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Lev Ginzburg

Lev Ginzburg, Ph.D. is Nanopolymer Systems’ Laboratory Director. Lev is a highly experienced scientist and academician, with more then 40 years of research experience and more then 20 patents pertaining to polymers, polymer chemistry, surface science, analytical methods and nanochemistry. He has been the author of, or co-author of, more then 40 publications in polymer chemistry and its derivatives, covering such diverse areas as medical adhesives, drug delivery technology, vulcanization, and polymer oligomer compounds. His career involves decades of experience in the design, and development of polymer compounds. In addition he has engaged in extensive work in analytical method development and quality control of polymer compounds and application of those compounds to commercial products. This experience includes practical applications of macromolecular chemistry involving rubber vulcanization methods, rubber-metal binding, studies on elastomers, producing modified ethylene-propylene rubbers, mechanisms of adhesives and metal-adhesive interactions, metal surface interactions with elastomers and studies on cyanoacyralates, isocyanates, polyesters, modified polyisoprenes, resins and modified resins.

At Nanopolymer Systems, Dr. Ginzburg is responsible for all aspects of laboratory work. This involves the development of various chemical synthesis schemes, management of all laboratory technical staff and consultants, and the hands-on synthesis and characterization of polymers, nanopolymers and supramolecular structures.

From 1980-1988, Lev served as R&D Group Leader of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Polymer and Polymer Compounds, Institute of Elastomers at the Research Center of Rubber Industry, Moscow, Russia. His responsibilities were to manage and direct a team of over 10 Ph.D.-level scientists in medical adhesive material selection, chemical modification and analytical characterization of new products for the medical industry, including drug delivery technology. While heading this group he developed new testing methods to evaluate strength and durability of materials and became inventor or co-inventor on 10 patents. In addition, he was the Professor directly responsible for supervising and mentoring 8 doctoral students who successfully defended their theses and were awarded doctoral degrees.

In more recent years, he served as Senior Scientist at Array BioScience Corporation, a product engineering-stage company which integrated technology in the fields of nano-chemistry, receptor-based binding and Raman spectroscopy. He was instrumental in developing new methods of fabricating metallic silver nanoparticle-containing macromolecular structures of various geometries to amplify surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) signals.

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Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, 1971. Moscow University. Department of Chemistry.

Link to patents and publications:  TBC