Valeriy D. Zaytsev

PhD student

Ph.D. thesis: “Electrochemical and optical sensor system for food quality assessment” 

Supervisor: Prof. Albert Nasibulin; Prof. Dmitry Gorin

IDC committee members: Prof. Nikolay Gippius, Prof. Dmitry Gorin and Prof. Albert Nasibulin

Valeriy was graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2020 with a specialist degree in analytical chemistry. His graduation project under Dr. V. Apyari was related to the synthesis and use label-free triangular silver nanoprisms for threshold testing pharmaceuticals and biological liquids (urine and blood serum) on the presence of catecholamines by spectroscopic methods.   

In 2020 Valeriy joined the Laboratory of Nanomaterials of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. His research interests were focused on the design an objective and precise method for meat quality assessment using array of semiconductor and optical sensors (electronic nose) employed with multispectral imaging, and supported by mass-spectrometric and bacteriological analysis. Currently his work is aimed to produce the coverings of silica nanoparticles by different techniques and also testing electronic noses in the process of meat spoilage.


  1. Valeriy D. Zaytsev, Aleksei A. Furletov, Vladimir V. Apyari, Alexei V. Garshev, Stanislava G. Dmitrienko, Yuri A. Zolotov. Label-free silver triangular nanoplates for spectrophotometric determination of catecholamines and their metabolites. // Microchimica Acta. 2020. V. 187. № 610. DOI:
  2. A. A. Furletov, V. D. Zaitsev, V. V. Apyari, A. V. Garshev, S. G. Dmitrienko, I. I. Torocheshnikova. Kinetics of the Interaction between Thio-Compounds and Triangular Silver Nanoplates in an Aqueous Solution. // Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2020. V. 94. P. 1092–1097. 
  3. A. A. Furletov, V. D. Zaytsev, V. V. Apyari, A. V. Garshev, P. A. Volkov, S. G. Dmitrienko. Spectrophotometric determination of epinephrine using new analytical systems based on label-free silver triangular nanoplates. // IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 2020. V. 848. DOI:
  4. M. V. Gorbunova, S. V. Gutorova, D. A. Berseneva, V. V. Apyari, V. D. Zaitsev, S. G. Dmitrienko, Y. A. Zolotov. Spectroscopic methods for determination of catecholamines: A mini-review. // Applied Spectroscopic Reviews. 2018. V. 54. P. 631–652. DOI:

  1. XXVI International scientific conference of students, Ph.D. students and young scientists ‘Lomonosov-2019’. (Russia, Moscow, 8-12th of April 2019). Poster title: Spectrophotometric determination of catecholamines and their metabolites using triangular silver nanoplates in aqueous solution.  V. D. Zaytsev, A. A. Furletov. 
  2. IX scientific conference of young scientists ‘Innovation of chemistry: progress and promises.’ (Russia, Moscow, 9-13th of April 2018). Poster title: Spectrophotometric determination of organic thio-compounds in aqueous solution using triangular silver nanoplate. A. A. Furletov, V. D. Zaytsev.
  3. II Russian scientific conference ‘Chemistry of bio-active substances’ (Russia, Saratov, 2019). Thesis title: Triangular silver nanoplates as a new spectrophotometric reagent for determination of catecholamines and their metabolites in aqueous solution. A. A. Furletov, V. D. Zaytsev & al.