Olga V. Boltalina

Olga V. Boltalina

Olga Boltalina, PhD Senior Research Associate and Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University Dr. Boltalina received her M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Physical Chemistry from Moscow State University (MSU), Russia, working with Lev Sidorov. She earned her D.Sci. degree (i.e. Doctor Nauk [aka Habilitation]) from MSU in 1998. She retired as Professor of Physical Chemistry from MSU in 2005 after having supervised 11 Ph.D. and 10 M.S. students. She is now a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University where she works with Dr. Steven Strauss; shares contracts, grants, and laboratories; and co-advises their joint graduate and undergraduate research students. Dr. Boltalina is an author of ca. 250 publications, several book chapters, and several patents and patent applications. She has received the MSU Lomonosov Prize, an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Freidrich Bessel Award, two additional AvH Research Fellowships, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, and a Royal Society of Chemistry Research Award. Her current research interests include the rational design of fluorinated and perfluoroalkylated fullerenes and related carbon materials for specific optoelectronic, energy conversion, energy storage, and biomedical applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA