In recent years, the focus of our research has shifted significantly. As a result, the studies of mass transport in porous materials such as flow and filtration of liquids and gases in channels and granular beds, sorption of vapors and gases by porous solids, drying of wet porous materials, etc., are represented much less in our current research. Yet, some such studies continue, and in addition the tools developed and the experience accumulated in the past provide a solid basis for addressing new challenges. The main focus of our current research is on the NMR/MRI studies of the preparation and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts, the studies of the mechanisms of catalytic reactions and of the processes that take place in heterogeneous catalysts and model catalytic reactors under reactive conditions, the exploration of parahydrogen-based and other techniques for signal enhancement in NMR/MRI, and more Among the latest additions to this list are the biomedical applications of MRI and MRS.
The current research activities include:
1. MR (micro)imaging and spectroscopy of catalysts, catalytic reactions and reactors:
2. Signal enhancement in NMR/MRI with parahydrogen-induced polarization of nuclear spins:
3. Biological MR imaging:
Our research is currently supported financially by the Russian Science Foundation (RSCF), Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), with the basic funding provided by FASO.