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Prof Dr. Larissa Maiorova | Nanotechnology | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Larissa Maiorova,Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology,Russia

Amal Mohammed Hassan Balila is an accomplished architect, researcher, and academic with a strong commitment to sustainable building technology and bio-inspired research. She holds a PhD in Construction Management and Engineering from the University of Reading, where her research focused on enhancing the strength and durability of adobe bricks using bio-inspired stabilizers. With over ten years of experience, Amal has made significant contributions to architecture, sustainable design, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption in Oman’s AEC industry.

Author Profile



Doctor of Science (Phys. and Math.), Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia.,PhD: Institute of Crystallography (A.V. Shubnikov), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.,Thesis: “Formation and X-ray small-angle study of Langmuir-Blodgett films of discogens.”,Doctoral Dissertation: Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology.,Thesis: “Controlled self-organization of azaporphyrins in 2D and 3D nanostructures in Langmuir layers and Langmuir-Blodgett films.”


Head of the Laboratory of Langmuir-Blodgett Technology:,Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (since 2018).,Leading Researcher:,Federal Research Center “Computer Science & Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (part-time).,Postdoctoral Research: University René Descartes (Paris-V), France; Institute of Physics, University of Ancona, Italy.,International Research: Utilized synchrotron and neutron facilities in Trieste, Italy, and Saclay, France.,Teaching: Invited lecturer at international schools on nanotechnology and new materials (Italy, China).


Research Focus: Nanoarchitectonics of organic and bioorganic materials, X-ray diffraction, Langmuir-Blodgett technology, self-assembly of compounds, nanocarriers.,Techniques: Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), X-ray reflectometry (XRR), grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXD and GISAXS).,Languages: English, Italian, Russian (native proficiency).

Awards and Recognition:

  • Head of multiple scientific projects and grants funded by Russian Science Foundation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and others.
  • Reviewer for prestigious journals and funding bodies.

Research Focus:

  • Nanoarchitectures: Development of nanomaterials based on nanoarchitectures of biomolecules.
  • Supermolecular Nanomaterials: Formation and study of supermolecules at the air-water interface.
  • Thin Films and Nanocarriers: Applications in sensors, catalysts, and drug delivery systems.


  • Author of over 100 scientific articles in journals including ACS Langmuir, Colloids and Surfaces B, Journal of Applied Crystallography, and more.
  • Author of two monographs and chapters in five books.

Notable Contributions:

  • Developed the concept of nanostructuring of organic compounds at the air-water interface.
  • Discovered porphyrin supermolecules and nanostructures of vitamin B12 derivatives.
  • Contributions to fields such as nanomedicine, catalysis, and sensor technologies.
Larissa Maiorova | Nanotechnology | Best Researcher Award

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