ivan presented latest results on U minerals and PuO2 NPs at Goldschmidt2019 conference in Barcelona, Spain

10.06.2019 - Evgeny showed last results on PuO2 NPs at 7th RAD 2019 in Montenegro.

28.05.2019 - Kristina and Lucia gave talks about actinide oxide nanoparticles research at EMRS Spring Meeting 2019 in Nice, France.

15.04.2019 - Lucia will talk about "Modeling XANES of U⁵⁺ and U⁶⁺ in different local coordination geometries" at 49èmes Journées des Actinides (JdA-2019) in Erice, Italy.

14.03.2019 - We organized a workshop dedicated to the nuclear waste problems in USA, Germany and Russia at the Institute of Resource Ecology, HZDR. Invited speakers: Prof. Peter Burns (University of Notre Dame, USA), Prof. Vinzenz Brendler (HZDR, Germany), Prof. Stepan Kalmykov (Moscow state University, Russia)

06.11.2018 - Lucia and Kristina talk at ATAS Workshop in Nice, France.

11.09.2018 - Evgeny gives a talk at Pu Futures Conference in San Diego, USA.

12.08.2018 - Ivan had a poster presentation at Goldschmidt Conference in Boston, USA.

16.07.2018 - Lucia and Evgeny will present thire results at XAFS 2018 conference in Krakow, Poland.

08.06.2018 - Kristina talks about actinide and lanthanide chemistry at MINATEC Les Midis (300 participates), Grenoble, France

20.03.2018 - We will present new results on plutonium oxide nanoparticles at the upcoming 48 JDA 2018 conference in Portugal, 21-24th of March 2018.

24.03.2018 - Evgeny Gerber was awarded a medal for the "best young researcher's oral presentation" at the 48 JDA in Portugal on 24th of March 2018. Evgeny presented the results of a new experiment performed at the ROBL in February this year.


Dr. Kristina Kvashnina

ERC Group Head at BM20-ROBL (ESRF)
Molecular Structures
Phone: +33 476 88 2367