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The Department of Food Technology and Biotechnology was founded in 2005.

The Department offers a variety of programs in education at several levels:

1) First degree of academic and professional study that lasts four years leading to the title of Bachelor's Degree in Food Products Technology.

2) Second degree of academic study lasting two years leading to the title of Master in Chemical Technology and Biotechnology and specialized academic and professional studies lasting one year leading to the degree Engineer in Technology of Fats, Ester Oils and Perfumery-Cosmetic Products and Engineer in Food Products Biotechnology).

3) Third degree of academic study – PhD (in Chemical Technology).

Academic staff of the department comprises two professors, five associate professors and one research worker. Currently the Department is headed by Doctor of Science (Chemistry), Prof., Corresponding member of Academy of Engineering Sciences Sergei V. Makarov. The researches of the workgroup of Prof. Sergei Makarov is centred around the kinetics of chemical reactions catalyzed by metallocomplexes of porphyrins and related compounds as well as chemistry of thiourea oxides, sulfoxylate and nitrite.

Selected publications of Sergei V. Makarov:

E.A. Vlasova, N. Hessenauer-Ilicheva, D.S.Salnikov, E.V.Kudrik, S.V.Makarov, R. van Eldik, Kinetics and mechanism of the Co(II)-assisted oxidation of L-ascorbic acid by dioxygen and nitrite in aqueous solution, Dalton Trans., 2009, 10541-10549.

A.S.Pogorelova, S.V.Makarov, E.S.Ageeva, R. Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Cobalt Tetrasulfophthalocyanine as a Catalyst of the Reduction of Nitrite with Thiourea Dioxide, Russ. J. Phys. Chem.A, 2009, v. 83, N 12, 2050-2053.

R. Silaghi-Dumitrescu, S.V. Makarov, Hydrocarbon Oxygenation by Metal Nitrite Adducts: Theoretical Comparison with Ferryl-Based Oxygenation Agents, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 1129-1132.

A. Mot, Z. Kis, D.A. Svistunenko, G. Damian, R. Silaghi-Dumitrescu, S.V.Makarov, "Super-reduced" iron under physiologically relevant conditions, Dalton Trans., 2010, V.39, 1464-1466.

Z.Kis, S.V.Makarov, R. Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Computational investigations on the electronic structure and reactivity of thiourea dioxide: sulfoxylate formation, tautomerism and dioxygen liberation, J. Sulfur Chem., 2010, v.31, N1, 27-39.

S.V.Makarov, D.S.Salnikov, A.S.Pogorelova, Acid-Base Properties and Stability of Sulfoxylic Acid in Aqueous Solutions, Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, v. 55, N 2, 301-304.

A.S.Pogorelova, E.A.Vlasova, M.N. Malinkina, S.V. Makarov, O.I. Koifman, The Interaction of Cobalt Tetrasulfophthalocyanine and Octasulfophenyltetrapyrazinoporphyrazine with Ascorbic Acid, Russ. J. Phys. Chem.A, 2010, v. 84, N 4, 617-623.

E.A.Vlasova, S.V. Makarov, M.N. Malinkina, The Kinetics of Nitrite Reduction by Thiourea Dioxide in the Presence of Cobalt Octasulfophenyltetrapyrazinoporphyrazine, Russ. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, v. 84, N 4, 573-577.

S.V.Makarov, D.S.Salnikov, A.S.Pogorelova, Z. Kis, R. Silaghi-Dumitrescu, A new route to carbon monoxide adducts of heme proteins, J.Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2008; 12, N 10, 1096 - 1099.

E.V.Kudrik, V.N.Shishkin, S.V.Makarov, M.V.Volodarskii, The interaction of iron octasulfophenyltetrapyrazinoporphyrazinate with the hydroxide-ion and cysteine, Russ. J. Phys.Chem.A, 2007, vol.81, N 6, p.901.

E.V.Kudrik, S.V.Makarov, A. Zahl, R.van Eldik, Kinetics and mechanism of the iron phthalocyanine catalyzed reduction of nitrite by dithionite and sulfoxylate in aqueous solutions, Inorg. Chem., 2005, vol. 44, N 18, p. 6470.

E.V.Kudrik, S.V.Makarov, R.van Eldik, E.V.Naidenko, Reactions of methyl viologen and nitrite with thiourea dioxide. New opportunities for an old reductant, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2002, N 22, p. 4074.

S.V.Makarov, Recent trends in the chemistry of sulfur-containing reducing agents, Russ. Chem. Rev., 2001, vol. 70, N 10, p. 885.

Involvement in Funded Projects

Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)

Project 98-03-32802-a “Reactivity of thiourea oxides” (project leader), 1998-1999.

Project 07-03-91687-PA_a “Nitrite metallocomplexes of biological relevance: ligand isomerism and redox properties”, Joint project of RFBR and Romanian Academy (project leader), 2007-2008.


Collaborative Linkage Grant, 2003-2004 (with prof. R. van Eldik, Erlangen, Germany) (project leader from Russian part).

Russian Ministry of Education

Research Grant “Activation of nitrogen oxides, nitrite and nitrate”, 2003-2004 (project leader).


Two individual grants.

The young staff members have received two grants in the frames of Mikhail Lomonosov Joint Russian-German Program.

International Cooperations: prof. R. van Eldik (University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany); prof. R. Silaghi-Dumitrescu (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania); prof. Z. Bugarcic (University of Kragujevac, Serbia); prof. Qingyu Gao (University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China).