Gerber Evgeny


Research interests:

  • Chemistry of actinides
  • Synthesis of the oxide nanoparticles
  • Synchrotron methods
  • XAS data treatment

Research chops:

ORCID ID 0000-0002-4198-5091
WoS ResearcherID P-8996-2017
Scopus AuthorID 57192876206
IstinaResearcherID 60732350


  • Graduated with honors from the department of chemistry (inorganic chemistry division) of Lomonosov Moscow State University (2011-2017), the theme of Diploma – «Antimony telluride-selenide mixed crystal reactivity towards oxygen and water».
  • PhD in physics, 2021, Université Grenoble Alpes, France, Thesis «High-energy resolution X-ray spectroscopy of f-electron systems»


  • First prize at the International Students conference “Lomonosov”, Russia in 2017.
  • Best young researcher’s oral presentation at 48th conference “Journées des Actinides (JdA)”, Praia do Porto Novo (Portugal), 2018
  • Best poster award at the 17th International Conference on the Chemistry and Migration Behavior of Actinides and Fission Products in the Geosphere (Migration 2019), Kyoto (Japan), 2019.
  • Winner of the RFBR grant research project №18-33-01067 (“X-ray spectral analysis of plutonium and his analogs (Th,Ce,U) dioxide nanoparticles”).
  • Winner of the RFBR grant research project № 19-33-90127 (“Local and electronic structure investigation of plutonium compounds and its analogs”)
  • Winner of the Lomonosov Moscow State University scholarship for young employees and students who have achieved significant results in teaching and research activities, 2021.
  • Winner of the Lomonosov Moscow State University contest for researchers, nomination – “outstanding scientific articles”, 2021

Favorite publications:

  1. E. Gerber, A.Y. Romanchuk, S. Weiss, A. Kuzenkova, M.O.J.Y. Hunault, S. Bauters, A. Egorov, S.M. Butorin, S.N. Kalmykov, K.O. Kvashnina. To form or not to form: PuO2 nanoparticles at acidic pH // Environmental Science: Nano, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/d1en00666e
  2. E. Gerber, A.Y. Romanchuk, S. Weiss, S. Bauters, B. Schacherl, T. Vitova, R. Hübner, S. Shams Aldin Azzam, D. Detollenaere, D. Banerjee, S. M. Butorin, S. N. Kalmykov and K. O. Kvashnina, Insight into the structure–property relationship of UO2 nanoparticles // Inorg. Chem. Front., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D0QI01140A
  3. L. Amidani, G.B.M. Vaughan, T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, E. Gerber, R. Svetogorov, S. Weiss, Y. Joly, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina The application of HEXS and HERFD XANES for accurate structural characterization of actinide nanomaterials: application to ThO2 // Chemistry — A European Journal, 2020, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003360
  4. E. Gerber, A.Yu. Romanchuk, I. Pidchenko, L. Amidani, A. Rossberg, C. Hennig, G. B. M. Vaughan, A. Trigub, T. Egorova, S. Bauters, T. Plakhova, M.O.J.Y. Hunault, S. Weiss, S.M. Butorin, A.C. Scheinost, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina. The missing pieces of the PuO2 nanoparticle puzzle // Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/d0nr03767b
  5. K.O. Kvashnina, A.Yu. Romanchuk, I. Pidchenko, L. Amidani, E. Gerber, A. Trigub, A. Rossberg, S. Weiss, K. Popa, O. Walter, R. Caciuffo, A. Scheinost, S. Butorin, and S. Kalmykov. A novel metastable pentavalent plutonium solid phase on the pathway from aqueous Pu(VI) to PuO2 nanoparticles // Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, DOI: 10.1002/ange.201911637
  6. L. Amidani, T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, E. Gerber, S. Weiss, A. Efimenko, C.J. Sahle, S.M. Butorin, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina. Understanding the size effects on the electronic structure of ThO2 nanoparticles // Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01283D
  7. T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, S.M. Butorin, A.D. Konyukhova, A.V. Egorov, A.A. Shiryaev, A.E. Baranchikov, P.V. Dorovatovskii, T. Huthwelker, E. Gerber, S. Bauters, M.M. Sozarukova, A.C. Scheinost, V.K. Ivanov, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina. Towards the surface hydroxyl species in CeO2 nanoparticles // Nanoscale, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9NR06032D