Dr. Svetlana MINTOVA

Head of Clear Center

Dr. Svetlana MINTOVA

Director of Research 1st Class (DR1) CNRS, Laboratory of Catalysis and Spectrochemistry (LCS), ENSICAEN, Normandy University, Caen, France

Svetlana Mintova is the Director of Research at CNRS, France. She received her PhD in physical chemistry at the Technological University of Sofia, Bulgaria. The focus of her research is in the fields of porous materials and physical chemistry with expertise in the synthesis of zeolites, advanced characterizations and their applications in catalysis, separation, chemical sensors, membranes and biomedicine.

Her main research is on the fundamental understanding of crystal growth processes of zeolites and modifications of their properties by direct- and post-synthesis approaches.

The novelty and originality of her multidisciplinary research in the synthesis and application of nanosized zeolites has been recognized with her being awarded with :
–  the Baron Axel Cronstedt Award by the European Zeolite Associations Federation (FEZA) in 2014,
–  the Donald Breck Award by the International Zeolite Association (IZA) in 2016,
–  the “Le Prix La Recherche Chimie” France in 2016,
–  the Shandong International Science and Technology Cooperation Award in 2019.
–  the “ERC Advanced Grant” European Research Council in 2022.

She is also :
–  Visiting Professor in China University of Petroleum (UPC),
–  President of the European Zeolite Associations Federation (FEZA).
–  Chair of the “Synthesis Commission” of the IZA and council member of the IZA and GFZ.

Reviewing Activities:

–  Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers (RSC);
–  Member of Editorial Board of Catalysis Communications (Elsevier),
–  Advisory Board, Chem Catalysis (Cell Press),
–  Guest Editor of Materials: Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (MDPI)
–  Guest Editor of Microporous Mesoporous Materials (Elsevier),
–  Guest Editor of Catalysis Today (Elsevier).


1000+ scientific articles and conference proceeding,
100+ Plenary & Keynote, Invited presentations                                                                                    17 Patents, 17 Reviews, 10 Books
h-index: 64

Teaching Activities:

30+ Post-doctoral Researchers (Currently : 10 in CNRS-LCS and 2 in UPC-Qingdao)
30+ PhD Students (Currently : 3 in CNRS-LCS and 9 in UPC-Qindao)
20+ Master Students (Currently : 4 students)