Yulia V Sevryugina

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3162 Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
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Chemistry Librarian


I am a science librarian at the Shapiro Science Library serving as liaison between Chemistry Department's faculty, staff, students and university library. I support research, teaching and learning at the Department of Chemistry and other fields strongly related to Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy and the Medical School. I provide instruction on the use of library resources and research methodologies as well as develop Chemistry collections to support the curriculum and serve research needs. I collaborate with faculty and researchers on teaching-with-technology projects. I am also dedicated to supporting the international student community and working on library diversity issues.

You can also contact me for assistance in:

X-ray crystallography (structure solution of small molecules, disorders and twinning)
chemistry of boron clusters;
coordination chemistry of curved polyarenes.



Diploma, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, NY
Postdoctoral, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Crystallography: maintenance of X-ray diffraction equipment, data collection and solving crystal structures of small inorganic and organic molecules (over 400 structures), including those with difficult disorders and twinning. Fair experience in powder diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, and in solving crystal structures of biological molecules.

Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Origin, ChemBioOffice Ultra, crystallographic software (SHELXTL, Olex2, XSeed, HKL3000, COOT, Phenix, VMD, CCP4), Photoshop, Pymol, Chimera. 

Analytical techniques: spectroscopy (NMR, FT-IR, UV-vis), HRMS, chromatographic methods (HPLC, GC-MS), photoluminescence, microscopy (AFM, SEM, TEM, STEM), XPS, TGA.

Synthetic chemistry: manipulation of air sensitive compounds (Schlenk, glovebox), multistep synthesis, solid state melt, gas-phase sublimation, chromatography (flash, gel filtration, ion-exchange). Synthesis of boranes, organic, and organometallic compounds. 

Publications & Presentations:

37 Publications in peer-reviewed journals; 
ORCID 0000-0003-1844-952X
2 U.S. and International Patents;
54 Presentations at the International, National, and Regional meetings.

Courses taught:

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 50163), 2013-2016;
Organometallics (CHEM 50230/60120), 2014;
Introduction to X-Ray Crystallography (CHEM 50230/60120), 2013, 2015. 


American Chemical Society (ACS), since 2003;
American Crystallographic Association (ACA), since 2006. 

Service Activities:

Program Chair for the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, 2017;
Council representative of the ACA, 2015;
Chair of the Young Scientists Scientific Interests Group (YSSIG) of the ACA, 2014;
Reviewer of Acta Crystallographica C, since 2011;
Reviewer of Topics in Current Chemistry, since 2014.